The Art of Propaganda

, , 2008-03
anti-jap poster from USA
Poster from the US, World War II era.

The caption says: “STAY ON THE JOB UNTIL EVERY MUDERING JAP IS WIPED OUT!”. Note that such style of propaganda wouldn't be used today on American audience because the social climate has changed. The racial tone would create a backlash.

Nazi, Japs, as two-headed Monster
US poster from WWII, urging citizens to increase production. The heads that appear are those of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo. img src
take day off poster
A poster made by US government, WWII era. img src

Note the ungrammatical phrase there. It reinforces the idea that Japanese do not speak our language. Also note the Asian-styled typeface, and the evilized Japanese facial characteristics.

Alaska death trap jap
US poster during WWII. img src
Propaganda Nazi Stabs Bible
US poster during WWII. The caption reads “THIS IS THE ENEMY”. img src

This piece works because majority of white Americans are Christians.

goddess guides expansion
A piece that sells WASP's Expansionism, belived to be a Manifest Destiny. img src

Here's the wikipedia caption:

This painting (circa 1872) by John Gast called American Progress is an allegorical representation of Manifest Destiny. In the scene, an angelic woman (sometimes identified as Columbia, a 19th century personification of the United States) carries the light of “civilization” westward with American settlers, stringing telegraph wire as she travels. American Indians and wild animals flee—or lead the way—into the darkness of the “uncivilized” West.

WASP mentality illustration
Ten thousand miles from tip to tip — Philadelphia Press.
Your future al-Zarqawi
«US PSYOP leaflet disseminated in Iraq. It shows a caricature of Al-Zarqawi caught in a rat trap. The caption reads “This is your future, Zarqawi” (هذا مستقبلك يا زرقاوي)» img src
Bolshevik propaganda poster of Leon Trotsky slaying the dragon of counter-revolution, 1918.

The picture alludes to an icon of St. George (Георгий Победоносец) slaying a dragon, popular in the Russian Orthodox church. The inscription on the worm says Counter-revolution.

Korean propaganda
North Korean propaganda showing a soldier destroying the United States Capitol.
Destroy old world
«Chinese poster saying: “We'll destroy old world and build new.”. Classical example of the Red art from the early Cultural Revolution. Worker crushes the crucifix, Buddha and classical Chinese texts with his hammer; 1966» img src
jap cartoon 11 jap cartoon 4 jap cartoon 5 jap cartoon 9
Frames from Japanese propaganda animation using Mickey Mouse. The date of this animation seems to be 1934.

More info at: 〔1934 Japanese cartoon with evil Mickey Mouse By Mark Frauenfelder. @ www.boingboing.net…

Other propaganda in animation:

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