The End of America (2008)
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The End of America details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward
fascism. It's not a "lefty"tot tome, rather a historical look at trends in
once-functioning democracies from modern history that are being repeated in our
country today. It gives any reader (or viewer of the lecture) a much-needed
history lesson and constitutional refresher. Most importantly, it puts the recent
gradual loss of civil liberties in the U.S. in a historical context. The average
American might not be alarmed at AT&T selling our private information to the
Bush administration, but when this action is seen as part of a larger series
of erosions and events, a pattern emerges with unfortunate consequences that
become disturbingly clear.
NOTE: the bonus disc was not included in this release sorry.
Rip Date....: 02/24/09
Store Date..: January 20, 2009 (DVD)
Runtime.....: 73 min
Stripped....: fbi warning
Extras......: DC audio
IMDB LINK...: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294790/
Rating......: 7.8/10 30 votes
Let me know when someone shrinks this down to 700mb
Feb 26 2009, 05:01 CET
first it says at the top: based on a book by Naomi Wolf
then it says: 'It's not a "lefty"tot tome, rather a historical look'
These days when I see someone online screaming about 'American Fascism' it usually - and absurdly - comes from the far right. Is this true in this case?
Feb 26 2009, 11:41 CET
i am also reluctant. i have seen the talk by naomi wolf.. it wasn't without relevant observations, but i wonder if the movie is just that speech made into a slideshow/movie reel kind of thing.. in such a case i could do without.
if i remember correctly, naomi wolf harks back as though the US was not a police state at some point and then goes on to tug at patriotic sensibilities.
i would have preferred a full length feature bases on the other napmi's book; naomi wolf, 'shock doctrine'
Feb 26 2009, 15:58 CET
naomi wolf didn't write 'shock doctrine' naomi klien did. Same first name, same hair - different woman
preview of film
Feb 26 2009, 19:13 CET
yes. i am quite familar.. brainfart mistake.. i quite well know that the other naomi is klein, i have had an activist crush on her for some years now.
thanks much though.
Feb 26 2009, 23:04 CET
redjade: I felt exactly the same way, the title and some phrases in the description made my antenna go up at first. The conspiracy right throw the word fascism around a whole lot. But judging from the trailer, this one doesn't fit that category at all.
Looks like a low-budget follow-the-book-tour thing.
lonin: Seems like godcanjudgeme just uploaded a shrinked version..
Feb 27 2009, 03:03 CET
Yes, he sent me a note on that. I'll get it going.
Feb 27 2009, 06:06 CET
sabotsolutions: 'i have had an activist crush on her for some years'
and I thought I was the only one!
Feb 28 2009, 02:42 CET