Death by China now playing at Rave Franklin Park 16

Film blames economic mess on China
BY KIRK BAIRD
CULTURE SHOCK
http://www.toledoblade.com/KirkBaird/2012/09/28/Film-blames-economic-mes...

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http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/09/30/Bell-attacked-for-business-w... According to the local daily paper only 30 people showed up for the special showing. It will be interesting to see if it does as well as "2016" the Obama movie which has done $32million so far.

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Thanks for the post. I didn't get a chance earlier to read this but I think it pretty balanced overall. The documentarian Mr. Navarro said he characterized Toledo as “ground zero” and the city’s center one of the “roughest” he’s seen while in the state. He went on to say, “The tragedy is that Toledo has everything it needs to be a manufacturing center,” The problem is no other country allows their manufacturing to be outsourced. None of our "leaders" have supported manufacturing and now we find ourselves in the mess of so many unemployed. Bell and Romney seems to want more low paid service economy jobs. This will not stem the rot. The following video show the real China
http://issuu.com/iglhr/docs/1209_global-tech_betting_against_american_wo...

Also I think the low turn out can be attributed to the fact that corporate media such as yourself didn't promote this like the 2016.

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I'm confused? Please explain.

Are you advocating the US gov't reinvesting in manufacturing in the US or are you advocating Italy outsourcing more of it's manufacturing to Toledo?

MikeyA

I'm also confused. Are you saying that if corporate media like myself would promote this movie that it would be successful? In that case it would mean that a lot of people listen to the station which in the past you have said was not the case. Are you now saying that you were lying then? Perhaps they will talk about it on your new corporate radio friends Imus, Geraldo, Huckabee, and Levin.

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Says the guy who gets his pension from an Italian company.

MikeyA

Quote-"“The tragedy is that Toledo has everything it needs to be a manufacturing center,” The problem is no other country allows their manufacturing to be outsourced. None of our "leaders" have supported manufacturing and now we find ourselves in the mess of so many unemployed. "

How long has it been since Republicans controlled the city of Toledo?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

I agree but both parties are guilty here. I think if you saw this movie it would answer many questions that are raised here. Bill Clinton and both Bushes set us up for failure. We were sold this nonsense of free trade and a service economy. All it has done was shut down some 57,000 factories across America. People who use to work and were self sufficient now are unemployed. The ramifications are great and bankrupting. What was thought to be screwing the factory worker has now moved up the foodchain to our college graduates. Corporate America has no loyalty to this country, only the shareholder. As GuestZero has said many times, it will only get worse. I highly recommend this movie. Many may know much of what is presented but the film's storyline and Chinese footage strongly conveys its point; we have lost control of our country.

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L.A. Times-There's an important political argument at the core of Peter Navarro's agitprop documentary "Death by China," but it's drowned out by xenophobic hysteria and exaggerations so rampant it becomes impossible to tell light from heat.
Narrator Martin Sheen draws prefatory distinction between the odious practices of the Chinese government and its "good, hard-working people," but it's obliterated by graphics that depict the country as a knife plunging deep into the heart of the good ol' U.S. of A.
Substituting rhetoric for argument, "Death by China" doesn't preach to the choir so much as it holds a revival meeting in an empty tent.
Hollywood Reporter-While he's demonizing this new Red Menace, Navarro has plenty to say about American politicians and multinational corporations as well. He traces the arguments policymakers offered for expanded trade in the early days, then shows how few of the predicted benefits materialized. He takes pains to find fault among members of both parties, and manages to get both Democratic and Republican congressmen to speak on camera, but the overall low recognition-factor of the film's interviewees furthers the impression of agit-prop that famous scholars and officials refused to participate in.
New York Post-His points are well taken, but the doc tells us little we don’t already know and is overwhelmingly one-sided. It would make a nice TV infomercial, but certainly doesn’t deserve a big-screen release.

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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
http://www.snagfilms.com/heist/

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Politicians and union leaders, that's who.

The fruits of MY labor are not a social commodity.

Now I'm torn about which of these extraordinary documentaries to not see. I haven't seen any reviews yet of the "Heist" one so maybe that's the one I'll skip. The other one has received such bad reviews that it would be campy, it could be the new Rocky Horror Picture Show with people dressed up like bankers, Chinese, economists etc all saying their lines along with the movie while it plays at a Midnight showing.

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