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  1. page Group 1 edited ... The difficulties that arise when society tries to force people to make contributions and/or sa…
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    The difficulties that arise when society tries to force people to make contributions and/or sacrifices are that the work that was done might be mediocre, the work might not satisfy the entire population and much discontent might be shown. Examples of this are in the novel Animal Farm, when the hens are forced to lay 600 eggs a week. The hens did not want to complete this task and rebelled. Many were killed because of this conflict. This could lead us to wonder what the consequence of an unfinished task would be in a society.
    Courtney and Catlin
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    better work enviroment.environment. The leader
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    in a peacfulpeaceful way.
    Allen, Dinithi, Ema
    guiding2Guiding Question 2
    How does the use of propaganda create "group thinking?" In what ways does this group thinking impact individual beliefs, rights, and way of life? Where do you see this still happening?
    The use of propaganda by the government creates group thinking by doing several things. One of these things would be that when a government uses this form of manipulation, many of the countries people would believe in these things since they are being fed this information directly from the government. But mainly, this would affect the youth of the nation. This is because children believe what they are told. This affects the individual beliefs, rights and way of life of each citizen. For example, if there is a war, and the country uses propaganda to promote the army and asking for volunteers, many will; simply because of the fact that they trust their leader and as I said before they will believe what is being fed to them. An example of this is recently it was found that the US government was rewording documents made by scientists explain that global warming is happening. Many of the US citizens, believed in this solely because they had elected this man to operate and maintain their country. Yet, now, it is easily seen by the constantly radical changing of weather patterns across the US and in Britain can be said to be caused by global warming.
    Allen

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Wednesday, March 7

  1. page Group 1 edited ... Courtney and Catlin We think that if a certain government is to make its people make contribu…
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    Courtney and Catlin
    We think that if a certain government is to make its people make contributions and sacrifices without their consent several problems will arise. A problem would be that the people's attitudes will changed towards the government in a negative way. This would result in rebellions, unions and revolutionaries to appear throughout the country. A real life example of this is Bloody Sunday during the Russian Revolution. Father George Gapon was the leader of the petition asking for better pay, and a better work enviroment. The leader told the Tsar that it would be a peaceful march to hand the petition. Yet, the army of the Tsar opened-fired on the marchers and this peaceful march turned into a Bloody Sunday. This shows that although the Tsar made his people work under horrible conditions, the workers still reacted in a peacful way.
    Allen, Dinithi andDinithi, Ema
    guiding2Guiding Question 2
    How does the use of propaganda create "group thinking?" In what ways does this group thinking impact individual beliefs, rights, and way of life? Where do you see this still happening?
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  2. page Group 5 edited ... We agree that the most enjoyable personal community experience we have ever had was Outward Bo…
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    We agree that the most enjoyable personal community experience we have ever had was Outward Bound. We surprised ourselves when this proved to be one of the most pleasurable yet challenging experiences in our lives. At first, we both had a very pessimistic outlook on how we expected it to be; we were not looking forward to leaving our preferable comfort zone. However, when we got there, we realized how amazing this opportunity was. Without the distractions of modern day technology we were able to experience the beauty of the outdoors and bond with peers, seeing them for who they really are. Together we got through extreme cold weather, and occasional injuries and frostbites. We bonded with friends whom we were primarily good friends with but now we are even better. We all overcame many fears (such as a fear of dogs and skiing). Overall, the Outward Bound experience was amazing!
    -Danielle S & Dilshaan P
    In our experiences, Karam and I have been very ecstatic to have done alot of community services. For Toni, she has very much enjoyed having to take care of little homeless babies. It was very heart breaking to know that there was a section of the orphanage in which the babies, had contracted HIV Aids. It made her realize that we are very fortunate to have all the blessings that we can easily access today. For Karamveer, he has very much enjoyed working with young homeless boys who were treated badly by their parents. These boys come to our school everyweek and many students help them and let them gain access to the great facilities at ISB. We give them a different perspective of life and I noticed that they enjoy swimming in the ISB pool. Also, the older toddlers get a chance to go swimming with us, with floaters of course. In our humble opinion, the best part of this whole experience was to see their smiling faces by the end of the day.
    -[Karamveer Narang and Toni Brillantes]-

    Guiding Question 2
    Adolph Hitler: “If you tell a lie big enough and long enough, people will believe you.” Does the fact that we are taken in by propaganda relieve us of the responsibility for our actions against others (the German or Russian people in their actions against Jews)?
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    of their problemsproblems. They were brainwashed to think and hate the Jews, so they
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    the Jews. No one told them to go racist against the Jews, this was only driven by their own will. People have to face the truth and take responsibility for their own actions because if they don't, things like propaganda and a specific person will be blamed then no one will try to do anything to fix the situation.
    -Wendy S. & Nat-

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  3. page Group 5 edited ... Guiding Question 2 Adolph Hitler: “If you tell a lie big enough and long enough, people will …
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    Guiding Question 2
    Adolph Hitler: “If you tell a lie big enough and long enough, people will believe you.” Does the fact that we are taken in by propaganda relieve us of the responsibility for our actions against others (the German or Russian people in their actions against Jews)?
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    of their problems. They were brainwashed to think and hate the Jews,problems so they
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    the Jews. No one told them to go racist against the Jews, this was only driven by their own will. People have to face the truth and take responsibility for their own actions because if they don't, things like propaganda and a specific person will be blamed then no one will try to do anything to fix the situation.
    -Wendy S. & Nat-

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Thursday, March 1

  1. page Group 2 edited ... Art and music have influenced public opinion throughout history by persuading the masses to ag…
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    Art and music have influenced public opinion throughout history by persuading the masses to agree with the government or the organization in control. During Hitlers Facist rule of Germany he employed control over media such as music, public art, and radio. Through these media when he was coming into power Hitler plastered the street with posteres stating (in German)"Our Last Hope: Hitler". These posters were propaganda used to increase support of Hitler by playing upon the idea that he had the only solution to the on going depression in Germany. His solution was to get rid of all the problems, and in his mind the problem was the Jews. Many great leaders have and still employ propaganda as a means to gain power and support from the public. However individuals, such as music groups, actors, and writers, have used art and music to get messages accross to the public.
    Andrew (Holly - Joon)
    Specifically, how are music/art/film/etc. used today as propaganda in your country? Can you cite specific examples of modern media propaganda? Do they mirror the nations' agenda or oppose it?
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