Brian Anse Patrick | The Ten Commandments of Propaganda | Hour 1 | May 4, 2015

Source:, Rise of the Anti-Media,, Propaganda

May 4, 2015–Dr. Brian Anse Patrick is a professor of communication at the University of Toledo. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, group communication, propaganda and persuasion. He is also a nationally recognized expert on American gun culture as well as the author of many scholarly papers and five books, including The Ten Commandments of Propaganda.

In this discussion, we start by looking at the definition of propaganda and where it all began. Brian explains the creation of the Committee on Public Information and its role in persuading American public opinion during World War I, an implementation that would shift other propaganda campaigns into full gear. We consider emotion as an element of propaganda, how human behavior is altered through group interaction, and the need for belonging and an explanation of a higher order that motivates people to buy into marketing schemes.

Brian then takes us through the commandments of propaganda beginning with the control of the flow of information, and he uses examples from the worlds of gun culture and academia to demonstrate just how these finely honed tools have been used for the purpose of our subversion and manipulation.

We speak to the censoring effects of political correctness and Brian clarifies how group pressure is used to the advantage of horizontal propaganda.

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