Originally Posted by DBruleU
Anything by Gaffney.
Sorry man couldn't find it. Frank Gaffney? He appeared in a few docs, but only produced one - Islam vs Islamists, which was a PBS reject. I couldn't find it anywhere.
Originally Posted by El Minion
This documentary made me have a meltdown, especially after it was shown that it directly helped recall Governor Grey Davis and put Schwarzenegger in his place through no fault of Davis or state regulators, among other things that royally pissed me off. Enron being caught on tape laughing at the "free market" manipulation of California energy prices that led directly to vulnerable citizens not getting their AC on during the sweltering summer months which led to several of their deaths. Artificial supply restrictions to boost demand prices in the name of ripping off the citizens of California. Fúck you Ken Lay, rot in hell ásshole!
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
LOVE the soundtrack. Tom Waits, Billy Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marilyn Manson, etc. Eclectic and fun.
I can't believe the Enron guys liked the book, "The Selfish Gene" because I enjoyed it too - but our interpretations must have been completely different. I saw it as a good little explaination of genetics and evolution for laymen - they took it as a philosophy for crushing people.
It was shocking how connected they were to the Bush family (every Bush recording a goodbye message for the exec - ****ing incredible), how they cheered on forest fires and the destruction of power plants, how callous the traders were to the lives of the elderly - even laughing as they suffered and died.
The lying, cheating, stealing - and it's not just Enron. Many major banks and corporations were in on Enron's schemes. America got screwed.
When watching the conclusion it was clear that anything we do to limit or free corporations - regulation, deregulation - they will exploit to the fullest. Ken Lay was an a-hole, but there's nothing odd or extraordinary about him. We wrote the rules.
Found it on Hulu, as well as various "other" sources. Great documentary.