The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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“A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the events of today.” – Michael Parenti, Historian, Author The Face of Imperialism [at 1:24:00 in the 1st part]

Pt 1: Empire

This documentary is about the foreign policy of the United States. It is the first of three parts. It demonstrates the importance of the political economy, the Mafia principle, propaganda, ideology, violence and force.

It documents and explains how the policy is based on the interest of major corporations and a tiny elite to increase profits and the United States governments own interests in maintaining and expanding it’s imperialistic influence.

Inside the United States this has been made possible with a propaganda of fear for the horrible enemies like the Soviet Union, Communists and so on and a love for “free markets”, “democracy”, “freedom” and so on. Externally (and increasingly internally) this has caused massive poverty and suffering, genocide, war, coups, crushed unions and popular movements and environmental destruction.

Russ Eastburn on Sep 13, 2013

The Power Principle – I: Empire, Metanoia-films (Noam Chomsky et al.)


Pt 2: Propaganda

May 23, 2012 by

The Power Principle – II: Propaganda, Metanoia-films (Noam Chomsky et al.)


Pt 3: Apocalypse

May 23, 2012 by

The Power Principle – III Apocalypse, Metanoia-films (Noam Chomsky et al.)


The Power Principle Full Length Documentary

Russ Eastburn on Sep 19, 2013


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  23. Viewed this powerful indictment on Top Doc.Films recently. Strong stuff. For contextual back-up I recommend the PBS series based on Daniel Yergin’s The Prize, the epic quest for oil, money and power excellent work in eight parts, narrated by Donald Sutherland. Also quite remarkable and not to be archived away is Adam Curtis’ extraordinary The Mayfair Set (1997.) An amazing insight into post-colonial power-broking and asset stripping from a UK perspective…If documentary films received the critical attention they deserved from an academia properly educated in film analysis, politics would be an altogether different game.

      • Many thanks for this. I am certainly not supporting any purported ideological position of Yergin’s. I am not sufficiently versed in his written work to venture an informed opinion about his complicity in sustaining the status quo, but I think the PBS series speaks for itself; whatever prior or subsequent inferences may have been drawn by Yergin from the historical narrative it documents so well. However, I would certainly defer to Chris Hedges on this matter. With that in mind, the best book I have ever read in this respect is Margaret MacMillan’s “The Uses and Abuses of History.” To address the psychopathies of power effectively, and I would particularly commend this comment to Donal Peter Buckley, we must not only come to grips with the material facts that fuel the machinery of oppression & face their economic implications, but grasp the comprehensive canon of historical contexts that informs prevalent instruments of propaganda and policy. In short, we need to cure the inadequacies of our systems of “education” and empower ourselves, embedding our symbolic understanding in humanity’s actual life-supporting ecosystems, disabused of pathetically redundant, inverted, pseudo-empirical sophist illusions. Ross Jackson has just published some sensible advice about this
        To paraphrase Alan Watts’ memorable philosophy of reflexive reciprocity: just respect real nature, stop “eating the menu” and take pleasure in our food itself, taking full responsibility for sustaining its abundance & sharing the wealth.

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