June 30, 2009

Not Coming To Your Local Cineplex

Dear Friends:

This 2006 film is a bit dated (they actually believe the Democratic Party is going to turn things around), but worth a view nevertheless. One hopes Liberty News TV will do a follow-up on the emptiness and spinelessness of Barack Obama--his pandering to the Pentagon, bailout of corporations, and continuation of neoliberal economic policy--but for some odd reason I'm not holding my breath. Enjoy!



Anonymous Kelvin said...

It seems to me that Liberty News is committed to the belief that change of a structural order of magnitude is possible ("if only enough people...") and that is their raison d'etre. But thank you Morris for the url as it is a great source for hearing alternative voices (crying in the wilderness?) Besides, the female anchor, Liz Chambers, is very pretty, like an angel in an Italian Renaissance painting!

10:56 PM  
Anonymous farbror Melker said...

On the subject of technological progress increasingly giving diminishing returns: Go to http://c-realm.org and listen to the archived podcast-interview "C of Hype" (Episode 104).

MIT computer-science graduated Microsoft engineer/designer Bob Seidensticker (homepage: www.future-hype.com) gets interviewed by a the C-realm host, a "recovering singularityist".

2:11 PM  
Blogger Morris Berman said...

Dear farbror,

I post it for general interest, but can't look at these rt now as I am currently in deepest Guatemala (complete with Internet, Burger King, and cell phones up the yin yang). The town is 50% indigena, and yet drowning in American toys. Anyway, thanx for yer contribution, and I hope readers enjoy it.

Hasta la proxima,

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

Far more interesting to me than the Seidensticker interview, which consists largely of clobbering a gnat ("Singularitarians") with a sledgehammer, is the discussion that follows with John Horgan, author of the fine book Rational Mysticism: Science Meets Spirituality in the Search for Enlightenment. The discussion with Horgan continues in the following program.

As an aside, I highly recommend Horgan's book. It offers a view of the form of participating consciousness known as mysticism from multiple and diverse perspectives. Interviewees include Huston Smith, Steven Katz, Terence McKenna, Susan Blackmore, and many others.

11:57 AM  
Blogger jarden69 said...

Here's my reaction to this piece...

First off, I'm neither Democrat or Republican. I'm a Political Atheist, and although I agree with most of the content and opinions presented here, there is no question that this was a completely one-sided hit piece created by Democrats to bash Republicans and George Bush. To that I say, please, spare the rhetoric and propaganda. Does anyone actually believe Democrats are the "Hero's" portrayed in this piece?Get real, they're all self-serving bastards...both Dems and Repubs. This piece made it sound like Dems can do no wrong, and that they too have not caused many of the problems we face. This is not reality. What about all the debacles under Clinton? How the rapidly mounting failures under Obama? Why is the media giving Obama a pass, and not going after him as aggressively as when going after Bush? Face it, the entire system is rigged. Neither party is going to save us, and they're not going to do a damn thing to help the people. It's Over...the country is Done. I'm just trying to figure out what we should all do, where we should move to.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Morris Berman said...

Dear Jarden,

Well, amigo, I couldn't agree with you more. Esp. your comments about the country being finished. That is plain as day. The only serious question facing any intelligent American at this point is where to move.

Good luck,

7:35 AM  
Blogger took_the_red_pill said...


I think that Liberty News TV is objectively quite a ways leftward of the Democratic party and ruling class politics in general. Just watch some of their other shows and you'll see.

link: http://www.libertynewstv.com/

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Susan W. said...

Dear Dr. Berman,

No more posts? Are you hoping we'll all go away?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Morris Berman said...

Dear Susan,

Ay, lo siento! 1000 apologies. I've been meaning to do something, but life has a tendency of getting in the way. I seem to be buried by tons of stuff, both academic and non, but hopefully I'll get round to it pretty soon. Thanx for the poke in the ribs.


7:08 PM  

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