It was awesome.
Empire apparently is an intelligent show. Nice to have some good debates going on.
I watched the whole thing just now, I really liked it and was never bored for a second. I liked hearing the viewpoints of all the people speaking, and
I especially like the presenter and his attitude about the subjects. He was a great host for the at times untenable debate.
Of course those whom question things will be suspicious of such a discussion, but for now I will simply say I enjoyed watching it and it really
spurred a lot of thinking inside myself as a result.
Now, it is clear that many of these speakers want a "better system", and one that brings "global accountability" to the "elite", especially when
it comes to the private sector, and the "revolving door" where private sector and public sector merge (and often times looking like corruption).
What they are getting at subtly here, I think, is that some form of global government is necessary on a broader scale than we have today. And that
international laws and international mechanisms need to be strengthened to provide Checks and Balances to "reign in" the elite and keep them under
control (by the people).
I do not disagree with this idea, but I have great concerns about increasing the power of global laws or mechanisms in any case, because it gives wide
room for abuse when itself becomes corrupted and twisted.
I am sure we all can agree that the people, aka "little man", has no place at the table of politics/economics/military/etc. And that is what the
bottom line of this video was about. How can we get a place at the table for those with no representation and no voice?
This is the biggest question of our times, and hopefully we can find a way to really get power back to the people and get us a chair at the table and
get our voices heard.
The debates raged over all types of topics, and was extremely enjoyable to follow along with.
Thank you very much for posting this, I really liked it. I will now be looking for more episodes of "EMPIRE" in the future. Good show.
And yes I know it's from Al Jazeera, and sure that's suspicious due to the big money and vast international connections behind it. But that's
beside the point. It was nice to see intellectual discussion in a serious manner for once. It really was.