Show the dark side to reveal hope
Echoing my last post about learning from negative examples, last night the screening of “Enron, The Smartest Guys In The Room” left me depressed. However,as soon as I stepped out of the theatre I realized that the filmmaker,Alex Gibney, edited a seamless, almost perfectly paced look at the dark side of US culture and in doing so left me with hope. By showing this depressingly disgusting aspect of the US financial community (banks, legal corporations, politicians and accountants were all in on the fraud)the filmmaker is calling us to change.
Mary points to this Internet spot to raise awareness and mobilize to fight AIDS and extreme poverty: a pact with other countries and the allocation of just 1% of the US budget to the effort.