Advertising doesn’t just distort the truth, the lies told by adverts distort reality.
“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.”
– Noam Chomsky
The poster was inspired by this (sarcastically optimistic) tweet
“one day, journos and polprofs will factor ‘people are systematically lied to and no matter how smart they are they’ll usually, gradually come to believe it’ into their idea of what people think and how they come to think it.”
– which was about politics and polling, but got me thinking how frequently people’s most base and awful beliefs are treated as if they were sacrosanct and natural occurrences and not the product of the most sophisticated system of reactionary propaganda that has ever existed.
My other subvertising projects, and a free printable poster, are on my website here.