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“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley
Propaganda restaurant, Chisinau, July 2019

Propaganda is a great little restaurant in Chisinau: good food, good service and a charming interior. And that’s not just propaganda.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  7 August 2019

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  1. In my youth, I started thinking for myself, although with little wisdom. Perhaps because we moved a lot, saw a lot, and learned to be self-entertained when friends were few to be found, we learned different perspectives.
    By having friends who also thought for themselves, having hobbies, later working in a variety of jobs, we saw things from different perspectives. Later, in college, we learned to really listen to the professors, understanding them (whether they had anything real to share or rhetoric), and so differentiated between real information or otherwise, or somewhere between.
    Propaganda is used to keep people from thinking for themselves. Propaganda comes from fear and the need to control. If we are to have real honesty, then people must learn to relax, talk, debate, and allow for the sharing of ideas. And yes, it will get “heated” at times, but this is healthy, provided real information and wisdom is the focus, without over-thinking this.
    If parents can be good examples, the best example they can be, teach their kids, and with time, have conversations to encourage their young ones to figure out things for themselves while remaining respectful of adults and those in positions of authority, they will go a long way to prevent propaganda.

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