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The Power of Nightmares -- Part I

Date:
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Florence
Email:
Phone:
510-681-8699
Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.org

THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES -- Part I

Part I of this eye-opening BBC documentary is entitled "Baby it's Cold Outside," refering to the failure of Western society through individualism and corruption. The film compares the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and noting strong similarities between the two. It argues that radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is in fact a myth perpetrated mostly by American Neo-Conservatives in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

Fear is used to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning power over to elite groups. The nightmare of a powerful, united terrorist organization waiting to strike is largely an illusion. The BBC looked for al-Qaeda, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the sleeper cells in America, but they found they were chasing a phantom enemy!

Wheelchair accessible on 28th Street

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Vegetarian Tea House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jul 17, 2008 6:02PM
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