We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lifting the Veil [1:52:00 video]

I lifted this fine documentary from an article by Lenore Daniels entitled, "U.S. Dictatorship? Propaganda and Hope".  It is my feeling that you can skip this rather overlong article and go directly to the video. I have provided direct access below, but if it doesn't work satisfactorily on your computer, access it from the Vimeo website. I watched it in full screen mode and found the resolution of most of the interview clips to be very satisfactory.

The creators of this video have done an excellent job of selecting, editing, and splicing together video clips of the best critical thinkers in order to pierce the veil of capitalist ideology that has been so effective at brainwashing so many North Americans. Many of you who follow this blog and similar ones probably really don't need to watch it, but it is important for you to get friends and relatives to watch it to help them "lift the veil" of corporate propaganda and begin to see the reality that lies behind. 

The timing is right to do this. So many people's lives have been threatened by the recent bankster engineered crisis and the ongoing Empire wars, and people are starting to wonder and question. This video will accelerate that process.

Lifting the Veil from S DN on Vimeo.