The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
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Chomsky has this laconic way of reaching in and squeezing so's to get you righteously pissed off. That's basically his job, post-reinventing-linguistics. This is merely a competent paint-by-numbers Errol Morris-school documentary rig-up operation. Ten rules of imperial containment and the consolidation of power and money dryly decanted. We basically know all this. It will make you righteously indignant. Good for you.
"The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it." (George Carlin). Chomsky cogently explains why the 2016 America is a neoliberal, plutocratic, corporate-driven, anti-union, debt-making monstrosity. And it's getting worse every day. This is not a documentary, this is a horror film.
Up there with 'Manufactured Consent' - thank goodness for libertarian socialists like Noam Chomsky. Tackling inequality and plutonomy is as vital a cause as ever. In an era where social liberals and progressives still tacitly bolster free market capitalism and corporate establishment orthodoxy, cogent conscientious objection needs its platform. Chomsky enables that peaceful dissent against that systemic exploitation.
In a dysfunctional era when political debate is increasingly conveniently suppressed, Capitalism has been immunised against critical thought and the process of normalisation has reached the core of the most abhorrent consequences of the Neo-liberal agenda. One would only expect the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse next. Chomsky gives us here the first critical step to counteract, a concise and clinical diagnosis.
Das ist alles recht schlüssig, aber zu verspielt: Diese ganzen Doku- und Dollar-Schnipsel lenken doch nur ab.
Ich hätte mir auch gewünscht, dass er erzählt, in welchen Staaten es besser läuft und warum und wie genau man schließlich die Massen zum Widerstand gegen ihr System bewegt. So ist das Ende ziemlich wischiwaschi.
Great to see Chomsky's message in a high quality form. I like watching his lectures and Q&A's recorded on various conferences, but that's probably not as easy to consume as this film.
Not so great to see that so few people actually watched "Requiem..."
There is nothing new here, contentwise, but maybe we need a coherent the remainder, every now and then. I don't know. It's masturbatory, too. Of course it is. There's the Nymanesque soundtrack churning on and Chomsky is pleasant to listen to. But it's actually a surprisingly mellow watch, given it basically narrates the path to doomdsay.
Noam Chomsky parla delle falle e delle ingerenze all'interno della struttura del sistema democratico americano (e non solo). I concetti espressi sono abbastanza semplificati e non particolarmente innovativi, però fa sempre un certo effetto sentirli riassumere. la forma del documentario è standardizzata con lo stile del documentario contemporaneo alla "Errol Morris"