Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 8:16 a.m. EST by redteddy
from New York, NY
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Hosted by Lewis Lapham, who's grand-father happened to be the founder of Texaco, this "dramatic-documentary-musical", should be watched by every hard working American who is foolish enough to believe they live in a democracy. For OWS you should all watch it because this 2007 release (a year before the meltdown) is definitive proof that the stages of neo-feudalism descending on the masses was no accident but a natural consequence to a system that's designed to disenfranchise. It seems that the American ruling class are very very self-aware, at the very least it will reveal to OWS exactly what it is we are all up against. The American Ruling Class know the system is designed to quell rebellion, they KNOW what they do and what they've done to rig the system, its only the masses who are now playing catch up.
This is a mocking look downward from the top by the most influential 1% in our society. They mock poverty while explaining why they are necessary to society because they "own the country" and "buy presidents".
These strikes and protests we've been engaged in were anticipated. They were expecting us! Its disturbing to say the least but if you know anyone who still doubts that there is a concerted effort in this country to brush democracy under the rug and consolidate power and wealth just let them watch this because after all its coming from the horses mouth, no 'woo woo' conspiracy theories to dismiss it, no doubting if people are just being too paranoid. Our society is so far gone that they are not even afraid to reveal themselves in stark honesty. It highlights at one point Howard Zinn warning the masses not to obey but he also explains explained that rebellion would push the establishment to kill us to maintain control.
Anyone who works for the common good, the working class are treated in kindly condescending way as being virtuous but naive sacrificial lambs. The bottom tier is deemed not quite intelligent enough, because if anyone of us were smart enough they would be co-opted by the top tier, invited in.
My favorite moment is when Lapham stands in front of the Council on Foreign Relations and says "For the past 50 years every prominent Secretary of State has been a member. The members are oligarchs staunch in their loyalty to the money interest and are apt to believe that nobody is fully human unless he or she makes an income of at least $500, 000 a year." Nice.
So to all of you 'less than human beings' running around out here, you know, the 99%, take a look at the true face of power unashamed to show itself.
You cannot find a free viewing online unfortunately but I've decided to purchase it at Amazon and maybe there can be a viewing at Zuccotti Park.