Friday, October 05, 2007

"The pictures are what will stop the war", Brian De Palma

Thank you to BlueGal at Crooks and Liars for posting my video "Right to Life", on their site.

Ken Burn's documentary on WWII, "The War", had some of the first horrific images of that war that have ever been broadcast. He and directors like Brian De Palma with "Redacted", are breaking the rules because we need to know that war is hell. Bush wouldn't know this. Neither would Cheney. That's why sending Americans to die in their war is so easy for them.
And that's why we need intelligent, compassionate leadership.

I made the video over a year ago, because I think there is such a disconnect between what war supporters believe and reality. The networks refuse to show us what our tax dollars are paying for in Iraq. If they broadcast the mangled bodies of innocent dead children and our dead soldiers, this war would be over and companies like Cheney's Halliburton would lose money. So corporate media shuts its eyes and ours.


Mary said...

Dear Raging Gurrl,
Thank you for "Right to Life," -- for asking the questions, and for exposing how blinded by their faith these people are.
M Heller

Anonymous said...

I love the 'reaction time' you allow after people realize their brains really stopped functioning independently a long time ago.... Should I feel sorry or angry over these unconscious interviewees? Excellent video.

Anonymous said...

I saw this video on C&L, you might want to get permission to post it here.

rick said...

Excellent video! Well done indeed.

-erm- Hey anon, I think RagingGurrl has given herself permission to post this video...

RagingGurrl said...

Thank you for the encouragement and kind words.
I shot this video during Sundance awhile back - I was carrying my camera with me and stumbled upon these evangelists on Main Street in Park City, Utah.

If you'd like to view the video here, just click on the "Right to Life" link in the post.

There is a great conversation going on at C&L in OPen Thread - particularly about how we evolved as human beings to possibly need religion.

Squander N. Blunderbush said...

You are amazing. Thanks so much for this...chilling and ironic...and chilling.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Excellent video!

drsivana99 said...

Thank you for the kind words! Here's something I put together today. I read these reviews separately and realized that if I put them together, they speak volumes.

I don't think I need to introduce these at all. Anything I might say, you're gonna think of anyhow.

Jimmy Carter's "Beyond the White House" (Hardcover)
By Jimmy Carter
Review excerpts courtesy of

This is the story of President Jimmy Carter's post-presidency, the most admired and productive in the nation's history. Through The Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, he has fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the world.

Serving in more than seventy nations, Carter has led peacekeeping efforts for Ethiopia, North Korea, Haiti, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uganda, and Sudan.

With his colleagues from The Carter Center, he has monitored more than sixty-five elections in troubled nations, from Palestine to Indonesia. Carter's bold initiatives, undertaken with dedicated colleagues, have eliminated, prevented, or cured an array of diseases that have been characterized as "neglected" by the World Health Organization and that afflict tens of millions of people unnecessarily. The Carter Center has taught millions of African families how to increase the production of food grains, and Rosalynn Carter has led a vigorous war against the stigma of mental illness around the world.

Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush
(Hardcover)by Robert Draper

In an interview with author Robert Draper in the Oval Office one day last December, President Bush daydreamed about the next phase of his life, when his time will be his own.

First, Mr. Bush said, “I’ll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol’ coffers.” With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, “I don’t know what my dad gets — it’s more than 50-75” thousand dollars a speech, and “Clinton’s making a lot of money.”

Then he said, “We’ll have a nice place in Dallas,” where he will be running what he called “a fantastic Freedom Institute” promoting democracy around the world. But he added, “I can just envision getting in the car, getting bored, going down to the ranch.”

Leora said...

Keep up the good work.