Starsuckers – The celebrity obsessed media (video)

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This great documentary on the media and the cult of celebrity was submitted by Sarah Connor (thanks!). It does a great job at highlighting the absurdity of it all.

Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children.

Chris Atkins presents Starsuckers as a series of five lessons on fame in the modern world: how children are persuaded that fame is something they want, how television and the media reinforces the importance of celebrity and the efforts to attain it, how the mind and body reinforces our need to follow the activities of well-known people and strive to join their number, how the press became addicted to celebrity coverage, and how the art of promoting fame has led to celebrities and their handlers controlling the press instead of the press having say.

Along the way, Atkins demonstrates how celebrity news with no basis in fact gets into print, why newspapers will run press releases almost verbatim, how parents will eagerly sign away the image rights to their kids, how certain mass scale charity events end up helping the performers far more than the causes they designed to support, and how publicists keep accurate but unflattering stories out of the news.




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124 COMMENTS

  1. the video is well put together but there's no real knowledge that the average person doesnt already know to justify the 2 hours it takes to watch it.

    ill save you the 2 hours:

    we are obsessed with celebrities, and half of celebrity news is fabricated for PR.

  2. This is exactly what I needed to see. Growing up as I kid I had always wanted to be famous; famous doctor, famous inventor, famous stunt man whatever it was I just wanted to be famous. Now as I've gotten older going into my twenties I stopped wanting to be famous as I watched all the hounding and negative press celebrities got and the pressure of fame. Now Thanks to your documentary I know that its all a game and their apart of it and the only one who loses is us, the consumers.

  3. Humanity is f*ed. That is why the best thing you can do right now to fight is to turn off your t.v. Next, you probably should protest your t.v. stations and tell them to tell the truth, instead of spewing properganda, fear and lies. Forget the politicians.. If you can control media and information, you control the world.

  4. wow I am naturally appalled by such t.v. programming and material, When growing up I always condemned such shows and celebrities .. but now that i start to think a lot of the people addicted to these show do have narcissistic personalities .. just imagine these range in the millions across the world… so my question would be how can we stop or severely cripple this process from over taking our countries and the world ? Any suggestions?

  5. In my opinion, the most important thing to remember about celebrities is that they are normal people, despite how beautiful or talented some of them may be. You would be suprised at the number of celebrities who have been coached/trained, had plastic surgery, extensions, tans or skin bleaching etc etc and are photographed in the right clothes with the right people at the right angle in the right light by the right camera.

    The most crucial qualities a person can have are respect and belief in themselves. If you have these two qualities and stay true to them, you will never be swallowed up either by envy or materialism nor by a group or company that will tire of you when you get too old or your looks don't entertain them any more.

    I have never understood why anyone wants to BE famous, because I see so many more negatives than positives. Nurture a talent and support yourself with people who care, NOT leaches and vultures and remember the media is an illusion which can be enjoyed, but don't believe it and don't let it dictate to you.

    Very sinister nonetheless. Never fails to shock me what people will do for fame and money.

  6. Really interesting video.

    It basically highlights what we already know: the media is a powerful and influencial tool and mixed up within that is a chaotic combination of truth and lies. Who can even tell anymore? It doesn't matter whether its a story about a celebrity or our politicians. There is NO such thing as truth anymore. Just different angles, spins, opinions, eye witnesses etc. I have always wanted to be a journalist but I am worried about the reality of the industry. I have always wanted to be a writer of truth.

  7. I am completely flabbergasted at the ignorance and subhuman qualities of the peasants presented here. . . A Reality TV school? ARE YOU FRIQUEN KIDDING ME?

    And that moronic woman calling it a culture ?

    Wow! Things are worst than I thought. Once mediocrities such as those are enshrined, the collapse of a society is not too far behind.

  8. Great find Sarah, keep up the good work.

    So who exactly is this Donald Trump guy and where did he come from?

    Oh ya, he just had a reality tv show… called "The Apprentice."

    Who exactly do you think the term 'apprentice' refers to here? You thought it referred to the contestants who competed for a job? If you don't get it, the media played a huge on you.

    No, the term 'apprentice' is a reference to Trump, himself. His reality tv show was his "apprenticeship' for the ultimate reality tv show – the American politics show. He has now graduated from his apprenticeship and become a contestant.

    What was the last trick described in this doc? Taking power.

  9. so i made a comment on my facebook about how stupid the royal wedding debacle is…one of my former coworkers writes this (and I quote here):

    "They are our future King and Queen – our rulers. Also harkens back to the ideology of chivalry, romance, integrity. We are looking for/at hope. A Hope that dreams can come true. EVERY single girl among my two daughter's friends and classmates wants to be – or did (7 & 3 yrs old)- a princess. My house is full of Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora etc. To watch the wedding is to acknowledge our oldest and deepest Dreams. You scoff at people for seeing a dream coming true? Makes me sad actually. We can get into the role of the Monarchy etc if you'de like but that would be missing the point. We are vicariously living the fairytale"

    I'm not kidding, this is what people actually think!…I even got defriended by a couple of others…what is going on that this guy is proud to have cinderall and friends all over his house for his daughter to "look up to"??

    • It's an archetype – king, queen, prince and princess. Jung called the four together the quaternity, which is a symbol of psychological wholeness, and it represents the elder and younger version of the respective male and female principle. The princess is the young female, and of course girls identify with it. The problem is taking it literally and acting out an elite dominating version of a political ruler. We are ALL royal, and every girl is a princess, and the voice of the young female should be heard as much as the voice of the elders or the young male.

