Monday, October 31, 2011

Classist propaganda

Syrian regime propaganda outlets continue to use classist language to appeal to middle and upper classes in Syria.  Bashshar in his interview with Daily Telegraph also spoke about money, implying that poor people are being paid to protest.  I think that this language has been partly successful among some quarters in Syrian society who refer to protesters as "Abu Shahhata" (father of slippers, indicating that they are poor shoeless crowd).