Monday, July 28, 2008

The Century of the Self

ok ok i know i havnt given you much time since the last documentary post but i couldnt hold it in. If you think "The Trap" and "The Power of Nightmares" were good, this one is gonna be the K.O, fatality hit. I watched the first episode last night and i was left in a discombobulated irrational logically informed disappointed extatic revolutionary panting state. "IT BLEW MY MIND" and thats not an understatement. This is a MUST SEE.

"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy" - Adam Curtis

Courtousey of Dyingstaralliance

yes once again Adam Curtis has ingeniously presented the facts that you subconsciously have always know and suspected but were not quite informed of. Its not often i come across a documentary that actually "BLOWS MY MIND" unless you are already informed on this topic, IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

Government = Democracy
Industry = Capitalism
Democracy + Capitalism = Democrataclisim.

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1 comment:

Lisa Loves Life said...

Thanks so much for bringing readers' attention to this series. It was completely mindblowing...I am now in a vegetative state...and a pretty damning account of how the Western mind has "developed" in the last century.

However, as an antidote, I suggest reading some of the Dalai Lama's books, which strip our minds back to the basics and teaches the West a thing or two about Tibetan Buddhist psychology, which revolves around love and compassion for others...absolutely STREETS ahead of the west. They've been studying the human mind in Tibet for thousands of years, but these studies have been closed off to the rest of the world til now. While I was in the Tibetan area, Western psychologists and psychiatrists were coming in from all over the world to learn from the Tibetan people. Even the average Tibetan person knows more about being mentally strong than the average Western psychologist.

I'm not in any way religious, but Tibetan Buddhism also appeals to the secular, because it is also part psychology.

Thanks once again, Alkom!!! Has changed the way I view society for good!