In a 1946 speech, Citizen Albert Einstein observed: “There is a separation of colored people from white people in the United States. This separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people.” He then called racism our “worst disease”. His use of comparison has profound sociological insight. Propaganda is intended to have a profound sociological impact. Can it also be treated as a disease?
The idea offered here is that there are only two positions worth entertaining. You are either a critic of the US government or a government propagandist. Nothing happens in the middle. The rationale for this is that if you treat propaganda as a disease that infects its victims, then the victims become carriers of the disease. Without control, the disease is socially transmitted.