How Propaganda Seduced Ewen Mee


Wars are the offspring of Propaganda, and right now the forever fercund mother of so many, is very pregnant – again.  

With her ghoulish grannies knitting khaki booties and bonnets, the nursery is being spruced up with wallpaper featuring a new genocide theme. And the tins of ‘Armageddon’ baby formula are stacked.

Above the camouflage-draped bassinette swings a mobile of remote controlled drones and, ready for the inevitable mess war babies make, the changing-the-story table is well stacked with disposable apologists

A container is full with an arsenal of war toys, and more are promised once Propaganda’s uncles, who own and operate the “Wars Are US” Megastore, slip their “campaign contributions” to the last politicians. 

Not sure how it happened,  Ewen Mee remembers only being in a bar where the Corporate media were shouting him jugs of “Fibs, Fabrications and Falsehoods” a fiery cock (and bull) tale, that was strangely compelling.

Next thing it was morning and he was in bed with Propaganda who was leafing through a book of infant baby war names.  

“How do you like ‘Enduring Righteous Democracy Crusade’?” she asked.

And there too, shotgun in hand, was Propaganda’s patron, kindly Uncle Sam, and at the door were the bought and paid for Corporate Media, eager to continue the shout, but more to confirm consummation. 

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With Propaganda’s family all devout members of the Church of Warped Christian Convenience, where Uncle Sam is an elder, now the baptism of fire font is being scrubbed, the priests’ hypocrisy vestments laid out, and the poisoned chalice prepared. 

Ewen Mee knows any thought of Propaganda taking a morning-after pill is now simply out of the question. 

The daughter of an old family, Propaganda’s roots (pun intended) go back to the earliest recorded genocides, and now, with its history of responsibility for untold misery and suffering, the family, ready to have more added, waits, drooling to do it all again.  



  1. actually when the term propaganda was invented it was actually ‘the propagation of (useful) ideas to the publlc’ of course now the terms meaning like so many others has been bastardised into ‘no meaning’

    • Actually from the Catholic Church: Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (Latin: Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide), meaning missionary work

  2. Well I reckon since time began , from the Sumerians to the tribes before, there has always been propagandists. Some smart bugger who held a grudge against that tribe over there who nicked off with his woman and used religion and ‘the stars will fall from heaven and the earth will heave on this or that full moon or that equinox’ to his or her advantage. Curse them with ‘a thousand fleas in the armpits’ mentality. Its always been with us and its not exclusive to the west nor the east. All have done it. Give or take a Goebbels here or there,…a little further on a software program or three,… and voila!

    There’s nothing new under the sun.

    Ecclesiastes 1:9

    New International Version

    What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

    So don’t feel bad,… humankind has never changed bar a few latter day technological devices. Cavemen with cell phones, mate. And that’s about all. I’m happy, how about you?

  3. We now live in an age where influencers get paid on social media to spread messages, the internet has made it easier to spread whatever message you want, its been exacerbated by Covid with everybody stuck at home with nothing better to do that be on social media.
    Facebook all one has to do is do a couple of searches for something specific and then Facebook AI kick on and start feeding that stuff to you all the time, same deal with Instagram, you view certain types of video or from a specific demographic and then every third post is along that same vein.
    The way social media is set up makes it really easy for the misinformation and propaganda to spread.

  4. There used to be a schoolkid chant ‘Stacks on the mill, more on still’. I think you had to chase a quick individual and when caught, everyone pinned him or her down. A lot of very average behaviour seen today is really kid stuff with grown-up extras, as in the social media example. And the lack of thought and introspection leads to unquestioning acceptance of media presentations especially on tv and videos etc. People were sold the idea of ‘reality shows’ which were just instant reaction shows manipulated with a basic script, so not reality at all. The psychology has been done on how to persuade, how to manipulate the psyche – the memory.

    Malcolm Evans excoriating satire, The Herlad will have redacted you entirely now.

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