Just a quick thought:
I once read somewhere that the difference between propaganda and advocacy, is that propaganda works.
The police in the UK are talking about using "Baton rounds" against violent student protesters. Sounds like a good idea, right?
The Israeli military and police use "Rubber bullets" in violent disorder that threatens its security. Sounds like a bad idea, right?
Except that these are exactly the same riot-dispersal methods, just called different things.
But see what a difference words make?