Inside Job

inside jobTwo DVD reviews in one week. Hollywood, here I come. I won’t be doing this all the time; this second review being a coincidence of necessity. I’m not planning on becoming the Left’s answer to Rex Reed, I promise.

Now that you’ve laid out your bread for The Ernie Kovacs Collection (At least I sure hope you did!) I’m going to plead with you to make one more financial sacrifice. This one you will be able to pick up for under twenty bucks. It is a wise investment, too. “Inside Job”, a recent film by Charles Ferguson, is the most important documentary ever to be let loose on the public. Buy it now – and show it to everyone you know. Arrange a public showing at your local library. If enough people see this film there will be revolution in this country. Count on it.

Then again, maybe not. Americans have become fat with apathy. Who am I kidding? Never mind.

If you are naive enough to believe that this country is still a democratic republic, Inside Job will set you straight. America has been overthrown by the Plutocracy. Thanks to three decades of deregulation, trillions of dollars have been stolen from the American people. And what no one has mentioned is the fact that the damage that has been done to our economy by these thugs is probably insurmountable. This is the way it’s going to be forever. Although there is still room on the economic coffin to hammer in a few more nails. Go for it.

What is incredible about this very important film is that a few of the perpetrators of this incalculable theft arrogantly sat down with the makers of the film for interviews that are as jaw-dropping as they are outrageous. Within minutes they realize that Mr. Ferguson has his facts in hand, and they quickly become helpless deer in the headlights of his inquisition. One of them even indignantly terminates the interview. It truly is a beautiful thing to behold.

And still our downward spiral continues….

It’s not bloody-well likely that Inside Job will be seen by many – despite the fact that it received the Academy Award for best documentary of 2010. Then again, a nation force-fed the daily mush provided by FOX Noise is not very likely to fully understand the implications of what is presented in this film. Let’s face it – The American people have been led to the cliff and they’re cheerfully plunging into the abyss. The policies put into place by a feeble-minded reactionary named Ronald Reagan three decades ago sealed their collective fates – and yet they still revere the disgusting old Bastard. Puzzling. Puzzling. Puzzling.

tom deganA people as heartbreakingly stupid as these deserve everything that happens to them. Seriously.

Here is all the proof you need that these people have overthrown our government: After decades of economic plunder, they were able to get we-the-taxpayers to bail them out, and not one of them – with one exception – has gone to prison, The exception is, of course, Bernie Madoff. You see, he didn’t make his fortune looting the pensions of regular working people. His victims wereexclusively the rich and powerful. The message could not be any clearer. Too big to fail? These people are too big to jail.

I cannot recommend this film enough.

Tom Degan

Published by the LA Progressive on May 2, 2011
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About Tom Degan

Tom Degan is a fifty-four-year old video artist who in 2006 became so thoroughly disgusted at the state of America's national political dialogue, he decided to take time off to become a freaking civics teacher. He was born in Goshen, NY in 1958 and, after living all over the United States and Canada, moved back there in 1992. He is a high school dropout who in 1977 received an equivalency diploma (HEY, IT'S LEGAL!) He attended SUNY in Middletown, NY and in 1986 studied journalism at the New School in New York City. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and has worked as a truck driver, a radio DJ, and a metal worker... OK, he didn't ACTUALLY receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but he DID get some kind of ribbon of sorts when he was in the Cub Scouts. He is the inventor of Cheez Whiz and lives off the royalties on the sales of that fine product. He loves children and little baby duckies. FULL DISCLOSURE: He didn't really invent Cheez Whiz. His address is: 2590 Rte 17M (PO BOX 611) Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-5714