“America is great, because America is good.” ~ Hillary Clinton
“Together, we are going to make America great again!” ~ Donald Trump
As far as I can tell, these two statements from our former presidential candidate and now president elect are completely devoid of meaning. They are hollow and empty. They are directionless.
They are propaganda.
Once my friend returns to me the book Propaganda, by Edward Bernays, I will dedicate a post to elaborate on some of its most relevant points to contemporary society. But in the meantime, I would invite you to read the description of the book on amazon.com, or do a quick google search, and consider purchasing the book for yourself. In my opinion, Bernays’ work is an invaluable investment if you want to guard against being swept away by the current of empty generalities from corporations, the media, and our political leaders.