Propaganda Techniques

honor by association - championing public symbols that carry respect, authority, sanction, and prestige to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols.

Typically takes the form of a politician vehemently defending religion, country, law enforcement, and other societal sacred cows. This has the added benefit of discouraging critics, because anyone criticizing a defender of these symbols can then, by extension, be perceived as attacking not only the politician, but the symbol itself.


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