Meditations and Molotovs - 04.24.17

May 1, 2017
On today's program, Vince plays Part 2 of Adam Curtis' documentary "Century of Self" - "Engineering Consent."

This episode explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses.

The US government, the CIA and corporations came to believe Freud's underlying premise - that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires and fears. They were convinced that it was the unleashing of these instincts that had led to the barbarism of Nazi Germany. To stop it ever happening again they set out to find ways to control this hidden enemy within the human mind.

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