Tue Jan 24, 2006
power of nightmares
some perspectives, and a an offer...
Good to be back. I've not been very upright lately....anyway, I recently started watching the BBC-produced Power of Nightmares documentary that traces the current battle of necon vs. islamic terrorists as an ideological siamese twin, birthed by intellectuals in the 50's. It has a bit of the "paranoid version" going for it, as it sort of surmises that we are all victims of fear produced by the powerful controlling their minons, but it's pretty good food for thought. Becuase of its controversial content, it's not shown in US here, and becuase of clearing-of-content hassles (lots of footage and music that would need to be cleared and licensed), it's not on DVD. However, the good ol' interweb can unravel a copy. I can probably point you to some places....
Here's some links discussing the documentaries:
i'm still gettin' thru them all myself....
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