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Zach Braff delivers a funny pitch for money and shows how its’ done. I didn’t even like Garden State, but I may have to see this one anyway.
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Woody Harrelson explores the rot at the heart of our governing system. Documentary shows how public opinion is manipulated and people are distracted from the core agendas of the two-party behemoth. Not sure if the uploader has the rights or not, so hurry…
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Corruption, bribery, conflicts of interest, plutocracy, Lesterland, money in politics…
I debated for this same solution in journalism class and was met with blank stares and knee jerk rejectionism.
They said: “We have to get money out of politics, not in! That’s absurd.”
Me: “We have to get people’s influence INTO politics to offset the influence of what that money is buying.”
The solution is as easy as a one line box on the 1040 Income Tax form. Give everyone a piece of political money to play in the game. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to empower the voices who represent common people. This is the obvious solution to empower regular people to compete in the political arena while still being fair to the entrenched upper class. Right now the elites monopolize the political funding system and control the candidates and high officials. The only sensible response is to empower the rest of us, whom they are currently fucking over, so that our voices are heard too (as they are attached to campaign contributions).
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Excruciating decisions — many lists like this exist, and so what are the criteria? A political movie needs to say something, say it well and deliver theatrically. To me political struggles are about power and injustice, the organization of society. I’ve seen a lot of films, not as many as some but more than most.
Best / Most Impact
This may also be the best American political movie of all time.
Emotional punch, rawness that isn’t apparent until the very end.
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Rebellion against the Federal Reserve? Tell me more.
Appears to be a graphic novel already…
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Zillionaire fake philanthropist Bono is at it again, fronting for global predatory finance at the TED talks. The greedy twat Irishman’s data lays claim to improvements in the world that are completely unrelated to the rapacious predatory capitalism he shills for. His pet continent Africa has grown significantly worse over the past 30 years, but you wouldn’t know it from Bono’s cooked books.
Harry Browne is on the case:
…In sub-Saharan Africa, where Bono’s agenda has been concentrated, the absolute numbers below every poverty threshold have skyrocked since 1981, with the number of extremely poor rising from 205 million to 386 million in 2008; at the below-two-dollar-a-day threshold the sub-Saharan numbers have almost doubled in the same period, to 562.3 million.
…As the World Bank acknowledges: “There has been less long-run progress in getting over the $2 per day hurdle.” The number of people in this category remains, after three decades, around 2.5 billion.
Slide the threshold slowly upwards and you very quickly embrace the majority of the world’s people – 80%, for example, living on less than $10 a day.
In his homeland of Ireland, the megashill is despised by more than a few for storing his multi-millions in off-shore accounts where they can’t be taxed by the desperately strapped Irish government. So much for the concern over poverty. He won’t even pay his share of taxes to help fight poverty in Ireland.
Harry Browne also gives a nod to this film:
The End of Poverty?
The End of Poverty?, and makes the compelling argument that it’s not an accident or simple bad luck that has created a growing underclass around the world.
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John Stauber (PR Watch) devastates the corporate Democrats and their Astrotuf front organizations.
“The “movement’s” funding is in the hands of a small number of super rich Democrats and union bureaucrats and advisors who run with them. Its talking points, strategies, tactics and PR campaigns are all at the service of the Democratic elite. There is no grassroots organized progressive movement with power in the United States, and none is being built. Indeed, if anything threatens to emerge, the cry “Remember Nader!” arises and the budding insurgency is marginalized or coopted, as in the case of the Occupy Wall Street events. Meanwhile, the rich elite who fund the Progressive Movement, and their candidates such as Barack Obama, are completely wedded to maintaining the existing status quo on Wall Street and in the corporate boardroom. Their well-kept Progressive Movement is adept at PR, propaganda, marketing and fundraising necessary in the service of the Democratic Party and the corporate elite who rule it.
…’What we’ve got here is a deeply symbiotic relationship between a pseudo-movement that derives its raison d’etre and financial vitality from a vilification of the right, which it has helped to create and without which it would have no reason for existence.’