Describe the evolution of the modern corporation during the 20th century and the role of propaganda in that evolution.
According to Wikipedia, the definition of corpocracy is: “(/ˌkɔːrpərəˈtɒkrəsi/, from corporate and Greek: -κρατία, romanized: -kratía, lit. ‘domination by’; short form corpocracy) is a recent term used to refer to an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests. It is a form of plutocracy.”
A plutocracy is simply a nation governed and influenced by the wealthy. The elite social class, or the ruling class taking control of the country is a form of subtle tyranny. Specifically when they start to control 100% of the information people have access to. When they are able to erase books, or manipulate the data you see on tv. All these things are subtle forms of tyranny.
Now this might not be an exact quote, because I do not speak Italian. But Mussolini said; “Corporations could be more closely represented as fascism, since they are both merely a merger of corporate and state power.” When the state moves to control the flow of information, that starts to change your interpretation of that information.
It is never really ‘what’ someone says, rather ‘how’ they say it. If you change the how, the what will differ and the why won’t matter.
Art of Persuasion
The use of propaganda has been around since the dawn of history. Also the definition of words and their key meanings are important. I am talking about the English language being written down more entirely.
Rhetoric is simply logic vs. emotion. What is logical in comparison to the emotional feelings you get from the events, words or interactions you have.
Who is Actually Responsible?
Also, at this point I would say that the media and press are more of a problem than the military. How many people have died because of the media’s false rhetoric? What really sent us to war in the Middle East? Was it Bush? Cheney? Or was it the media stations? Or do they all work together to propagate the masses, to walk which ever way the corporate interest groups who own the media tell us to do?
This is what made most of the problems in the 20th Century. Allowing the media to lie and cover up the deceptive practices of these corrupt business entities. Where a CEO is the owner of the company and usually the one who makes most of the decisions but for some reason, only a few can see it.
One example of propaganda I have seen that is contradictory to everything they say is when Colin Kaepernick took a knee. For a company like Nike who is embedded in human rights violations. Here is another example of Nikes attrocities.
My point of this is to show the illogical fallacies that propaganda has brought to the 21st century in the name of a corporate bureaucracy.