Wake-up Call

Resist the Corporate State

Politicians now pose as managers of modern life

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and they promise to protect us from nightmares………..

Part II Part III

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

This is a must watch documentary – Broadcast 11/03/04 BBC 2 – Written and produced by Adam Curtis


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  1. The idea of a “state” wasn’t as clear as it is today. I guess this is a reason why the government cares so much about us. In the past, rulers hardly take care of the welfare of the citizens, now they do, to the extent that some of us are irritated.


    December 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

  2. Take care of us? What I expect from government are public services and infrastructure, plus a social safety net so I won’t have to step over infants on the sidewalk (which is common in some countries). Economies of scale plus efficiency.

    I know that sounds ideal, especially when we have been bombarded with the idea that government is an evil monolith. But bottom-up government, for the good of the people, is what this nation was founded for.

    I don’t want a government that ‘cares’ so much about me it reads all my email and follows my movements by GPS. And I certainly don’t want a government that spends all our tax dollars on resource wars and an illusory empire, when in fact we are broke.


    December 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm

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