The world seems quite a bit more sinister since reading The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. The film is basically a trailer for the book, but in an instant gratification world, it'll do. I found myself thinking back on news coverage of various world events and wondering how they picked the good guys. The mainstream media has really acted as cheerleader for anything that allows the rich to become richer. I'll be listening to the news with a more critical ear from now on.