  10. Has anyone else noticed the commercial for the new film Bridesmaids? A monarch butterfly flies out of a crazy mechanical wedding invitation and lands on the recipient's head.

  11. I believe the media feeds into the narcissistic ideas, however, parents are the ones mainly responsible for creating the narcissistic children by catering to them and giving into their every whim…and the cycle continues…

  12. It's had to watch the innocent kids being used like that..=( I mean, everyone knows the world is evil to an extent but that is just so wong. =/

  13. That looks like a fabulous doc!

    Speaking of crazy society, this video made me think of how the overly sexualized music industry is influencing younger and younger, perfectly oblivious poor kids 🙁

    hopefully i am not perpetuating the inappropriateness by posting the link … i guess i just find it a little horrifying and related to many of the articles on this site's particular analysis of society as having some pretty weird elephants in the room. shared in the spirit of social critique:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embe

  14. "the power of association is far more potent than we realize."

    (ex; same birthday as Rapsutin made you be more sympathetic towards him)

    lady gaga much? makes me think of her stupid lyrics and twitter blabberings of all her "little monsters" "we can do this"(aka get me a bunch of youtube hits and i'll pretend to love you, even though they are 100% meaningless except for her giant ass ego)

    btw the document won't go past and hour and 4 minutes for me.

  15. An in-depth documentary concerning the world wide missing children phenomenon, and the Foster Child/Parent system, and its involvement in Satanic ritual abuse of children in its care, would put pressure on the secret world wide Satanic recruitment and indoctrination industry, to include the children ritual sacrifice industry, and focus unwanted public attention upon an area the governments of the world want to keep their citizens ignorant of, and out of the viewing public's eye.

    • I agree with what your saying. Unfortunately to get that far deep into it, you have to be involved in it somehow which means your either comprimised yourself to go to jail, framed, character assisnated, or killed. The Franklin Cover-up is one documentary that comes to mind with what you mention (you've probably come acrossed this, but if not and for others) –

      it was supposed to be on scheduled TV programming. It is also interesting to see how high up the cover-up went up- The bizarre convenient deaths and strange court cases surrounding the case. For me its the body count that confirms it for me- and highly doubt that "it was a carefully crafted hoax"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ37lFha8Uo

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Coverup_Hoa

      I can not write enough about it-

      It's best to self research it- because the topic is to heavy for just a single comment posting.

      After researching something like this you connect things that are clear as day in the News that nobody asks: For example Eliot Spitzer- New York Attorney General who became governor– Was going after Wall Street and 6 months before the Lehman Brothers collapse he is hit with #9 the Emperor's Club – a high end prostitution ring.

      He is silenced, Lehman liquidates all it's assets to insiders (who should have been prosecuted by Spitzer for financial fraud) during those 6 months and with a triple AAA rating Lehman Bros. goes belly up overnight- No one goes to jail-

      Spitzer is character assisnated overnight by the scandal and humiliated – steps down as Governor and was looking to face jail time- He keeps quite about the financial collapse, a deal is made. He then changes his tune and becomes more of a cheerleader and is now on CNN and is embraced in the spotlight again (he was flipped).

      Prostitution rings have been a tool to currupt, compromise, and scandalize. It is strange how at convenient times people get hit with a scandal like Spitzer. Or if someone does not play the game of curruption they will end up permanently ruined or dead. DC madam Palfrey comes to mind.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt6O0ruFmfE

      Geraldo spends several minutes discrediting the DC Madam and dismisses Alex Jones as conspiracy theorist's on the FOX news show but the bombshell in the interview comes at 5:45 mentioning the kind of high ranking people who would benefit from her to conveniently disappear.

      • Talk about straight and in your face! The royal wedding upon the eve of the Grand Sabbath and Satanic Baptism. I mean wow! Viewed by over 2 billion worshippers world-wide. I believe in Satanic ritual within the Luciferian hierarchy this announces Prince William, and his new wife, as the new High Priest and High Priestess. Artful lying deceit and deception done with charismatic flair and grace so as not to alarm the profane, yet mesmerize the masses. Applause!

        Now for the second half of this dog and pony show; the Messiah who saves a world gone mad!

      • Thanks for the information Sarah, yours, and the information flips sent, will help me focus upon the on-going plight of children helplessly trapped in the clutches of this insidious world wide Satanic system of Luciferian worship.

        People just cannot imagine the size, scope, and scale, of hidden Satanic Luciferian worship worldwide, and if they are aware, they are either intimidated by it, or too frightened to do anything about it. I can't say that I don't blame them though. Satanists are nasty immoral creatures who only respect raw occult power and materialism. They are the masters of lying deceit and artful deception.

        Moving on to a lighter subject – thanks also for your kind invitation Sarah, and if you are ever in Europe you have an open invitation to visit me as well, just let me know.

      • Your from Europe. I am traveling there in a few weeks-going to take an internet holiday for awhile. Depending on where your from you may have come across these as well

        This one takes place in France and Italy, spoken in french with english subtitles.

        Not an easy topic too watch, and not for everyone
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRW33pecpQ

        This one is in German- with Enlish subtitles
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUzQ7aqFyiU

        I did not see this one yet- but noticed it on a link from searching South Africa
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIPL0aBs-XM

        It's International!! On a lighter note, How's the wheather over there?

      • Thanks for the information Zuul, and the weather here is above average for an European spring.

        Enjoy your vaction and anything else you have on the subject matter please feel free to share share it with me.

