Economic History in 30 minutes or less


Saturday Cartoon: The American Dream

Hoboken411 reader Steve thought this cartoon depiction of why the global economy is where it’s at today was important enough to share with everyone:

“With much of the country obsessed in themselves, their social pecking order, material goods and superficial appearances, I think the only way to educate the populous is to dumb down history in the form of a cartoon. Actually, this half-hour story is very well done. If it just wakes up a few more people as to what’s going on, it’s worth it. Check it out.”

He may be right. Grab your coffee and learn:

“The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you’ve been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away. Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day? THE AMERICAN DREAM takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America today. You will be challenged to investigate some very entrenched and powerful institutions in this nation, and hopefully encouraged to help get our nation back on track.”

Enjoy the show!

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So depressing. I hate the fact that this stuff is largely true.

AtomicTman – not sure what step #2 is – but agreed that most whistleblower documentaries don’t know suggest what to do or how to mobilize the people they’ve enlightened. The ones that do make it so vague or farfetched (P. Joseph utopian society, etc…)


Entertaining and informative. Unfortunately, as with most documentaries of this nature, it illustrates a problem without offering any paths toward a resolution. How do we get from where we are now to the “300” scene at the end? If there was an action or group that the movie directed the viewer towards at the end, this piece would be much more effective. I’m reminded of the “underpants gnomes” episode of South Park:

Step 1 – Educate America on the evils of the Fed
Step 2 – ???
Step 3 – Take back America!!!