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  1. Unfortunately, people don't always understand these things. Strictly speaking, the power of ideological propaganda, advertising, and so on. just the same, and consists in the fact that all these things affect a person imperceptibly.

    One of the main tasks of philosophy is to teach you to ask questions, to be critical of such things. This is one of the main functions of this subject in the education system, and therefore it should be generally mandatory: either at school or at university.

    For example, I once argued with a friend who is older than me in age and was educated back in the USSR, on political issues. He was expounding, expounding his point of view, and then I ask him: “But you do understand that this is pure Marxism-Leninism, which you cram at school, at the university?” And then I analyze its provisions point by point. This was a shock to my interlocutor, because he was sure that all this was his own, original thoughts, but in fact it came almost to direct quotes.

    That's how it works.

  2. In fact, almost everything that is in a person's head has stereotypes inspired by propaganda and manipulation on the part of society. For example, few people can personally verify the fact that the earth is round. Most people believe this only because this knowledge has been promoted since school.
    That is, for an ordinary person, the truth of most statements is determined solely by the opinion of the authorities around him.
    Thus, propaganda cannot be distinguished from “non-propaganda”, because all the knowledge in our head was created by propaganda and manipulation.
    Another thing is that some of the propaganda should be recognized as positive.

  3. People who tend to use critical thinking to make sense of all incoming information do not go along with propaganda and advertising, but are able to make informed choices that may sometimes coincide with what is being promoted or advertised.

  4. They don't feel it, but you can realize it. Once I took dish washing liquid off the store shelf and it took me a minute to realize that I had only taken “this” bottle because it had been advertised on TV the night before. Out of principle, I put it back in its place and took another one.

  5. Good afternoon. Only if their minds are armed with perception filters. If this is done at the level of primary information, then in no way (there is nothing to compare it with)

    You can train them, but rebuilding hurts a person's feelings, and because of the discomfort, they refuse to accept changes in reality.

    Moreover, the brain itself supports any energy savings (just not to think)

    So a person is super easy to manipulate if you apply 3 things:

    1 – Control of education

    2-Apply the “Overton window”technique

    3-Apply the “global predictor” technique

  6. Propaganda is a religion, they just don't know the stories and don't want to know: if you remove all the lies from history and leave only the truth, it doesn't mean that only the truth will remain, as a result, there may be nothing left at all. Stanislav Jerzy Lez.

  7. Almost all thinking people are well aware of how and how much other people are exposed to propaganda and advertising.

    And almost all of these people do not notice (and drive away this very idea) when they themselves are addicted to advertising or stereotypes.

    This phenomenon of the “invisible log in your eye” was noticed thousands of years ago.

    By the way, for exactly the same reason, people try not to notice their own shortcomings, to “squeeze” them out of memory. All the unpleasant facts about themselves that they can't change.

    This is a very ancient model of human existence, formulated only in the 18th century:

    give me the strength to change what I can change in my life, give me the courage and peace of mind to accept what I can't change, and give me the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.”

  8. No one understands anything, everyone is stupid and blind!

    And it all starts with school!

    Teachers, who are they? And what do they know?

    What do they teach?

    How does it work?

    And the old textbooks?

    When are the new textbooks?

    Do people start to understand this when they are questioned?!

    What about your parents? Were They Lying Too?

    And there is a protest!

    A defensive reaction against everything, then the person listens and looks and thinks!

    Again, not the fact that it is effective!

    But this happens from centuries to centuries!

    Uprisings, revolutions, fascism, socialism, democracy……

    This is a protest of manipulation, propaganda and stereotypes….

    Stereotypes are already easier to break!

    And that's cool…

    The rest depends only on the people….

  9. The greatest manipulation technique is to inspire a person with thoughts so that the person is 100% sure that he himself thought of it. And for what we have come up with ourselves, we are even ready to give our lives. So people died for the ideas of Makrkslen, Hitler, and so on.

  10. Religion is millennial proof of this. Annual elections of deputies and their election campaigns. Promises to carry on your hands and give flowers, and in a year: he is a goat, she is a cow.

  11. They understand it, but not always clearly. They feel it, but not always strongly enough. Propaganda is extremely effective when it makes a person want to justify what they hear.

  12. I would generalize this question to: “Do most people realize anything abstract at all?”.

    Let's look at people who live a “normal” life: what kind of loans they pay, go to work, especially after a certain age, when many people no longer know anything but their youth memories (and even childhood ones), have “firm life attitudes” and do not accept anything new or deviant. Their brains do not do the work of analyzing the facts and causes of certain events and phenomena, because they are all reduced to simple cliches, firmly embedded in their heads, like how Don Quixote saw in any defeat or misadventure the tricks of Merlin, the wizard. Why doesn't it commit? Yes, because it's easier that way! And this is not because a person is bad or good, but because the nature of living beings on the planet Earth is such: all living beings with a complex organization and higher nervous activity become less susceptible to new information with age, and their reactions are determined in many ways by memorized algorithms and associations that are embedded in the head during individual history.

