[Marxism] Why I Am Cancelling My Documentary on Hillary Clinton | Charles Ferguson

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 19:21:45 MDT 2013

For what it's worth a late friend of mine once attended a reception where
Clinton was the main speaker. He told me that Clinton had enormous charisma
and that when he worked the room, everyone at the reception was convinced
that Clinton cared deeply about them.

What is that, I wonder?  Is it Nietzschean's prophecy of our age as the age
of the actor come true?



On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> In June, I attended a dinner for Bill Clinton, which was educational.
> Clinton spoke passionately about his foundation, about African wildlife,
> inequality, childhood obesity, and much else with enormous factual command,
> emotion, and rhetorical power. But he and I also spoke privately. I asked
> him about the financial crisis. He paused and then became even more
> soulful, thoughtful, passionate, and articulate. And then he proceeded to
> tell me the most amazing lies I've heard in quite a while.
> For example, Mr. Clinton sorrowfully lamented his inability to stop the
> Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which banned all regulation of private
> (OTC) derivatives trading, and thereby greatly worsened the crisis. Mr.
> Clinton said that he and Larry Summers had argued with Alan Greenspan, but
> couldn't budge him, and then Congress passed the law by a veto-proof
> supermajority, tying his hands. Well, actually, the reason that the law
> passed by that overwhelming margin was because of the Clinton
> Administration's strong advocacy, including Congressional testimony by
> Larry Summers and harsh public and private attacks on advocates of
> regulation by Summers and Robert Rubin.
> Wow, I thought, this guy is a really good actor. And I also saw one reason
> why Hillary Clinton might not be thrilled about my movie. I discovered
> others. In Arkansas, she joined the boards of Walmart and Tyson Foods. One
> of the largest donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation
> is the government of Saudi Arabia. The Clintons' personal net worth now
> probably exceeds $200 million, and while earned legally, both the money's
> sources and the Clintons' public statements indicate a strong aversion to
> rocking boats or making powerful enemies.
> full: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/**charles-ferguson/hillary-**
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