Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the ... See full synopsis »
James M. Buchanan,
The hit didn't feel like a kiss at all - an open letter to Adam Curtis
I just watched "It felt like a kiss". It is shocking. Not as in revelatory, but as in violent. I felt disgusted, and I don't remember the last time I felt like that. I often watch documentaries and enjoy sci-fi, probably as a child. I want to stress that this is not a compliment*. It's like everything between the texts has no other purpose than to shock. Why would I want to watch that man crawling and burning? What will it teach me that I didn't know about human suffering? Unnecessary. And then you cut in scenes of children, why? "The Century of Self" is one of my favorite documentaries, but this one didn't warrant the mental scarring it gave me. *You wield great power when you assemble your visuals. Just like musicians do when they write and compose songs. You've abused your power. That is all.
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