“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.” —Gore Vidal
What are propaganda techniques? Can you recognize propaganda techniques in media reports? Look for emotionally loaded words, vague generalizations, allegations unsupported by facts, opinions passed off as facts, outright lies, lying by omission, agitation propaganda, disinformation, the ad hominem, and more. For more information, see the Media Madness section.
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” – Thomas Paine
Question “politically correct” narratives. For example, is America systemically racist?
How would one prove such a sweeping generalization? Is there any evidence to support it? Which party makes this claim? What do they have to gain? What do they have to hide? Which party has controlled crime-ridden inner cities like Chicago for decades? What do black conservatives say about this claim?
To shed light on these questions, see these videos listed below: “The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party” and “How to Defeat the ‘America Is Racist’ Lie.” For a more in-depth discussion, see the section Voices of Black Conservatives.
PragerU 5-minute videos:
- “The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party,” Carol Swain: “Since its founding in 1829, the Democrat Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative and has a long history of discrimination.” (nearly 8 million views to date)
- “Is Fascism Right Or Left?” Dinesh D’Souza
- “Who Is Karl Marx?”
- “Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?”
- “Is Denmark Socialist?”
- “How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?”
- “Man on the Street” Will Witt, pictured in the banner photo, interviews college students and experts in their field on a variety of topics for PragerU.
- Michael Knowles: “On Identity Politics and ‘Violent’ Speech [TPUSA Special]” American Thought Leaders
- “Why I Joined Antifa, and Why I Left – Gabriel Nadales” American Thought Leaders
- “How to Defeat the ‘America Is Racist’ Lie,” a Dennis Prager Fireside Chat, Ep. 142
- “’Black Lives Matter’ Is a Marxist Movement,” interview with Carol Swain, former professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University and a former tenured professor at Princeton University.
- “The Data Proves That Police Are Not Racist,” Heather Mac Donald, the author of The War on Cops.
- “Can You Define Socialism?” interviews with college students
- “Venezuela: David Smolansky Urosa.” Urosa, the youngest mayor in Venezuela, was removed from office by Maduro for asking that Maduro release jailed student protesters: The Witness Project, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation NEW
- “China: Anastasia Lin.” As Miss World Canada, Anastasia spoke out for human rights in China, the country of her birth. The Chinese regime retaliated by refusing to grant her a visa to enter China for the world pageant. The Witness Project, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation NEW