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Spread the Truth! Share This Movie: "Ethos" hosted by Woody Harrelson, (featuring Ron Paul)

This movie covers the military industrial complex, the corruption, the money chain, the voting system, and the "private banking cartel", the Federal Reserve...mostly all of it that I can see so far. Even touches on Bilderberg, and it's all hosted by Woody Harrelson, one of my favorites. I haven't watched the whole thing, but this seems like a Daily Paul regular's fan favorite. Watch it. Love it. Or hate it I suppose, I haven't seen the whole thing yet. Then, leave your comments. Oh, and share if you find it informative and entertaining.




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I tried, but couldnt watch it

too left for me. Opening with a Zinn quote, and then repeatedly referring to our"democracy" instead of our "Republic". That is a huge pet peeve of mine, because Democracy = Mob Rule. The two terms are almost polar opposites.
The most effective propaganda always has doses of truth sprinkled in to the mix.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

The FauxNewsChannel

Segment regarding the "war" on "Terror" was good.
The characterizations of this ongoing scam and the behind-the-scenes look at how they created this "roller-coaster ride" many of which,(including myself) have been conned into taking is noteworthy.
That was some "stage production" that FauxNews implemented.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

wacthed it

alot of truth but it has a agenda 21 written all over it,but kinda hidden mesage


There are lots of things in this that i disagree with

it is far too left wing and socialist.
But most of the basic principles and suggestions are sound, like the dollar in your pocket is a weapon. Use it well.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

I watched it; I wasn't

I watched it; I wasn't impressed. I find it interesting that they talk about Edward Bernays in the negative and then they employ the very same methods he used, to try and sell us on Democracy is good and Capitalism is bad. Noam Chomsky tries to make it sound bad that the U.S. Constitution didn't create a Democracy; however, they never used the term Republic in classifying the system which the United States was founded upon. Sure, they show Dr. Paul, Karen Kwiatkowski, Chalmers Johnson, and Aaron Russo but they also had Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, and many others who deride the system which we actually desire, while they praise a system (democracy) which has never been known to work, for large groups of people, ever.

While its(the documentary's) benefits, I fear, are minor in comparison to the harm done by misleading the public on the actual causes of the problems by intentionally mislabeling Corporatism with Capitalism and also switching a desired government as a Democracy instead of a Republic -if we should need a government at all.

With only but a few clips showing the hypocrisy of the Democratic party's rhetoric they lay nearly all blame on Republicans -with the exception of Woodrow Wilson, but they minimize that by showing a quote from his autobiography. They lay full blame on Capitalism and the lack of Democracy; what a farce. Daniel Ellsberg says that they(the Corporatists) want to get rid of the New Deal and every good progressive legislation since; that is BS, and we know it. If all of the New Deal and other BS Progressive regulations and legislation were to be repealed the Corporatists would die; for they depend to much on the government to force minimum choices on the people, which the Corporatists then reap the huge profits of that very act which then they use to bribe the politicians with for more self serving regulations.

For any non awake person, I fear, it would just cause confusion; because as this documentary derides Capitalism, we support Capitalism. While this documentary promotes Democracy, we deride Democracy and support the Founders Republic. I would not be using this documentary as a source to wake people up.

I'd Agree ..It's Not Entirely Accurate

..It does a "PR Job", the likes of which Bernays would be proud of,
in "showcasing" the term democracy, as well as "shaping" opinion regarding corporations and capitalism. The one concept particularly absent, by design, or error, is "Republic" as in Democratic Republic.
Noam Chomsky had his agenda...Harrelson is either paid to do this film or has an axe to grind (Did his Dad die in prison?).
I believe the "Terrorism" characterization is "on the money",and would convince me not to "throw the baby out with the bath water" as to my final opinion of this film.
And the final analysis/solutions suggested of spending one's money "wisely" is rubbish. LOL! What of those who live paycheck to paycheck? Are they to be ignored?
Massive strikes would certainly be more effective. Unfortunately most are still slumbering, and only a catastrophic calamity will wake them, and these are usually engineered to drive the serfs back to the castle.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Thanks, but I'll pass

To see the movie open with a quote by Howard Zinn was as far as I got. I have rarely thrown a book in the garbage. I made an exception for one of Zinn's.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir


It's definitely liberal-flavored propaganda. However, it does give credence to some of our causes... others not.

-quiet engineer

I expect open mindedness from

I expect open mindedness from the Daily Paul crowd. But I'm curious. Why did you not like his book, so on, so forth. I liked the film, and it brings some very good points to the table that people need to understand.

I would like to know more about this Zinn guy.

He's a socialist.

Howard Zinn is a socialist.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com

"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Smug Divisive Snark Is More Part Of The Problem ...

... Than anything objectionable about Zinn's politics. I respect him.


It was a good book, in my opinion. I had no trouble taking much of his emphasis with a grain of salt. He didn't pretend to be neutral. I am thankful for his many contributions. He had a lot of good things to say:

"...the lesson of ... history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government may try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television may do the same, but the truth has a way of coming out. The truth has a power greater than a hundred lies."

- Howard Zinn

No one is being smug here.

I stated the obvious, he is a self described socialist.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com

"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

True ...

... partly.

Zinn described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist",[53] He suggested looking at socialism in its full historical context as a popular, positive idea that got a bad name from its association with Soviet Communism. In Madison, Wisconsin, in 2009, Zinn said:

Let's talk about socialism. I think it's very important to bring back the idea of socialism into the national discussion to where it was at the turn of the [last] century before the Soviet Union gave it a bad name. Socialism had a good name in this country. Socialism had Eugene Debs. It had Clarence Darrow. It had Mother Jones. It had Emma Goldman. It had several million people reading socialist newspapers around the country. Socialism basically said, hey, let's have a kinder, gentler society. Let's share things. Let's have an economic system that produces things not because they're profitable for some corporation, but produces things that people need. People should not be retreating from the word socialism because you have to go beyond capitalism."

The smugness was more on the part of those who demonstrated they don't care to be part of those discussions. Partial labels and name tags are enough to slam books and films as the initial credits role. Open minds lead to solutions and help us find understanding -- mutual, we might hope. Understanding and spreading ideas is never about labels and closed books.