From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
This "educational" film (shown above) draws close correlations with scenes from the late 1980's science fiction miniseries Amerika, in which communist public schools are shown teaching American children about the country's evils.
While some people may have been jumping the gun in criticism of President Obama's address to public school children earlier this month, these same people's fears seem to be validated by this blatant propaganda film designed to indoctrinate kids into the false belief that government is there to "take care of us".
If this propaganda film wasn't enough, is it any surprise that the board chairman of the Tides Center, the offshoot of the Tides Foundation designed to insulate the controversial organization from legal entanglements, is non-other than ACORN founder and SEIU local 100 founder, Wade Rathke?