Two articles discuss to very different iterations of propaganda that propose two different messages. The first describes a strategy by ISIS to take popular art pieces, such as those Brian McCarty, and change them to support ISIS' message. This style of propaganda
serves to not only enrage the opponents of the ideology being supported, but simultaneously unite people under the same flag in order to combat the Western culture that they are stealing from. The goal here is unity against something external, which contrasts the propaganda discussed in the second article, which describes socialist realism. Socialist realism was derived from an artistic movement in the Soviet Union to portray
the plight of the common man, and their hard work. The work eventually,however, broke away from its original intent and became a method of propaganda for the Soviet Government to glorify the communist system by showing images of regular people enjoying their lives, with plentiful food and good clothes. It took the original idea of showing the reality of living in the middle and lower classes, and perverted them into the perpetuation of a national illusion of the greatness of the Soviet government.