"The American Dream" animated short film

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"The American Dream" animated short film

Postby Keysmasher » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:10 pm

This thirty minute film honestly changed my view on the banking industry & The Federal Reserve.

The American Dream Film

PART 1: YouTube - The American Dream Film Part 1 HD
PART 2: YouTube - The American Dream Film Part 2 HD

The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you've been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away. Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day? THE AMERICAN DREAM takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America today. You will be challenged to investigate some very entrenched and powerful institutions in this nation, and hopefully encouraged to help get our nation back on track.


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Postby Generallisimo » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:53 pm

This movie, based on the description alone, smells a lot like that "loose change" conspiracy movie; and that ain't a pretty smell. No offense, but these things are garbage.

Do they mention Free-Masons run the Federal Reserve as well? Might as well while they are at it.

Who made the film? An economists or some random Internet guy who pulled together all these strings of information (none of which you can find in a textbook) he found online? They don't provide on their website one iota of evidence that they have any actual knowledge about what they are talking about. Yah, economists aren't always right (if they were, someone would have figured out how to predict the future by now), but I'd take their word any day over what some self-promoting team of people say.

Just to be clear, my words seem vitriolic, so I am not attacking you, Keysmasher. I am simply bashing this film because I am sick of hearing people base their opinions on these things alone (like the Fox special documentary that claimed we never landed on the moon).

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Postby Keysmasher » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:25 am

Not so much a conspiracy movie, but more of an informative film. I haven't personally seen Loose Change, but just by watching the trailer of Loose Change. The American Dream & Loose Change should not even be mentioned in the same sentence.

Tad Lumpkin and Harold Uhl directed the film. Not too sure if they are economists, but they appear to be known in the film industry.

The movie basically asks the question of "Why does a private central bank such as the Federal Reserve lends us our own money at a certain interest?" What's the point of the Fed in the first place? The US Treasury could do everything the Federal Reserve can only the Federal Reserve is owned by some of the wealthiest people and not the "people."

It's hard to respond to your post if you haven't even seen this thirty minute film. Just seems like you read the official description.

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Postby debitcardsblow » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Who is it then that owns the Fed?

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Postby Keysmasher » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:52 pm

debitcardsblow wrote:Who is it then that owns the Fed?


The Fed is owned by its shareholders from whom I believe are the private banks.

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Postby Generallisimo » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:11 am

Yah, it is just like Loose Change based on what you said. A conspiracy is a conspiracy whether Free-Masons are involved or not.

I think I'll take what the Fed says who owns them over what 2 random dudes (economists, film-makers or not) say any day of the week:
FRB: FAQs: Federal Reserve System

The fed is not owned by shareholders, as a shareholder of Fed Reserve stock is not the same as being the shareholder of a Bank stock.

And how is a Federal Government agency owned by private banks? If the Fed was lying about who owns them, they would have been exposed long ago. With so many people involved in such a public agency, you'd think if what this film is saying was true, we would have heard about it by now (i.e., some patriotic American who ends up working for the Fed realizes it is betraying his own country and decides to fess-up). Especially from Glenn Beck, who hates progressives and has attacked Woodrow Wilson, who started the Fed Reserve. If he found real, solid, evidence of this conspiracy, believe me, we would have heard about it as the 'real' portion of Fox News would have reported on that as well followed by CNN, etc, etc.

Better yet, until the Drudge Report or Wikileaks posts evidence that the Fed Reserve is secretly run by banks, I won't believe it.

I agree with how our Central Bank is structured. If not given independence to run, Volcker (of the 'Volcker Rule') would not have been able to jack up interest rates to 20% in 1981. Do a quick google news archive search and you will find a sizable number of articles highly critical of Volcker's rate raise. If Volcker was the Secretary of the Treasury (a political appointment), he would have been removed and our economy would have been bogged down by high inflation for longer. In retrospect, Volcker was proven right. Yes, these guys are not always right (Greenspan should have been removed ages ago), but I'd much rather have someone who does not have to worry about his job making these decisions and not for political gain (for the same reason we have life-time tenured Supreme Court Judges).

How is this film not a conspiracy movie? "The American Dream" is being taken away by a secretive group of rich people....

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:36 pm

I think both of you guys have valid points. The way the Federal Reserve came about is interesting, because the first time around it was pushed by the banks but citizens wouldn't approved it. What was done to get it passed on the second try were the banks acted as if they were strongly against it and voila, that made the citizens support its passage. However there are a lot of security conspiracies about the system which are grossly exaggerated. I'm a bit rusty on my history but there is a valid reason for why the Fed was setup that way or at least that is how I remember it.

This is what it says on the Federal Reserve website-

After all necessary expenses of a Federal reserve bank have been paid or provided for, the stockholders of the bank shall be entitled to receive an annual dividend of 6 percent on paid-in capital stock.

FRB: Federal Reserve Act: Section 7

What I would like to know is which banks own the most stock, because the Fed is making money hand over fist right now, literally, with QE2 and I would think any profits from the securities purchase will be a windfall down the road. Find out which banks own the most so I can buy some of their stock, ha!

When I have time over the next few days I will check out those Youtube links.
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Postby EJSanchez » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:03 pm

I watched but do not understand how it all works?



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