  16. To Sarah Conner

    Grandma by Yomael

    Grandma let me ring the chimes of the big grandfather-clock

    in the hallway of the big family house –

    She'd press shiny silver dollars into my sweaty little palms

    whenever I came to visit her at the big house –

    She'd let me sit on her lap and cuddle me giving me the

    feeling of being safe and warm –

    Grandma smelled of blueberries freshly picked from an

    autumn harvest –

    And she was blessed with the aura of rich dark earth

    from which blueberry harvests sprang-

    She'd move across the big house like a lacy veil

    gently blowing in the wind –

    She'd slowly easy herself up the stairs to her room like she was

    pushing boulders up a steep embankment –

    After a hard bit of a climb she'd rest herself and gather her

    strength to begin the assault again –

    She'd disappear into the mysterious darkness of her attic

    room to leave me filled with wonder about the old woman

    who filled my life with her presence –

    When grandma died the big grandfather clock in the hallway

    kept right on ticking –

    I knew right then and there that was where my grandma really lived –

    Her heart never really stopped beating –

    And I'd put my ear close to the grandfather clock so I could hear when-

    ever grandma called my name –

    —————————————————————————————–

    Mother is the name of the Goddess in the language of children, thank you.

    • Yomael – for what it is worth…..you expand my mind something crazy and I love your posts!!! You are welcome in my home (Seattle area) any time you come! That is the truth!! Peace friend!

      • PS – I am Gen X……so maybe not so gramma! But super loving so bring it on….didn't want to disappoint! I'm adopting Emery if I can!!! Love that girl. If you come this way in this life (Seattle) lemme know~!!!!! For reals….

  17. Can I ask how does everyone share the truth with people??…do you just start telling them stuff..?..I tried to tell a friend the other day..and they just couldnt digest it…kind of denied it..and said, that there has to be a balance in life, and that i cant just 'stop living'….I want to get rid of my t.v. also….but everyone in my house would be upset…is there any suggestions?…I cant stand my kids watching that airbender cartoon…or others anymore…they look like little zombies!

    Thank you..

    • Humor is the best way to get truth out, if it offends then that meant that individual had to think why. don't let the name fool you, ironically its a tv reference, to avoid tv ask your family: what would Jesus do? also try alternative activities with them like going for a walk, listening to ambient sound music, or even smoking ganja, the last one will liberate anyone. If these don't work i suggest conversing with your family for alternatives

    • Just a few things to think about- It's about focusing on priorities and where your focus is. Where your focus is, is usually what direction your going. People will subconciously conform to the focus or purpose of a room. To give you an example of what I mean.

      Most people I know in the USA have several TV sets- kitchen, living room, bedrooms- (I knew person who had one in their bathroom 🙂 , I was flabergasted). In each room the TV is in the center, the chairs, everything position directed towards the TV, even in the kitchen. Looking at the position of things like how your furniture is oriented show what the focus and priority is.

      I have some friends that you do not even know where the TV is unless you go to the TV room. The living room, kitchen, and BATHROOM 🙂 are devoid of TV. The chairs face each other at the table and other rooms. So when you relax and talk it is with out distraction and the focus on interaction. If you want to watch some TV you go to the TV room for the purpose of watching TV- If your in a studio put it in a corner isolated from everything so you have to seek it out (it's not a distraction)

      So a good way to start with balance is putting your living space in balance- because our living space sometimes is what dictates how we operate our lives. Control your enviroment instead of lettiing it influence you.

      Limit to only one TV in the house- Do not let it be the center of attention in a room so as to be a competing distraction. I hate eating dinner and having to compete with a TV, that applies to all rooms in a house for that matter. In fact if someone has sleeping disorders, one thing overlooked is if the person has a TV in the room.

      You'll find that the more TV is out of the way, the more it will be replaced by other things so the withdrawal won't be much. Then later as you watch less and may decide to do away with it all together and just use the TV with DVD for a movie night and that's it.

      Oh, by the way- that's what makes laptops, smartphones, and gameboys etc. –so addictive and distracting because the are not a fixed peice of decor. So for kids and there developing brains, it's best they do not have these things until they are old enough to work to pay for them as well as healthy discussions and education on how addictive the devices are and how to keep in balance.

      So, if your still reading this- It is easier to share whatever it is you want to share in the comfort of your own home because you will have undivided attention without distraction. The evironment may even be the spark to open the conversation when the person asks "where's the TV?"

      • Thanks for sharing flips those are all really good ideas. Lucky for me I only live by myself so I chose to shut it off and had no one complaining in my ear about it.

        I also just pointed out the other day how much it has always bothered me when I see young kids with iPhones or other of those hip cool phones. I never had a cell until I was 17 ( I am 20 now) and it wasn't a fancy one just one to make calls. Now I see 9 year olds with iPhones and I think how sad it is. Sad that our children are growing to be completely consumed in their little gizmos and gadgets. No one in my middle school had a cell let alone my elementary. I have even considered not bringing children into this gross world, because even if I do raise them to be without so much technology, there are very very few likeminded folk to grow them with.

    • Almost all anime (even this 'Americanized' one) is a philosophy lesson wrapped in animation. People get turned off initially by the either the cartoon element or not understanding what the story elements are about, however if you decipher what they are trying to teach and tell the young ones about it, it will definitely make them into independent thinkers. All the characters have goals in their lives and at certain points their faith and/or integrity is tested or their lives are put on the line and they have to fight for what they believe in.

