Culture in Decline: Episode #1 – What Democracy? (Full Episode)

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From the creator of the zeitgeist film series, Peter Joseph, comes the worst reality show of all time: the real one. This first episode covers the coming 2012 US Presidential Election and the subject of what we perceive as “Democracy” in the world today.  Do we really have democracy?  Is it the only option to provide for everyone’s well being?

The well known advocate of the scientific thought Carl Sagan once invited the question: If we are visited by a superior species from another part of the galaxy and forced to explain to them our stewardship of our planet, not to mention the state of the human affairs today, would we be proud of what we describe?

How do we frame our explanation that almost half of the world, over 3 billion people, are either barely surviving in abject poverty and sickness, or are simply dying off unnecessarily at a rate of about one person every couple of seconds, all occurring in the wake of an advanced technological realities.


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