In Requiem for the American Dream Noam Chomsky, widely recognized as the most influential intellecutal alive, makes plain the principles perpetuating the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Outstanding! I don't feel quite as crazy thinking this way anymore. This movie hits majority of the points most levelheaded Americans understand. This is a great movie to introduce people to the truth.
Requiem for the American Dream is a documentary/interview with Noam Chomsky. He explains - logically and dispassionately - what the corporate class has done to this country, and explains, in detail and example, the ruination of the United States. Please, folks, I cannot emphasize too strongly what an important film this is. Here is a link to order it off of amazon. There is a jolly good reason why Noam is never invited to appear (or is never even mentioned in passing) on the corporate (so-called "liberal") media - not even on PBS. The people who own this country don't want you to even know his name. Everyone needs to see this one.
It's Noam Chomsky. You can expect the angle, but the arguments were sound. It's worth watching. There was one line, probably misquoting, "You either reduce inequality or you reduce democracy." This line was what I took as the thesis of the film. The solution was predictable, masses need to bond in protest against the system. I would like to have seen more analysis done on what would lead to enough people bonding in protest to change the system. I agree that mass protest is required for change. However, I don't see mass protests happening, the system changing, nor inequality being reduced in America any time soon.
Dear Amazon friends, we are indeed fortunate to have such an elder intellectual statesman in our midst offering us alternative explanations to world events and policies so different to the mainstream media. Long may he be with us.
Corporate Plutocratic Democracy and how the bottom 99% have been ripped off by Wall Street. 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power and the brainwashing that goes along with it.
If you believe that rise of Global CO2 emissions causing global warming is a HOAX then you have been brainwashed by a very economical array of institutes funded by the Fossil Fuel Industries (Exxon, Koch, American Petroleum Institute, et al) deliberately spread doubt and misrepresent the scientific evidence. This is what I believe Noam called 'Manufacturing of Consent'. Republican party is full of these types of misrepresentations that threaten Global Ecology and threatens continued existence of Human Species. There are nine other principles of concentration of wealth and power that adversely affect your welfare.
Also see the Vile Maxim of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations". See this video to clear up some the fraud and propaganda that we have been fed for all the years of our existence.
Clear and easily understood, this film is absolutely wonderful in explaining what happened in America and where it is going if trends continue. Chomsky's insight is again exquisite. Events and trends are explained in the most understandable of terms. Must see.
Brilliant formulation of historic American aspirations, which have arrived at a period of abuse and manipulation contributing to what may well become a shocking and rapid decline. Institutions designed to guide and improve are being torn asunder as many Americans fail to grasp the squandering of aspirations that are being deflated by the worst parts of human nature.
Any educated American or world citizen with ethics/values will benefit from watching this film, as long as they pay close attention. I heard these may be some of Chonsky's last public statements, so watch them before it gets blacklisted as being "too democratic".