Sunday, February 20, 2011

Human Resources: The Documentary

Human Resources is a masterpiece that should be required viewing for anyone interested in the subject of social conditioning. The documentary is basically about how mechanistic philosophy set the stage for the acceptance of human beings as expendable resources for a hierarchical society, tracing the concept's modern day origins to the experiments of US-based social scientists on to its application in education, public relations, the media and even the coercive brainwashing experiments of the CIA.

The first half is more theoretical, although some practical examples are cited as well, and the second half largely details personal incidents of human experimentation, such as the forcible drugging of children that was done under the CIA's MK Ultra program. This is definitely the mind control movie for skeptics, as it contains interviews with academic luminaries such as Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, both brilliant scholars who nonetheless would probably want nothing to do with the outer fringes of this area of research. The second half of this movie in particular may be quite difficult to watch but doing so is valuable and necessary in order to understand the insidious framework behind much of what passes for neutral policy-making. The producers of Human Resources have generously chosen to make the entire documentary available for free on youtube so I will only post the first part here as it is worth viewing on a full screen.