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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is h... Read allAdam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.
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- Self - President of Syriaas Self - President of Syria
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- Self - Ayatollah of Iranas Self - Ayatollah of Iran
- (archive footage)
- (as Ruhollah Khomeyni)
Of course Mr. Curtis never mentions of the fact that the biggest culprits of the destruction of the stability of the world in the past eight years are Obama, Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, and the CIA, which in less than a decade have managed to create ISIS and completely destroy Libya, Siria, Yemen and topple the governments of Egypt, Tunisia, with the CIA backed and planned "Arab Spring".
The Obama / Clinton warmongering "legacy" far exceeds the destruction created by G W Bush and his neocon war on Iraq: During his 8 years of terror, Obumma dropped 26,171 bombs on wedding parties, funerals, kid's soccer games, hospitals, schools, people in their homes and walking their streets, and farmers tilling their fields in seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. Some Nobel Peace prize winner.
In the rest of this film, Mr. Curtis tries to explain "how the world got to this point" by coming up with some lame theory of "hypernormalization" that claims that the (nameless) people in power have been fooling all of us, even those who are opposed to the system by creating a sanitized version of reality.
Mr. Curtis is partially right, and ironically, he and his pathetic, pop-music driven propaganda documentaries are themselves a part of the fake news reality constructed by the neoliberalists in power, and their channels of brainwashing mass media like the BBC, CNN, NBC, etc etc
This documentary wastes no time to take jabs Donald Trump, by coming up with some ridiculous links between NYC bankers and some inane seventies NYC underground artists as if this was the start of the fake news and fake reality.
The truth is that the imperialist propaganda machine has been running since the beginning of the 20th century.
As expected, Mr. Curtis goes on to paint Syrian president Assad's father Hafez al-Assad (president from 1971 to 2000) AS some kind of evil dictator, and to blame him, Iran and Egypt for the creation of radical islamists.
This is completely ridiculous, as award-winning geopolitical analyst William Engdahl has written in his many books; most terrorist organizations in the Middle East are the descendants of the CIA- backed Muslim Brotherhood after WWII, as used for example in Afghanistan against the Russians in the form of the Taliban. The animosity between the muslims and the west started way back at the beginning of the century when the British were trying to destroy the Ottoman Empire.
Let's not forget that at one point or another, Osama BinLaden, Saddam Hussein and the Shah of Iran were all CIA / US imperialist puppets.
In this ridiculous documentary, Adam Curtis refuses to blame the real culprits of the never-ending warmongering around the word.. US imperialism, the CIA and the Neocons that run the US government and its policies, and the puppets of evil.. Bush, Blair, Obama, NATO, etc
He does the best that he can to demonize those who side with Russia (like Syria and Iran) and oppose the neocon / neoliberal world order.
This film clearly shows that Adam Curtis is nothing but a coward, neoliberal propagandist.
- Jan 4, 2017