1. "RE: Sarte to Fanon to Revolutions to Neocon " In response to Reply # 0 Sat Dec-10-11 01:23 PM by Federisco
can't believe i'm posting here again! it's been at least 4 years.
the economy is limping (to say the least), the USA's global dominance is under threat, we're going through some rough times.
how good is it then to see that the roots are still putting out quality music, that the okayplayer forums are still alive (sorta), and that k.orr is still sharing knowledge to shake up your melon!
adam curtis is a legend in my book. he's like a story teller who picks apart and reveals (in his own quirky way) how societies are shaped and how power operates at the deepest level. most people aren't ready for knowledge at that level. but for those who want to understand more about how capitalism has infiltrated politics, why we're consumerists and why advertisement won't stop telling you "you're worth it" – go check out his films.
there's the one k.orr linked to, The Trap a.k.a. "What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom"
The Century of the Self http://www.archive.org/details/AdaCurtisCenturyoftheSelf_0 "How Freud's discoveries concerning the unconscious led to Edward Bernays' development of public relations, the use of desire over need and self-actualisation as a means of achieving economic growth and the political control of population." No less.
The Power of Nightmares http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares "Suggested a parallel between the rise of Islamism in the Arab world and Neoconservatism in the United States in that both needed to inflate a myth of a dangerous enemy in order to draw people to support them."