War on Our World

War on Our World

2011, Conspiracy  -   340 Comments
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War on Our WorldWar on Our World from Dominoes Falling Productions, is a feature length documentary using a collaboration of various material.

The film examines war, imperialism and some of the causes and consequences of this, with a particular look at the Military-Industrial complex. An aim of the film is to help inspire peace.

The film starts with a sequence from the movie American History X and continues with a lines from a landmark speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Beyond Vietnam.

I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, 'this way of settling differences is not just.'

This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.

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Eoghan-Tony Dwyer
Eoghan-Tony Dwyer
10 years ago

I'm as liberal as the next guy, but this documentary is non-stop pretentious crap. It drags on and on with imagery and quotes without any substance. I watch documentaries to get information, and there was little information in this. Chock a block with hippies and people who are not qualified to know what they are talking about. I know this because I am qualified.

Manfruss
Manfruss
10 years ago

Awesome Documentary!!!

awful_truth
awful_truth
10 years ago

An absolutely terrific documentary that is right in everyone's face, leaving evil no where to run. The importance of philosophical contemplation when considering compassion, and empathy for all people, can never be dismissed for those who are grounded in truth, justice, and peace. For this reason, my favorite part is Norman Finklestein slamming the young lady who feels offended by his position regarding Israeli conduct in Palestine, reminding her that his parents were in the German concentration camps, and learned the lesson well enough to not inflict the same thing on someone else as justifiable, or an acceptable solution for what happened to them.
In my opinion, this documentary needs to be on the main page of TDF, and left there for the next year. That would make for a truly good discussion, and expose the stupidity of the hipocrites whose postiion could never stand the test of debate to begin with! (and you know who you are)

blonde girl
blonde girl
11 years ago

This is the best documentary I've seen regarding the truth about what is going on in this world. They can hide it no more; and we need to share this with every person we know, make everyone aware of it. Only if we know, and acknowledge the problem first, can we fix it. We need to fix it.

Ken Drumbolis
Ken Drumbolis
11 years ago

Truly, an amazing and inspiring doc.
Blaming nations is a dead end and counter to what this film shows so clearly.
The gov'ts., representing corporate interests, are running the show - time to start seeing the divide betw. the people and "gov't."

Leslie
Leslie
11 years ago

Why are people so stuck on the party rather then the actual people and ideas they vote for at the election. Not much difference in the parties anymore, it's time to focus on the people and issues. I don't get how we are down to 3 candidates and RP is still behind. Ok I get the Obama deal and the racist blacks who favor him only because he is black (well 1/2 anyway), then some want him out so bad they will vote Romney just to get him out. That will be even worse because many Americans will sigh in relief as they relax while Romney pushed ahead in the same direction, allowing it to be unnoticed at first. What about this constitution defending guy Ron Paul? OK so he is not smooth like a car salesman but nobody likes them. People are uneasy with his ability to deal in foreign policy, with foreign leaders. Take a look around, almost all the other countries fully support him. Most likely the dollar is going to collapse now no matter what and if we become the richest country on the planet, it will not matter w/o freedom, besides, USA appears to have become a bit to big for our britches, it might do us good to be humbled down a bit & our consumer society is destroying the planet. We have got to quit this practice of buying overseas cheap items and go back to making our own, quality, built to last MADE IN THE US products. That it all we have to do to heal, how hard a concept can this possibly be? This may be the last election we have, I would love to ask parents, which would you wish for your child future. a strong economy, or freedom?

GuestgirlResponse
GuestgirlResponse
11 years ago

It is not like you or I presented it. Not to long ago, when I became aware of just how bad things are, I mean Monsanto, vaccine dangers, the fact the schools no longer need permission to vaccinate, people have found healthy cures for cancer that will never be shared in medicine so long as our Gov. is concerned. Agenda 21, Georgia guide stones, depopulation, NWO, etc., etc.!

I made all kinds of changes to what we eat and where it comes from, I am no health nut but I do everything I can to avoid serving GM foods, I don't buy his fav candy anymore, . It sounds small but it is big change and I am not hiding the truth, I have not turned health nut but GM foods infest the shelves at the store and they are going to cause organ damage and cancer.

