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59 minutes of the documentary).

Pointing out the errors of conventional wisdom (CW) may be like shooting fish in a barrel, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't pull the trigger.

The financial news alone keeps the fish barrel full each day. And if you look for the influence of CW in a broader sense -- current events, social commentary, cultural trends -- the barrel grows to ocean-sized proportions.

But enough with the fish metaphor; we won't do any shooting today. Instead, allow us to offer a three-sentence explanation of why the CW is so often so mistaken. Here goes:

Virtually everyone believes that "events" produce the trends and turns in social mood. This is backwards. Instead, social mood drives the trends and turns that produce "events."

As we said, three sentences. Yet this idea should obviously inspire a much deeper discussion. In fact, it has.

The notion that social mood drives events is extraordinary indeed. It means that journalism, news reporting, and even the traditional record of history itself, all include an assumption that is fatally flawed.

So we'll cut to the chase: an extraordinary idea deserves an extraordinary explanation. With a simple click and about an hour of your time, you can watch and listen to something you'll remember for a very long time. There is nothing to buy, there are no strings attached -- period.

Award-winning filmmaker David Edmond Moore is set to release his new documentary, titled, History's Hidden Engine. It debuts on the Internet at 12pm eastern tomorrow (March 31). As far as we know, it's the first major documentary to be released for free this way. You can watch History's Hidden Engine on your computer via streaming download in Windows Media Player or QuickTime (you can also download and share all 59 minutes of the documentary).

Here's the link. Thanks for your time.

newbielink:http://www.socionomics.net/films/history/default.aspx [nonactive]

Worth your time believe me ;)
Phillip Skinner






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Re: So we'll cut to the chase: an extraordinary idea .
« Reply #1 on: 17/04/2006 18:34:10 »
You say Virtually everyone believes that "events" produce the trends and turns in social mood. This is backwards. Instead, social mood drives the trends and turns that produce "events."
I must have been at home the day they explained that at kindergarten. You say 'virtually everyone' believes. I suggest, in reality, any thinking person recognises that there are  bi-directional effects at work here.
To take a single example, Hitler's rise to power was made possible by the mindset of the German People following the defeat in WWI and the subsequent hyper-inflation. Equally, Hitler was a master at employing (controlling) the media of the day to shape that mindset.

In short, the promo for this work is based on a false premise. It does not encourage me to waste bandwidth downloading it.


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