The Power Principle: Part III – Apocalypse

The Power Principle is a three part documentary series directed by Scott Noble that explores how the plutocracy class in the United States and elsewhere, promotes a culture of fear in order to secure increased military expenses, year after year to effectively perpetuate The Forever War.

The three films make the case that the US government together with the military-industrial complex, and the corporate owned and controlled mass media – known colloquially as The Corporate State – have developed a powerful propaganda machinery, inspired in good part by the efforts of Edward Bernays, (a nephew of Sigmund Freud, who is credited with the creation of programs and promotional campaigns that became known under the euphemism of Public Relations), that was deployed in order to scare and convince the public that interventions by Empire like those in Dominican Republic (1965) and Grenada (1983); US support for brutal anti-terror campaigns like those in Guatemala (1954), Indonesia (1965), and El Salvador (1979); US-designed assassination plots like those in Nicaragua (1981) and in several parts of Latin America (Operation Condor); plus support for overthrowing democratically elected governments like those in Brazil (1964) and Chile (1973) (and currently with Venezuela and Brazil again) were necessary in order to prevent the spread of communism, using mainly the meme of The Domino Theory as justification.

Part III – Apocalypse presented here explores the insanity of the strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) and its proponents the MAD men: Curtis Lemay and the super hawks; Hermann Kahn and the Rand Corporation; the strategy of Over flights as provocation; terrorism against Cuba; the genocidal concept of “Unconventional warfare”; the Cuban Missile Crisis and the “man who saved the world”.

The film also explores the question of why did the Soviet Union collapse; cites Gorbachev; explores the Pentagon’s New Map; discusses the world on The Brink of Apocalypse with Able Archer; The expansion of NATO; Yugoslavia and Libya; the Yeltsin coup; Living standards in the former Soviet Union; and finally asks if there might be a third way.

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