Thursday, December 25, 2014

THE POWER PRINCIPLE DOCUMENTARY SERIES CONCORDANCE COLLECTION


One of the goals I have for Useless Eater Blog is that it serve as something like an ongoing undergraduate-level course in parapolitical science. Obviously, not every post or article is going to be in keeping with this lofty ambition - I'm only human after all, and am not above using my tiny platform to launch the occasional editorial cheap-shot, or pick on the odd easy target for a laugh - but my resolution for the New Year is to make sure the substance/bullshit ratio becomes a little less embarrassing to me.

In order to separate the wheat from the chaff, I will be creating a new Useless Eater Blog sub-section called ParaPolitical Science 101. In this section, I will be warehousing those posts and articles that I feel meet a certain standard and serve to increase my regular readers' knowledge and awareness about everything from forgotten chapters in ancient history, to in depth analysis of contemporary "conspiracy culture" developments... for better or worse.

Having said that, my study guides, or "concordances", for Scott Noble's excellent documentary series The Power Principle represent exactly the kind of work that I'm going to be doing more of in the coming years. In these three articles, I attempt to summarize - and, in certain respects, expand upon - the information presented in these insightful, thought-provoking documentary films, which Information Clearing House called "probably the best documentary ever made about American foreign policy."

I'll be using Metanoia Films' own summaries to describe the contents of each film in the series.

The Power Principle I: EMPIRE 
An Introduction to the Empire; Iran – Oil and Geopolitics; Guatemala – the “merger of state and corporate power”; The Congo – Neocolonialism; Grenada – “The Mafia Doctrine”; Chile – “libertarianism with a small l"; Globalization: Consequences. 1945: Grand Area Strategy; Fascism: a “rational system of the plutocracy”; Case Studies: the Greek Communists; The Italian Communists; the Spanish Anarchists; Fascism’s Western backers; Trading with the Enemy; Fascism as “preservation of civilization”; the Cold War and “A Century of Fear”.
The Soviet Menace?; Case Studies: El Salvador, Nicaragua; Propaganda: Self-Deception and blowback; The “International Communist Conspiracy”; Declassified Documents; NSC 68; The Pentagon as Keynsian Mechanism; The Military Industrial Complex; The War against the Third World; Shifting rationales; What is imperialism?; Case Study: Haiti; “War is a racket”. Fear-based conditioning - The War of the Worlds, The Triumph of the Will; World view Warfare; The Russians are coming; Television: The “perfect propaganda medium”; Soviet vs. American propaganda; Hollywood and the Pentagon; Psywarriors and the media; Operation Mockingbird; The Pentagon Pundits; Project Revere; The Bomber Gap; “scare the hell out of them”.
The Power Principle III: APOCALYPSE
Mutually Assured Destruction; MAD men - Curtis Lemay and the super hawks; MAD men - Hermann Kahn and the Rand Corporation; Over flights as provocation; Cuba: the “danger of a good example”; terrorism against Cuba; “Unconventional warfare”; the Cuban Missile Crisis and the “man who saved the world”. Why did the Soviet Union collapse?; Gorbachev: a “more violent, less stable world”; the Pentagon’s New Map; Did Ronald Reagan end the Cold War?; The Brink of Apocalypse: Able Archer; The betrayal of Russia; The expansion of NATO; Yugoslavia and Libya; the Yeltsin coup; Living standards in the former Soviet Union; A third way?
Ideally, I would urge you to watch each of these three films from beginning to end, in the proper order, with my study guides open in another browser should you require clarification or more information about all the various historical events, individuals, or contributors therein. However, for the parapolitical seeker who is short on time, my concordances can also serve as a handy summary of these three feature-length films, in a format that shouldn't take you much more than twenty minutes to read, total. Hence my suggestion that you "clip and save" them somewhere for future reference.

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If you enjoyed my concordances for The Power Principle series, then you might also enjoy a similar piece I wrote a couple years ago for Lutz Dammbeck's 2003 documentary The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet. As with the above films, I guarantee that you will encounter a bunch of new, mind-blowing information that you've never come across before... all of it impeccably sourced and researched.

2 comments:

  1. IF THIS MONSTER WAS ALLOWED BY BRIBED EMPLOYEES TO DESTROY THE U.S.A. FOUNDATION'S TEACHING DYSFUNATION TO YOUTH. ATTACKING
    DARREN TERRORIST FIGHTER OF GOD
    PROVEN THE MEDIA IS NOT AMERICA
    OR THE GOVERNMENT. TERRORIST THREATS TO GOD CLAIMING ONE OF YOUR TROLLS IS GOD . CONSPIRATOR
    OF MURDER EXPOSED , ARE YOU ANOTHER SADAN INSANE. GETTING PERSONAL WITH WHO BABY . COWARD IMAGE TO PRETEND YOUR A
    FIGHTER. PROVOKING ALL THE BEST OF PERSONS WITH TRASH , RAPISTS
    PEEPING TOMS , GIRLS TAUGHT TO ACT LIKE CREEPS BY GAY WOMEN HATERS 70 % GANGSTALKED ARE WOMEN. WOMEN ARE BETTER AT CILVIL RIGHTS. WHICH COSTS ALOT
    OF MONEY GOOD LAWYERS.  WHICH
    IS HOW ACQUIRING A CORPORATE,
    TAKEOVER OF INFORMATION SO IT
    CAN BE USED AS A WEAPON FOR REVENGE IN IMAGINATIONS OF WHAT NEVER IS TAKING PLACE EXCEPT IN PREJUDICE VIEWS TRUSTING FALSE SECURITY SYSTEM'S FOR PARANOIA
    YOU HAVE BILLIONS AND THEY ALL THINK ACCORDING TO YOUR TEACHING BY CALLING NAMES DESERVE A PIECE OF THE PIE. THATS RESPECT FROM HELL WHERE ALL THESE LOSERS & GAY WORSHIPERS
    IN SERECT WILL GO. WHAT YE MEASURE WILL BE MEASURED BACK

