do, when confronted with such a statement (from Wikipedia) as this—
Bernays, working for the administration of Woodrow Wilson during World War I with the Committee on Public Information, was influential in promoting the idea that America’s war efforts were primarily aimed at “bringing democracy to all of Europe”. …
Stunned by the degree to which the democracy slogan had swayed the public both at home and abroad, he wondered whether this propaganda model could be employed during peacetime. Due to negative implications surrounding the word propaganda because of its use by the Germans in World War I, he promoted the term public relations. According to the BBC interview with Bernays’ daughter Anne, Bernays believed that the public’s democratic judgment was “not to be relied upon” and feared that the American public “could very easily vote for the wrong man or want the wrong thing, so that they had to be guided from above.” Anne interpreted “guidance” to mean that her father believed in a sort of “enlightened despotism“.
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before you try to answer that, here’s what led me to Bernays in the first place. Perhaps if you read it you’ll begin to see where I’m coming from—
Source: CLICK HERE
—but be warned, it’s a can of worms that once opened may just spoil your life forever.
Before we go further with this ask yourself what the term ‘democracy’ really means? If you find yourself quoting Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address give yourself top marks: you are indeed a genuine card-carrying First-Class absolute Dupe.
Go ahead, call me out on this one.
If you think you can …