This week’s Netflix Friday is another interesting political documentary, “Loose Change 9/11, An American Coup”. You’ll come to your own conclusions, I certainly have an opinion about it at this point, having seen it for the third time.
It’s a film that is not kind to the memory of President Roosevelt, President Johnson and President Bush. In fact, a bit of setup to the rest of the film is spent on a discussion about Hitler. One quote coming from Hitler could have come directly from some our recent political rhetoric on the subject of national security and the safety of our citizens.
At the time of 9/11 and the events that took place for a couple of years afterwards, America didn’t seem to be interested in any ‘truth’ other than the one being offered up. Yes, I know, some started to question the attack immediately, but their voice was lost in the sea of patriotism that allowed the Patriot Act to be ushered in without so much as a real whimper of resistance.
So, now that our war in the middle east has become our longest running conflict, many like me are starting to look over the fence to see why anyone could have even questioned the motives of our leaders… I’m a conservative and I not so sure we had all the correct details to justify this war.
The film is presented in a non-offensive fashion, even the most right wing of us out there will have to pause at some of the details offered, and reevaluate.
Here is the official Netflix description
“Informed by footage from Sept. 11, interviews with experts and new evidence, filmmaker Dylan Avery argues that the world hasn’t heard the full truth behind the terrorist attacks and urges citizens to demand accountability from the U.S. government. In this provocative documentary, Avery also takes a sobering walk through other infamous historical events, such as the Vietnam War, and what role politicians have had in their creation.”