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Background Information
This is art that has a political agenda, but it's not harmful.
Technique Used
Respond to Audience Needs
This is propaganda because
This is a work of street art propaganda by Shepard Fairey. It's designed to provoke reflection and encourage alternative thinking among its target audience of youth.

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    Propaganda symbolism
    Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:37
    Propaganda symbolism
    This piece takes propaganda in itself as a theme of its content. It doesnt relate to anything, and therefore does not function as propaganda in the way it usually does, or would.
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    dna
    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:46
    dna
    I feel it's beneficial. It makes people think. And the artwork is incredible.
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    Anthony
    Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:15
    Anthony
    This is a great piece of art. I like how the artist displayed the message in a way that gets us to think the opposite of whats happening.
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    cna-asu
    Sun, 04/26/2015 - 17:04
    cna-asu
    This uses artistic features to capture the attention of it's audience. but I don't think it does a good job at getting them to believe one thing over another.
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    gbreeden
    Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:44
    gbreeden
    The only people who think this is problematic are ones who are overly complacent with the status-quo. There is nothing harmful about encouraging people to think.
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    Kmarii Smith Iymoni Pleasant
    Sat, 09/19/2015 - 07:16
    Kmarii Smith Iymoni Pleasant
    They want us to believe what they are saying. They don't want us to think for ourselves.
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    Jamie
    Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:09
    Jamie
    I think this is interesting and beneficial because it is not advertising one point of view. It causes you to think because of the backwards suggestion.
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    Julius Adewumi
    Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:29
    Julius Adewumi
    I regard the statement as harmful because there is no sense in trusting others and not yourself. human beings are not predictable and not reliable, so it will be dangerous and harmful to trust somebody you do not know too well, or who can change under any circumstance.
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    Zach
    Sat, 12/12/2015 - 00:52
    Zach
    I feel that this propaganda piece is beneficial. It makes people think, and the artwork is incredible.
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    smhengst
    Fri, 04/22/2016 - 08:59
    smhengst
    I think this ad is harmful. Don't believe your own eyes? But believe what other people tell you? I believe in curating multiple sources on a single topic. And I would trust my own eyes over what someone else tells me any day!
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    Lisa Ranieri
    Sun, 04/24/2016 - 07:28
    Lisa Ranieri
    There are two different messages given in this painting. One is "obey", and the other is, don't trust anything you see or hear. What is the point?
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    Maluhia B.
    Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:24
    Maluhia B.
    This qualifies as propaganda because it could apply to political issues, possibly encouraging voters to do their own research and not buy in to what they hear. This could be harmful in that this could make some paranoid and dissuade them from trusting better informed people or those of authority. This piece could also be beneficial by encouraging others to get more involved and look closer at the information they're being fed. This is an appeal to social fear as not agreeing with the message could make you seem ignorant to others.
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    Stephanie G
    Fri, 06/03/2016 - 01:31
    Stephanie G
    This is propaganda because it is encouraging you to think for yourself. It is beneficial because it makes you think about trusting your own opinion and digging deeper into issues that concern you. The propagandist is using street art to connect with young people. I think that they are using social fear because standing out is the new fitting in and you don't want to be the ignorant one.
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    Catherine D.
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:04
    Catherine D.
    I agree with Maluhia B. in the way that she believes that this work of street art is an appeal to social fear. I disagree with how this message could make voters do their own research, however.
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    jacob. F
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 03:58
    jacob. F
    i understand the message it gives off but the idea of not trusting your own eyes is questionable
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    John CZ
    Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:26
    John CZ
    I do not see any straight beneficial purpose. Maybe it is hidden. It uses paradox, makes me smile a little. The text denies that it is for eyes. It also uses that you believe what you are seeing because it is undeniable fact opposed to the things that are told which can be prejudices, gossip or simply misunderstanding or even truth :-).
    I think it is clever art work.
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    Stacey
    Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:26
    Stacey
    The message in this piece is contradictory. Obey but also don't believe what you see? It does make you think a little bit and the art is incredible but I believe it is more harmful than beneficial.
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    Jasmin
    Sat, 11/11/2017 - 08:26
    Jasmin
    This art makes a person really think. It is not dangerous because it does not say "act in violence or war" it's simply stating be aware.
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    Paul
    Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:31
    Paul
    I believe this is a horrible piece of propaganda and it is basically saying don't trust yourself but if you don't trust yourself why would you trust anyone else

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