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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:32 AM
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MUST SEE documentary: THE CENTURY OF SELF (Control of the masses)
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:34 AM by BeHereNow
My daughter recently recommended this documentary to me- I came
across it by accident while watching "The Conspiracy of Silence"
about the Laurence King child sex ring scandal and
cover up by the powers that be in Washington that were involved
in the child sex ring. Truly disgusting things revealed in that documentary...
I recommend that doc too, if you have not seen it.

"THE CENTURY OF THE SELF

Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty.

To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?

The Freud dynasty is at the heart of this compelling social history. Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis; Edward Bernays, who invented public relations; Anna Freud, Sigmund's devoted daughter; and present-day PR guru and Sigmund's great grandson, Matthew Freud.

Sigmund Freud's work into the bubbling and murky world of the subconscious changed the world. By introducing a technique to probe the unconscious mind, Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society's belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man's ultimate goal."

Key phrase, "and in whose interest?"
Link here:
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=8339

Enjoy the site, lots of good documentaries there.
BHN
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:46 AM
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1. Looks interesting will check it out

Thanks!

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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:48 AM
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2. It's in 4 parts...the first is about an hour, but really interesting. n/t
bhn
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Reno.Muse Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:12 AM
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3. I hate to say it but this high tech society we live in hasn't helped much
if this doesn't make us self-absorbed, I don't know what else does.
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