Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren

Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren

A whimsical look at patriotism and consumerism in America. It explores the absurdity of many of the symbolic gestures that have recently pervaded our culture, such as the wasting of perfectly good French Wine and the waving of Chinese-made America flags. With the help of a leading scholar and an outspoken social activist, this film draws a concrete relationship between American consumerism and patriotism.

43 thoughts on “Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren”

  1. The USA is a consumer based democracy. The only way to enact change is to change your purchasing behavior. You won't stop buying a necessary vehicle because you can't, the transportation system in the US is design to prevent you from having better options. All you can do is decide to be less wasteful in your purchasing decisions, within the constraints of a broken system… At the moment anyway… It'll take 100 years and systemic resource shortages before we start truly fixing the system.

  2. This is a pretty good movie. I thought it was going to be complaining about George Bush and the GOP, but it's actually a pretty good look at Consumerism in the U.S… It is funny though how the guy keeps suggesting the solution is to drive more fuel efficient cars instead of SUVs. In a documentary about consumerism, the guy is saying 'Buy THIS, instead of THAT".. can't help but laugh at those parts.

  3. Not all Americans supported the War in 2001. Millions of Americans were opposed to the War, and saw the stupidity of "Freedom Fries" and other stupid things like waving American Flags made in China.

  4. "This wine does not represent the blood the French spilled for freedom"
    how about when the French liberated usa from being a british colony?

  5. Fantastic film, made by Americans for sleeping Americans, a wakey wakey film for them that most of Europe know so much about and see it almost as plain as day, probably the east does too and ain't that sad, munch those Freedom fries and you ll be free too (but probably not for as long as the industry will be) but as the Advert says "JUST DO IT"

  6. wow at the beginning the American guy said' this red wine represents the blood the French have never lost in the name of freedom', how can people be this stupid, why did the French give the USA that gift 'the statue of liberty' they shed enough blood for the USA to become the USA, do not Americans get the same history lessons as us in Europe (seems not), bet the same guy wishes he'd shut his mouth now with what he should know now about that/this war, its about rich getting richer using the poor

  7. One way or another, we are FREE to behave the way we want.

    Want people to change? Start by changing yourself.

    I had the privilege of studying an MBA in the USA. It was hard as hell to get in, but I fought for it because I wanted to live the American dream. However, as soon as I graduated I got the HELL out of that country. They train you to be somebody’s little bitch. FREEDOM to be a MODERN SLAVE.


  8. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
    (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 ESV).

    George bush and all the elite leaders are all puppets and are planted here to decieve you all !! what ever your religion is or no religion at all dont be fool by these false people thaat are led by satan !

  9. 28:00

    Guy: "Fuck Xzibit, I know how to pimp my car." (Goes ahead and shows off car in detail.)

    White man: "What do you think about our Foreign Policy?"

    Guy: "Foreign what?"

  10. Same percentage of Germans and Italians opposed the war. Please destroy your BMW's, Mercedes, appliances,mustard, pasta, marble, Ferrari's,clothing,HK assault rifles, police issue pistols,German and French porn, Mafia,sausages,Henkels knives…….

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