Vaccines have had and some still do SV40 which is cancer causing and this is deliberate! I have forbid him from considering ever signing up for the military, this war is pathetic and our Gov is known to experiment on the soldiers! Our troops are torturing and killing innocent people and the underlying cause is Opium and Oil. Fukishima was no accident, the Oil spills =$$$$, if Ron Paul is elected he will most likely be assassinated.
I have made it very clear if they ever start giving vaccines at the school, no not allow himself to be touched, call me, get away, whatever, do not ever let anyone give a shot w/o parental permission. We don't take our summer vacations anymore as of last year because of all the groping going on with TSA.

Believe me, I have explained in detail, 911 and our own Gov being the terrorists and well just how pathetic the laws, rules, changes are that are being made in the "War on Terror" Our president is a racist imposter, he openly lies to the people, yet, look....nobody is doing a god dam thing!!

I could go on forever......

I told him I am so, sorry, I had no idea things were going to get this way, if I had known, I would have never, ever brought a child into this, I can't undo yet I can't fix all this **** on my own. The fact that the people have not taken action already is very disturbing, so disturbing I am not sure they ever will but I know the difference between quality of life and quantity of life and the future may very well result in a life not worth living.

He is 15, his generation is the ones who stand to lose the most.
I'm ready if people ever take action.

I'd do ANYTHING for this child, if I were to lose this child, I don't know what I do and he knows I would protect him with my life, he has witnessed it when we were rushed by 2 pit bulls in our front yard.

I'm not sugar coating the truth nor would I allow him to participate in a movement should it ever happen before he is 18,

I look around, I look to the future, all I think about is how this will all play out...what does the future hold for him?
It does not look good at all.

Peace!

Sébastien Talbot-Vachon
Sébastien Talbot-Vachon
11 years ago

I am completely again war and imperialism, but this documentary is full of typical anti American deamonisation. The use of guilt, psychological violence, emotional manipulation and the usual "Americans are dumb" cliche. This doc. gives a very simplistic view of America as an Evil empire populated with stupid ultraconservative and blindly patriotic zombies. And by the way, I am not American. I am not conservative. I am Atheist. I am objective, and I agree with most of the ideas of the left except for maybe 25-30%. So I am not the so-called typical dumb redneck brainwash by the conservative, patriotic, corporate propaganda machine like you possibly think.

People seem to have a very selective memory and remember only what they can use to justify their hate and jealousy.

It is the west that taught humanity about equality and democracy, and it is the est that taught the west about imperialism and domination. Imperialism existed since thousand of year, and they accuse the US like they are the inventor of this and accuse them of being against equality and justice after they taught them what it is.
It is an irrefutable fact that the world owes so mush to the western world and not much to the rest of the world. They should have some gratitude instead of promoting anti west hate with politically correct sentimental irrational argument.

Did they notice that America doesn't attack countries that are friendly to the US? Don't they think that the best way to fight imperialism is not to hate America?

Sherman Monro
Sherman Monro
12 years ago

Brilliant! This documentary is a great work and I thank all who participated in it as well as those who produced it. The only problem is I am not sure how we can put the brain back into those American washed skulls who have been pumped with the arrogancy and pariotic mentalities. Unfortunately, not all but most Americans are taught to think of themselves ONLY from the childhood. So, they hardly can connect with other souls on this planet. Hopefully, producing documentaries like this will gradually change their views of the world and realize that there are other people living in this world who have the same aspirations as theirs. Change the notion that "America is #1". Number one in operessing other people may be but not number one in promoting peace, justice, and happiness in this world.

James Vigne
James Vigne
12 years ago

Hollywood images juxtaposed with music and editing effects does not make a documentary. This is an ad campaign. And yes, I watched just over thirteen minutes before having to find something more edifying.

Not certain what the message is here. I recommend "The Corporation" or "Century of the Self" as alternatives; not to play favsies but that they are more engaging.

wcb123
wcb123
12 years ago

If not anyone know the track at 18m 30s ???? It goes on for about a minute, some hip hop track

wcb123
wcb123
12 years ago

iS THERE A PLAYLIST FOR THE MUSIC ON THIS ANYWHERE?

Kevin Lynn
Kevin Lynn
12 years ago

Long live the vision of William (Bill) Cooper, a true revolutionary. Even after a decade since his murder. His words still have the power to inspire and cite truth..

