‘America’ a vicious piece of propaganda

I have to admit, this movie set me off. About half way through the movie, I almost walked out. I was fuming mad.  After they said America was a bunch a thieves, and our country was based on plunder.  We stole the land from the Indians and kept slaves.  Nothing they said wasn’t true, but oh boy, was I hot.

America: Imagine a World without Her

America: Imagine a World without Her

I wonder if this person actually did get up and walk out before the second half? Posted in the Union Democrat on July 15, 2014:

Movie or political advertisement?
I was so shocked by a movie that was shown at the Regal Cinema theater that was so in violation of proper material to be shown to the public without notice of it being a political advertisement that I must protest somehow.

The movie I am referring to is “America,” it is a vicious, manipulative piece of propaganda twisting and presenting a history of our country so that it creates mistrust and fear.

I am shocked that our only movie source in Tuolumne County would show such a politically inflammable, unjust film.

Regal Theaters should be held accountable. It is unforgivable to foist that kind of offensive material on the unsuspecting public.
Beverley Harrison
Sonora, CA

I wonder how exactly does one go about holding Regal Theaters accountable?

After staying to watch the second half, they told they rest of the story.  Restoring my faith in America and my faith in humanity.
Watch the trailer for yourself.  Are we a nation of thieves?  Watch the movie, you decide.

Connections!

This is one scary show.  Not only does it show how certain inventions changed the direction of our future but it shows where this technology is likely to take us in the future. Gene manipulation?

James Burke the scientific detective is back tracking the fascinating links between technological invention, social history, economics, and, well, everything. Life is a giant 3-dimensional globe made up of millions of threads that cross and recross each other, says Burke as he traces the lines that lead from a French loom to IBM, from a kink in a water pipe to a carburetor. He makes two dozen international stops by way of explaining how the steam pump led to carbon paper, to the entire Industrial revolution and the moon landing, with drill bits, X-rays and genetic engineering along the way; says New York Newsday. In one half-hour! Your head spins, but its the same as splendid champagne. [Read more…]

There are some scenes that I believe should have been left on the cutting-room floor.  For example, there is some partial and full nudity, though tastefully done.  If you are marketing to children why put that stuff in here?

It is a fascinating show but I would recommend watching the show with your children and talking about the difference topics.  Of course, you can always fast forward through the portions that aren’t of interesting to you. The show did a very good job of drawing connection to the past that actually match sense.  I’m on Connections 2, get all three.