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Oliver Stone - The Untold History of the United States

Oliver Stone - The Untold History of the United States

As some of you guys know, I'm somewhat of a history dork.

I don't know why... I just have no interest in fiction.

Zombies, superhero movies, cartoons, sitcoms, stuff like that - no thank you. Never been into it.

This is what I've been watching over the past month or so -

'The Untold History of the United States'

(fyi: affiliate link - I get about 12 cents/per episode if you purchase it - there's a book too, if you like reading)

In fact, these days, it's basically my one 'productive time-waster' or 'productive distraction'.
(nice for long cardio sessions in the gym and PE - if you are into that sort of thing)

If you are living by our principle of "Nothing in Moderation" (at least 75% of your open hours dedicated to ONE PRIMARY GOAL) - I suggest that you dedicate at least 1 hour a 'productive time-waster' that is simply a relaxing activity that loosens up your mind.

HAVE FUN is another name for it.
(Ideally, that activity doesn't involve drugs or alcohol)

This is the exact type of "productive relax time" that Tom Hopkins details in his book from 1982, "The Official Guide to Success," which is still, in my opinion - the best book ever written (AND MOST APPLICABLE) on time management and successful psychology.

The primary mantra in that book is -

"I MUST DO THE MOST PRODUCTIVE THING AT EVERY GIVEN MOMENT."

But that doesn't mean you are always WORKING.

Sometimes, the most productive thing is simply to relax and clear your mind.

When your 'time-wasters' have a purpose and aren't just a default response to boredom - you'll rarely overdo them.

I'm also big on WORK HARDER, NOT SMARTER.
(until you have about a year of experience and know how to apply "smarter")

But I acknowledge the possibility of burnout - the usual prerequisite to quitting.

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Quick Film Summary
(no spoilers)

Oliver Stone, who has the reputation for directing and producing INCREDIBLY VIOLENT movies (Natural Born Killers, for example), shifts gears quite a bit with "The Untold History of the United States". This movie seeks validity and stimulates thought far more than shock and awe.

Unlike most "history" movies, Stone doesn't seem to have a political agenda - Democrats are Good! Republicans are Bad! Capitalism Enslaves! Socialism is So Hot Right Now!

Oliver Stone, a Hollywood elite - in every sense of the word, isn't pushing the usual Marxist Utopian Fantasy that so many of his colleagues jerk off to.

He examines and criticizes every single administration starting with Franklin Roosevelt toward the end of World War II leading to Barack Obama and the War on Terror.

No far-fetched conspiracy theories, no ill will, not even an overload of opinion, just facts and a ton of footage from the archives.

If you are into footage from old classic movies and that sell the American Dream - you'll find it rather entertaining too.

I love me some obvious 1960's cold war propaganda bullshit that my parents fell for.
(my Dad definitely bought this example below - I probably would have too)

The movie begins with the theme, "What you didn't learn in your high school history class".

Nearly everything in this movie differed from what I learned in school in the 1990's.

Wait, it was the largely the Soviets that defeated Nazi Germany?

Wait, the United States staged a bombing of a US ship so we could start a war in Vietnam?

Wait, it's more likely that I'll be killed by a police officer than "the terrorists"?

News to me!
(somewhat - I've known a lot of this for a while now)

Unlike most 'TRUTH' projects, I didn't find this movie terribly depressing. I wouldn't be recommending it if I thought it would fuck your head up for a month - it does make you think though. Mostly about the past.

As we venture into more of the Red Pill "lifestyle" aspects on Good Looking Loser - I want to offer clear solutions and not just a bunch of depressing, non-applicable information that leaves you feeling smart and trapped. This film is largely for your entertainment however.

Regardless of whether you were born, raised and indoctrinated in a capitalist country or somehow getting Good Looking Loser in Pyongyang - the system is set up to make you a slave.

Still, though the barriers to social mobility are tall, Victor Pride and I still believe that an "American Dream" is still alive and well.

It's not traditional "The American Dream," with the mortgage, job and dog that cleans up it's own shit.

It's the "New American Dream".

I'm calling it the "New eAmerican Dream".
(I literally just thought of that term 2.28.2014 - if you see it elsewhere, you know where it came from)

Someday, I'll tell you how I've done it. Very quickly, by all accounts. 

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