Propaganda

Kunal Agarwal
May 4 · 2 min read
Image by Tayeb MEZAHDIA from Pixabay

Something is interesting about this word, isn’t it?
It does require some recognition and fan-following
Since this word has single-handedly changed histories
A lot of nations have been a victim of it in the past
And a lot already on the verge of it
A lot of smart people have been fooled by it
And a lot continue to get fooled
A lot of innocent lives have been changed and destroyed by it
And a lot continue to

It is the favorite tool of those in power
To control those beneath them
Historically, different mediums have been used
Though, mediums may have changed now
But the principle and tools remain the same
The farce of a catchy slogan
The exploitation of the crisis to gain power
The repeated dose of factual incorrection, lies, and distortion of the truth
The demand for unfazed obedience in the name of nationalism
The systematic crushing of all oppositions and criticism
The leader is described as the supreme power
The finding of a perfect scapegoat for all inadequacies and problems
The meticulous spreading of racial and religious extremism
The taking over of pillars of democracy and constitution

It looks all too very familiar, doesn’t it?
It might be happening right under your nose
Yet you will remain unaware of it
It usually has a cunning disguise of prosperity
“History repeats itself” has been said by many famous philosophers and writers
But we don’t tend to learn from it
Discarding history as the thing of past
Going towards the future naively
We do realize our mistake in the end
But usually, it comes at a great cost and a little too late
In the end, this quote by George Bernard Shaw perfectly summarizes the notion
“If history repeats itself
And the unexpected always happens
How incapable must
Man be of learning from experience”.

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Kunal Agarwal

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I am a curious person interested in writing, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, travel, music and spirituality. A Highly Sensitive Person.

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