War Made Easy
"We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling the truth."
Former New York Times Reporter
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
We are told that war is honorable,
that war creates peace
and war is necessary; protecting us from evil doers.
We are told the greatest generation was born of the great wars,
where millions perished under the darkness of hell
Yes, we are told these things, that our hearts become hard as stones.
we are fed the bitter lies that god is on the side of our wars.
Warmongers cannot be peacemakers
peacemakers are the brave souls that shout with a loud voice, No more Wars!
peacemakers are those that stop tanks in their tracks with the truth.
Blessed are the peace makers.