Robert Greenwald is a great documentary filmmaker. Riefenstahl has nothing on him.
In his new film he paints the Koch brothers as racist megalomaniacs out to bust unions, suppress voters, and destroy the middle class so they can pollute the planet. I don’t know about all that but I have my qualms when he kicks off his film with a brickbat against those who are worried about the solvency of Social Security and want to do something about it:
If the critics of Social Security presented in the film are to be faulted it’s for not admitting that raising the retirement age (unless it’s to 90) will not be enough and there are certain to be grandfathering regulations that will dilute most of the savings even if their suggestion takes.
The only argument presented that Social Security is not bankrupt is the existence of this $2.6 trillion trust fund which is really US Treasury IOUs that taxpayers will have to come up with anyway.
If Greenwald really cared about young people he would urge them to get out of this ponzi scheme that their elders concocted to keep them in servitude.
‘Koch Borthers Exposed’ may make some more content with their unexamined positions but it fails in the one true thing art is supposed to do – make you think? It can be best summed up with one of my favorite excerpts from a far more enlightening viewing experience: