Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover this Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m. for a (free) screening of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
We will provide popcorn. Please feel free to bring a portable chair
(e.g., a lawnchair) with you for more comfortable seating.
From the website http://www.heist-themovie.com/ the movie is summarized:
"HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?
is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide
economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled 'Attack on American
Free Enterprise System'. Written over 40 years ago by the future
Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of
Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a
money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate
control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and
destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
"But Powell’s real 'end game' was business control of law and
politics. HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic
implementation of Powell’s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties
culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and
regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis
of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class.
Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no
thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other
film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer
of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today’s polarizing media,
HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact- based
explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to
restore our representative democracy."
Please join us for this highly provocative and fascinating film, which will be followed by a discussion. Directions at link.