Monday, 21 April 2008

Psychiatry - Instrument of Death

Psychiatry: Instrument of Death (Industry of Death)
1 hr 38 min 22 sec - Mar 10, 2008

This documentary shows the fraud of psychiatry for what it is.

Recent news stories on the uselessness of antidepressants. Find out about the scandalous and deliberate information blackout, by the media-pharmaceutical-psychiatric complex, which involves negative test studies and results on antidepressants.

Yeah, so what’s happening? The evil psychiatrists are out to get you. I might be bi-polar…

And, you know, they go about prescribing these products that just obliterate the patients – and then happily go about writing papers about it. Nobody is quite sure what they are on about, but it’s just accepted.

It’s awkward, so nobody really wants to discuss it. These people in the movie – on the other hand – are quite happy to yell loads of stuff in your face… Nevermind, still good.

You gotta think it through in pragmatic terms, I reckon. All this evil in the world nowadays – despite the good psychiatrists out to save humanity as we still unfortunately know it. Or maybe because of...

Are they making any impact whatsoever? Is the humanity a better state to be because of psychiatrists? Or in spite of them...

Maybe certain expressions of behaviour, such as violence or homicide, stem from a deeply-rooted biological composition. Oh, like down to the make-up of the brain...

Who knows, right?

(now, do be mindful of the flashing lights...)

prag·mat·ic (prg-mtk) adj.

1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Why We Fight...

Why We Fight
1 hr 38 min 41 sec - Oct 10, 2007
Average rating: (859 ratings)

Why We Fight, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, it is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a who's who of military and beltway insiders.

Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, Why We Fight launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.

Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase "military-industrial-congressional complex"), filmmaker Jarecki (The Trials Of Henry Kissinger) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-centurys military adventures; asking how and telling why a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.

The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why does America fight? What are the forces political, economic, ideological that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy?

"Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called Why We Fight that explored America's reasons for entering the war," Jarecki notes.

"Today, with our troops engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I think its crucial to ask the questions: Why are we doing what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is it doing to us?"


Most of the films were directed by Frank Capra, who was daunted and terrified by Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda film Triumph of the Will, and worked in direct response to it.

The series faced a tough challenge: convincing an isolationist nation of the need to become involved in the war and ally with the Soviets, among other things.

In many of the films, Capra and other directors spliced in Axis Power's propaganda footage – recontextualizing it so it promoted the cause of the Allies instead.
quote from Wikipedia

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

The Kogi - The Elder Brothers' Warning

The Kogi - From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers' Warning
53 min 26 sec - Mar 9, 2008

One of the best documentary films of 1992 is a warning by a South American Indian tribe for humanity to give up their self-destructive ways and respect the planet before it is too late.

After four centuries of seclusion, the Kogi agreed to have BBC filmmaker Alan Ereira visit their homeland in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern Colombia in South America.

"From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning" delivers their prophetic message to the world. This documentary explores the culture and spiritual beliefs of the Kogi tribe -- a pre-Colombian American tribe once believed destroyed.

The Kogi, who call themselves the Elder Brothers of the human race and us the Younger Brothers, are convinced we are destroying the balance of life on earth. Believing that our only hope is to change our ways, the Kogi have set out to teach us what they know of the balance of mankind, nature and the spiritual world.


The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 metres (11,414 ft).

Parts of the range have been included in the Sierra Nevada National Park. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800 m.

quote from Wikipedia


Everything we do is an event not only in the physical world but also in the spirit world. We live in a world shaped in spirit.

Every tree, every stone, every river, has a spirit form, invisible to the Younger Brother. This is the world of aluna, the world of thought and spirit.

Aluna embraces intelligence, soul and fertility: it is the stuff of life, the essence of reality.

The material world is underpinned, shaped, given life and generative power in aluna, and the Mama's work is carried out in aluna.
-- p. 63

"An Important Message from the Kogi Elders"