“He attempted to erase inner fears from their past, to have a clean slate to create a new person.” - Canadian Neuropsychologist Laughlin Taylor
In order to fit with my theme month I only caught the 2nd part of this fascinating four hour documentary. I fully intend to check out the remaining segments at some period.
#2 The Engineering of Consent ★★★★★
How the US govt and global corporations applied Sigmund Freud & his daughter Anna's studies in psychoanalysis, to use Americans unconscious anxieties against them. In order to control the masses and how they consume. Also how Anna Freud's nephew Edward Bernays was drafted in to create propaganda for the CIA, to use peoples cold war fears against them.
Adam Curtis's eye opening doc about mass human control, covers so much ground in just an hour. Uses talking heads, archive interviews, vintage commercials, news reels and medical/military footage to cover the history of psychoanalysis. Most profound segment was Arthur Millers early views on psychoanalysis being a sham, after his former wife Marilyn Monroe's suspicious death. They're more interested in controlling and empowering minds, instead of freeing them.
Bookmarked to see: #1 Happiness Machines/#3 There Is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed/#4 Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering
[Personal Reasons For OBEYING]
Like covered at the start of Ninth Configuration, the first excessive use of mind control experiments was brought about when psychoanalysis was used en masse on troops returning from overseas conflicts.
[x] Canadian CIA funded mind control Dr. Ewen Cameron gets mentioned, including an interview with one of his patients who recalls her time in his notorious Sleep Room.
Originally taken from Letterboxd