BBC propaganda: neocons vs. islamic fundamentalists

July 27, 2006

Via reddit, a three part documentary called “The Power of Nightmares” on Google video – part 1, part 2 and part 3.

They do adopt a Michael Moore-esque “propaganda against propaganda” style – the imagery is sometimes almost farcically divergent from the narrative but the general views it takes feel consistent, filling in some of the elusive reasons behind things like why G. Bush Snr. stopped before toppling Saddam, while G Bush Jnr went the distance or why Osama bin Laden switched from being “America’s man” to “America’s most wanted”. And portraying the neocons and the islamic fundamentalists as two sides of the same coin is an effective approach.
My conclusion: it’s time to dispell thinking about “the masses” from all discourse – there’s no such thing as a “mass” anyway, and this is always a cover for dangerous, fanatical world views.

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