Neil_deGrasse_Tyson
Neil_deGrasse_Tyson
12 years ago

Anyone know where I can download this?

Mercenarry ForHire
Mercenarry ForHire
12 years ago

There is NO single answer...
We all think we know the answer, America is great Because were Flexible..
The Best animals in nature are the ones that adapt the quickest.

over the edge
over the edge
12 years ago

@oddsr
i am not sure if this helps but if you look at some of the replies to guest there are a couple of posters that call him/her by name. i like the idea of if i decide to stop posting on this site (not likely) and i delete my account that disqus does not appear to hold my onfo. if the posts are deleted along with the account the replies to the posts would no longer make sense. even tho i do see a possibility for misuse of this policy the good outweighs the bad in my opinion

oddsrhuge
oddsrhuge
12 years ago

once again...there is a poster here defined as "guest". Why is this accepted here?

If you don't have the cojones to own your posts... don't waste my freaking time!

oddsrhuge
oddsrhuge
12 years ago

The transcendent human. An earthling. Very interesting if you are a person who considers humanity the "stewards" of our planet.

What is noble and great about patriotism if it means the destruction of another's way of life, based upon the lie of superiority?

I'm still rooting for the realization that morality is not contained with a doctrine, policy or even between the pages of a Holy book...but in our own conscience.

Thom Morrow
Thom Morrow
12 years ago

did that guy really try and rhyme Niger and China?

the84
the84
12 years ago

dude at like 2:17 is a runaway freight train of lunacy.

Chris Diamond
Chris Diamond
12 years ago

Another rap against individualism in favor of collectivism. I am anti-war and adhere to the non-aggression principle, but it sounds like the anti-war proponents in this film would gladly use force of government to steal from me to support causes they champion, whether I champion them or not.Of course that's not heinous in their opinion... that's me doing my duty to my fellow man. Never mind that by extorting from me is still initiation of force, and that it's immoral, and never mind that by forcing this charity, they take the virtue out of it.

Ron Paul in 2012.

Liebewitz
Liebewitz
12 years ago

The first hour is one I'll never get back. Perhaps to communicate with today's gen z -and indeed the previous one; there is a need for a 'Sesame Street meets MTV' reportage of quotes and flickering images. If it achieves communicating to this audience-then it is a necessary device.

The second hour -or more precisely-circa post-1 hour 12 mins- had intelligent adults speaking sense, mainly. Mr O' K -and Mr Z-(excuse not knowing your names-but first hour had me almost 'beaten up')---and the very commendable Mr Finklestein-were refreshing.

Now-where can I recover those 72 lost minutes?. Oh!--and the 'music' near the end-was another irritant-but I skipped it mercifully.

Maybe-I'll take the preamble blurbs more seriously.

addendum: Please do not criticise my opinion. Age has made me even more 'thin skinned'. If you have a counter one -make it-but no insults-ok!

MOSAherne

bfclark1
bfclark1
12 years ago

Ron Paul needs to win the Presidential race in 2012. It's our only chance to save the USA and end the wars.

Jodie Kautz
Jodie Kautz
12 years ago

An amazing documentary that brings together many wonderful and insightful perspectives on the main problem with the world, and that is greed. We are the change we want to see in the world and it's time we got off our arses and be important.

James Colwell
James Colwell
12 years ago

@ Pysmythe I bet you have alot of orginal ideas...

Perry Hessenauer
Perry Hessenauer
12 years ago

Great documentary but you should have left out the clips with the guys who use the F word in every sentence - That made this x rated and not appropriate for everything. . . .and that's a pity because it should be for everyone

liquidgreen
liquidgreen
12 years ago

Thanks for the correction: at 1% estimation across the population of 7 billion, that makes it 70 million psychopaths in the world... slightly above the population of the united Kingdom.

liquidgreen
liquidgreen
12 years ago

"Psychopaths are social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life, leaving a broad trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations, and empty wallets. Completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others, the selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret. Their bewildered victims desperately ask, ‘Who are these people?’ ‘What makes them they way they are?’ ‘How can we protect ourselves?’ ” (Hare, xi)

“Psychopaths have what it takes to defraud and bilk others: They are fast-talking, charming, self-assured, at ease in social situations, cool under pressure, unfazed by the possibility of being found out, and totally ruthless.” (Hare 121)"

