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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear


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#1 Ghostly Machines

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:32 AM

"The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear," a three-hour historical film by Adam Curtis recently aired by the British Broadcasting Corp., argues coherently that much of what we have been told about the threat of international terrorism "is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It is a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media."
 
Of course, the documentary does not doubt that an embittered, well-connected and wealthy Saudi man named Osama bin Laden helped finance various affinity groups of Islamist fanatics that have engaged in terror, including the 9/11 attacks. Nor does it challenge the notion that a terrifying version of fundamentalist Islam has led to gruesome spates of violence throughout the world. But the film, both more sober and more deeply provocative than Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," directly challenges the conventional wisdom by making a powerful case that the [Bush] administration, led by a tight- knit cabal of Machiavellian neoconservatives, has seized upon the false image of a unified international terrorist threat to replace the expired Soviet empire in order to push a political agenda. 
 
 
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#2 Forster Woods

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:25 AM

:bumpsmall:  for later!


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:03 AM

All governments and institutions use fear as a weapon to control their populous. It has always been so. Nightmare visions of hell on earth keep people thinking like chickens with their heads cut off. With todays technology the nightmares are easier to imagine from the ever repeating images of sin and debauchery. The fascination with the unknown is always perverted in a fearful manner. Not only for control but for entertainment too. 


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#4 Ghostly Machines

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 03:01 AM

The powa of subliminals....

 

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