Economical propaganda: The telling
of lies or the production of deception
with the end of selling commodities.
In the great state of civilization we
live in, most of what most people read is one kind or other of advertisement,
just as no species of prose-writing or art-making is more highly
rewarded, per word or per second, than the lies and deceptions that
sell goods to the public, of which it has been well-observed many ages
ago that mundus vult decipi.
"Advertisement is the art of making
whole lies out of half truths."
"Advertising is legalized lying."
Indeed, the basic trick in all
advertisement is to try to tell the public
what it wants to hear, and to present the goods one wants to sell as if
they satisfy their needs or desires, if not directly than by
association with sex, public standing, or personal gain.
"Advertising, in its spirit and
purpose, is germinal fascism. Hitler was the first European politician
who saw the significance of the techniques of commercial advertising