Atheistforums.com

Arts and Entertainment => Film, Music, Sports, and more => Topic started by: orcus on August 08, 2018, 01:22:42 PM

Title: "Permit me to write the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"
Post by: orcus on August 08, 2018, 01:22:42 PM
Do you agree with the title of this thread? It's a quote commonly attributed to Andrew Fletcher, a Scottish politician and writer. Do you think the popular culture of a state has a stronger effect on people's behavior and beliefs? Songs are certainly easier to remember, easier to spread, and more intuitive to understand than laws. They also seem to have a pronounced effect on everyday social behavior, which is difficult to regulate but seemingly easy to program by mass media.
Title: Re: "Permit me to write the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"
Post by: Blackleaf on August 08, 2018, 03:48:40 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zrfUJzfMZ_4/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: "Permit me to write the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"
Post by: Baruch on August 08, 2018, 07:52:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI

It is double agents, all the way down.
Title: Re: "Permit me to write the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"
Post by: Cavebear on August 09, 2018, 04:42:05 AM
Do you agree with the title of this thread? It's a quote commonly attributed to Andrew Fletcher, a Scottish politician and writer. Do you think the popular culture of a state has a stronger effect on people's behavior and beliefs? Songs are certainly easier to remember, easier to spread, and more intuitive to understand than laws. They also seem to have a pronounced effect on everyday social behavior, which is difficult to regulate but seemingly easy to program by mass media.

No, since it doesn't actually mean anything.
Title: Re: "Permit me to write the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!"
Post by: Baruch on August 09, 2018, 06:49:18 AM
No, since it doesn't actually mean anything.

The nephew of Freud says you are wrong ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_(book)