What is HyperNormalisation? Well, like it or not, we’re living it. Right Here, Right Now! It’s how Trump won the election, the Alt-Right tricked the British public into Brexit and it’s how Putin rules Russia with an iron fist – through fear and confusion. But this era of Post-Truth is nothing new, it’s been happening under our noses for decades, but are you gonna take it?
HyperNormalisation is a documentary film by Adam Curtis in which he puts forward the very real argument that since the 1970s, governments and billionaire financiers have given up on the complex “real world” and built a simple “fake world” that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians.
In other words, we live in a kingdom of bullshit!
The BBC movie features quite a bit about those technological utopians, hackers and even features our favorite cracker Phiber Optik!
Here’s the trailer:
You might think what’s all this got to do with Mr Robot? While Elliot, Darlene and Angela’s parents dying at the hands of Evil Corp has given them good cause to go after the world’s largest conglomerate, HyperNormalisation catalogs the events which have brought us to where we are today.
Yes, Mr Robot is one man’s fight against the world, but without destabilizing the Middle East for a century, without people like Donald Trump (who’s thoughts on Freedom of Speech could ban our fave show!) and without us letting them get away with it, the world would not be run by “the top one percent of the top one percent.”
THIS is what Mr Robot is really about.
And HyperNormalisation shows how it is done. Here’s the whole movie, while it’s still on the you tube:
The movie was made in early 2016, so “that cocksucker is actually running” but hadn’t yet been voted in, recently events only confirm how English journalist Adam Curtis hit the nail on the head.
And if you don’t believe him, Public Enemy were talking about the false media waaay back in 1988:
“Don’t… Don’t… Don’t… Don’t believe the Hype!”
Hollywood Reporter cites it as “an epic, real-life sci-fi conspiracy thriller” and even though the dogmatic filmmaker clearly has his own way of getting his message across, it’s closer to the truth than anything you’ll see on the news. Be warned, though, it is intense, features some harsh realities and clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes. I’d recommend maybe watching it in two sittings (I didn’t, but I’m hard as nails!)
I’m sure it’s the kind of documentary that Elliot has been watching his whole adult life, and if we’re gonna hack the word into better shape, you should watch it, too.
Are you with us, Brothers and Sisters? It takes a nation of millions to keep us back.