The Reasons Why We Believe Propaganda Rather Than Facts

After Emily Maitlis exposed Prince Andrew’s version of events on the Virginia Guiffre, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell situation, the Queen removed him from all royal public engagements.

Let’s take a look together at three current scenarios to help understand why, in the apparent woke environment the world finds itself in, we listen and regurgitate propaganda, particularly on social media. And why we don’t think for ourselves and search out the true facts. Let’s start with Prince Andrew’s notorious 2019 car-crash interview. Click the link below to refresh your memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtBS8COhhhM

For 70 years, the late Queen followed the royal mantra, “Never complain, never explain”. That resulted in people not getting the facts, but having to second guess what was truly going on, relying on whatever they could glean from both main-stream and social media.

Without any information from Buckingham Palace, this was a recipe for journalists and ordinary people to indulge in and regurgitate the unfounded gossip that propaganda always provides. Unless newspapers print something on their pages, they make no sales. During the abdication crisis of 1936, the British media remained deferential to the monarchy, the government suppressing all stories of the affair. Only the great and the good of the UK establishment were aware of the true facts. The foreign media widely reported their relationship. Although, in today’s climate, there would be no such censorship, there remains the problem that lack of true facts encourages people to believe the propaganda they are fed.

Prince Andrew and Prince Harry have taken the view that they will explain their interpretation of events and sue in the Courts if necessary. That would never have happened in the past. The nearest the late Queen, Elizabeth II, came to that was when she said publicly, “recollections may vary”, when responding to Prince Harry’s comments on racism in the royal family. But, even then, she did not confirm or deny the allegations. It was known, amongst the powers that be, that it was Princess Anne that had commented that Prince Harry’s child might be born black. I met Anne once and, although I was in a group and didn’t speak to her, she came across as arrogant and it was the sort of thing she would have said. Harry’s response was to confirm that it was NEITHER the Queen nor Prince Philip who had made the remark. Not mentioning Anne. A gallant gesture, I thought.

So, we need to think behind the words that we hear or read. Don’t assume we have the whole balanced truth. Difficult in a woke environment. Check as many reliable sources as possible.

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