As Goes Janesville

As Goes Janesville is a movie that is coming out this year.

As Goes Janesville follows the story of how the community of Janesville, Wisconsin recovers and reinvents itself after the loss of its century-old General Motors plant. The film will premiere in the summer of 2012 and is supported by The MacArthur Foundation, ITVS and the Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Family Foundation. Stay tuned for more details.

I saw an overlay in the video in my previous post Governor Scott Walker’s ‘divide and conquer’ strategy for union busting. In tiny letters it mentioned the web site and movie that I am highlighting here.  I am glad my curiosity made me follow up.

At one point in the trailer to the movie where one person was saying that it was all for the best, it instantly brought to mind the book, The Shock Doctrine.  Administer a big enough shock to a populace, and they will accept almost any conditions as a remedy if it means any kind of a job at all.  Seems to be working quite well.

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