Making the Future Female


Click here to watch a brilliant short film by Peter Joseph, creator of the Zeitgeist movies.

In US election year, Peter sardonically examines American democracy and shows how the capitalist system controls our thoughts and actions so there are no real choices. He shows how puppet politicians are bankrolled by corporations and asks why we need these leaders at all. This is the same point I make in Womanifesto and we agree that modern leaders play the same role as kings, emperors and dictators did formerly.

For democracy to work, all citizens must be educated to understand the issues, yet critical thinking and logic are ignored and learning by rote is taught to millions. Joseph argues the US two party political system is a con – there is no real choice and all good change derives from pressure from below – not the Republican and Democratic parties.

He also shows how the big parties came together to set up and control the Presidential debates so killing intelligent discussion and stopping smaller parties getting airtime. This is exactly the same as in the UK and most other so-called democracies. Noam Chomsky has been saying this for years.

Even now as more and more species become extinct, the climate changes to who knows what and humanity teeters on the brink of disaster, most folk are more interested in inane celebrities, fashion and consumerism.

Peter also shows how religion creates an unthinking populace who do as they are told rather than questioning everything.

So if you care about the future, the ecosystem and your own minds – watch and engage with this film – what could be more important?

2 responses

  1. Aisha

    Cheers Lowerarchy ๐Ÿ™‚ this was a great film and links, wish we could get more of the global population to really engage politically, not the party-politics bollox, but with their home (earth) and what is happening to our sisters and brothers worldwide. It is a massive battle and has been going on for centuries, and crises are looming… Our home is damaged and is trying to repair itself and by doing so, we as a species will probably be mostly lost, if we don’t all soon wake up… Your Womanifesto is a great idea and yet Reproduction rarely gets a mention in all these activist videos and discourses. I feel, as you do, that if Women really raised their consciousness and understood their power, to withhold reproduction, until the System changes – now that is POWER for change – good luck with your mission and am travelling with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    • Welcome to the trip ๐Ÿ™‚
      The only reason we’re in this mess is that most folk are blinded to the real situation. Marx called it false class consciousness, Chomsky points to the work of PR and its founder’s comment that they were in the business of “Manufacturing consent..”
      There’s at least 2 of us now ๐Ÿ˜‰

      September 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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