Bill Hicks: Outlaw Comic (Full Version)

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A look at the life and work of Bill Hicks – a boundary-crossing comic who challenged nearly everything held sacred in contemporary America.  From the MLK and JFK assassinations to the bible, Hicks used his humor and sometimes dark satire to shed new light on American society.  Near the peak of his career, Bill Hicks was censored by the media bosses not for his use of foul language, but rather for his questioning of the government and media and their role in turning Americans into thoughtless, docile “consumers.”

If you like George Carlin, you’ll probably enjoy Bill Hicks!

 

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Let There Be Light (Full Version)

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The final entry in a trilogy of films produced for the U.S. government by John Huston. This documentary film follows 75 U.S. soldiers who have sustained debilitating emotional trauma and depression. A series of scenes chronicle their entry into a psychiatric hospital, their treatment and eventual recovery. This film was banned from public viewing for 30+ years.

 

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2 comments to Let There Be Light (Full Version)

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    Today’s veterans are given handfuls of meds that don’t work, mandated to never-ending “How do you feel?” group therapy nonsense, and required to convert to the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult or they are left homeless on the streets.

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  • I find the film remarkable for how it reflects on the early days of psychiatry; where, the focus was largely still on compassion, personal integrity, etc.
    i.e., in order to become therapists, the therapist first had to be a patient, (to heal themselves of the psychic garbage endemic to modern life).
    Like with the early days of television, (or printed books) or any number of new communications technologies, one can see the vast potential for healing/enlightenment… waiting to be explored.

    The fact that the film was NOT released attests to its authenticity; and yet, by this time the liberating, loving psychiatry was already being supplanted by the psychiatry of propaganda, (Bernays) and (CIA) mind-control.

    One can see the healing power of hypnosis here, and also the awful potential for abuse, (manchurian-candidates, etc.) in the hands of animals addicted to power in a power-mad empire.

    Sad to see how simple love and the light knowledge is, and how easily it can be turned towards evil.

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