Friday, January 21, 2011

The Movie "The Politics of Fear"

This movie is also quite relevant in interpreting Middle Eastern affairs better. It shows the the rise of the Neo-cons and America's strong involvement in Middle Eastern affairs. This also debunks myths ordinary Americans have developed through the media and political rhetoric.

Who are the Neo-Cons:
"Neoconservatism is version of Conservatism in the United States which supports using American economic and military power to bring democracy, and human rights to other countries("

In the movie the Neoconservative are analyzed on how they first initiated and how they have had tremendous affect on American policy.The Neocons believe in a fantasy that, first conceptualized by Leo Strauss, that America had a special destiny in the world, to fight evil and bring democracy in the world.His idea was such radical that he believed it was okay to even fabricate the truth in order to mobilize the public to pursue military action. Thus many political rhetoric are fabricated especially dealing with the Iraqi war. One such myth manipulated by politicians was Iraq was involved in the the 9/11 plot. However, after investigation, no such evidence is received if Iraqi involvement.

Who are the Neocons"
Ronald Reagon
George W. Bush
Donald Rumsfield


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