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Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. Written by
I Found Out That I Didn't Know What I Thought I Knew.
I am a very critical thinker and have prided myself on not being taken in the propaganda of our business (greed) interested media. After seeing this movie at an University of Oregon symposium I am shaking my head at how easy it is to manipulate the mass population, whether it is by the right or the left, and whether they are on guard. I never connected the dots before on how easy it is to sell war and just how gullible we all are.
This movie should be shown in every critical thinking class at both the high school and college level. It is a wake up call for all of us to protect ourselves from the subtle, effective media propaganda that influences us in just about all our decisions.
Although this movies is critical of our current president and his politics, it doesn't treat kindly those who preceded him in the office of the presidency. The way things stand today the choice between Democrat or Republican is simply what ever we have been told it is and doesn't equate to the reality of politics where money rules.
I probably have talked to most of my friends about this movie more than any other movie this year. I can guarantee you more than one epipthany.
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