Ethos - The Movie
The consumer is all powerful. The way we choose to spend our money can change everything. No company will continue a practice or a product that you the consumer will not buy. If you don't buy their stuff, they go out of business.
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Trailer at: http://www.ethosthemovie.com
Notes from the video:
We define a candidate by how much money they can raise, not by their ideas or their record in public service. We really don't have an election any more - we have an auction. Every president rewards big donors with appointments such as on the Federal Advisory Panel that might influence the approval of new drugs or environmental regulations.
Having so much money in politics gives all the power to those with money. The media in the hands of big business will only present us with the politicians that will serve their interests.
It would be unreasonable to expect politicians to change the system that put them in power. Anyone who comes out as a democratic idea is dismissed as an extremist.
Corporations are monsters trying to devour as much profit as possible, at everyone's expense.
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imaged by those who are not behind the scenes." - Benjamin Disraeli
"The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt." - Henry Ford
"Some of the biggest men in the US are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere."
"A power so subtle, so organized, so complete and pervasive that they better not speak above their breath when the speak in condemnation of it." - Woodrow Wilson
Whenever the government needs money, it requests it from the Federal Reserve. But the Fed doesn't just give the money to the government, it loans the money at interest. This keeps the government and the people in a continuous state of debt.
All of our income taxes are paid to the Federal Reserve to pay off the debt the government incurs when it borrows money from the Federal Reserve bank.
One would think the power to control the money supply that controls our economy and affects our lives in every way, would be in the hands of the government, but it is not. It is controlled by the Federal Reserve Bank, which is not a government organization. It is a private banking cartel. It is a group of large and powerful, private banking interests. The government has given it a monopoly to create the nations money supply.
Congress has failed us miserably because many of them are beholden to the military industrial complex. The Pentagon shapes the news.
"Together we can accomplish anything."
"Any system that places money and profit above all else, has an Achilles Heel.......
The way to win back democracy, and end wars, and save our environment, has just one cure. The consumer is all powerful. The way we choose to spend our money can change everything. No company will continue a practice or a product that you the consumer will not buy. If you don't buy their stuff, they go out of business.
Without saying a word, you can send a clear message that they will heed. If a company pollutes the environment, or uses bad business practices, if you don't buy their stuff, they will change. If you don't want chemicals or GMOs in your food, don't buy it. Government won't make these changes for us, it is down to
the common man.
If there is a single most important thought to take away from Ethos it is that nothing is going to change unless 'you' get involved.
Our governments are in the hands of big business. Big business is blind to everything but the bottom line. They are unregulated and they are poisoning our planet. Our democracy is broken, voting isn't going to fix anything. Our media is owned by massive corporations. They only give us information that serves their own interests, it would be illogical for them to do otherwise.
So, that just leaves you and me. What can we do? We have to get involved. When we choose to spend our money wisely we can change everything. Everything!!
We can deny profits to corporations who act without conscience and support those that do business in a socially responsible way. No company will continue a practice or a product that you do not support when you buy their stuff! It is either change or go out of business. Simple, but very powerful. You can make them change, and change has only ever come from the people. Our future is our responsibility.
Watch the video for lots more important information.