The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and the National Security State
May 24, 2012 - 10:11am
"A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the events of today."
-- Michael Parenti, Historian, Author The Face of Imperialism
Watch this extremely perceptive documentary on the nature of power projection, propaganda, and hegemony of the American empire.
While many viewers will interpret it as decidedly "left-wing" in tone, it takes a very unorthodox critical stance toward power elites in the WWII and Cold War period, resembling John Spritzler's The People As Enemy: The Leaders' Hidden Agenda in World War II.
The film sees the United States engaged in a Third World War, a counter-revolutionary conflict against the indigenous insurgent peoples of the post-colonial Third World (first under the pretext of a ideological struggle against their Cold War Soviet bloc rival, and now as the ubiquitous War on Terror.) This revisionist thesis was stated by Richard J. Barnet in 1972 in Intervention and Revolution, by Murray N. Rothbard in 1978, and more recently in 2010 by Peter Dale Scott in American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan.
The topical themes of Military Keynesianism, NSC-68, CIA covert actions, Operation Mockingbird, and the military-industrial complex are very evident in this trenchant analysis of corporatism and the state.