Black Lives Matter Moment
This is a little over two hours of videos that shook my understanding of the world and broke the spell of white supremacy.
It’s 7 minutes of horror and passion. Just watch it.
(1:40) 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.
Last Week Tonight
(0:35) This covers much of what 13th does and adds some chilling policy context. The part that stuck with me was that the exact reforms being proposed short of Defunding the Police were proposed by commissions in the 1960’s!!! Please watch 13th, but this works great as crash course.
The Century of The Self
(3:55) This is a 4 part series on how Freud’s ideas have been used to manipulate the masses and stop mass movements. Few documentaries provide the in depth analysis of how injustice is perpetuated like this one does. It’s also produced in a psychedelic way that makes it weirdly entertaining.
(2:25) This is cannon for understanding the Corportocracy. “Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics – including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change. ” https://thecorporation.com/film/about-film
The Commanding Heights
This is a master class in global trade and modern economics. It starts with the Macroeconomics of Lord Maynard Keynes in the early 20th Century and then discusses the conservative response by the Austrian School and Frederich Von Hayek. From there it follows the battle of the two ideas up to the early 2000’s. Caveat: despite the very good information there is a pretty healthy corporate bias to this documentary; so know that I think it has flaws.
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