In the slaughter, otherwise known as WW1, cameras were so unusual, the propaganda machine would happily show you film of the marching troops waving and saying "hello mum"..but as their sons were dying in the field,there was no filming of their sons crying for their mums.
16 million died, 21 million were wounded.The then Prime minister David lloyd George had a private chat with the editor of the guardian,if people really knew the truth, the war would be stopped tomorrow, and of course they don't know and can't know.
The pioneer of modern propaganda, was an American called Edward Bernays, he invented the term public relations, he wrote, "the intelligent manipulation of the masses an invisible government which is the true ruling power in our country" . He was part of a secretive group called the US public information, set up in 1917 to persuade reluctant Americans to join the war.
The first modern propaganda was set up by this group by scaring the hell out of people by showing posters of the statue of liberty burning with germans planes overhead, planes couldn't even reach America then !
The selling of war has come a long way, but the illusions still work, instead of posters of burning statue of liberty , the burning of the world trade centers were even better, to show we must go to war.
Even though now we all have phones, youtube so many ways to see the other side of wars and lies, we still sit back and allow it to happen, because we can do sod all about it.
The deception of the Iraq war has now been exposed, now they have to concentrate on other people to invade, Iran ?...The persian gulf is the route for the oil to leave Irag and Iran to supply the east, China. To control china, like we have Russia, is to cut off the oil,or lower the price, embargo's.
We cannot risk war with other powers that have nuclear weapons, but we can control shipping routes. If any of you have been to Gibraltar you will understand why we, the Brits, still rule Gibraltar..a vital shipping route.
I wonder what more propganda we will see as to why we should invade Iran, a means to an end.
Watch this space.