Ethos: A Time For Change
June 21, 2012 1 Comment
Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor and activist Woody Harrelson, Ethos lifts the lid on a Pandora’s Box of systemic issues that guarantee failure in every aspect of our lives, from the environment to our democracy and our own personal liberty.
Ethos lays out just exactly what has happened to ethics in American politics. As quoted from the documentary, “We really don’t have elections anymore, we have auctions.” Everything in our society boils down to money, and monetary policy. The rich powerful elite are able to influence politicians by funding their campaigns, and getting them elected. Whoever is willing to adhere with the elitist agenda gets all the money, gets elected, and gets the power.
To prove the point, the film goes on into a completely public record of the power structure that exists in our society. Doesn’t it seem quite odd that so many boards of directors bounce back and forth between corporations, and incredibly influential government positions?
Ethos also does a great job on revealing how The Patriot Act has basically revoked the fourth and sixth Amendments to The Constitution. While not blatantly obvious to the general public, the fact remains that our individual freedoms and human rights are slowly slipping away, and they have been throughout our history, slow and steady. You might have just not noticed it yet, but the information is out there, and this film gives you a good foundation of what to research on your own.
Overall I feel that Ethos has done a great job of exposing a lot of the corruption in our society in a nice, well rounded and presented 60 minute film. Woody Harrelson does a great job narrating, and he seems to have a solid grasp on the information he presents. It becomes overwhelmingly clear that we are being controlled by big business, and they have used the media to manipulate the public to follow their lead like sheep. We go to war for profit and that becomes obvious unless you are oblivious and not willing to break the manipulation
“Nobody in power really wants democracy, because democracy would challenge the basic power structure of their authority.” -Tony Benn, former member of British Parliament