Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tea Party: Secretly Guided to Serve Corporate Elites.

The documentary film (Astro)Turf Wars: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution exposes The Tea Party - fake grassroots activism organized from the top down - and other corporate deception for what it is.

In Summer 2009, something stirred in America. After Barack Obama and a Democratic congress swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, out of nowhere a citizens protest movement emerged that threatened to derail their agenda. Was this uprising the epitome of grassroots democracy? Or was it, as some said, an example of ‘astroturfing’? That is, the creation of fake grassroots (ie. Astroturf: get it?) groups, designed to put corporate messages in the mouths of seemingly independent citizens.

Fascinated by this concept of astroturfing and curious to find out if these accusations were true, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham hopped on a plane to investigate. Going undercover as a curious onlooker, his month-long journey took him over 5000 miles, 6 states and right into the heart of the ‘American Dream’. His three areas of investigation were:

(Astro) Turf Wars trailer from (astro)turf wars on Vimeo.

1 comments:

Anonymous,  21:49  

Most of the Tea Party members are the dumbest and most selfish people on earth. They say they're seriously against government spending however never lifted a finger when Bush spent us into a raging deficit.

They're not against spending. They're against any politician who tries to give a leg-up to the less fortunate. It's all about growing the poor population and keeping the already poor in their place. They don't have any problem with handouts to the wealthiest people in the world.

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