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Ohanian Comment: Gleen Greenwald's commentaries are reason enough to subscribe to Salon.com. Don't miss the video interview with Guggeinheim.

Reminder: Hollywood producer and director Davis Gugggeinheim brought us "Waiting for Superman." And now we see that there aren't even six degrees of separation between Barack Obama and "Waiting for Superman." And Salon.com readers were quick to point it out.

Reader Comment: As a recently retired schoolteacher, I can testify to the extreme damage Guggenheim has done to our 150 year old public school system with his film "Waiting for Superman". It is a propaganda puff piece for the corporate privatizers like the Bill Gates Foundation, the Broad Foundation, and the Walton (of the Walmart family) Foundation.

See this talk by a Brooklyn teacher: Still Separate, Still Unequal: Racism, Class and the Attack on Public Education to understand the nature of the attack. It shows part of their objective, besides finding a new market to plunder, is to create a generation of student who will passively accept an the dictates of an authoritarian government.


by Glenn Greenwald

Hollywood producer and director Davis Guggeinheim just produced a 17-minute "documentary" hailing the greatness of Barack Obama and his many historic and profound accomplishments, and it will be released this week by the Obama campaign. Please just watch this two-minute interview of Guggenheim by CNN's Piers Morgan in which Guggenheim explains that nothing critical can or should be said of our President other than the fact that he is so Great that his Greatness cannot be sufficiently conveyed in a single film (via VastLeft); other than noting the obvious -- how creepy his Leader worship is and how perfect of a guest-host he'd be for several MSNBC shows -- all I can say is that this is the pure face of the Authoritarian Mind, but it is as common as it is repellent:

— Glenn Greenwald
Salon.com

2012-03-09

http://www.salon.com/2012/03/09/the_authoritarian_mind/

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