Monday, January 24, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It is quite a shame that so many prophets of social change die before they are able to implement their ideas or die before they see them take form. To name a few: MLK, JFK, Bobby Kennedy, and in this case Franklin D. Roosevelt.
I sure never heard about the proposed second bill of rights that FDR recommended right before he died during the hundreds of times we discussed the depression and WWII in elementary, middle, and high school.
I have watched so many movies this winter break that I literally have lost count. I am talking maybe between 20-30 movies. I know pitiful right? My mom bought me an ipad for Christmas and I have started a free month of Netflix and I've been watching a bunch of documentaries that I have found extremely engaging and worthwhile.
I recommend all of these:
"Restrepo", "Tapped", "Food Inc.", and "Capitalism a Love Story"
In Capitalism a Love Story Michael Moore asks the same question to three different priests that has been haunting me: "Is capitalism a sin?". All three of these priests responded with a fervent YES that capitalism is inherently sinful and evil.
This is something that I have pondered before and am still wrestling with in my mind to figure out. There will be more about this question later because I have drawn no conclusions, have really only wrestled with this in my own mind, and I want to have more conversations with people way wiser than I before I draw conclusions.