The Power Principle is a non-profit documentary movie directed by Scott Noble and released online for free. The film makers explore how, in their view, the US establishment promotes a culture of fear in order to secure increased military expenses, year after year. The film claims the US government and the military-industrial complex, together with the US media developed a powerful propaganda machinery (inspired in good part from Nazi propaganda) in order to scare and convince the public that US invasions like those in Dominican Republic (1965), Grenada (1983), US support for brutal mass-killings, terror campaigns like those in Guatemala (1954), Indonesia (1965), El Salvador (1979), US-designed assassination plots like those in Nicaragua (1981) and in huge parts of Latin America (Operation Condor) and support for overthrowing democratically elected governments like those in Brazil (1964) and Chile (1973) were needed in order to prevent the spread of communism, using mainly the domino theory.
The movie also points at the help provided by the Western countries to fascist regimes in order to counter movements supporting workers rights (socialism, communism, anarchy). The fascism is presented as an instrument in the hands of the plutocracy for oppressing and enslaving the working class.
The meaning of the movie's title, "The power principle" is revealed as the Mafia principle, which is "not allowing disobedience" - in this case not allowing the countries in the developing world to have governments that try to improve the life of the many.
The movie traces the roots of the US establishment (both Republican and Democrat parties) mindset into the doctrine of Edward Bernays, pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, who believed the democracy is hard to handle and people are just too stupid to govern themselves in democracy, so there is a need of an elite, public guardians who manage the society and a there is a need of public relation practitioners who would be professionals in working for the government for managing, manipulating the public and engineering consent.
The film is split into three parts: "Empire", "Propaganda" and "Apocalypse".
The film features interviews with:
Nafeez Ahmed, British investigative journalist
John Perkins, American author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
James Petras, Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York
Marcia Esparza, from Historical Memory Project
Peter Linebaugh, American Marxist historian
Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political commentator
Graeme MacQueen, retired professor of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
Adam Tomlinson, from National Public Radio (UK)
Christopher Simpson, professor of Journalism at School of Communication, American University, Washington D.C., author of Science of Coercion
Howard Zinn, American historian
Nancy Snow, professor of philosophy at Marquette University
Michael John Parenti, American political scientist
William I. Robinson, American professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara
John Stauber, American progressive writer
Morris Berman, American historian and social critic, author of Dark Ages America
William Blum, American author, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov, retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces
Sara Flounders, American political writer
Michael Albert, American activist
The movies also includes anti-establishment speeches of:
Naomi Klein, Canadian author of The Shock Doctrine
Ralph McGehee, former CIA officer
Philip Agee, former CIA officer and writer
John Stockwell, former CIA officer
Thomas P.M. Barnett, American military geostrategist
Noam Chomski defines the “free market system” as a system in which public funds are channeled toward research and development under the pretext that it is defend ourselves. "Costs and risks are socialized - that’s for the public, profit is privatized. That’s a very convenient system, and it’s called the free market."
“The history of Haiti is the history of the world’s capitalist system. If you study what’s happened to Haiti, then you’ve studied the history of humanity for the last five hundred years…”
- William I. Robinson, Editor, Critical Globalization Stiudies
“Scare the hell out of the American people.”
- Senator Arthur Vandenberg’s advice to President Tuman in 1947
“Our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear”
- General Douglas MacArthur
1938 War of the Worlds psyop is described as using late breaking updates, which the audience has been conditioned to associated with important news. It was studied extensively to reproduce the fear effect again and again and again and again.
“A good government can no more exist without propaganda than good propaganda without a good government.”
- Joseph Goebbels
“(Time magazine will ) exert upon the world the full impact of our influence for such purposes as we see fit, and by such measures as we see fit.”
- Henry Luce, (Time founder and member of S&B’s)
Weltaunshaunskrieg is German, and it means "World View Warfare". The activist who were most committed to Nazi principles would confront other parts of society and say, You have the wrong worldview. So, this world view warfare was a way in which they went about consolidating their whole in German society, in nazifying universities, in nazifying companies, or cultural institutions, or churches. That was world view warfare. You could call it propaganda, but it wasn't propaganda in the narrow sense of the term - like simply radio broadcasts or something... This is not just publicity. This is not just persuasion in the sense what somebody on the radio has to say. This is the whole range of techniques, from religious or pseudo-religious techniques, or evangelism, to exploiting by the psychology of fear, to exploiting tensions between races and ethnic groups, use of terror, use of violence... It is a whole range of applied manipulation of people...
... When the war did break out between Nazi Germany and the Unted States, Wild Bill Donovan, who was a Wall Street guy and great friends with the President... looked at what the Nazis were doing with this World View Warfare, and he believed that it was successful, and so he tried to come up with an American version of the same sort of thing... (And while Nazi German and American propaganda) are not the same thing, they are two approaches to a similiar problem...
It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
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"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half."
- Jay Gould, American railroad developer, 19th C