Saturday, April 30, 2016

MATT DAMON on the Evil Elite

Some libertarian right winger put this video out but Matt Damon is really on the progressive left.

My girlfriend takes no interest in politics and thinks I'm a bit mad when I tell her how the world is up-side-down where good is evil and evil is often not so evil after all.  Come to think of it, my last girlfriend used to say to me when I bought the Guardian, or the Observer,  that why couldn't I buy a normal paper like everyone else (you know, like the The Sun)? I don't read those papers anymore, though, as I now know they are full of neoliberal crap and disinformation. 

Anyhow, here's Matt Damon telling an audience how wicked the people in charge of our society really are. That the good people are in prison and the bad people are going about scott free. Organised crime is heavily involved in the top echelons of our western society, I might add, and these people are very dangerous indeed.  But most ordinary people take no notice, watch celebrity culture and listen to its gossip, and think everything is fine, or good enough. My girlfriend is one of them. 

The Western elite and organised crime are taking us further along the path to a world war. 

MATT DAMON on ELITE


17 comments:

Matt Franko said...

Damon is another one i would put on a list of people making $bazillions glorifying dystopia in movies he makes and then complaining about it in real life....

Ryan Harris said...

Who is in the elite will always change but there will always be an elite that controls the power. What is unusual now, is that the elite are particularly unrestricted because capital has never been so free and markets so large.

nivekvb said...

I watched the film JFK to 9/11, and after that war started to more sense to me. War is big business and organised crime is in power. JFK to 9/11 may have been pure conjecture on many things, but I think it was right about organised crime and endless wars.

Simsalablunder said...

"Damon is another one i would put on a list of people making $bazillions glorifying dystopia in movies he makes and then complaining about it in real life...."

Well, he at least knows the difference between a movie and real life.
Always funny when you're opposing investment in real production in the USA.

Simsalablunder said...

"glorifying dystopia"

So he's one of those making movies about an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad but that's all made into looking good and pleasant and is all praised? Interesting twist. Never seen those movies. Perhaps you can provide a link?

Matt Franko said...

Investing 100s of $millions creating fictitious images of a dystopian society and then promoting and distributing it to millions of people for profit is in a way glorifying it...

And he has an ax to grind here he and many of his ilk got ripped off back in the 90s by some Hollywood hedge fund guy...

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2000/04/dana-giacchetto-hollywood-money-manager

So he narrates "The Big Short" again further glorifying dystopian malfeasance and implying it as somehow causal and this is supposed to make up for it or something...

He is not helping... and imo he is probably actually helping the other side...

Simsalablunder said...

"Investing 100s of $millions creating fictitious images of a dystopian society and then promoting and distributing it to millions of people for profit is in a way glorifying it..."

No it's not. You come to that conclusion by jumping to conclusion, a cognitive distortion.

He's not helping you in your political endeavour, and that's really what's bugging you big time…

Matt Franko said...

I am not being political... I am trained as a technocrat... as opposed to the MMT top enders who are now revealing themselves as politicians and flat out signing on to the Sanders campaign... I am not a politician...

Damon is helping to elevate (glorify) a view of dystopian inevitability... human powerlessness ...

(btw "Martian" not so much ... maybe he has figured something out...)

Matt Franko said...

Here:

"Voters remain pessimistic about America's future and continue to believe cutting the size of the federal government may help."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days

This is not a product of some left fantasy "neo-liberal conspiracy!" nor is it inevitable ... its a complete failure of technocracy... and bailing out into political campaigns isnt going to help...

Simsalablunder said...

"I am not being political... I am trained as a technocrat.."
That's classic right wingers thought about themselves you're expressing. You are as political one can be.

Simsalablunder said...

"some left fantasy "neo-liberal conspiracy!"

That fact that you're continuing accusing "lefties" for conspiracy theories even though it's been explained over and over again what neoliberal or neolibearlism is, shows that you are not by any means a technocrat, but rather a extreme right winger. Just being a "technocrat", laughable…

Matt Franko said...

Both the right and left think "we're out of money!"...

This is not a product of some conspiracy by either side... and you are not going to demonstrate the falsity of this belief system by taking a side and accusing the other side of a conspiracy...

The "round earth" people didnt defeat the "flat earth" people by just accusing the flat earthers of a conspiracy and getting involved in politics...

Six said...

Remember that time Matt had a months long hissy fit because the "MMT top enders" didn't support his candidate because of "the xenophobia" and "some left fantasy neo-liberal conspiracy"? It seems like only yesterday. And the day before that. And tomorrow. And the next day after that ...

Simsalablunder said...

You just constantly jump around when you argue. It's you accusing others for doing conspiracy! They don't do conspiracy.

You do conspiracy accusations without any bearing. That conspiracy accusation is your political tool.

Obviously your "technocratic training" isn't of any good when it comes to detect if you yourself are doing politics or not.

But hey, I can point that out for you, so don't despair.

Bob said...

It's possible to be a xenophobe and pro free trade.

Simsalablunder said...

"It's possible to be a xenophobe and pro free trade."

Sure, as much it is possible to be xenophobe and pro xylophone player.

nivekvb said...

The Right call the Ruling Class the Elite. The left call them the Ruling Class, or the aristocracy, I like the later term. Calling them the Ruling Class, or the Aristocracy, makes you sound like a commie, so some people on the left call them the Over Class.


I use all of these terms, and I will sometimes interchange them throughout any article I write, and I will also use the terms, the One Percent, or the 0.001%.

The progressive Right would have been the progressive Left if it wasn't for the Right Wing propaganda which has totally worked on them, after all, this propaganda was a never ending onslaught. Now they support the most vulgar form of capitalism, exactly what the US aristocracy wanted. This is their type of capitalism.