      The same goes for other animes like DragonBall Z and Naruto, although with the latter I noticed recently they had to form a 'Shinobi Alliance' with the 5 Ninja Nations who weren't exactly friendly with one another to begin with coming together to stop the current antagonist Uchiha Madara from completing his objective of bringing everyone under his control trough 'Tsukiyomi', which is coincidentally a red moon. Naruto has elements of a one-world government and army which is on the side of good in this instance against a single threat. Coincidentally Naruto Shippuden (the story arc which this falls under) has been acquired by Disney and is broadcast on Disney XD.

      Most animes also point out a one world order as well, but I digress. The right Animes are very enlightening pieces of art if you can get past the animation and willing to commit to watching the story unfold. It's not like cartoons here in America where its just random 30 minute events, everything ties together to explain something. It's a hell of a lot better than watching Spongebob or Law and Order, that much I can tell you.

  18. why must we as americans always put celebrities on a pedestal? theyre there to entertain US. why do we place so much importance over someone who can fake emotions on film and tv or rhyme and sing good?

    back in the middle ages was the kings jester the most glamorized and interesting person ever?? of course not.

    celebrities are the lowest of the low IMO so why do we even give them the time of day?

  19. Good? Yes. Great? No.

    Despite claiming at the top of this article that this "documentary" Starsuckers "uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it," it only goes half-way.

    Who owns the media corporations? Who owns the talent agencies? Who owns the film/movie studios? Who owns the giant PR firms? Who are their top attorneys? The answer is the same in every case: jews, crypto-jews, and nonjew frontmen. But the only owner mentioned in the "documentary" is Rupert Murdoch, and I'm sure it's no coincidence that he is the only mega-media owner publicly said to not be jewish. (But he is a crypto-jew.)

    Of course, not "all" jews are criminals. A subset of jews certainly are conspiring criminals, as are all the owners and fronts for the mega-media and showbiz corporations.

    Notice that Starsuckers' top-billed executive producer is Simon Goldberg. Notice that Starsuckers' writer-director Chris Atkins had been involved with Michael Moore's films BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (Link http://unitedagents.co.uk/chris-atkins)

    Michael Moore also does not name the owners and absolutely won't touch the obvious jew ownership across the board of media, movie, publishing, and other industries — especially including banking.

    Controlled opposition. These filmmakers and their films pretend to be truthtellers who go to the heart of the matter, to the source of the conspiracies of crime against us. But of course, they limit the truth, setting the left limit of discourse on the subject. The true owners — our true Common Enemy — are untouched.

    I'm a fan of VigilantCitizen, and I link to VC from my website. But in this case, this article should come with a disclaimer: This is a high-school level expose. For the true owners of all the corporations involved, you'll need to read elsewhere (including selected articles on the VC site).

    Sincerely,

    James Laffrey (my real name)

    EqualPartyUSA (where the Solution discussion is)

    • Baby steps buddy….baby steps. I hear ya though! 21st century is sensory overload something fierce. A soul can only handle so much in a day….at least mine! Thanks for your input! Be grateful for the building blocks as they come…..

  20. The best advice I can give to anyone is completely cancel your cable/satellite. Don't pay corporations to sit on your ass and be hypnotized. You will very quickly discover how much you really do not need or care for it. I've been without tv for a year and my quality of life has improved. I spend more time with family, outdoors, exercising, playing with my animals, taking care of my home and self, and I never even think Of the tv. When I turn one on at a friends house, nothing appeals to me except tosh.0 or forensic files ( I think ive seen literally every single episode) anyway, it all just looks like one big idiot show to me now. One big spastic LOOK AT MEE BUY ME DO THIS THINK THAT shitshow. I used to be obsessed with reality tv it sucked me in for hours. The housewives crap.. Etc. I think cutting off tv is a very smart thing to do. You will learn very quickly what a waste of time and unecessary it is.Save your hard earned money and go to the beach or something with it. Save your kids. Save your sanity.

  21. Media has always been a tool for the powerful. Nothing new. I disagree about the internet, lots of babble yes, but the truth is there somewhat if your willing to do you homework. Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. -jefferson I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. -jefferson

  22. nice documentary…

    long before i have watched this video, i always have a hunch and believe about this in the entertainment industry, even though the artist is not that good or even the worst one, still they are being idolized or praised for their so called ''achievements''…

    constant exposure to the media makes them look like they are the best and meant to be followed… even if they have no talent at all… the industry want us to believe that these people that they are putting in the limelight are appealing and really got what it takes be called a true artist…

  23. Have a quick look at this article. It's quite long, but about halfway through you will see a large section of facts about the PR firms that were hired by certain govts to run their psywar efforts during a major war. I would guess that mMost people don't know that modern wars have expensive PR firms guiding and controlling the psychological warfare operations.

    What you will see, among other things, is that these same PR (Psywar) tactics were used by high-dollar American PR firms (Ruder-Finn, etc.) to discredit and demonize one side in the Bosnian war, in order to get sympathy and support for the other sides – with no regard for facts or truth. They openly admit it.

    Here is a short piece of an interview with the head of Ruder Finn public relations, James Harff, about this subject – and remember, these are HIS own words:

    Harff: "We outwitted three big Jewish organizations – B'Nai Brith Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Committee, and the American Jewish Congress. We suggested to them to publish an advertisement in the New York Times and to organize demonstrations outside the U.N.

    This was a tremendous coup. When the Jewish organizations entered the game on the side of the (Muslim) Bosnians, we could promptly equate the Serbs with the Nazis in the public mind.

    Nobody understood what was happening in Yugoslavia. The great majority of Americans were probably asking themselves in which African country Bosnia was situated. But, by a single move, we were able to present a simple story of good guys and bad guys, which would hereafter play itself.

