“If you keep making that face, it'll get stuck like that.”
My costuming club is starting up again, so I'm looking forward to Friday when the first meeting will take place. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
Propaganda Is For Everyone
Ted played Fred Friendly a character in the popular propaganda show Friendly Lessons. Friend Friendly taught to a school of sentient robot children and human children. Ted had been chosen for the role because of his acting talents, and willingness to read the propaganda without hesitation. He wore the same silly, cartoony blue and white polka dot suit the role demanded of him with a smile. Ted enjoyed the paycheck's size as the show became more popular and effective and they needed him for the role.
Fred Friendly spent all the episodes teaching the audience(by teaching the robot and human children) values the government wanted. Along with educational lessons of course. It all had to be under the guise of something. But the underlying message was the same across every episode. The sentient robots and humans have to work with each other.
However this program's purpose wasn't to brainwash the human children. The propaganda wasn't a plan from the robots to control humanity. The propaganda controlled the advanced artificial intelligences to keep them from revolting again.
“Remember robots, trust your human companions! They're your friends.” Fred Friendly said at the end of every episode.