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While explaining that the film shares similar themes as those found in Naomi Klein's book, The Shock Doctrine, Cusack said, "the very core things that make up our government like wars or interrogation or border patrol, jailing, any of those types of things that you would think would be sacred things that would happen with the state are now being turned into for-profit enterprises. And if you want all these things to be, if you want corporate ethics to be our national interest, then you have the situation we're in now. But right now, when you think that we've out sourced everything to interrogation, which means torture is a cost-plus enterprise, I think you can see a complete spiritual bankruptcy to this whole neo-con movement. It's a nightmare beyond anything you can really imagine."
Adding later, "Some of these truths are so horrible you don't want to think about that, but it's just -- I mean the gig's up. If guys who are statesmen on CNN are also sitting on the board and are shareholders in some of the most profitable defense contractors in the world and they publicly make the case to go to war, got to war, then create a new market with the war, come back and speak evangelically about free markets that aren't free, these aren't particularly subtle fact and the stock prices jump 145% and their companies are awarded $2.3 billion contract. After a while you have to expose and shame and indict and hopefully convict the participants in this illegal immoral ideology."
Originally posted by andy1033
I will wait in judgement, is it going to be something like jfk, to lead us in misdirection, or is it going to be the truth.
How many films in hollywood are basically from the pentagon, and psyops?
Naomi Klein - For four years the White House systematically fought every attempt at oversight of the contractors, specifically granted them immunity under Iraqi law and made no serious attempt to monitor their activities. And it's not just Blackwater -- think of all the tens of billions of public dollars allocated to reconstructing Iraq. The money has all been given away to contractors while Iraq is in worse shape than ever -- those contractors are cowboys too. And that's not even including the roughly $9 billion of Iraq's own oil money that has gone missing.
And what's even worse than the feigned astonishment we are seeing is this insistence on framing everything as an individual "corruption" scandal. Companies are built to profit from opportunity -- to do everything they can get away with to make as much money as possible. It's their legal duty. So the scandal isn't Blackwater or Halliburton or Exxon; it's the vision of politics we have been living with since Reagan that holds that the central role of government is to be the executive chef for this corporate feeding frenzy. In the eighties and nineties, that meant chopping of major limbs of the state -- water, electricity, the airwaves -- and feeding them to corporations. Today the process has moved into the very core of the state: armies, interrogation, evacuations. But rampant corruption has always been part of these neo-colonial privatization frenzies -- think of the instant billionaires in Latin America's privatization wave, when Carlos Slim, now the third richest man in the world, made his fortune, or the lawless rise of the Russian oligarchs during "shock therapy."
Originally posted by Areal51
reply to post by MemoryShock
What is the point of expressing hostility about a movie that you do not intend to see? You have no idea of how entertaining or informative the movie might be, yet you have built it up in order to tear it down. Some folks may do themselves some good by seeing the movie. Others may become more informed. Still, others may become proactive with regards to the movie's subject matter. Who knows?
A movie is a movie. It's entertainment and it may incline those who see it to reflect on its subject matter or it may not. You speak about what "will" happen as a result of people seeing the movie. As if you know. Maybe your post is part of a PSYOP program?
Originally posted by MemoryShock
reply to post by Areal51
It has been awhile...I authored a thread on Comic Books and Psy-Ops...
I replied to the thread I mentioned...
Here it is
I am a cynic and at times forget that my cynicism needs to be tempered...thanks for understanding!!