    We won by targeting the Jewish audience. Almost immediately there was a clear change of language in the press, with the use of words with high emotional content, such as "ethnic cleansing", "concentration camps", etc. which evoked images of Nazi Germany and the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

    The emotional charge was so powerful that nobody could go against it."

    Question: But when you did all of this, you had no proof that what you said was true. You only had the one article in Newsday!

    Harff: "Our work is not to verify information. We are not equipped for that. Our work is to accelerate the circulation of information favorable to us [i.e., DISINFORMATION], to aim at judiciously chosen targets. We did not confirm the existence of death camps in Bosnia, we just made it known that Newsday affirmed it."

    Question: Are you aware that you took on a grave responsibility?

    Harff: "We are professionals. We had a job to do and we did it.

    WE ARE NOT PAID TO BE MORAL".

    http://lvb-research.blogspot.com/2010/07/biggest-

    • "These tragic events were also an extremely convenient and well-timed media diversion from the deviant acts of former US President Bill Clinton, which led to his impeachment and very nearly to his removal from office, entirely." – I don't know why? But this reminded me of Wag The Dog – Dustin Hoffman movie

      Thanks for the article LBV – clearly shows the lack of integrity in the journalism. Minus the likes of Scott Taylor etc….true patriots. Lots to get through but I"m excited to read it.

      • "Wag the Dog" was specifically written and released by Klinton's media pals about his exact situation, in case you didn't already know that, so there's no coincidence there lol. His good friend Billy Bob even starred in it, as I recall. And it was written DURING that timeframe, not years later in retrospect. Hollyweird was willing to do anything for Klinton, including real-time propaganda diversions, in the form of big star, big budget movies.

        Ya can't get much more blatant and nauseating than that…well, until a creature named Obama was elected, that is. Since then, we have learned a whole new definition of nausea.

        True journalism is all but dead now, but there are a few heroic people with integrity, such as Scott Taylor, who you mentioned. They aren't easy to find, but they are still out there telling it like it is. What's interesting to me is that Scott is someone who was there, saw the tremendous horrors of Bosnia and other wars with his own eyes, and his explanation of events is almost identical to my own, which comes only from deep research, interviews with others who were there and some well informed opinions.

        Interestingly, his views on Libya are also nearly identical to yours, mine and VC's. You could even say that Libya is Obama's "Wag the Dog", to divert attention away from all of his massive failures as President – that is, if you really believe they are "failures". I think they are quite obviously successes, being that he is clearly pro-NWO, anti-America and freedom, and is working very hard to destroy the USA, economically and otherwise, from the inside – just like any 60s radical communist infiltrator is trained to do. And with Soros paying the bills…just do the math.

        They do seem to have their evil tactics down to a science more and more these days, but so much of that depends on the masses remaining unaware – and that part can and will change, which is where we come in, btw…ALL of us. 🙂

  24. Excellent video !

    Fame is a fleeting thing. Some people pursue fame to feel secure. Some people need the constant adulation of millions to feel self-worth. Influence is far more important. There is positive, uplifting influence in the world and then there is negative, toxic downward spiralling influence. If one has good self-esteem, a sense of purpose and faith one does not need the attention of thousands. If you are happy with G-d (and G-d is happy with you of course), happy with a loved one and some good friends then you can dwell in real peace, sanctuary and warmth. The real power in the world comes from those who are influential. The famous ones just front the stage. The funny thing is though, if you become so influential you will not be able to avoid being famous. So what do you want to be ? Famous or Influential.

  25. People have a choice. I used to be celeb obsessed, knew more about celebs lives (A-Z list) than I knew about anything else…most of the time i'd spend time tearing them down while simultaneously being obsessed with them. I walked away because I hated what I was becoming…and my generation (generation Y) and the next generation is this way. It's really, really, really sad…I literally have to spend half my time telling people I DO NOT CARE when they try to bring up celeb gossip in everyday conversation.

  26. The obsession over these so called celebrities has always repulsed me. Basically i cannot fathom how some actor or musical artitst (i use the term artist and musical very loosely) can earn millions of dollars whilst our teachers, doctors, scientists and aid workers earn peanuts, and receive no respect or appreciation in today's society. Same goes for sport stars. I am well aware of the hidden agenda behind this obsession and the goal to direct people's energies towards these puppets, but even at face value it is so blatant and pathetic.

  27. Also. The whole way the little boy is being totally exploited and is walked around by very sexual women just seemed a bit disturbing to me. I mean, if the roles were reversed and that was a girl there'd be a major fuss, but whenever it's a boy (Jayden Smith, Justin Beiber) it's like, Go Get It. There's something not quite right about the industry's exploitation of young boys, because they all seem to have a specific 'pretty' quality (unless they're black, in which case the whole body is sort of emphasised, like Jayden in the Karate kid), it just doesn't feel like any of these stars are really and truly aimed at teenage girl audience, if feels like they're supposed to be viewed by older men, which sounds…homoerotic. (It may be just me) But it feels like we've been conditioned to accept pretty men as the ideal type if they're young. I wish it would stop, I'm sick and tired of drooling at the sight of under-grown, young, pretty, female looking Korean men ; -;

  28. I'm sad for Justin Bieber. Poor boy. Very young and yet he already surrendered his soul to the industry. :'(

  29. its so sad but true how this all ties in to dumbing down society and trying to push group mentality on us. by having us hooked on tv we dont have time to go to school and do well and make something of ourselves and educate ourselves about these very issues

    • I hope your not talking about that institution called school in the USA. Schools throughout the country have been selling out everything depending on where you live. From roof tops for planes flying over, to buses, football scoreboards, vending machines, cafeteria food, banners, and even providing TV/Video to classrooms.

