Empire Of Artifice Analysis

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Argumentative Essay - Artifice “The most essential skill in political theater and a consumer culture is artifice. Political leaders, who use the tools of mass propaganda to create a sense of faux intimacy with citizens, no longer need to be competent, sincere, or honest,” Chris Hedges states, in “Empire of Illusion.” Based on that, the author is trying to convince his readers that publically, when people advertise for themselves or other things, false information could be thrown out there. This is a problem because when people are advertising, the audience would like to know all about what’s being advertised. However, not everything that is shown is true. This is important because some people only put out what others would want to see, and …show more content…
Hedges states, “Most of all, they need a story, a personal narrative.” Some people may make up parts of their background, just to look impressive to others. That way, it attracts more people and gets a lot of positive attention. A good skill to have is to let people know a bit about the advertiser’s background. People need to gain trust. Those who don’t show people a part of their background, don’t get the attention they desire. Overall, this can be a little discomforting, knowing that you’ll never know if the information from people are accurate or not. It’s scary to see how gullible some people are and what they believe in. Also, it’s a little disappointing to find out that some people who you may trust, could be lying all …show more content…
I do believe that people who put themselves out there, don’t show the negative qualities about themselves. They only show people the good things, to make them look good. That is why they would need some background, to show proof of where they came from, what their intentions are, and how they’re like as a person, so that people can know more about them. Also, it’s based on how people present themselves. When people advertise, they may leave out some true information, to get the audience’s attention. However, instead, advertisers should put out true information, but make it entertaining at the same time, to get the audience hooked. Do you want to be part of something that is full of lies but is entertaining, or be a part of something that is true, but slightly less entertaining? This matters because some people are really ignorant and choose to not care for the truth. They just take it the easy way around. Lies being spread out should be stopped. People should start spreading the truth about themselves, even if it would attract less people. A solution to that would be to just make the truth more

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