The House in the Middle

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Please watch this brief film entitled “The House in the Middle.”  It was produced in 1954 by the National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau.  In its twelve minutes it presents the most insidious example of the totalitarian mindset I have witnessed.  Do not mistake this propaganda short for an absurdist skit scripted by Samuel Beckett or Eugene Ionesco and directed by Terry Gilliam of the Monty Python comedy troop.

It is an actual government film which was not to be taken as satire or spoof.  I would place the Fox News broadcast of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s 2003 Iraqi WMD presentation at the UN Security Council in the same category as this film.

6:00 am on September 7, 2010