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Human Resources – Social Engineering in the 20th Century explores the rise of mechanistic philosphy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarhical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.

The film includes original interviews with: “Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Rebecca Lemov (“World as Laboratory”), Christopher Simpson (“The Science of Coercion”), George Ritzer (“The McDonaldization of Society”), Morris Berman (“The Reenchantment of the World”), John Taylor Gatto (“Dumbing us Down”), Alfie Kohn (“What does it mean to be well educated?”) and others.

 

Human Resources, 9.5 out of 10 based on 96 ratings

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  • Dk_beauty

    Excellent doc; very inciteful. Best one I have viewed on this site. Thanks for posting it.

    • http://www.documentaryheaven.com Danny

      My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it!

    • Get_educated

      insightful

      • SmokeyTBear

        Incite-ful as well…

  • Franklin

    One of the best documentaries I have ever seen, I wish more people watch it, i fully recommend it.

  • alfredo

    A mind opener doc , , thanks for posting

    another one interesting is = The century of the self

    El mismo con subtitulos en castellano = El siglo del individualismo

    • mrg

      I work as a teacher and I found the segment on schooling very interesting given that the notions of dictated and measured curriculum content are so over-simplified and not worthy of what we are or capable of being.  And listening to intelligent people talking about education in terms that teachers rarely consider was wonderfully exciting.
      English, Mathematics and Science bring little to the soul of the child and are measured purely to divide them.  I have witnessed how they give rise to either hubris or frustration or even pointless rebellion.

  • JustMe

    Greate doc; lost of radically diferent views of an array of common topics, such as education and school, work and labor organization, the communist revolution, a competition base society, violence, etc.
    It’s a must see.
    Thanks Danny, for finding it!

  • JustMe

    Greate doc; lost of radically diferent views of an array of common topics, such as education and school, work and labor organization, the communist revolution, a competition base society, violence, etc.
    It’s a must see.
    Thanks Danny, for finding it!

  • JustMe

    Greate doc; lost of radically diferent views of an array of common topics, such as education and school, work and labor organization, the communist revolution, a competition base society, violence, etc.
    It’s a must see.
    Thanks Danny, for finding it!

  • JustMe

    Greate doc; lost of radically diferent views of an array of common topics, such as education and school, work and labor organization, the communist revolution, a competition base society, violence, etc.
    It’s a must see.
    Thanks Danny, for finding it!

  • O’Ross

    Eugenics was developed in Nazi Germany not in the U. S.

    • Nemernicool

      Check your facts,it came from the US and the UK

    • Anonymous

      Watch the documentary, check the dates & do some research. It is usually best not to comment on something unless you know what you are talking about.

    • Anonymous

      Watch the documentary, check the dates & do some research. It is usually best not to comment on something unless you know what you are talking about.

  • AnarchoRationalist

    Well, there you have it. When confronted with an institutional evil, and it can only humanely be considered evil, on the scale of this, the rending of the human mind itself, what can be said?

    Moreover, what can you do? For me, the answer has been: to stop believing. Governments, as they have been implemented and are implemented today, simply cannot conscientiously be allowed to continue. And yet they will continue, until we learn to say no. There are no more rationalizations to be made, no more excuses. And when you have realized this, then you are free.

  • High

    This documentary puts things in very clear focus!

    One of the best and insightful documentaries I’ve ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    Social engineering effect almost every part of your life, your not as free as you thought you were.

  • http://www.buybacklinkservices.com Backlinks

    This is great nice to hear some peoples thoughts on the subject.

  • Lunarmom

     Excellent documentary although quite disturbing.  Very well put together and sensible.  My condolences for your aunt but she would be very proud.

  • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

    This video is a joke, and I believe you commentors are ill informed. This video does you no service. Winston Churchill,[15] Margaret Sanger,[16][17] Marie Stopes, H. G. Wells, Theodore Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, John Harvey Kellogg, Linus Pauling[18] and Sidney Webb supported eugenics. Notice Margaret Sanger, founder of the currently under pressure Planned Parenthood organization.
    This ignores all the improvements we have had to the liberalisation of the workplace we have had since the Perot Revolution, since deregulation. We had “blue laws” and larger
    Capitalism leads to diversity. If you want to know who needs cookie cutter automatons, look for the institution that can only think in such terms: the central authority.
    Do you think they will have a diversity committee?

    • randevouz

      victim of irrarationality of rationality 

      • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

        Is that a short-hand endorsement of whim-worship? 

      • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

        Is that a short-hand endorsement of whim-worship? 

        • /ff

          Idiot

          • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

            Witty.

    • thekingbeyondthegate

      You seem very certain. That in itself is a display of flawed logic since from present evidence three qualities define a person: DNA, Upbringing and Willpower. To say that DNA alone can define someone is ridiculous, it may give some people a greater disposition to something but that can mean nothing or everything. Besides genetic mutation takes place in each generation. Scientifically it is important to keep a varied gene pool.

      • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

        “To say that DNA alone can define someone is ridiculous”. 

        Then I will not say it.

        Or is that what you are saying? Or is your DNA making you say that? 

    • Smack

      Capitalism does not lead to diversity.  It leads to a monoculture, the exact opposite of diversity.  You also seem to believe deregulation improved the workplace.   You probably fancy yourself a libertarian, lol, Perot Revolution, state-corporations.  I’d trade your bullshit cut and paste from wiki for clean water, safe food, protections from the intrinsic callousness of capitalism.  Stagnant wages, ever increasing top end salaries, concentration of wealth into a few dishonest private pockets, not your so-called state-corporations.  That’s not the government doing that, it’s the invisible hand. Your blind belief in capitalism is the cookie cutter institution, it ends at the barrel of a gun. You do realize not everyone was born into the middle class?  “Capitalism leads to diversity” hahahaha hilarious. Put your beer down and put some real thought into the true nature and effects of capitalism or learn to enjoy eating money because that’s all you have.  Money can not buy love, they’re whores.

      • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

        “concentration of wealth into a few dishonest private pockets…” The only indication of this is that Karl Marx said it. Nothing in the real world indicates a concentration of wealth without the government forcing it. Capitalism has made more millionaires than any politburo or duma could ever have done. There is a far larger number of rich people today than there ever was in the tens of thousands of years before capitalism. Wake up.

        • Esquivel

          Can you spot where you just contradicted yourself?  You tell us.  We already see it.  We just want to know if you can also.

          • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

            Are there some people with you in the room there?

            I can guess where you might mistake there to be a contradiction. Is that what you are asking me to do? You want me to guess what kind of wrong assumption your are making?

            I will guess that you are a pie-slicer. You think that the wealth of the world is a fixed pie. 

            (You asked me to guess, so I am picking the most popular fallacy. If this is wrong you might want to try actually saying what you believe. It’s good practice for believing it.)

            You think, mistakenly, that the larger number of millionaires indicates a larger concentration of wealth. You believe that the millions of new millionaires must have gathered their new wealth from all us peasants. And you just kind of don’t notice, or choose not to notice, that all us peasants have cell phones, flat screens, ready access to inexpensive clothing and food, much better cars then we had 30 years ago, computers, and vast online services available for free, including the answers to any questions we can formulate.

            The underlying problem (and remember I am only guessing because you asked that I do so) is that you can only gauge your own wealth in comparison to others. You are simply mentally incapable of measuring your wealth, your happiness, and your achievement by any objective standard. 

            You are like the person on the freeway who must always race the person next to them or trying to pass them, but slows to a crawl on the open road. He never realizes, never chooses to realize that the people passing him came from a different starting line and are heading for a different finish line. 

            So you never achieve the understanding that all those masses of new millionaires could not possibly have been created by gathering the scraps of the peasants of the past. Capitalism and property have created more wealth than the plundering kings of old could ever have dreamed of.

  • http://www.thefullertonian.com Mark Stouffer

     At least read the wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics

  • randevouz

     simply…….best ;an alternate perpective on human urge to know and control  unknown and unseen…POWER..POWER

  • thekingbeyondthegate

    I despise when someone who is obviously intelligent attributes an idea to Christanity that was stolen from older civilisations and thinkers. In studying Ancient Greek, Eygptian and Chinese thoughts literally every idea and theme in Christanity (especially Greek, Palestine was invaded by the Greeks shortly before it was the Romans) and Judaism (in this case especially Eygptian, patently because of their massive exposure) can be found. 

