Freedom from Choice

Freedom from Choice

2014, Conspiracy  -   26 Comments
Ratings: 7.70/10 from 104 users.

Many Americans regard freedom as one of life's most cherished gifts. The documentary feature Freedom from Choice claims that these freedoms are merely an illusion. After all, the film argues, how free can we be when the U.S. government colludes with the biggest corporations in food, finance, media and medicine?

When you step into a grocery store and are faced with aisle after aisle of choices, you may not realize what you're being denied. But fat-pocketed lobbyists and compromised politicians have determined many of the products you're allowed to purchase. Left out in the cold are the smaller independent farmers who remain devoted to operational transparency and products free from harmful pesticides and processing.

Even the safety standards of our medications are at risk. A significant number of popular drugs have been approved over the objections of FDA's own medical reviewers. Why? Big Pharma wields all the influence and sway over decision makers in Washington. Meanwhile, the ordinary citizens who rely on these medicines to survive are the guinea pigs of adverse side effects and even death.

The 2008 financial crisis was brought upon by the corruptibility of regulators who had sworn to protect us. Instead of doling out appropriate punishment and enacting stricter regulations, the heads of these banking organizations we rewarded with bailouts and hefty bonuses.

Those in search of unfiltered news often reach to the internet. This poses a threat to deeply entrenched figures in power. That's why plans have been set in motion to centralize and control the internet. "They're working around the clock to try to scare people into thinking that the internet must be controlled by our political figures," says one commentator.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The film features ongoing conversations with political commentators, authors, investigative reporters and assorted advocates. They clue us in to the backstage dealings that effectively compromise our freedoms without us even realizing it.

The subject matter may be dire, but the tone of Freedom from Choice remains lively and engaging throughout. It presents a mountain of undeniable evidence that we should all take into consideration.

Directed by: Tim Delmastro

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26 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Martes Marsden

    Excellent documentary , could not have been clearer to the truth than it already is , well done .

  2. Eric

    I don't like to read when I watch TV, so your segments that caused me to put on my glasses made me lose interest. Otherwise, I would have watched until the end.

  3. David

    All this delusional rubbish about cronyism and capitalism just shows how willingly people shoot their mouths off without the least bit of understanding of economics, and libertarians are the worst. Childish nonsense of big government, small government, of collectivism and individualism, a system whereby a magic hand will get it all right as long as we don't piss it off, whereupon it looses it sh*t and throes a hissy fit and screws us all for spite

  4. Geo

    Not a fan of any president, however Ronald Reagan said it well: Government IS the problem, not the solution.

    If people want something different that the worst govt bad money can buy... All they have to do is form an all inclusive independent party which requires candidates they support to sign a performance contract which allows them to yank any contracted candidate at will for failure to perform as set out in the contract, rather than having all the BS required for a recall. Such a contract should stipulate elimination of govt agencies, a few at a time so as not to freak out people who cannot handle rapid change.

    All actually quite easy and simple, yet the people prefer to whine than to act. They absolutely refuse to lift a finger to make their lives much better, so they get what they deserve, and the rest get it even if they don't deserve it.

    1. Ron

      Agree, Mostly! Wasn't a fan of his acting, nor his Trickle Down BS. Have been an "Independent" since it was a "No Party Affiliation" checkbox. Cronyism belongs to "We The People", not our representation. Move away from bipartisanship. Adopt Policy-Drives-Profit, sustainability, destiny... I like your thinking Geo! Re-register your party affiliation today:

  5. mikem

    John Lynch
    The voters of america. We vote and the winners set the rules, that"s how it really does work. Nobody cares enough to vote for waren. She talks about this all the time.
    Thats why wall street was very relieved to hear she was not chosen for VP.

    Look it up. I find it hard to believe you folks dont know what is in print, on the internet and in the constitution.
    Corporations are considered PEOPLE, HUMAN, in a court of law. 14th amendment.
    Change THAT and they lose power to get in government affairs. They also could not stand up to workers much either.
    It's soooooooooooo simple. Look it up and VOTE!


    1. Ron

      Exactly on Corporate personhood! Cost taxpayers too in lengthy court battles. Term SCOTUS and put appointments in people's hands...

  6. Aussie Mick

    Is it ok to give a domestic putty cat a drink of milk from the shop as I dont want her to suddenly sue me as her master went away for a week, 3 weeks ago

  7. Carna

    I ment the government is over reaching and is controlled by big corporations.

    1. John Lynch

      Who controls the Corporations? Who really controls the Corporations?

  8. Carna

    When I was a kid I drank raw milk. Today I follow a vegan diet. Humans were not made to drink cow's milk, having said that I do believe that the government is over reaching and is controlled by big government.

  9. john smith

    I got TB from unpasteurized milk in 1972.This is no joke. Milk should be pasteurized.

