Even taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, this documentary proves to be a truly engaging, provocative, and well executed film. After watching the movie, I was wondering about the validity of the many assertions made without citation by the filmmaker, so I decided to do some research. It definitely didn't simplify anything, but it sure got me thinking.
Some of the things I have read about George H.W. Bush (see: Wikipedia article "pardons" section, and "Confessions of an Economic Hit-man" by John Perkins for a taste.) have blown my mind. It's also staggering to read further about the lasting connections between the Bush Family and Skull and Bones, The Harriman Family, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the Nazis, to name a few.
I bet one day in the future, students will study the history of the rise and fall of the "American Empire" in much the same way we read about the waxing and waning of the Roman or Greek Empires. People will be amazed at the audacity, corruption, and the greed of our era's American ruling classes. They will make movies about the avaricious, murderous warlords who ran the world...and then they'll go and do it all over again.
My only question is: When will we as humans ever learn to consistently lead each other with EACH OTHER in mind, and not ourselves? OK...I think I ranted there a bit.
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