Meditations and Molotovs - 07.10.17

July 10, 2017

On today's program, Vince plays Part 2 of Adam Curtis' documentary film, "The Trap: The Lonely Robot."

Part two reiterated many of the ideas of the first part, but developed the theme that drugs such as Prozac and lists of psychological symptoms which might indicate anxiety or depression were being used to normalize behavior and make humans behave more predictably, like machines. This was not presented as a conspiracy theory, but as a logical (although unpredicted) outcome of market-driven self-diagnosis by a check-list based on symptoms, but not actual causes, discussed in part one.

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