[ExI] The Death Toll Imbalance in the Mideast War (Was: Mary Magdelene?/was Re: Iran's plan for their gay population)
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 09:36:26 UTC 2009
On 6/8/09, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> I think it's better to err on the side of caution and assume that your
> country *is* rotten when there is any doubt. Remember that the
> propaganda efforts to convince you that it isn't rotten will vary in
> proportion to the actual rottenness.
I doubt if 'rotten' is the correct word to use.
Usually it is just being practical.
The basic motivation is almost always -
We want their stuff or we want to stop them taking our stuff.
All else is propaganda, PR, persuasion, etc.
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