      Talk about mind control and programming. The first 30 minutes of highschool was nothing but a waste. First the bell rung, sit in your assigned seats, take attendance, pledge of allegiance, hear special anouncements and 5 minutes of student news, watch 15 minutes of Channel One News with its advertising, followed by sitting for several minutes unable to get up without permission until the bell rings.

      That mandatory morning routine is everyday for 180 days of the school year. 2-1/2 hours a week, 90 hours a year. Doe this sound like a that routine contributes to independance/autonomy in preparation for a young adult to enter the world?

      This is tax dollars, teachers time, and students time spent on this mandatory daily ritual of "watching 20 minutes of TV", attendance taking, mumbling the pledge of allegiance, and listening for bells. (sad part is, there is not even discussions about what this is all about!!)

      Now many towns to save schools budget deficits are resorting to more coorporate advertising in schools and renting more students school time to "save the children's education system". Our coorporate saviors are here to the "children"

      http://voskansas.org/2011/04/03/renting-childrenshttp://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/04/2774678/wichhttp://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011

      The list goes on throughout North America USA/Canada and is coming to a town near you if it hasn't happened yet already.

      On the brighter side of things I am glad this infection stays out of some institutions. I would have to laugh hysterically and walk out if there was a pause in the service for "Today's religious celebration was sponsored to you by Pepsi that refreshing drink and don't forget, Bud the king of ………." 🙂

      • Sorry about the long rant about high school- Things like homeroom, mandatoory pep rallies, and some of the mandatory special in school programs had a lasting impact of scratching my head thinking "What was all that about?"

      • flips, you hit the nail in the coffin. I went to high school for a few months in a small california town, nothing much happened yet everyone acted as though los angeles was the model for life, yet went i started going to high school in utah; its EXACTLY as you described, same routine, I only hope that in today's system there will be that one or two teachers who gets students to question rather than obey,

  30. I think I read a book covering the same topics of this documentary with more detail, it's called 'Flat Earth News' by Nick Davies. Though to be honest, at the time I never took it too seriously. :c

    Thanks Sarah~

  31. its not really that serious if you think about it. i can see if you are constantly in front of the tube ciphering hours away at a time. but honestly, just going to see a movie every once in the while is not bad at all. just keep it in prospective. i must say that a lot of people (just judging by the comments) on this site demonize almost everything. its well known that a lot of this stuff is a lie or a fluke. but, take it to your own belief and views and not someone else. we know right from wrong.

    • Yes, go watch your movies, I will read my books and we can entertain ourselves however we would like. Just gotta point out that your mentality is exactly why this mess will never get cleaned up.

    • Hey hey hey, don't drag the muppets' name into this. They taught me how to read, write, spell in an entertaining fashion when I was younger, lol. If anything Stefani Germanotta is a marionette 😀

  32. should i blame myelf because i make beats and write rhymes…naah i wont do that i express productive rhythm when i make hip hop and my fav rapper is mf doom who has no fame as a person he wears a mask and doesnt even do interviews i think im on the right track

  33. did sarah help make the movie? Its ok. A good starting point to introduce ppl. But it never goes into enough detail. Considering its billed as a tell all, many will watch and think the film hits all the major points, when its only a very cursory glance. This has been on uk tv a while bk and the papers gave it good reviews. Hardly anti establishment.

  34. sarah conner.. ive seen her comments before. how nice to know that you listen to your audience VC. …This video is awesome. It was hard to watch how blatanly they recruit our kids.

  35. The footage that grabbed me most was the LIVE 8 and LIVE AID appearance versus the reality of the charity events. Watching the cargo plane just dropping supplies to go to waste at 1:25:00 and how much was misused and caused harm instead to the people. The charity event was more about self promotion, water down the politics and real issues, and taking advantage of people's altruistic nature to give their money to do the coorpotations bidding.

    Good Documentary- Nice Find Sarrah

    Following the financial news: you can find how bad some of these charities really are and what their true intentions are despite what is presented on the Mainstream media as a triumph.

    U2's Bono has an organization called "One" that is for helping the needy- about 1% actually goes to charity. The rest is lost to administrative costs and salaries etc. Don't forget that this is a tax write off for Bono, boosts his image as being altruistic, rightous, and self promotion (all at the same time)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314543/B

    Sorry U2 and Bono fans, for lifting up the mask to see what the face was underneath. The mask and make up is usually prettier and is the illusion of what people would rather see and believe.

    • I always felt like that guy wasn't right, this might be dumb and unrelated, especially after he and Jay-z did a remix of U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday. Anyway I'm really liking the new Beastie Boys album.

      Kudos to Sarah for this video suggestion btw.

      • I don't know if he is a freemason. But the part about "One" is in the financial news because they have to produce financial records to be filed. There are lot's of articles in the financial arena- He is just one of many entertainers who have their own pet non-profit organization for the purpose of tax write-offs.

        You should always research what organization your giving money too.

        Here are just some sample sites of questions to ask and how to grade organizations
        http://www.charitywatch.org/tips.html http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=con

        "One" fails miserably by all standards- There are many organizations like it that fail miserably by many of these Elite hollywood celebs and entertainers. Do the homework before you give to an organization.

      • Whoops – my response to you was deleted. Link crazy maybe?…..if you look into it, the evidence is overwhelming.

  36. I always wondered how they get a parent to sell their child. Man I didn't expect to be so easy!!

    P.S Aren't there any laws against children exploitation?

