[Propaganda] ...misleading for fun, profit and POWER

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny
 and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
― George Orwell

For propaganda to work and work well it must be pared down to a very simple message. The propagandist then must pound on that message until the last person in the target audience understands what you want them to understand. A current example is MAGA.