  10. The Pipster

    Who's that dick (at 45:00) who says the financial crisis of 2008 had nothing to do with capitalism? Instead he blames it on the regulators, while seeming not to understand that the regulators WERE the capitalists (members of Goldman Sachs in particular). Even if you blame everything on the US Government, the US Government is a capitalist organisation!

    1. Joe

      Pipster, you missed his point, without the cronyism this could not happen. The regulator is paid by the capitalist. If we remove the government then the capitalist have no power, capitalism is controlled by the consumer. Crony capitalism is controlled by the government regulators.

    2. Paul

      I would say that if a government works together with a corporate entity in such way, it has more to do with fascism than with capitalim. Maybe that is what Mr Schiff, or in your words "that dick", was trying to point out.

  11. The Pipster

    It isn't freedom of choice for a child to be denied a vaccine that could save their lives by a decision of their parents.

    1. mimimiLifeISunfair

      And who denied that kid to get vaccines ? Couldn't it get those himself ? I mean even if that kid got a "right" to vaccines, no one got the obligation to give him what he has the "rights" for (or even to give him what he needs for survival). Even if i got the right to bear arms, nobody is obligated to give me some. Isn't it his own fault for not getting vaccines ? When i was a kid i also had a "right" to be loved, but do YOU want to force some woman to love me, or is it my own fault for not being loved ? Right, as everybody keeps telling me even today, it's my own fault for not getting love all of my life. I could have gotten my ass up and done something about it, but i just was never good enough for anybody to even give me a chance. So it's my own fault and i have to live with the pain. As everybody so rightfully keeps telling me. So this kid could have done something about it as well !! Cause if you are to weak to defend yourself against what ever you are faced with in life you deserve what you get, plus hopefully you never get to procreate. As society keeps telling me, as well as it tells many others. So get up and buy your own vaccine lazy B* nobody cares about what you need. Not even your "loved" ones if you got nothing for them to benefit from, you better get lost. Life is a B*. But why do YOU even care about another ones life or another ones kid ? Are there deep hidden pleasures you want to tell us about ? Btw. i won't reply anyway, cause who even cares about your pity attempts to justify yourself, besides those whoem directly benefit from you in daily life?

    2. Paul

      Funny Pipster how you turned that around. Nobody is denying the child anything, they just don't force it upon them. Big difference there.

    3. Jay

      Who claims that the vaccine will save their child............the people selling the vaccine? Yeah i see the logic why woukd they lie. I mean its not like their immune to law suits, untouchable or not even considered responsible fir adverse effects from anything they say will save your child.....

    4. Catherine

      Ever hear of the Nuremberg Code?
      Pfizer has paid over $5 Billion in fines for lying, marketing drugs for unauthorized use, and paying kickbacks to doctors, and should be held accountable for millions of deaths. What fool would put their life, or more importantly the life of their child, in the hands of these criminals?

  12. Konrad

    Edward Griffin and the others are good at exposing the problems but don't have no answers or suggetions to how to change all this. It's empty rhetoric and they're probably well paid for all this and makes them part of the problem and or situation.

    1. Neville

      # "they're probably well paid"
      The word "probably" is one of those weasel-words used by people
      who want to give their baseless opinions some vague credibility.

  13. Katlin

    But the government workers are nothing but just human beings that do err like others. And since majority of whom are of the high ranks do think even influenced by self-justification (Satan's tool to seeing as many souls as possible stands under his banner) even seeing that their fellow human beings do either willing or compelled to stand together with them under tbe banner of Satan. Curse be the man that put his trust on another man.

    That thing so called democracy is nothing but the very root of evil in disguise. It is the very right tool of Satan to see either willing or compel & compromise human beings to stand under his banner! It is the very tool few group of human beings use it to rob, steal from their fellow beings even to violate individuals privacy in the name of government. They do make look like their fellow human beings are incapable of taking care of themselves by not being be able to think & act accordingly.

  14. GunnarInLA

    "....Many Americans regard freedom as one of life's most cherished gifts..."
    ...they do...? – I see no signs of that all...(If they did, they would at least propose to dissolve the union...because it is the "union" that "renders" unto those in power, that which totally obliterates any notion of "freedom"...)

  15. Geo

    You are never free until you are willing to leave either physically or mentally. Physically, is moving a place less oppressive. That can even be hoping from place to place every 86 days or so (assuming 90 day visas) until you find some place you like. Mentally, is when you stop functioning within and therefore supporting their corrupt system ...while slowly but surely obsoleting them by replacing what little they do with private enterprise voluntary solutions. e.g. Home school or private school. Drill a well. Get off the power grid. Form a community somewhat akin to the Amish in that typical govt is not part of. When the people in such communities trade with each other for what they want or need, the need for typical govt will disappear. No need to fight or resist just ignore and replace.

    1. Catherine

      Excellent comment! You are definitely speaking to the best direction for free people. Thank you!