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  2. I AM A PROPHET DARREN REXFORD THE MAN THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS . MIRICLES , WHICH
    SCIENCE DENIES , GOD AND SCIENCE HAVE A BIASED VIEW TOWARD EACH OTHER. SCIENCE
    IS MORE STEROTYPE , MAN. IS ALMOST SECOND PLACE TO ANIMALS. MYSELF THROUGH FEAR , OF THE UNKNOWN , FALSE
    LEADERS SCARING THE PUBLIC THROUGH MATERIALISTIC BELIEFS
    RELYING ON MANS STRENGTH.
    ANIMALISTIC NOT SPIRITUAL. THE MIND IS SPIRIT . ONE OF GODS TITLES IS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
    BIG EGOES IN LIFE SAVING FIELDS
    I CAN TESTIFLY , LIKE PSYCHIATRY
    BEING USED BADLY BECAUSE OF LAW ENFORCEMENTS BAD PROCEDURES NOT FIGURING OUT
    HOW TO STOP VIOLENCE , TURNING PERSONS CRAZY WITH GANGSTAKING OR TELEPHONIC
    SURVILINCE USING DOCTORS TO HELP DESTROY AMERICAN MORALS. JUST BLAME DRUGS OR
    HARMLESS CHRISTIANS OR DOCTORS , MEN CONCERNED WITH GREATER HUMANITY. WHERE NOT DOGS ,  BAD BEHAVIOR , NO ONE FACED , TRYING TO FOOL THIRD WORLD PERSONS LESS INFORMILY EDUCATED , WHICH DOESN'T MEAN SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED.
    OR ETHICS , VIRTUES OR SOUL.
    A PRISON DOCTOR HAVING A INSANE VIEW AT FIRST LIED TO BY
    OTHERS IN LUST FOR POWER.
    A COVERT SURVEILLANCE HEAD.
    CLAIMING REASONS , GOT FIRED ,
    THE CABLE WAVE WAS INFLUENCED BY HIS OWN DOINGS
    TRYING TO USE HIS DOCTOR SKILLS FOR EVIL. THE MEDIA EMPLOYEES MOST WAS PLAYING
    GAMES WITH ALL SUCH ARTS ALL BEING SEPARATED BY FEAR AND INGORANCE AND PERSONAL LUSTS SECRETLY THROWN IN .
    A MURDER HAS BEEN , SEEN BY US
    USING A SCIENCE TO CLAIM , NOT BEING EVIL. A DOCTOR SOME INFORMANTS PAID LIARS I'VE NEVER MET OR SEEM. THE PRESIDENT WAS UNEDUCATED IN GANGSTALKING AS ONLY TARGETS CAN TRULY TESTIFLY TO
    THE RESULTS AND MENTAL WARS
    ALONG WITH THIS ATROCITY IN
    AMERICA. I BEEN UNDER THE PARANOIA OF NO DIRECTION BUT
    FEAR OF GODS MIGHT. IF NOT STRUCK DOWN IT MUST NOT BE TO BAD. TRYING TO CONVINCE CHILDREN ITS ALRIGHT TO VIEW PEOPLE AS OBJECTS AS SOMETHING THE BIBLE SAYS . OBJECT. MAN IS A SPIRITUAL BEING WHO GOD WANTS TO RECONCILED WITH AS A LONG LOST SON . TO BE HIS ADOPTED SON. FULL REGENERATION OF FLESH TO SPIRIT. IN A TWINKLING
    OF AN EYE.MY EYES GLOW WITH GOD'S LIGHT , SCIENCE CANT EXPLAIN , OR NEED TOO WAR MONGERS AND GOD DONT ALWAYS THE BAD ONES LIKE THESE ARE ENEMIES. I NEED HIS NAME TRYING TO DO HARM TO ME
    IN COVER UP OF FAILED DEMORALIZING PLAN AT CONTROLL. A OUT OF CONTROL DOCTOR BELIEVING HIS LIES NOT GOD . ALOT HAVE BEEN HARMED BY THESE SO CALLED SELF NAMED AMERICAN BOSSES , INEXPERIENCED IN MANHOOD FIRST OFF BEING GAY THE FOCUS
    IS DIFFERENT IN LEADERSHIP.
    INFLUENCED BY BULLIES TO THINK YOU GETTING RESPECT .
    PERSONS VIEWED AS ANIMALS BY
    A SYSTEM IN THE STREET DRUG WARS A FAILURE GETTING A LITTLE DESPARATE THREW IN THE TOWARD BEING PREJUDICE . NOT GOOD ENOUGH JUDGING ME I SEE
    TOO AFRAID TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR. PHYSICAL VERSES INTELLECTUALS AT THE MOMENT
    IN TIME RUNS ALONG THE TRACKS
    INFLUENCING SO FAR ON YOU'RE
    NOT BRAVE. SOFT LIFE SAVER DOC. SECOND PLACE TO ME I BRAKE THEM YOU SET THEM BACK UP. EXC

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