Monday, July 14, 2008

The Trap

The Trap of Freedom
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The Trap is a series of three films by Bafta-winning producer Adam Curtis that explains the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom. Although some of the ideas are debatable the overall idea is nailed.

"Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the world. But if you step back and look at what freedom actually means for us today, it's a strange, limited, narrow minded kind of freedom or trap.

This Documentary has been broken up into 10 minute sections on youtube. Its quite long but I recommend it to all those thinking of revolution. "Fuck you buddy" is part 1 and I believe will be enough to hook you.