"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." Propaganda, Edward Bernays, 1928
Now you see it. Now you don't.
It flickers in and out of consciousness as you watch the evening news on TV or scan the photos in the morning papers. 'It' being the ubiquitous Australia-Israel: Chamber of Commerce backdrop in front of which so many of our political movers and shakers strut their stuff these days.
On August 6, as it happens, it was John Howard's turn. (Old stager shows he's still got it, Ean Higgins, The Australian, 7/8/13)
Australia-Israel... Israel-Australia... Australia-Israel... Israel-Australia...
Pure genius! Just another little trick up the sleeve of those in the business of normalizing apartheid, occupation and ethnic cleansing.