Mind Games of the 1%, Women’s Films on Peace & Justice; March 3 at 9am

Written by on Sunday, February 28, 2021

This Wednesday, March 3 at 9am, the Peace & Justice Report will start with a review of the opening sessions of the Florida Legislature by Jim Saunders, Executive Editor of the News Service of Florida.

Then we’ll talk to Roy Eidelson, author of Political Mind Games – How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible. The book is also available as a free downloadable PDF.

“In Political Mind Games, psychologist Roy Eidelson presents a unique and illuminating framework for understanding and combating the manipulative ploys of the 1%. He explains exactly how the rich and powerful mislead the American people—about what’s happening, what’s right, and what’s possible—by targeting basic questions we ask ourselves everyday: Are we safe? Are we being treated fairly? Who should we trust? Are we good enough? Can we control what happens to us? Our doubts and confusion about these issues enable today’s plutocrats to craft messages artfully designed to misdirect our outrage, fragment our opposition, and garner our support for an agenda that serves only the privileged few. That’s how so many have come to believe that climate change is a hoax, taxes are too high, the military budget is too low, public education needs privatization, workers have it too easy, voter fraud is everywhere, healthcare isn’t a fundamental right, poverty is deserved, and more. Recognizing and countering the 1%’s destructive “mind games” is an urgent matter for anyone interested in charting a different course. From Washington DC to Wall Street and beyond, Eidelson’s timely analysis exposes and debunks the lucrative lies and false promises that preserve extreme inequality and betray the common good. Political Mind Games is a new and valuable resource for progressive efforts to build a more decent society.”

Then we’ll talk to Scott Osborne about the Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival starting this Friday, March 5. See the film previews HERE The festival is presented each year by the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women USA.

Now in our 22nd year, we are a mission-driven festival, dedicated to showcasing women filmmakers and selecting films that address issues inadequately represented in mainstream media. We pride ourselves on our international character and routinely accept films from all over the world.

We actively seek films that reflect the LGBTQ experience, films that showcase important social themes and current events (from any country), and films reflecting the full diversity of global women.

We seek films which are:

– made by female filmmakers; or
– focus on issues of particular interest to women (by any filmmaker); or
– focus on women’s stories, and lives (by any filmmaker).