Friday, March 16, 2007

The Power of Nightmares--The Global War on Terror Fantasy

"In the past politicians promised to make a better world. They had different ways of achieving this, but their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered their people. Those dreams failed and today people have lost faith in idealogies. Increaingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all, is international terrorism. A powerful and sinister network with sleeper cells in countries across the world. A threat that needs to be fought by a war on terror."

"But much of this threat is a fantasy, which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicans. "

"It is a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media. This is a series of films about how and why that fantasy was created and who it benefits."

"Those with the darkest nightmares became the most powerful......"

The Power of Nightmares: The Shadows In The Cave