The chorus of progressives and radicals asking why President Obama caves to the right, takes his base for granted and continues to betray the ideals of democracy almost every time is getting louder. Though several excellent books that provide a left-wing history and politics of the Democratic Party and Obama have been published, Lifting the Veil is the first feature-length film I’ve come across that does a really excellent job of analyzing why these betrayals are inevitable.
Using historical footage and contemporary interviews with left-wing historians and activists, including Socialist Worker‘s funny and insightful Sharon Smith, this film by Metanoia, posted to the left, makes an excellent case for organizing independently of the Democratic Party. Whether you agree with it or not, it provides some rare insight into the criminally reactionary doings of the Dems.
Watch, think, enjoy!