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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:41 AM

The Power of Nightmares

Part Three - The Shadows in the Cave

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The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis. Its three one-hour parts consist mostly of a montage of archive footage with Curtis's narration. The series was first broadcast in the United Kingdom in late 2004 and has subsequently been broadcast in multiple countries and shown in several film festivals, including the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares

BBC documentary which is / was banned in the USA.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:40 AM

1. Watched all them online years ago...

Because it starts off with the assumption that religious fundamentalism is similar whether it's christian or islamic was probably way too much for the Bush admin.

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:27 PM

2. I bought the DVD a while back....

Every time I hear the media claim some group is "al Qaeda" I remember "Team B" claiming the Soviets were behind ALL international terrorism.

Then I remember the scene from "Canadian Bacon" where they are trying to come up with a fake crisis.

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. Its available on Netflix.

 

WATCH IT !

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