‘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.

The Marketing of Madness

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

Many years ago my doctor sent me to a rheumatologist. During the interview the rheumatologist recommended I start taking Zoloft to help with my depression. At the time I thought why on earth would a take an anti-depressant? I went to visit the doctor because of back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease.

Marketing of MadnessI tried explaining to the doctor that if I was depressed it was due to the constant pain I was enduring. Fix the pain, the depression goes, too.

In the end, she prescribed Zoloft for me. I took the drug a total of one time. It left me so wrung out, I slept for 18-hours straight and then had a rough time getting up out of bed. Thanks, but, No, Thanks. I don’t care that it might have been only temporary.

After watching The Marketing of Madness, I thank God that I had the sense I was born with to turn down this doctors treatment. I have family members on psychiatric drugs and now I’m terrified for them. These drugs are dangerous and nothing is being done to protect us. Everyone has a piece of the pie, the doctors, the pharmaceutical companies, even our legislators turn a blind eye. No one is looking out for us, not the FDA, not our doctors, no one. Blind eye is probably the wrong term. These government exployees tasked with our safety are actually being paid by the companies they’re reviewing. This is crony capitalism.

I’ll never forget the day I learned my daughters doctor had prescribed a powerful psychiatric drug for her to treat her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder — while she was pregnant. Her doctor claimed it was perfectly safe for the baby — yet no studies have been done to back up this claim.  In fact, many children have been born with missing appendages and other serious birth defects. We can’t prove it, but it’s entirely possible this drug actually caused my granddaughter’s birth-defect.

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

The definitive documentary on psychotropic drugging—this is the story of the high-income partnership between drug companies and psychiatry which has created an $80 billion profit from the peddling of psychotropic drugs to an unsuspecting public.

But appearances are deceiving.

How valid are psychiatrist’s diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal a dangerous and often deadly sales campaign.

If you, or someone you love is taking psychotropic drugs, if you are considering stopping taking psychotropic drugs or you are considering starting treatment with psychotropic drugs, you owe it to yourself to be fully informed. Please take the time to watch this video series. It could save your life or the life of someone you love.

“If you, a loved one, or anyone you know is taking drugs recommended by an MD or Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive, Schizophrenia etc… then this film is an absolute must watch.”
– James Colquhoun – Producer Director, ‘Food Matters’

You can order a copy of The Marketing of Madness from Amazon, watch the complete series online for free. You may even find a copy at your public library. The Marketing of Madness is unavailable at this time from Netflix. It doesn’t matter how you get it, but you need to watch this powerful presentation.

In this film you’ll discover that…

  • Many of the drugs side effects may actually make your ‘mental illness’ worse.
  • Psychiatric drugs can induce aggression or depression.
  • Some psychotropic drugs prescribed to children are more addictive than cocaine.
  • Psychiatric diagnoses appears to be based on dubious science. Of the 297 mental disorders contained within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, none can be objectively measured by pathological tests. Mental illness symptoms within this manual are arbitrarily assigned by a subjective voting system by a psychiatric panel.
  • It is estimated that 100 million people globally use psychotropic drugs.

Anne of Green Gables

Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables – A New Beginning

I have to tell you up front that Anne of Green Gables is one of my all-time favorite movies of all time. Don’t bother responding with, “yeah, but Kevin Sullivan didn’t stick close enough to the books.” I am certain I would love the books, but I’ve never had the opportunity. Lucy
Maud Montgomery
used her imagination to write these stories and I believe she would approve of Kevin Sullivan’s work.

I was fully ready to reject Barbara Hershey in her roll as Anne Shirley in Kevin Sullivan’s latest creation, Anne of Green Gables – A New Beginning. I simply couldn’t imagine her playing Anne Shirley, when all that stuck in my own mind was her role in Beaches, where she played opposite Bette Midler.

Hershey did a fabulous job in her role as Anne and I love the way Sullivan wove the story around in order to fill in many of the blanks viewers were left with in his previous Anne of Green Gables series of films.

I am, however, left with the disturbing feeling that something is amiss, since  in Anne Of Green Gables – The Continuing Story were left with Gill coming home after WWII safe and sound, but Anne of Green Gables – A New Beginning, Gill has died, viewers see his gravestone showing he died in 1945, which would have been during the war. It broke my heart that they wrote Gill out of the story. Clearly this movie upset quite a few fans. One reviewer wrote on Amazon:

I love Anne of Green Gables. I’ve read every book written by L.M. Montgomery, practically every book about L.M. Montgomery and I’ve seen a number of adaptations of Anne in various forms from plays to movies. This movie has nothing to do with Anne of Green Gables or L.M. Montgomery.

When are the producers going to stop trying to shoehorn their own ideas for characters and plot into the Green Gables name. This isn’t a horrible movie but it isn’t Anne of Green Gables. Anne is an orphan that is at the very foundation of who she is as a character. titled: Blasphemy

Anne Of Green Gables - The Continuing StoryObviously, this author doesn’t realize that Anne of Green Gables was a series of stories by L.M. Montgomery, not an autobiography. Lucy used her imagination and wrote from her heart. Kevin Sullivan masterfully wove a story together that keeps Anne of Green Gables alive and growing, which I find refreshing.

I loved watching the characters in the original Anne of Green Gables trilogy. I think I would watch anything with Megan Follows and Richard Farnsworth was a fabulous actor. If you enjoy watching Barbara Hershey and Shirley MacLaine, you will enjoy this movie. However, if you are a hard-core fan of the Anne of Green Gables books in their pure form, don’t bother — you will hate it.

I pull out Anne of Green Gables and watch the entire Kevin Sullivan series every couple months. I watch this newest addition right along with the others, without too much trouble with the character switch.