“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -Joeseph Goebbels
Goebbels was correct in his summary of propaganda, and it is easy for people to fall for it. What kinds of propaganda have we fallen for? What about the propaganda that tells women that they are victims or that men are super privileged abusers? I bet I know!
I am talking about victim ideology #1! Feminism!
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Why are my rights more important than a fellow human beings? I wonder... Is it because I have been oppressed? I sure as fuck hope not. Oppression? How the hell am I oppressed? I have a great life, wonderful husband, excellent job, and I am pregnant. Hell, I'm even the breadwinner!
I find it really <STRIKE>enlightening</STRIKE> revealing that I'm "pro-patriarchal" because I dare speak up for men. Fuck that noise. Men deserve rights and freedom as much as woman do. No, I don't want to get even for some crimes that happened for thousands of years. What horseshit.
Even if women as a group were specifically oppressed just for being women, how much of it is to blame on men as a whole? Certainly women had a role in it, women are half of the species you know and we sort of need that other half.
Propaganda has the ability to manipulate people's perceptions of things and is the tool for a manipulative state, in my last post, I left a quote:
"Do we desire to be cradled, and then carried throughout life to our graves by this partisan propelled bureaucratic monstrosity? ...As individuals of sovereign dignity, are we now so terrified, bewildered, and impotent that our main purpose is to seek asylum from the potential hazards of freedom? Have we no faith in our natural strengths and abilities?" ~ Sergei HoffI ask this is a serious question, would you rather be seen as a powerful woman or a helpless victim? I'd wager that most of us women want to be seen as a powerful woman and not as a victim. I am a powerful woman because I refuse to be anything lesser than that. I am like a valkyrie, I am either female demon of battle and violence or I am an idyllic chooser of the slain a wish-maiden.
What do you choose?