Thursday, January 30, 2014

Humans dehumanizing humans

Ah, good old de-humanizing propaganda.  And with maps there's even less subtlety! Here's a pair of WWII-era propaganda images from either side of the conflict from an article in New Scientist about humans dehumanizing each other.

This is the French Vichy state showing what's supposed to be Churchill-as-octopus... because octopus is geographer shorthhand for global domination.
Translation: "Be assured, the amputations are proceeding methodically."

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