I came across a website called "The People Speak" which promotes a film by the same name and purportedly a "movement" though the site fails to
mention just what that movement is about. There is lots of star power involved, many famous actors and musicians that most of us would consider to be
progressives: Matt Damon, Bruce Springsteen, Don Cheadle, Bob Dylan, Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, et al.
The website can be found here: www.thepeoplespeak.com...
Having watched the clips and read the content, the theme of "Democracy" pops up over and over again.
is the word "Republic" used which I found to be more than curious, to me it smacked of intentional disinformation.
I have written the site with my complaint though I really do not expect to hear back from them.
What do you guys think? Has Hollywood put this together to derail any movement towards restoration of the Republic of the United States? Is this more
historical revisionism being pushed as progressive? Why the heavy repetition of democracy being used as a mantra?
Howard Zinn is one of my heroes. His book "A People's History of the United States" opened my eyes to many, many things that changed the face of
America. In it, Zinn reveals the long history of US labor strikes, indigenous uprisings and mass protest movements that have changed America for the
better; establishing basic worker protections and securing rights for minorities and women, etc.
Zinn was a very likable man, a great researcher, teacher, activist and writer. He often put himself on the front lines in the fight to end the Vietnam
war and gain basic civil rights protections for all.
Sadly, he passed away not long ago.
Mods:Feel free to move if there is a more appropriate place for this thread, thanks.