If so, then you must watch the documentary Ethos, narrated by Woody Harrelson. This film makes 2016: Obama’s America look like Sesame Street. I’m not a fan of Harrelson’s political ideology or his performance, but the content of this film was like finding the missing pieces to a puzzle that have been lost for 20 years.
The most eye-opening moment for me is when I realized that it is physically impossible to maintain or increase our standard of living through the consumption of natural resources when world population doubles every 35 years!
It shows that our government wants us to stop worrying and keep shopping. What they don’t tell us is that if we don’t change, we die. Our biosphere is in decline and life cannot be sustained on this earth if we continue poisoning our own air, water and soil. The number one offender: The automobile.
A significant date is introduced: 2015. That is when they predict we will either reach “peak oil” or production will not meet demand. Either way, prepare for oil to double this decade, whereby creating horrific inflation on consumer goods, especially necessities like food, water and clothing.
The film also gives convincing reasoning through insiders at the Pentagon that we didn’t go to war in Iraq or Afghanistan to fight terrorism, but to occupy these countries and protect free flowing oil to America. It addresses the conflict of interests in politics, the Federal Reserve, corporate power, how the news media is controlled, poverty, warfare, pollution and a gullible American public.
Unlike a doomsday prophecy, this film gives a simple solution to these problems, but I fear Americans will be too lazy and self-centered to make the effort to change. As we watch our standard of living decline over this decade, we will either wake up and take action or let our children and grandchildren suffer the consequences of our denial and complacency.
This critique has barely skimmed the surface of the blood-filled meat in this 78-minute documentary. Whatever viewpoint you hold, this will either change it, as it did mine, or validate it.
I don’t care how you do it, just watch it for yourself and you make the call! I caught it online at Netflix; watched it twice just to make sure I wasn't dreaming...
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Posted by Denney Crane at 5:30 PM