octobersend (octobersend) wrote,

Propaganda Project, Piece 1 - Pro

This is the first piece for my propaganda project in debate class.

We had to pick a controversial issue, write a paper on it, and create 4 pieces of propaganda on the computer using text and images, and utilizing two forms of propaganda in each one. There had to be two pro-issue pieces, and two con-issue pieces.

Me and my partner chose the topic of abortion... so did half the other groups. Oh well.

In this piece, I used the techniques of transfer ("Transfer is a device by which the propagandist carries over the authority, sanction, and prestige of something we respect and revere to something he would have us accept. For example, most of us respect and revere our church and our nation. If the propagandist succeeds in getting church or nation to approve a campaign in behalf of some program, he thereby transfers its authority, sanction, and prestige to that program. Thus, we may accept something which otherwise we might reject." - www.propagandacritic.com) and testimonial ("There is nothing wrong with citing a qualified source, and the testimonial technique can be used to construct a fair, well-balanced argument. However, it is often used in ways that are unfair and misleading. The most common misuse of the testimonial involves citing individuals who are not qualified to make judgements about a particular issue." - www.propagandacritic.com)

**** NOTE NOTE IMPORTANT NOTE*** - I have nothing against the ACLU. I just picked them for use as the "transfer" technique because they are a very active pro-choice union. However, they were formed to protect CONSTITUTIONAL rights. Abortion is not in the Constitution, so frankly, I see it as them sticking their nose where it doesn't belong. THIS IS MY OPINION, PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE ME IN DEBATE ON MY JOURNAL. I respect your opinion, whatever it is, and I'm sorry if this offends you. But please, here is not the place.

On the same note, even though the name "The ACLU" appears on there, it IS NOT an official ACLU poster. I didn't even consult them. I don't work for them. Heck, why am I having to explain this? You people should know. Oh wait, yeah... law suits.

What a sad little world we live in.

So, without furthur ado, I present to you the first Pro-Abortion Propaganda Piece for my project.

Look out for the others soon!
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