"“Psychopaths are generally well satisfied with themselves and with their inner landscape, bleak as it may seem to outside observers. They see nothing wrong with themselves, experience little personal distress, and find their behavior rational, rewarding, and satisfying; they never look back with regret or forward with concern. They perceive themselves as superior beings in a hostile, dog-eat-dog world in which others are competitors for power and resources. Psychopaths feel it is legitimate to manipulate and deceive others in order to obtain their “rights,” and their social interactions are planned to outmaneuver the malevolence they see in others.” (Hare, 195)"

"“Natural human reactions … strike the psychopath as strange, interesting, and even comical. They therefore observe us… They become experts in our weaknesses and sometimes effect heartless experiments.” (Lobaczewski, 90)"

"“He will choose you, disarm you with his words, and control you with his presence. He will delight you with his wit and his plans. He will show you a good time, but you will always get the bill. He will smile and deceive you, and he will scare you with his eyes. And when he is through with you, and he will be through with you, he will desert you and take with him your innocence and your pride. You will be left much sadder but not a lot wiser, and for a long time you will wonder what happened and what you did wrong. And if another of his kind comes knocking at your door, will you open it?” (quoted by Hare, Without Conscience, 21)"

"“Psychopaths have a narcissistic and grossly inflated view of their self-worth and importance, a truly astounding egocentricity and sense of entitlement, and see themselves as the center of the universe, as superior beings who are justified in living according to their own rules… Psychopaths come across as arrogant, shameless braggarts - self-assured, opinionated, domineering, and cocky. They love to have power and control over others and seem unable to believe that other people have valid opinions different from theirs. They appear charismatic or ‘electrifying’ to some people” (Hare, 38). One psychopath, when asked to rate himself on a 10-point scale rated himself, “an all-around 10. I would have said 12, but that would be bragging. If I had a better education I’d be brilliant.” He also said his only weakness was that he cared too much! (Hare, 38)"

"Lack of Remorse or Guilt: Psychopaths have a complete lack of guilt for the immense harm they do to others. When it suits there needs, they may proclaim to feel remorse, but unknowingly contradict themselves in words and actions. They may say, for example, “Sure, I feel remorse… but I don’t feel bad about it.” They are also extremely skilled at rationalizing their behavior, often seeing themselves as the victims (and blaming their real victims). One psychopath said that a man he murdered had benefited from this, learning a hard lesson about life. Another said, “The guy only had himself to blame. Anybody could have seen I was in a rotten mood that night.” One woman psychopath who had murdered her children complained that no one cared about she felt having lost both her children. (Hare, 40-3)"

"“There are emotions - a whole spectrum of them - that I know only through words, through reading and in my immature imagination. I can imagine I feel these emotions (know, therefore, what they are), but I do not.” (Hare, 52-3)"

It is estimated about 50 million(error - 3 million) psychopaths live in the USA alone.... And you wonder what is wrong with the world?? Look at our value system and look at what values get rewarded, dog-eat-dog world! Backstabbing, manipulative, "me me me" society. And you still ask what the problem is?? We are all infected by a pathology and THEY are its primary bearer.. We are there sheep and little play things.. And now we worship them! Look at the difference between the words and the actions...

arrested-development
arrested-development
12 years ago

I detect Hegelian philosophy in some of the comments made in this film, most of it banal. Thinking about something achieves little on it's own. It's only by people collectively acting on the world to change it and in the process people themselves changing that will move humanity forward. The goal needs to be an end to this exploitative system based as it is on class power and to move to one where there are no classes, so no exploitation. A society and economic system based on need, not greed.

Board Man
Board Man
12 years ago

There is no Equality. Your left eye (as 180 reflection) does not match your right. The universal basic elements are not Equal ... they are separated by Time and Space. All things in Nature are unequal. All things are UnEqual.

Xander1876
Xander1876
12 years ago

******* bravo 10/10
the truth at last majority off folks are st*pid
these guys talk a lot of sense were being scr*wed
money is king

drinker69
drinker69
12 years ago

Theres only one way to change this path of greed and gluttony and that is for everyone on earth to scale down its consumption. How much f***** stuff do you need for corn sake. Either that or lets stop with the talk and kill each other dead once and for all. Enough p*ssy footin.

