Freedom or The Trap?
Following is the Adam Curtis’ documentary, “The Trap – What Happened To Our Dream Of Freedom?“, which screened on BBC 2.
It is about freedom and how the concept of freedom seems to have changed since the Cold War and how that change came about. Is the freedom we know really freedom? Or is it based on misguided ideology the produces, relies on, and disseminates “a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures .”
As Western nations continue to ‘liberate’ oppressed people from the old bureaucracies /alternative regimes of the past, they replace what was there before with a strange kind of “freedom” which in honesty bears little resemblance to freedom at all.
This series examines how this came to happen and looks at the mechanisms behind this paradox which is, in effect, the losing of our freedom in the name of freedom, replacing it with a new form of social control .