Modern Popular Music is a Nearly-Perfect Propaganda Delivery System

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With all of the modern propaganda delivery platforms available to those who control the world–movies, computers, education, video games, TV, radio, advertising, publishing, news–one may wonder why another such delivery system might be needed?

To answer that question requires a look at what propaganda IS and what are its requirements.

First, what propaganda is.

Propaganda

Propaganda is information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented.
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In a 1929 literary debate with Edward Bernays, Everett Dean Martin argues that, “Propaganda is making puppets of us. We are moved by hidden strings which the propagandist manipulates.”

Next, the requirements of all effective propaganda.

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
–Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, the Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda

“No amount of genius spent on the creation of propaganda will lead to success if a fundamental principle is not forever kept in mind. Propaganda must confine itself to very few points, and repeat them endlessly. Here, as with so many things in this world, persistence is the first and foremost condition of success.”
–Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, the Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda

1- Propaganda must confine itself to a FEW points; and,

2- Those propaganda points must be repeated “ENDLESSLY.”

ALL of this makes modern pop music a nearly-perfect propaganda delivery system which complements all of the other propaganda platforms in use in our society.

1- As anyone who has even an elementary knowledge of modern pop music lyrics can attest, the topics covered in modern pop music–regardless of the genre–are FEW: sex, drugs, partying, fun, money, the many worldly things money can buy, cheating partners, revenge against the cheating partners, the joys of youth and the cheap, plastic “love” which is endlessly promoted in pop songs.

2- These topics are then played ENDLESSLY, seemingly everywhere moderns are to be found.  Whether one is in one’s car, out eating, grocery shopping or walking through a store, one is inundated with the shrinking modern pop music playlist. Which makes perfect sense: less songs means the ones which are played get more repetitions.

The same sort of reasoning is responsible for the songs themselves becoming shorter.

There is one more reason why modern pop music is a nearly-perfect propaganda delivery system: it has to do with the nature of propaganda itself.

“Propaganda is information that is not objective and…us[es] loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented.”

Propaganda appeals to emotion–and where does the modern pop song aim?

The only propaganda which appeals to emotion MORE than pop songs is most likely advertising.

In addition:

1- The mystery of iniquity has produced a system where the victims of propaganda PAY FOR the messages to be poured into their minds; 2- Pop music is seen as ENTERTAINMENT and AMUSEMENT. When man feels he is being entertained, he often turns off his critical thinking;  AND, 3-  the victims are many times obsessed with the messages and those who sing them, thus assisting in their own indoctrination.

When one factors in all of the above, one can plainly see why pop music is a nearly-perfect propaganda delivery system.

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 30-September 1, 2019.]

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