ZarathustraSpeaks
ZarathustraSpeaks
12 years ago

My only comment is to remember, demonstrating the problems within the world and humanity does nothing to validate any possible solutions to those problems. Liberal thought is never good or bad in itself. The proposed solution is where the danger lies. Having empathy for victims does nothing to help validate solutions. Consideration of policies should always at least acknowledge that the "cure" may be worse than the cause. I dont see any promising solutions on a macro level that dont involve the subjugation of the individual rights. As for the micro level "doing the right thing" is always the best choice for the individual but is not a very promising way to change the world in reality. I dont know where that leaves us but to let the natural evolution of "intelligent" life play itself out. I guess you can compare it to how to protecting vanishing species. We can round up all the endangered animals and put them a zoo with a breeding program but where does that leave us and them?

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

@ oompaul
Oxford English Dictionary
Racism
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race , especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races:

prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior:

Adam Schoedel
Adam Schoedel
12 years ago

I really enjoyed this. In the times we live in, like so many others, I get caught up in whose 'side' I'm on concerning a given issue. So much these days seems bigger than us. But that's really the point. You only really have control over your own mind and body. Everyone owes it to themselves (and the world) to learn, grow, and give the most of themselves that they can. That is how the world changes.

oompaul
oompaul
12 years ago

Since so much of my discussion here so far has been about liberalism as a war on our world, here's a list, for those of you still struggling to conform, of what it means to be a good liberal. Hope it gives you direction.

This, btw is my last posting. I repeat what I've already said twice before; "you can lead a mule to understanding, but you can't make him think"

1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

2. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat, than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth's climate, and more affected by yuppies driving SUVs.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to be against capital punishment but support abortion on demand.

8. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who've never been outside of Seattle do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe the military, not corrupt politicians, start wars.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad, because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee, or Thomas Edison.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides aren't.

16. You have to believe Hillary Clinton is really a lady.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried, is because the right people haven't been in charge.

18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and sex offender belongs in the White House.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the Chinese is somehow in the best interest of the United States.

21. You have to believe that this list is part of a vast right wing conspiracy.

If I upset some of you, I apologise, but you cannot hold me responsible for your cognitive dissonance.

Kathryn Simino
Kathryn Simino
12 years ago

Geographical differences aside, this is an excellent film that brings up some very real and disturbing points. The only thing that's going to make a monumental change in the way imperialism is effecting the world, is if it comes from the belly of the beast. The American people need to stand up and stop the cycle.
I think the internet and films like this are the best possible way to get a message out to form the basis for change.

Calvin Alfred Sean Hacker
Calvin Alfred Sean Hacker
12 years ago

Thumbs up good documentary seen mosta the material but still a good rehash and good point Dan everyone wants to get in a debate it seems

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I can only quote The New York Times, "the South is the last bastion of manners".

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Indecipherable? That hurts.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Real funny about the "u's".

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Oh I see, you want to bring that up.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I am patiently waiting for oompaul to tell me what racism is.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I think next election I might add my own little box, NO SUITABLE CANDIDATE
and let them count it how they like. I believe they do count spoiled ballot slips thought they are recorded as that. Shame.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

And then laugh at them.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I think in the Uk there is no minimum voter turnout for an election to be valid, that worries me, our fate could rest in the hands so few people.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

So lets add 'NO! TRY AGAIN' to the bottom of the ballot slip :)

andrewmcgarvey
andrewmcgarvey
12 years ago

anyway... the perfect vagina awaits... lol...

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I'm wondering how you make Government accountable for anything, some sort of regulatory body? Any system involving humans is prone to corruption, they just cant help themselves. Everyone will play at bending the rules at some time, nothing wrong with being a bit crooked is there? But then who will police the police?

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Oil isn't the only problem, Its consumerism in general and I agree it is possible to use less of everything. Supermarkets and the like battle each other for our loyalty with price wars and as a result we buy more than we need, it all adds up. We should probably try to buy locally produced goods where we can, lower food miles, supporting smaller businesses and the local economy. It is more expensive but your paying for quality, you also spend less often and own less tut. That really appeals to me, I make a lot of stuff that I sell at craft fairs and often barter with other traders which is also lovely. The quality is exceptional and I can speak to the maker in person if something goes wrong. The best bit is that the cash doesn't line the pocket of any fat cat banker or multinational.