  • thekingbeyondthegate

    I despise when someone who is obviously intelligent attributes an idea to Christanity that was stolen from older civilisations and thinkers. In studying Ancient Greek, Eygptian and Chinese thoughts literally every idea and theme in Christanity (especially Greek, Palestine was invaded by the Greeks shortly before it was the Romans) and Judaism (in this case especially Eygptian, patently because of their massive exposure) can be found. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/IgrayneD.intheFABRIC Iggy Igglesworth

    Beautiful. Brilliant. Well Put together and everything I have known for years and tell many (but they are so conditioned by the national narrative they actually think the Nazi’s are the only evil ever apparently and the United States is Good and would never commit such criminal acts.) ;0)

  • TheEducatedFool

    10/10 documentary.
    I really like how this documentary gives you a broad introduction before it centers on the CIA experiments.
    I just wish documentaries provides references and sources, i would like to verify its statements for my self.

  • Arloubim

    plain facts here, no reptile masonic loonies in this one

  • Towels

    It was very very informative and awesome.

    But then it totally misrepresented Hallucinogens as something dangerous and horrible.

    LSD is a tool to expand your mind, not control it

    • SmokeyTBear

      Even Ayahuasca has been used by unscrupulous shamans to control and exploit innocent people; any compound that dissolves the boundaries of ones mind is extremely powerful, and like any power, can be used for ill or for good

  • Anonymous

    Why is that guy speaking in slow motion. It’s infuriating.

  • Anonymous

    Why is that guy speaking in slow motion. It’s infuriating.

  • Anonymous

    Why is that guy speaking in slow motion. It’s infuriating.

  • Sense

    It is my belief that the inbreeding of the so called elite families, as seen in the british royal family, has caused the people in charge of our societies to be mentally ill. They have lost all their connection to humanity, nature and the earth, this is seen in their horribly perverted view of the world, and how it should be run. This mental illness is evident in the failure of our societies, with their spectacularly bad outcomes, and obvious fear based origins, these people are coming from a place of confusion, illness and fear, and so infect everything with this.
         Lets get them some help, so we can all move forward as evolution intended.
         
      Much Love! 

    • Esquivel

      Right on – but what “help” can you give sociopaths?  They may be sick, but they have enough resources to impose their wills on the rest of us, and because we have bought into the system they set up, we do their bidding against each other.  I am not sure if “help” is as appropriate as simply turning our backs on them and finding ways we can move on without them as our overlords.  yeah, the giant devil is in the details.

  • Sinops

    The only thing missing here are the sources from wich such facts, quotes and imagery where extracted from. Otherwise this is a much interesting documentary that makes a valid connection between the advancements in social sciences, industry and the degenaration of certain aspects of society following throug, XIX, XX and early XIX centuries.

    P.S: throw away the box and think freely.

  • ah what is wrong ppl

    great doc, yet its sad how successful these experiments are.

  • ah what is wrong ppl

    great doc, yet its sad how successful these experiments are.

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    Wow.  Thank you.

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    New Link please

  • Prue

    I cant access this link, it keeps taking me to moviease and I signed up and still cant watch it!! So frustrating, can you help?

  • awful_truth

    An excellent documentary giving great incite into the psychcopathic nature of humanity as a whole. If you can imagine it, someone is already doing it. Performing experiments on children is as sick as it gets. Critical thinking is the answer, something no society wants people to do, but I can dream, can’t I? 

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  • http://thephilosophyofnine.wordpress.com/ Jordan Scott Martin

    All scientific psychological theories assume that human behavior is predictable. Searching for patterns in behavioral and cognitive observations is predicated on the inference that stable patterns exist to be discovered. Stating that the “worldview” of behaviorism is that “the behavior of organisms, including human beings, is predictable and therefore controllable” does not really tell us anything about behaviorism in particular.

    Morris Berman argues that the development of reductionist perspectives in 17th century science played an important casual role in the development of capitalism. He then states that capitalism “sees the earth as something to be mined or exploited. It sees the earth as dead”. A mechanistic view of the universe does not imply that the earth is dead. In fact, it was this mechanistic view that supported the cell theory of life. This development showed us that the world is teeming with life. The dominant Christian worldview in the Western world did not ascribe life to cells, and therefore would have been much more partial than mechanistic philosophies to the view that the earth is “dead”. It appears that he is mistaking correlation for causation, though he may have better argued his position elsewhere.

    It is an interesting documentary thus far. As a Biology and Psychology student it is always fascinating to reflect upon the history of my disciplines. Skinner, for all of his important theoretical developments, does not seem to have been as scientifically minded as he is made out to be. His intentional ignorance of neurology and biology is rather pitiful. He was so caught up in operant conditioning that it took a personal stroke for him to admit the importance of the brain.