*Memes and Images used in this article were not created in any part by TZN Staff (taken from various sources).
1) Transparent Propaganda
High Yield: Propaganda is always easily detected and clear to the recipient. Always. (*Avoids eye contact*)
According to Peter Kenez, Historian Specialist and Professor of Russian History at UCSC, “the Russian socialists have contributed nothing to the theoretical discussion of the techniques of mass persuasion…The Bolsheviks never looked for and did not find devilishly clever methods to influence people’s minds, to brainwash them…This lack of interest followed from their notion of propaganda. They thought of propaganda as part of education.”
2) Biased Media Outlets
High Yield: Us, biased? No, we were paid to say that about the other outlets!
3) The “New” Society
High Yield: We are better than our ignorant predecessors! (right?)
4) The Blame Game/Class Enemy
High Yield: It all your fault! Wait. (Who are you point at?)
5) Mass Movement
High Yield: What was once ‘respecting the opinions of other’s opinions even if it’s different from yours’ had become ‘You don’t agree with my beliefs, what’s wrong with you?!” (Thanks internet)
Read Between the Lines.
It’s a life saver (Seriously, Dyadkin estimated that the USSR suffered 56 to 62 million “unnatural deaths” during that period, with 34 to 49 million directly linked to Stalin. In “Europe A History,” British historian Norman Davies counted 50 million killed between 1924-53, excluding wartime casualties).
….Now, you know who to vote for.
 p. 8, Peter Kenez, The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929, Cambridge University Press 1975