The parts in the film that were filmed in France and Italy were 100% accurate.
I mean, he could have twisted things or given a slightly biased view- but I know from direct experience how accurate they are. They showed the way
school children eat- I used to work as a cook in a kitchen that made the meals for a local elementary school.I was blown away often by the menu! I
can't count how many times I'd go to the head chef or dietician to ask, "Um, is there a mistake here? Do five year olds eat
Roquefort cheese by
itself?? And steamed leeks, sliced tomatoes??? "
My kids would come home from school and ask me to make things like cauliflower, or certain types of fish like Rouget, because they ate it at school.
Imagine me, the young american mom standing there with my mac and cheese and hot dogs, while my kids grimace at it!
The attitudes about sex- teaching kids to be realistic, and to be sensitive to each other, on the subject, is really a shock too.
I feel bad when I watch that movie, because it shows exactly what I found out after leaving the US- we'd been had. We've been lied to, taken advantage
of, abused, and convinced that we should be thankful for it.
The "unavoidable consequences" of things like nudity, sexual education, equal rights, universal healthcare, employees rights and social security, free
universities, and all the other subjects he approached, were LIES. The proof exists in real life now!
It makes me sad because I remember how angry I felt when I found out- and I was out! I had escaped! But the people still there, who cannot leave, they
have debts to pay, they have lots of ways they are held captive, and I can totally understand why they'd want to deny this, even when faced with
evidence. No one wants to feel powerless. And faced with huge machine of war we have before us, we cannot feel anything but powerless to change
Tell yourself the right to own a gun will protect you from your government... but sadly your government has much bigger weapons and the gun can only
serve in killing your neighbor.
edit on 23-5-2016 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)