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When Lies Become Truth
Orwell Rolls In His Grave -
"Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..."
Director Robert Kane Pappas’ "Orwell Rolls In His Grave" is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself..
This comes in two parts.
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I think that people of conscience need to realize
that we are not going to fix this system.
Our Democracy, if it ever did work,
Is very broken.
Noam Chomskey talks about how the American system
of faux democracy is now the envy of tyrants the world over.
We have entered a time where we must use the freedom
and the connections and communication capabilities we have now
to create new inventions of social contract that transcend
the geographic state and corporate hegemony.
We can create our own domestic tranquility.
We can create our own truly free markets.
We can create our own communication systems and devices.
We can create our own systems of trade.
We can create energy systems, transportation systems,
and housing coops that stretch over the entire globe.
We cannot fight for a democratic party that serves the elite.
We cannot fight for a democracy that is an illusion of shaping.
We cannot fight against lobbyist that hire the unemployed,
to hold their place in line at the public hearing,
so they can control the docket.
We cannot fight by empowering those who see only consumers
who can be molded, marketed to, and plucked,
like a human cash crop.
We cannot fight those who protect the powerful,
and those who know no better.
We cannot fight at all.
At least not on their turf.
It will only waste our resources,
and frustrate our intent.
We must create a working, democratic, cyberstate.
Maybe not today,
Maybe not tomorrow.
But maybe by Tuesday.
Watch the Movie.
And let's make a Plan.