sleep deprivation and teens Jocelyn LeePittaluga9th Grade Language Arts30 August 2017The Widespread Use of Propaganda Propaganda has the ability to change people’s minds. In Ancient Greece, people gave speeches and shared books they wrote to spread political ideas. Centuries later, Pope Gregory XV created the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith to spread Christianity to other countries. As more years went by, it was used in World War I to convince people to join the war. Therefore, propaganda is used as a language of power by spreading political power, extending power across boundaries, and making people want to go to war. Spreading political ideas is a breeze with propaganda.
In China, for example, propaganda was being used in 2016 to empower the government. According to “Chinese Media”, “the nation’s media outlets are essential to political stability and the leadership cannot afford to wait for them to catch up with the times”. This shows that propaganda can effectively influence people, even during hectic times. For these reasons, propaganda can be used to spread political power quickly and easily. Propaganda can also be used to extend power across boundaries.
For instance, the Taliban were able to spread their cause to other countries with the aid of propaganda videos. According to “Ted Talk”, an interviewer asked a boy serving for the Taliban if he would like to carry out a suicide attack. The boy said, “If God gives me strength.” This video is available not only to the Middle East, but the entire world.
As shown, propaganda can not only be used nationwide, but worldwide. People often want to go to war when they see propaganda, because it is such an influencing device. During World War II, propaganda was used to convince people to join the war. According to “War Propaganda”, “propaganda has become in modern war not only a formidable weapon against the enemy but likewise a necessary tool in promoting a national war effort”.
In this case, propaganda is being used to quickly and efficiently persuade people to sign up for the army. In conclusion, propaganda was and still is an effective tool to get people to join a war.All things considered, propaganda is used as a language of power by spreading poli