CAPITALISM, a Love Story
Documentary by Michael Moore
Commentary by Rafael Zambrana                                             February 20, 2015.

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Docu by Michael Moore
Minority rules:
Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.
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What this means is we only need 10% of the population to understand how these few individuals are robbing us and enslaving us to transform the narrative society believes in, to stop them.
Life is a constant change, many times surprising and unexpected, but this global crisis we are suffering demands a new approach from all of us to solve what we have been doing in the past.   Our political leaders seem to be at a loss in what to do next, while it is clear the process we have been doing is not working any more, they continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.
This has forced many of us to think of a new approach more in tune with the facts we face today.
As exposed in the film, it is unlikely we will find real political democracy unless we attain economic democracy as well.     If we continue to follow the same habits that brought us to this imbalance, we won't be able to solve this conundrum, which is the result of that behavior, therefore we as individuals need to focus on a new approach.

Cooperatives as explained in the film, offer us that economic democracy we are missing today, but to achieve that situation we as individuals have to change the way we approach our jobs.      Our minds will have to adjust to being "owners" of the businesses we work in, with all the responsibilities of satisfying our customers needs at a competitive price.      This attitude of camaraderie makes these coop enterprises more resilient and sustainable, as shown in the factories' take overs by workmen in Argentina that kept them producing even after the original owners had gone, giving up in bankruptcy, during the big 2001 collapse of the economy.

The Argentinian case is very telling because its government had been following the IMF's directives that brought the economy to its knees.   Today we are in a crisis that was prompted by the PRIVATE banks, against all the brainwashing we have suffered for decades telling us everything by the government is bad and everything by the private enterprise is efficient and brings prosperity.     Today's Global Crisis shows this concept is inaccurate.

In my case I have been self-employed most of my life, and my changes will be to let go and accept inputs from others at the time of business decisions, which is also difficult, but in the long run sharing the responsibilities and risks are worth it when we also achieve a better distribution of wealth, and balance in society, with reduction of crime and less corruption.

In a society where all workers form part of the decision making process, it will be rare to see a corporation dumping waste on other people just to save money.    Once the greed for more profits is dissipated, the true humanity of people will manifest more readily.
Capitalism: a Love Story 2009