Bomb Texas

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Let's Bomb Texas

Background Information
This piece of propaganda is a commentary on U.S. involvement in conflicts in the Middle East. It's original creator is unknown but it was found on prwatch.org in the art and propaganda section.
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This piece makes use of propaganda techniques by simplifying the United States' motivations for military action in the Middle East, particularly Iraq. It implies that the U.S. bombs countries primarily to access and take control of oil.

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    Amber P.
    Fri, 06/03/2016 - 04:31
    Amber P.
    This message is propaganda because it makes U.S. citizens see that it is wrong how the government is bombing the middle east. This is kind of in the middle on whether it is beneficial or harmful. The propagandist is selling the message by showing a target on Texas and that could scare people. This appeals to social fears because everyone is afraid of being bombed and it is even more scary because it is so close.
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    PeterT
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:10
    PeterT
    I agree with Amber P. that this message is applying to the fear of American citizens to rethink the actions of the government. This message applies even more so to guilt. Hundreds of thousands of peoples in the Middle East have as a result of western intervention for oil.
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    Inari G.
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:40
    Inari G.
    This qualifies as propaganda because its using a "scary' image of the U.S. wanting to bomb ourselves for oil, like they say we do in the middle east, as an eye opener for Americans to maybe rethink what we are doing in the middle east.
    This is harmful because, it makes Americans rethink their stance on the war in middle east and it shows harm to the U.S.
    They are selling their message by showing the message in a way that hits home for many Americans.
    This message appeals to Social Fear, as it implies terrorism to the U.S. which is one of the biggest social fear, by actual Americans.
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    sera d
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 01:31
    sera d
    I agree with Inari G, because it does really open our eyes to think about what could go wrong with our oil if the middle east "shows harm" to us. I disagree with calling this a scary image because we have to think about our future, one day we might have to use texas's oil when the middle east won't supple it to us anymore.
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    Alex Jackson
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 04:03
    Alex Jackson
    this is propaganda because its showing how we are all tense from the thought of nuclear waaar
    its harmful
    showing how we have bombs on stand-by

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