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An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 24 January 2006 (USA)
A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

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Ralph Nader : How Do You Define a Legacy?


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Ralph Nader: My father was there, he said, "Well, Ralph, what did you learn in school today? Did you learn how to think or did you learn how to believe?"
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an Unreasonable Man in an Absurd World
20 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm going to keep this very short.

The first time I heard of Ralph Nader was through a friend, eight years a go. Eight years a go when Gore was running against Bush. My friend told me to find information on Ralph Nader, he told me that Nader was something different and something special.

I am not an American, so I had very little interest in American politics those days. Regardless I decided to check out this "Nader creature". Well my friend was right. Nader was something different. I felt there was something odd, weird about him. Nader had this monotonous voice and he didn't give these easy to digest political speeches. He didn't promise "change" or talk about "no child left behind" acts. In fact Nader talked about facts.

It was then that it dawned me. The reason why I found Naders message to be so weird, was because he was telling the truth! In a messed up, corporate controlled world, what are the odds that the consumer activist actually knows what is going on? Nader is a consumer activist and people all around the world owe Ralph Nader a great deal. Look at what you wear, what you eat, what you drive, where you work, the computer you own and tell me that corporations don't have power over you. Don't tell me that corporations aren't interested in politics. Corporations invest in political personalities.

Nader is a man who has fought for the consumer all his life, and that's what we are in the west. We are consumers. So when Ralph Nader speaks, we should listen instead of throwing cakes at him.


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