A powerful clip from the documentary Engines of Domination
The melody used in this video is essentially a happy, folky tune that initially makes you think of apple pie and 1950s baseball stars. But the footage of governments beating citizens, killing foreign ‘enemies’, and destroying the planet makes a strong contrast to the upbeat rhythm of the song.
The lyrics are also loaded with a snarky dig at our current political system and those who govern over (rather than alongside) the rest of us. It criticizes the hierarchical pyramid structure and asks: What have governments actually done for us?
This is a clip from the 2014 documentary What Governments Have Done: Political Power And The Human Emergency by Mark Corske and Lifting The Veil.
Domination: ‘A tool for making tools of human beings.’
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