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Adam Curtis HyperNormalisation

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Originally Posted by Adam Curtis

I have a new film going up on iPlayer this Sunday - the 16th. Here’s a background to what the film is about. And a trail.

We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do.

This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West - not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves - have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us we accept it as normal.

Something that I'll watch. Others on here may find it of interest. 

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9 hours ago, SNACR said:

You can watch this short video which explains the background of all Adam Curtis documentaries

 

Brilliant....

 And spot on. I always start watching his doccos thinking I am about to be informed and last about 15 minutes before losing interest for reasons I didnt conciously realise before. 

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10 hours ago, SNACR said:

You can watch this short video which explains the background of all Adam Curtis documentaries

 

Seen it before and it's spot on.

...and yet I still quite enjoy Adam Curtis documentaries/polemics. I don't usually agree, but do find them thought provoking.

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11 hours ago, SNACR said:

You can watch this short video which explains the background of all Adam Curtis documentaries

 

Thanks for posting that. Very funny.

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11 hours ago, SNACR said:

You can watch this short video which explains the background of all Adam Curtis documentaries

 

One of the best spoofs/parodies I have ever seen. I've only just stopped laughing enough to type this.

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The politicians know exactly what is going on. They are deliberately stoking war and terrorism to make us accept the fact tht our lives are crap, as in order to make it better, they would have to give us a bigger share of the pie that currently goes to them and their chums. The weird thing is, most people seem to accept all the irrational actions our governments undertake.

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