Propaganda Is The Biggest Factor That Should Not Exist? Essay

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As far as propaganda goes that will be the biggest factor that I would eliminate in my government because I feel like it is wrong to sway people who are uninformed or educated and making them believe they need something that is for their betterment when that may be totally false. Even though my citizens will be educated enough to realize propaganda for the most part, it does not need to be in my government because my citizens would start to have a large distrust of the news, businesses, and government because they know they are constantly being swayed. I think propaganda is responsible to dissatisfaction in politics and for economic poverty because people are overwhelmed with options of capitalist consumer choice and always tempted to consume different advertised products. Propaganda is responsible in a lot of ways for legitimation crisis because it makes people believe they are bettering themselves when they just stay dissatisfied with themselves, economy, and government. I think Bernays model should not exist because he believed in basically a dictatorship style of government leaving society with little say and they don’t even realize it. In my government propaganda and lobbyists do not exist. As Bernays describes in Propaganda “the public relations counsel, then, is the agent who, working with modern media of communication and the group formation of society, brings an idea to the consciousness of the public” (Bernays, pg. 38, 1928). I think that we should let citizens

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