Freedom from Choice

2014, Conspiracy  -   8 Comments
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Ratings: 6.59/10 from 51 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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8 Comments / User Reviews

  1. 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. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. GunnarInLA

    "....Many Americans regard freedom as one of life's most cherished gifts..."
    ...they do...? – I see no signs of that anywhere...at 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"...)

  6. 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.