I viewed the 2 hours length film twice. No. I don't have a lot of time on my hands. However, the subject of the film seems to me, in my mind too important not to view. And, after viewing it once, you might be compelled to see it again. I am not the only one with this reaction.
The film is both compelling and frightening. It's effect is to have you take a closer look into the state of economic affairs in the US and as it connects with the global economy. It's frightening because it makes too much sense. It's an "a-ha" moment although if you're like me and have been scrutinizing politics and the recent events on Wall Street it might be more like - its all becoming crystal clear. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
I will not give away the film. You'll need to watch it, in it's entirety. I will say, I've already taken some steps in my personal life to move toward a world community. I exercise the following:
My banking is done at a small local credit union. We've switched over years ago because we got very tired of the high fees of large, commercial banks. I do not purchase gas at Exxon/Mobil. I will do everything in my power to be sure my children do not enter the military. I'm attempting to live my life as green as I possibility am able to do so. When my husband bought a car recently, our top priority was efficiency. He commutes daily and gets up to 38 g/pm on the highway. That's not great but it's a step in the right direction. If I could, I would get my house off the grid and oil dependency. I would use solar and other clean energy sources to heat and cool my home. Unfortunately, we don't have the budget to move to solar. However, it's something every homeowner should be advocating for - affordable, clean energy for their homes. It should be a top priority and it should be affordable.
After watching the recent bailout unfold with the masses opposing it's passing and it got passed regardless of what the people wanted, you can't help to wonder. Think about whether or not it matters who you vote for - does it really matter? Will it truly make a difference? Only yesterday, in the "regular' news, it was reported the three biggest banks: JP Morgan, Citicorp and Bank of America will be benefiting from the bailout package taken by our government. This bail out plan for the above-mentioned banks was reported yesterday. The film was not created yesterday but discusses these banks. Think. It will make you think or at least it should.
I don't expect the changes being advocated in the film to happen in my lifetime. At best, I might see a strong movement in it's direction. My children or perhaps their children might see a better world as suggested in the film. It is not propaganda. Our government would lead you to believe it is but it's the government that's spewing propaganda and fear. Do not be fooled. It's time we stop and take notice. The change must happen with each individual starting with ourselves if we hope to have a better world and future for our children.
Don't Go Away Angry, Just Go Away, Far Away
Is she kidding me! Palin doesn't know she cost McCain the ticket? The McCain/Palin ticket cancelled each other out. It just goes to show how out of touch she is on every subject on every level. Sarah! Wake up and smell the ice caps melting and polar bear carcasses floating a drift. Please, please go away and surface no more. And, by the way, what happened to your health records. Those medical records never made it to the light of day... hmmm does baby Trig have anything to do with that, I wonder...