The film "From Freedom to Fascism" is again playing at the Clinton Street. Here's something I wrote up last time.
reposted from http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/03/335510.shtml
I was curious about this film, so I looked into it. The website explains how the producer, Aaron Russo, "designed the first ladies bikini under wear", and "In January of 2004, he declared his candidacy for the Libertarian Party's nomination for President of the Untied States."
The title of the film is catchy. I thought it was going to be about the Patriot Act, or the war, maybe Guantanamo...but no, it's about the Federal Reserve and the IRS, and the goddamn income tax!!!
Beware: this film was produced by a libertarian who seems to believe that the government is interfering in his god-given right to make a profit. I'm no fan of the US government in its current manisfestation, but I do believe in public education and all the other important services that the state is supposed to provide. Granted, I have not seen the film, just the trailer, and a few websites on the producer and his friends at "We the People" http://www.givemeliberty.org/default.htm, but it looks pretty scary. I imagine that this guy wants to privatize everything, and promote his own version of fascism. Check out the film, but be careful of who you align with. And definitely don't drink the kool-aid!