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Forum Post: The Top 10 Films that Explain Why Occupy Wall St. Exists

Posted 6 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 3:51 p.m. EST by Vibrent (0)
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One of the most entertaining yet unsurprising aspects of Occupy Wall St has been the response from traditional media. Whether intentionally playing dumb or genuinely clueless, the mainstream media has failed to inform the public and substantially address the key issues. But why are tens of thousands of people risking arrest all over the world, setting up encampments and protesting the status quo?

For everyone who has been following independent, alternative media, the answer is obvious. People who have been clued in to what's been going on in this country for the last decade are responding: Finally! A movement to match the scale of the problem is taking root here in America!

A new cultural zeitgeist is growing increasingly more visible in the shadow of the old - one that is steadily zeroing in on the root problems that are paralyzing the prosperity of our future: corporate personhood, an undemocratic system of government, a centralized fractional-reserve banking system, neoclassical economics and capitalism itself.

Seen in this light, it's understandable that the press would feign confusion. Unlike the now co-opted Tea Party movement, which has sadly only served to bolster the corporate welfare state and the interests of the 1%, the problems OWS are exposing are too threatening to the established powers to critically examine. Our demands are too big to be mentioned. And so from the media: We have no demands. We do not know what the problem is. We want handouts from government and simply want a free ride. However, as more people get tuned into alternative media and see the disparity between the reality and what the pundits have to say, the comical theater of the mass media only ingrains its own irrelevance.

Of course, for all the people who still get informed by the mass media, there is much work to do. To combat the misinformation, we need to become the media ourselves, and we have ample tools at our disposal. The biggest memes behind OWS - the ideas and analysis of the problem that gives the movement its inspiration - have been amply documented in several amazing documentaries that are freely available online.

So, following, are the top 10 films that capture the spirit and motivation of the movement. They are the heavy-weight truth bombs which provide the intellectual backing and substance to the slogans and chants. Watch these films. Share them with friends. By breaking the bottleneck the mass media holds on the flow of information and turning people on to alternative channels, we'll be able to build the collective understanding necessary to realize the ambitious goals of OWS.

If we work hard through the winter to get these messages out, we'll be primed by the spring to hit the tipping point that will finally rest control of our future out of the hands of the 1% and into our own.

Read the rest from the source: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Articles/The_Top_10_Films_that_Explain_Why_Occupy_Wall_St_Exists/



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[-] 1 points by giggog (11) 6 years ago

The following cartoon is convincing George Santayana, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CjrZNi49bE&feature=related Therefore, I suggest the great honorable American people getting together rolling the country back to George Farewell Speech that, Morality is crucially a must. So, we must develop the world general moral principles to teach our children in the next generation that democracy of bipolar partisan in the culture of Washington treasonous corruption is one of the weakest, worse destructive form of the government. It would surely result in the house divided shall not stand as to Lincoln. The 51% would take all from the 49% as to Jefferson. The winner will corrupt the public office to the end of their satanic conduct as profitable as possible. The loser will commit any crime in order to win in the next election. Whatever is correct to the highest heaven for the Democrats would be deadly wrong for the Republicans to the deepest hell of Allah, Hindu, and Christian combined. The lustful bank and greedy corporate would be the master of both parties. The people would be enslaved by the treasonous capitalistic satanism. Eventually, the democracy in highly immoral society would end up with committing suicide as to John Adams. Look at what happens to Greek now. They have had democracy over 2,000 years ago. Dissolve the political party of the crazy bipolar disorder now before it is too late. Try the highly moral republic with 50 independent party in every state but you must have state of the art of anti corruption as system of check-balance and capital regulations.