I have come across a disturbing animated short film recently that I feel should be rejected unanimously. The film, entitled “The American Dream,” presents the fallacious idea that finance capitalists are a separate class of individuals that have corrupted capitalism. This conspiracy, which has its roots in the anti-Semitic book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” seeks to justify the existence of industrial capitalism by misdirection. It is an idea which has lead to the emergence of fascism in Europe, and has distracted the working class and prevented meaningful revolutionary organization.
Anyone with even a basic understanding of Marxism would not take this film seriously. It shares striking similarities with the Zeitgeist films, and is nothing but a petite-bourgeois reactionary polemic against late-stage capitalism.
To top it all off, the film contains very sexist sentiments and relies on pop-culture references to entice the viewer into buying its ridiculous message.
If you have not seen it, it is available to watch on youtube.