I’m sure this has already occurred to you:
Nothing to say; except that I wish education had a greater impact than propaganda.
Here’s yet another Trumpy cartoon inspired by my own depression and outrage. What bothers me the most is when Trump or anyone for that matter refers to “the American people” without any regard for the quantitative, demographic accuracy of that useless label. I’ve read and heard that Trump’s base amounts to about 20% of the total population; that’s hardly “the American people,” that’s one fifth of the American people. His Royal Highness is not the only one to round things up to the nearest gabillion. Too many others do it, and each time it’s done, each time we find ourselves up to our ears in propaganda, it gets harder and harder to realize that we’re really up to our ears in real diversity, the kind that makes some people really nervous…and authoritarian. See also Schmatistics.
With all this talk of “fake news” I recently shared on FB an old Paper 53 digital drawing depicting someone up to his ears in the green muck of misinformation in a jar labeled, “Propaganda.” A friend, who’s no stranger here at portfoliolongo.com, added a comment suggesting that we need a more truthful dissemination of information, and he employed a term I hadn’t ever seen, when he stated that maybe we could use more propagandhi. He subsequently assured me that he was not referring to the Canadian punk rock band. I knew what he was getting at, and I fully agreed; however, that didn’t stop me from putting one and one together in Procreate about how Gandhi might be propped up.
Technical: I started this iPad drawing in August of 2013. It was one of my first in Paper by Fifty Three. There were a few things about the image that I wanted to change, so I imported it into Procreate and made some alterations.
The title, saturated radicalization came after deciding not to call it: Misinformed but Well Embalmed.
Technical: I used a reference photo that, if you want, you could purchase; I just referred to it, and drew freehand with liberties.
I know. I know. Some of you will say, these lenses are interchangeable, nobody is without bias, what about the MSNBC lens? My point is that we’re so good at polarizing that our conceptions now dominate our perceptions.
Inuit Proverb: When the snow melts…
Actually, what inspired this drawing was a post I read earlier this morning related to educational evaluation on EVALTALK, the listserve of the American Evaluation Association. The post references Bill Moyer’s PBS show and guest, Diane Ravitch, who, among other things, has explored FUD efforts.