The Power Principle
"This documentary is about the foreign policy of the United States. It is the first of three parts. It demonstrates the importance of the political economy, the Mafia principle, propaganda, ideology, violence and force.
It documents and explains how the policy is based on the interest of major corporations and a tiny elite to increase profits and the United States governments own interests in maintaining and expanding it's imperialistic influence.
Inside the United States this has been made possible with a propaganda of fear for the horrible enemies like the Soviet Union, Communists and so on and a love for "free markets", "democracy", "freedom" and so on. Externally (and increasingly internally) this has caused massive poverty and suffering, genocide, war, coups, crushed unions and popular movements and environmental destruction."
Joe's comment: A lot of excellent info and well worth watching. My one complaint is when it gets to the demonize-free-markets part around 50 minutes in. Nowhere in the concept of "free market" is it implied that force or fraud are legitimate. The abuses they've outline are based on politically-enforced coercion, NOT voluntary market principles. Same with the issue of "privatization." Stealing assets & selling them without any say from "the public" who supposedly owns them, isn't free market either. (However, these thefts do demonstrate the lie of "public ownership.")