    Propaganda is also a cornerstone. In fact, all people living in society like to promote something in one form or another: a healthy lifestyle or, on the contrary, a high from cigarettes, religion, addictions, views. Propaganda is just a mechanism. It is the same as the propagation of a signal through the nerves, but only public. It works because the cells have the ability to perceive it. In this way, society is synchronized: controlling bodies or influencing agents impose their own way of management or thinking on most propaganda receptors.

    Let's say that some individual suddenly said: “I am absolutely not a victim of propaganda” and at the same time lives in society. Really, isn't that absurd? If they live in society, they are victims of propaganda in at least several aspects: domestic, moral and ethical, and, most likely, political. The oppositionist is subject to propaganda of ideas of resistance, the non-oppositionist is subject to propaganda of the existing order. There is no propaganda only if a person, like Shakyamuni Buddha, has withdrawn from society and tries to concentrate on the individual. And even then his followers have largely violated his principle of forgetting it and only considering knowledge as the most important and have become little different from religions with clearly expressed proselytism. And all because of the same desire of a person to always use the same channel in order to reach the majority: propaganda.

    Therefore, the question is more relevant here: “do we realize that we are the fruit of the stereotypes that are embedded in us?”, “do we fully understand that most of the ideas that we consider our own are not ours, but rather learned from some source?”

  13. Well, let's start with that…that since childhood, stereotypes, cliches, laws, charters and rules of the society of a civilized society are pumped into the mental program of a person.

    I. e….all our life in society is the influence of cliches, stereotypes, propaganda and manipulation of our consciousness on us. Which, among other things, give us the opportunity to adequately behave in human society and develop in the modern world.

    But there are other people who are not affected by all this …such as the Mowgli children, the bushmen of Australia, and the wild tribes of Africa and South America…

    Here they are definitely not conducted on any propaganda, manipulation and stereotypes…because their brains are completely free from the influences of modern civilization.

  14. I would like to note that the” psychologist “below is also affected by the”propoganda”. The sounds of the city and simple telephones are an expression of oppositional discourse, a fashion phenomenon. In this context, it is important not to forget that a person is a social product, an individual is nothing more than a myth, and the “propaganda” of rejecting one ideology in favor of another is a bad example of critical thinking.�

    Now, in essence, omitting the terms “alienation” and “semulacr”. Skilful manipulation bypasses the reflection of the average person, which makes it possible for the advertising industry to exist in the form in which we are familiar with it. Let's take an example.90% of women (out of 10 respondents) choose a conditional cosmetic product awarded with the “Cream of the Year” award (established by the same company). After using the cream, 60% of respondents (i.e. as many as 6 women) noted a significant improvement,for example, in their complexion. And this product is called (made in the Moscow region) – Natural Senses or Pure Organic. At the same time, the company owns a couple more brands of “traditional” medicine – recipes of Grandma Lubava and so on. The information I put in parentheses is at best given out in small print at the bottom of the conditional tube, and the smiling girl on the package – the face of the advertising campaign-is approved by a focus group that eliminated applicants who cause less trust.�

    Question-if you have such products on the shelf and Auchan white “Face Cream” for 11 rubles, what will you choose? Can you track the manipulation, and what is the use of it, if, for example, there is a phenomenon of suspiciously low prices? The cost of eclair is 15 rubles, the store is ready to sell it for 25, but no Muscovite will buy such a suspicious eclair. And what to say about intimate beauty products; in fact, this encourages competition of advertisers of all sorts. Take heart, Elena.

  15. I don't think there are a lot of signs around us, and all of them are almost unrecognizable, the media plays on our subconscious, while not thinking about the traumatic nature of this process for us, it's worth watching Zizek's film “Pervert's Movie Guide” the first and second parts, from some point this is also propaganda, but this propaganda is undoubtedly more acceptable.

  16. Propaganda is one thing, advertising is another. Manipulations in advertising. Stereotypes are created by propaganda= learning. Here the generation of 60+ is subject to propaganda and stereotypes. They don't have critical thinking at all, they've been zombified since the Soviet era. and the younger generation is susceptible to advertising ,but both are sometimes manipulated unnoticed. Concepts such as critical thinking and tolerance appeared in school programs only in the 2000s. And I am very interested in this generation. They are different, incomprehensible to us, but so good. AND THERE WERE ALWAYS SCUMBAGS!

  17. It seems to me that many people are aware of the impact of the media on the collective and individual consciousness. But the point is different, it's so nice to consume! In sociology, this phenomenon is called social victimhood (social sacrifice). Each of us at least once became a victim of advertising, mass media, thoughts and ideologies imposed by strangers. But the catch is that a person is comfortable, comfortable as a piggy to sit and dig in the dirt of the new trends, so appetizing served to us by society. Few people will venture out of their comfort zone (give up a brand-new iPhone and walk around with a simple phone, listen to the sounds of the city instead of music in headphones, chat live with a stranger, and not on the Internet). Therefore, I would rather say-yes, people understand that they are influenced by propoganda , advertising, and other things, but it is unlikely that anyone will want to refuse this.

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