  37. this topic brings out an obvious question: why don't we see this documentary on tv? At least on one of the so-called independent channels?

  38. OMG, this documentary is so trill! I'm so glad I can honestly say I've never wanted to be famous, it isn't worth it. We build these entourages around people who SEEM successful and congregate to make ourselves seem the same way (FOLLOWERS) I've seen plenty on Facebook, anyhow. The question is why do we want to hold the center position and be the star when we already are one? Find out right here!

  39. What is Dr.drew doing there? He himself is on TV all the time as a host of these reality shows. He must be addicted to the fame too. Also i wonder if the parents of the lil' boy knew this documentary was really about how the downside to wanting to be famous.They look like horrible parents because they're enabling this "dream", and also by allowing the boy to let fame be primary and hw secondary,allowing him in bars and scantily clad women. I always get a sick feeling in my stomach when i watch stuff like this. I feel so bad that people want to exploit their kids , live off their kids and give their children a really inflated sense of self all in the name of " good self esteem". There has got to be a better way. Im lucky that even though i watched a lot of tv when i was young , Im the opposite as an adult.

  40. And Jesus answered them "see that no one leads you astray,for many will come in my name saying' I am the Christ' and they will lead many astray.Mathew 24 not to get preachy but its all in the supernatural guidebook God has given us.

    • Well actually I'm super thankful to my friend Dizzilluzioned who forwarded this to me a couple of days ago. Sharing is caring in my world.

      Estatic isn't the word I would have chosen after watching this though. Did you actually watch it smh? Which part really stuck out to you as estatic inducing? Pick one or add your own.

      *The reality that our culture for the most part is celebrity drunk (idolotry)? Many times for people that are under trauma based mind control……that actually makes me very sad. Soaking up the illusions via victims.

      *The heartbreak of seeing parents subject their young children to this industry and at great cost (financially, morally and spiritually)?

      *The realization that I have been as much of a sucker for all this as the next guy. It's a well thought out and planned conditioning tactic – how to act – what to buy – what to think about etc…..oh the years, brain power & $$ wasted!

      *Understanding that only a few years ago what I enjoyed as a frequent 'escape' from all the burdens and frustrations of the day following the economic, social and political climate, is all just one big, highly developed marketing and behavioral modification project targeting primal human instincts – provided at large by the Zionist running Hollywood nonetheless (thanks Essential Truth for the Khazarian Conspiracy series).

      *Finding myself in a position with even more responsibility than I had ever imagined, to be the ultimate gate-keeper to my little guys hearts and minds, cause they are target #1. With psychological tactics that I myself am not immune to, or can always recognize.

      Estatic? Nah, can't say it does.

      Ecclesiastes 1:18 actually comes to mind:

      For in much wisdom [is] much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

      But thanks so much for thinking of me friend, I appreciate it.

      • Many parts of this Doc are truly disturbing… especially the life of young boy being encouraged to embrace this toxic, fame monster lifestyle by his parents..for what is obvious selfish reasons. It gives us an idea of how children like the Jackson 5 grew up… Absolutely disgusting and sad.

        Kids growing up today watching all these reality shows like The Real World, the Big Brother's and the Jersey Shore's are the first to accept & would be first in line for products like the rabbit from hell>> Karotz (still cant get over that) and the all seeing eyePhone because TV proved being watched all day is modern and cool.

        This was a really well put together and an eye opening doc… thanks for sharing Sarah.

      • Good points Essential!!! Next time you come close to Seattle lemme know……I am taking you out no face recognition clubs for reals 🙂

      • Really..No face scanning!!?…what do they do in Seatown…take DNA @ the door? LOL …i must admit i use to love travelling to the wonderful USA to check family but, ..in the past few years everytime i went to a border crossing or landed at an airport i was met with an unpleasant welcoming by your TSA and these drill sergants turned Border Guards to the point were i dont feel like never going back….but who knows maybe someday : )

      • Scary, but I've read quite a few places that they actually are taking DNA of babies now for some big database….what? I should look into that more, you reminded me~!

        TSA – pfft! Looks like it's working. Not sure if you saw this out there this week but there are new proposals for passports in the works for us here in the USA:

        http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/25/state-deparhttp://johngaltfla.com/blog3/2011/04/26/the-large
        Almost seems like we are about to get locked in……..what is going on?

  41. Wow, this makes me not wanna go to the movies anymore…but dammit The Fast Five is coming out tomorrow!! What do I do?!?!?!?

    • i tried to watch it but got bored. i saw your comment and tried again for quite a bit longer, eventually i started to go ahead. granted that my attention span is not that long, but hello, this is an internet link and the video seems so long and drawn out. so, no, i don't think this is such a great documentary. not that i oppose points it seemingly contains, but can't recommend it at all.

      • Are you f*****g joking? It's an excellent documentary, I sat through the whole thing and loved it. You're only point against it is that it's boring, and therefore irrelevant. Well then I guess they should have added a helping of celebrity scandal and rubbed some glitter in your wounds. Perhaps then it would have resembled the regurgitated helpings of half second subliminal commercials you've been normalized to.

        GET A GRIP. Fighting a battle against conglomerate corporations who want your soul isn't easy, and I'm not going down because of how boring the truth it.

      • Some people have almost two hours to kill. It gets much better after the first twenty minutes. How do you make your post yellow?

      • @ Tina Teacher – a lot of people (not sure how many) have to hit the green thumb`s up button under your post for it to turn yellow.

  42. And some people absolutely worship these celebrities and have shrines of them on there wall and freak the F out when they see them. Kinda crazy isn't it.

