Sunday, 2 March 2014

Propaganda & Mind Control

Two related documentaries here: Propaganda (2012), and Mind Control: America's Secret War (2011). The premise of the film Propaganda is that it is an information film by the North Korean authorities which was secretly translated into English by a Western journalist. Actually, that angle is a spoof. It's made by these people. However, the North Korean perspective brilliantly permits an outsider's view of capitalism, and it is surprising how much the west sees itself in the mirror of totalitarianism when the tables are turned. Be warned though: there are some disturbing scenes, and it is not light viewing in some places.

The 2nd documentary is a more conventional History Channel exploration of mind control experiments carried out by the secret intelligence agencies of the US, ala The Manchurian Candidate. If I was you, I'd get a few tins of beans and toilet rolls in, clean out the cubby hole under the stairs and be prepared to stay there for a while.

By South Utsire

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