It’s easy to avoid propaganda–WITH YOUR BRAIN!
I got news for ya. While this video exposes an underhanded campaign tactic which plays on our emotions, if we didn’t vote based on our emotions then this wouldn’t affect our voting. If we instead looked at the policies being offered by each candidate and how they would affect things that matter to us–like abortion rights, affordable school and insurance, or war with some foreign country which never attacked us–these emotional tactics would have little influence on voters. Instead, this last presidential election focused on email scandals and p#ssy-grabbing. While distasteful to many, neither affect your cost of living. If you would like to be informed about the issues, you’d turn off Fox, MSNBC and CNN or any corporate media with ads. They all deal in sensational dirt like the Stormy Daniels affair because they care more about lurid stories which garner ratings than actually informing us on how this or that candidate’s plan for insurance overhaul will translate into dollars and cents. Or abortion rights. Or LGBT rights. Or what BS war they plan to send our young men and women to fight to enrich their campaign donors.
There’s an old saying that Americans vote for the candidate they would most enjoy having a beer with. Well, that voter is a dunce who is completely divorced from policy. I mean, I’d like to have a beer wih Grace Jones. But I don’t want her near the nuclear codes. If you’re informed on where candidates stand on the issues and aware of their track records, you aren’t as susceptible to this kind of propaganda.