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
Friday, March 11, 2011
The Film: "Inside Job" and an Offer
I viewed the documentary film, "Inside Job", a few days ago and found that it provided an excellent examination of the banking-mortgage scam which brought down nearly every Western capitalist economy. Although it won an Oscar in the Best Documentary category, I fear that it will not be widely distributed to cinemas in the US outside of college towns. And, I believe it is essential viewing to educate people on the origins of the current economic crisis that the ruling class is using to engage in further attacks on working people.
THE OFFER: I will have DVDs of "Inside Job" sent (free of charge) to the first ten people in the US who feel that they cannot otherwise access this movie. This offer assumes that supplies of the DVDs will be available. Contact me through the "About Me" section of this blog with your address and whether you want the film in DVD or Blu-Ray format.