The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses.

It’s called The Century Of The Self and was done by Adam Curtis.

It’s over four parts on Google video. Watch the firt part here.

Matt Elliott and 9/11

September 11th, 2009

I came across Matt Elliott’s music on WFMU and really liked it. Listen to a few of his tracks on his MySpace page.

While I was looking at his, an entry on his blog caought my eye: this blog is NOT about 9/11. Although I haven’t really put much thought into the tragedy that was 9/11, some of his comments aroused my curiosity. It’s definitely worth a read. One of the links on his post is from the History Commons site seems very interesting but requires a lot of time to read it properly.

Check it out here.

Outing Iran

June 29th, 2009

From Andrew Sullivan‘s the Daily Dish:

Even as the flow of footage, tweets, and reporting from Iran has started to ebb, the Dish wants to keep the spotlight on the Iranian people as much as possible in the coming weeks. So while continuing to post fresh political content, we want to start featuring as much cultural content as we can find – particularly as seen through the eyes of young Iranian bloggers. The more Americans get to know Iran’s rapidly-ascending millennials, the greater chance there is for melting stereotypes and finding commonalities, however incremental.

Read the full post here.

An informative article by newsweek magazine.

Link to article

The similarities are uncanny then again it was the 1930s & 40s and maybe there weren’t that many graphics artists around!

Read this article titled “Nazis and Soviets Acted as One” by Henry Makow Ph.D.  from

The images are from the above article & web site.

The Shallowest Generation

November 2nd, 2008

The Baby Boom Generation will never be mistaken for the Greatest Generation that survived the Great Depression and defeated evil in a World War that killed 72 million people. I hate to tell you Boomers, but putting a yellow ribbon on the back of your $50,000 SUV is not sacrifice.

Fantastic article about the Baby Boomers generation in the US. Read it here. From

Have you seen that 1970s movie called Network starring Albert Finney? If you haven’t you should. Here’s a little taster from that movie with added effects from the 21st century. Also do check out the links given when you click more info on the left hand side.

Reinventing Collapse

September 30th, 2008

Superb article about the rise and eventual fall of the US and USSR as superpowers.

Written by Dmitry Orlov on

Like that of our metaphorical heavyweight champion, a super-power’s diet must contain plenty of red meat, in this case, human flesh. A superpower must continually ingest plenty of highly skilled and motivated personnel managers, scientists, engineers, and military officers, who must be willing to endure hardship, give up their best years, ruin their health, perhaps even give their lives, slaving away designing and building things, fighting and doing all the dirty work.

Read the full article here.

On August 29, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with senior political correspondent Matthew Chance for a CNN exclusive interview.

Not only did CNN delete Putin’s historical roundup of relations between Russia, Georgia and South Ossetia going back to the 18th century that followed, the network cut out almost everything else as well.

Apparently, this interview was never fully broadcast by CNN – only certain clips were shown out of context (what’s new?) to ridicule him.

Read the full story on

The CIA and Cocaine

September 1st, 2008

…the following story outlines the role of the CIA in supplying opiates and cocaine over the years. No one can prove these allegations as they would be protected “secrets”, unavailable to any investigator. Still, the evidence supplied by participants and witnesses is rather compelling.

Read the story