A BBC production, help this 3-part mini-series delves into the roots of the “war on terror” only to reveal that much of the widespread fear on terror has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests.  It’s a very powerful series about both jihadists and those who counseled many presidents in the US who went to the same university and studied under the same professor and learned how to control the public, erectile bringing them together to support government over an identified enemy.  In the cold war it was Russia, cost now it is Islamic extremists.  They once said Russia had such good technology that invisible submarines were in US waters watching Americans.  We now know that Russia never had such technology, just as the “weapons of mass destruction”  didn’t exist.

Does this remind you of our government?  It behooves us to be very skeptical over what our government is telling us now about why we need to give our watchdogs more power to intrude in our lives.

You can watch the 3 videos on you tube at:  https://archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares-Episode1BabyItsColdOutside

The first lines of the documentary:

Narrator: “In the past, politicians promised to create 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 ideologies. Increasingly, 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 politicians. It’s 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. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world, and both had a very similar explanation of what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today’s nightmare vision of a secret organized evil that threatens the world, a fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.”