Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 16, 2012, 9:28 p.m. EST by therising
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Watch this fantastic short clip from Network: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Xd5vuJcHU . Wow. Kind of gives you shivers. It's a different clip than the typical one shared from that film. KevinPotts offered the link earlier in a comment and I just wanted to spread it to more people. My hope is that the Internet will bring us back out of this spell to reality. In some ways is has and there is great promise on this front in the future. More on that at this link: http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-dont-see-the-power-we-have-in-our-hands-to-tran/
The film Good Night an Good Luck showing the struggles and triumphs of Edward R Murrow is pretty magnificent on this same topic. His short speech on the dangers of TV for America if we are not responsible citizens and stewards of this democracy is just splendid at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cfwsfGqgPM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
The award winning film Manufacturing Consent does an excellent job unwrapping the big lie that is mainstream media. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVsiP0s33A&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Bulworth does an interesting treatment of this too, wrapped up in a comedic package. The title of this post is the last line of that film: "Be a spirit. Not a ghost." The message is to live your life awake, think for yourself and ACT on what you know rather than parrotting the lifestyle, talking points and mindset you see on TV and living a life of quiet desperation from the sofa. Check this out :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCely_XDSDw
Jack Nicholson's character in the film "Easy Rider" pretty much sums it up as they chat around the campfire: "Oh they'll talk and they'll talk about freedom. But when they see a free individual, it scares them." Here's the scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyaUtnWr8Gw&feature=youtube_gdata_player . Just take a moment to watch the first half of this famous seen up to where he says, "No, it makes them dangerous."