  43. It is truly sad that we idolize these people and pay them millions of dollars while the profession of teacher is underpaid and goes unrecognized.

    • If you still be-LIE-ve that we have teachers working in the Indoctrination Centers of America, aka Public Schools you are mistaken. Read John Taylor Gatto's excellent work, 'The Underground History of American Education', which can be read FREE here: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm as well as Charlotte Iserbyte's in-depth work: http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/index.html , which can also be read FREE online.

      America no longer employees teachers but rather Change Agents, plain and simple. The Goal of the Indoctrination Centers is eliminate the ability in children to know 'How to Think', and instead to instill in them the understanding of 'What to Think'.

      Wake up American and smell the coffee before it truly is 'too late'.

      • @ GrammaBear – Totally relates to the comments on 21

        There are many good teachers, but they are bound and tied up by the system just as John Taylor Gatto was. John Talyor Gatto became a more vocal critic of the education system just as he was retiring after recieving one of teaching's most prestegious awards. Once free of the system, he could say whatever he wanted because he was retired. I think we are all glad he has spoken out to open a lot eyes that see.

        There are a number of teachers who feel the same way on the topic but are bound up by the system. They also feel trapped by the many who do not get it and are just products of the system and continue to perpetuate the machine further down the wrong path. Thanks again

      • This is sooo true..I worked for a school district and there were children at the middle school I was assigned to who need serious help… they were dealing with major issues at home and had no esteem of their potential. I interviewed children for the gate program and ran the special assemblies and programs at the school, it was unfair that there was sooo little I could do for them. They didn't need guys coming to the school doing bike tricks they needed love, attention, and a solid education. The curriculum was horrendous and I had to get out because of the politics, red tape, and of course horrible indoctrination of the kids. The children are being shafted and it is a shame of a shame. But my passion to do right by them has grown….being free from the system now will allow me to do more for them.

      • Yes. Anyone who has children MUST download this FREE book. She also has a few video shorts on youtube exposing the agenda throughout the years. What is freaky is that I remember these things happening while I was in school. I went to a Christian school for half of my education. When I moved and went to public, I was WAY ahead and as a 6th grader, was completely upset with my school experience.

      • I graduated from high school in 1965. Please tell me how today differs from then.

        Ok, back then teaching was respected, we didn't have decades of one party trashing teachers.

        Other than that? Do you really think they didn't teach what to think back then?

    • That's true. For some reason, celebrity has gone from a looked down upon profession (back in the age of stage performers) to the status of a demigod (today). I don't know exactly what to attribute this to, except perhaps the spread of celebrity images via our digital capabilities.

      There are a lot of unsung heroes like teachers, as you mentioned, that will probably never get a mention in a local newspaper, while working far harder than certain celebrities. In some celebrity's defense, I think a lot of them too suffer from extreme lack of privacy, and if they could would like the public to back off and stop focusing on them so much.

      It's such a skewed setup we have, this type of hero worship for celebs.

    • I used your quote and posted it on facebook my peers are all obsessed with this celebrity junk

      and of course I also gave you credit =)

    • Question: "What should a Christian's view be on stem cell research?"

      Answer: With the current debate raging about stem cell research, as Christians we would do well to education ourselves on the topic and its ramifications. To cure disease and alleviate suffering are noble pursuits, and the Bible clearly supports the battle against physical ills. A major feature of Jesus’ ministry was His healing (Matthew 4:23-24), and one of the New Testament writers, Luke, was a physician (Colossians 4:14). Stem cell research has shown great promise in the fairly new field of regenerative medicine, and many groups are actively pursuing new ways of harvesting stem cells and testing the cells’ plasticity—the ability to form a wide variety of mature cell types.

      The most important question concerning stem cell research is not “Is it legal?” or “Is it cost-efficient?” but “Is it right?” The true issue is what is God’s will? Before we can answer the ethical/moral question, we must distinguish between the two types of stem cells: adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells.

      Research on adult stem cells has been going on for decades and has proven that there are therapeutic effects in treating cancer, autoimmune diseases, leukemia, and heart disease. Adult stem cells are obtained from living bone marrow, blood, brain tissue, skin, and body fat. Other sources rich in adult stem cells are umbilical-cord blood and the placenta.

      Embryonic stem cells, as their name suggests, are derived from human embryos. In order to harvest embryonic stem cells, an embryo must be destroyed. Central to the debate, then, is our view of the human embryo. The biblical teaching is that human existence begins at conception (Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5). The international consensus of embryologists agrees with Scripture in that life begins at fertilization. At the moment of conception, the embryo is 100 percent human, with all 46 human chromosomes and a fully functioning, unique genetic code. Size and location do not determine humanity.

      Because research on embryonic stem cells requires the destruction of a living human being, it is against God’s will. No amount of promised “benefit” to society or to medical knowledge can justify the killing of a human for spare parts. The end does not justify the means. It is never ethical—in fact, it is morally reprehensible—to mark people for death in order to conduct utilitarian experiments on their body parts.

      In contrast, research on adult stem cells does not require the loss of life. Adult stem cells have versatility and a proven track record, and they lack the moral difficulties of embryonic stem cells. Therefore, we believe that research on adult stem cells is a legitimate field of study, well within the will of God.

    • Here's a twista for ya. The animal they chose to represent the Exxxploit exhibit was pretty much a knock off of the Pedo-bear. The same symbol used via occult teachings that represents p********a. It's basically an in your face from the people who made this film to those they are pretending to "illuminate". The layers of $#!t that you have to wade through are many. A lessoned I have learned is that you may never understand it all.

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