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There is a great movie (short, about one hour) that describes a lot about our govt, & why it may not be working like the founders wanted it to. It tells how our original status changed, as the banking system got bigger & more powerful, & the Federal Reserve System is not being operated by the People, but some organization, (NOT A U.S. GOVT AGENCY, but some cartel of banks). Apparently we cannot find out exactly WHO is in this cartel, & yet they are running the show on our monetary system. The way capitalism works now, it favors the rich, at the cost of all the working class, & at the same time, it works for the War Machine, & for corporations that pollute the environment without mercy. We are given the illusion of democracy, but "money rules" everything: the govt, the media, & our daily life, where we are trained to be "consumers" to enrich the pockets of Big Business. It has a lot of really good information in it, & quotes many very famous philosophers (Freud & Bernays) & govt officials (like Robt Byrd, Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, Al Gore, -- Woody Harrelson is the narrator). Amazing in its detail, & exciting in its scope, we are given a great history lesson in how our democracy was hijacked, without our knowledge, a long time ago, & who pulls the puppet strings. Why the US is getting closer to bankruptcy every day, after being the richest country on earth, & how DEBT is the major factor, mostly caused by numerous & totally unnecessary WARS, to create an endless need for more Weaponry. All our wars of mass destruction & human devastation have only resulted in such savage mutilation of the environment, that we are shortening the survival of any LIFE that remains on this planet. All in the name of Greed. While it has such a subject, so full of horror, the actual film footage & narrative is vividly presented in a gripping & fascinating manner. I highly recommend it. The TITLE of the Movie is -- "ETHOS"
) -- (available on NETFLIX & on Amazon, as a streaming video).
The idea of having a Constitutional Convention to amend our Constitution is a good idea. But it requires that we have 2/3 of the states to vote for the convention; & any amendments have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states. (or something like that). With all the intellectually challenged people we now have in our various legislatures, (ie: T-Party) -- I wonder HOW we could ever "pass" any USEFUL NEW amendments !? We would FIRST have to have an election to get rid of the Tea Party, before we'd have any chance to favorably amend the Constitution. Good Luck: )