This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Propaganda as technique

Propaganda is nothing more than a term used to describe specific techniques of persuasion which seeks to gain the assent of the human subject while bypassing or overriding his or her rational faculties. There is nothing in this definition which requires the techniques be wielded by any particular person, or with explicit knowledge of the nature of the manipulations. Propaganda is in many respects an “impersonal” phenomenon, even if its action always begins with persons. Like an avalanche, or the age-old concept of the egregore, propaganda technique can be initiated and nurtured by individuals who are more or less conscious of what they are doing, but at a certain point is become disconnected from their conscious direction and takes on a life of its own as a sort of artificial demonic entity, loosed to wreak havoc on its creators just as much as anyone else.

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