There’s No Place Like Utopia – Joel Gilbert [Important Update]

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

This morning, the video posted here (and the YouTube one) have been removed due to “a copyright claim by Highway 61 Entertainment.”

Sorry about that!  😦

You can purchase the video at Highway 61 Entertainment for $14.95.

Perhaps the film is also available for rental or purchase on iTunes.

Found this excellent and outstanding film over at another website/blog and the title intrigued me enough to take the time to watch it.  WOW!  It was definitely worth my time!

The film was published on Youtube on Dec 9, 2014.

I would like to encourage readers here to view it!  Then, if you are led to comment (positive, negative, and any views in-between) please do so.  I would love to read your opinion(s) on the content of the film!

Thanks!

~ Christine

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Apologies…Youtube video taken down due to copyright issues.

If video doesn’t play here (which, unfortunately, often happens) then please go to the Youtube site to view it:

There’s No Place Like Utopia – Joel Gilbert

Apologies…Youtube video taken down due to copyright issues.

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There is a good review over at American Thinker, including a video of the movie trailer (2:23 minutes) and a video of Joel Gilbert discussing the film (11:33 minutes)

American Thinker: There’s No Place Like Utopia

Excerpt:

July 19, 2014

Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place like Utopia

By Thomas Lifson

Last night saw the premier in Denver of Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place Like Utopia, a film that gets to the heart of the progressive/communist project for America and where it is leading us. Joel uses the Wizard of Oz as an extended metaphor for the trickery and fraud that underlies the quest to perfect human nature and bring about heaven on earth that Marx promised.

The film is disarming in many ways, for it tackles great intellectual themes, usually the province of dense prose, and uses images and personality to tell the story in a highly accessible way. Readers of American Thinker will be familiar with such topics as the Cloward-Piven strategy, but in There’s No Place Like Utopia, it comes alive, leaping from the pages of The Nation magazine into cartoon characters bearing a certain resemblance to Lego figures. Political philosophy has never been handled quite this way.

It is also a road trip, guided by Joel himself, as he is swept up in a tornado, like Dorothy, and finds himself on a literal yellow brick road, which leads him to explore what happens when politics tries to create utopias. Along the way, he travels to Detroit, Newark, Miami, Washington, DC, Hollywood, Dearborn, Los Angeles Chicago’s South Side and Hyde Park, and Denver, as well as Joel’s hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We visit the house where Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn live, talk to Michelle Obama’s mother through her closed door at the house where Michelle grew up, and attempt to walk down the street where the Obamas lived in Hyde Park. We speak with Jack Cashill, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, and former KGB agent Konstantin Preobrazhensky, who provide background and context. And we meet all kinds of ordinary and extraordinary Americans coping with what Obama has wrought.

Joel is an engaging traveling companion, with his goatee, shirt tail frequently hanging out, and his deadpan expression as he chats with denizens of the progressive version of Utopia in various languages (with subtitles), including French, Spanish, and Arabic.  He’s the thinking man’s conservative Michael Moore when he questions a black Democrat politician on Chicago’s South Side, eventually getting himself prevented from any more filming at the community event.

As someone who uses words to tackle the very same subject matter Joel takes up, I was very impressed with the visual qualities of the film. Joel is an artist who has obviously thought long and hard about communicating to people’s subconscious  minds directly, using the dreamlike state of mind that film can produce, and employing the metaphor of the Wizard of Oz that is such a prominent part of our collective consciousness. I cannot ever forget the image of Barack Obama speaking as Oz.

 

Also see: Joel Gilbert.net

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Filmmaker Joel Gilbert: Obama’s Real Father Exposed!

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3 Responses to “There’s No Place Like Utopia – Joel Gilbert [Important Update]”

  1. christinewjc Says:

    Comments that I received via email:

    From “J”:

    “Well done video. So true and sad….”

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    From “E”:

    “Thanks for this video. Bits and pieces we all knew, but he put all together very well”

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    From “Hope, Faith, and Love”:

    “The video was very good. Preaching to the choir here, but I didn’t realize that the black community was against the illegal aliens getting amnesty. It makes sense though. They should be, because of the jobs they take from citizens, plus the benefits that they get through our taxes. E-verify should be used for all businesses, and anchor babies as well as the chain of immigration should be stopped. The fact that a lot of them will vote even though they aren’t legal is pretty scary too.

    I have always thought of Barack Obama as the emperor who wears no clothes, so it wasn’t much of a stretch to view him as the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz.

    My husband was enlightened with the whole part on Detroit. He knew it was bad, but not how bad. He also didn’t realize how well they were doing in 1970, and that it was more than just car manufacturing that ruined the city. It was the whole liberal/progressive agenda year after year that made that area look like they have gone through a war. The sad part is they could fix it through capitalism, and bringing business back, but there is no will to do it. Rudi [Giuliani] should be the mayor of Detroit. I think he could clean it up just like he did in New York City.

    If the movie tied the whole over-the-top sympathy to the Islamic community in with everything else I think it would give a complete picture of where we are. When you look at the background of the top advisors, and consider how many times Obama has met with the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups or countries you begin to put all the pieces together.

    The people of America have been deceived by progressives on both sides for a long time, and they [progressives] have been whittling away at our freedoms. It is like that saying, if you put frogs in boiling water they will jump out, but if you slowly turn up the heat they will never know what happened. Obama may be the greatest deceiver of all.

    I have come to the conclusion that we need to turn to God, and ask him to lead us. Maybe, if we all take a couple of minutes out of our day, each and every day to ask Him to help us He will turn back to us and see our faces. With God, nothing is impossible. We need hope, faith, and love; with love being the most important.”

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  2. christinewjc Says:

    I want to see the movie again, so I will either buy the DVD or view it on iTunes.

    There is a lot that I could say about the content of the film, but one of the most chilling things that I noticed was the fact that when the producer of the film, Joel Gilbert, interviewed people dressed up as different characters on the street in Hollywood were all afraid to say anything negative about Obama. And, the one young black male (who wore no mask) DID speak out but later said on film that he was afraid that it will be found out that he said something negative about Obama!

    Can anyone reading here recall any other U.S. president in history where the people feared saying something negative about him?

    There were people who refused to hear the truth about Obama way back in 2007-2008. They also kept their heads in the sand when it came down to voting again in 2012.

    All we can do is try and share the truth of what is actually going on. Those who refuse to listen right now will be shocked one day when they find out the truth.

    There is a good review over at American Thinker, including a video of the movie trailer (2:23 minutes) and a video of Joel Gilbert discussing the film (11:33 minutes)

    American Thinker: There’s No Place Like Utopia

    Excerpt:

    July 19, 2014

    Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place like Utopia

    By Thomas Lifson

    Last night saw the premier in Denver of Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place Like Utopia, a film that gets to the heart of the progressive/communist project for America and where it is leading us. Joel uses the Wizard of Oz as an extended metaphor for the trickery and fraud that underlies the quest to perfect human nature and bring about heaven on earth that Marx promised.

    The film is disarming in many ways, for it tackles great intellectual themes, usually the province of dense prose, and uses images and personality to tell the story in a highly accessible way. Readers of American Thinker will be familiar with such topics as the Cloward-Piven strategy, but in There’s No Place Like Utopia, it comes alive, leaping from the pages of The Nation magazine into cartoon characters bearing a certain resemblance to Lego figures. Political philosophy has never been handled quite this way.

    It is also a road trip, guided by Joel himself, as he is swept up in a tornado, like Dorothy, and finds himself on a literal yellow brick road, which leads him to explore what happens when politics tries to create utopias. Along the way, he travels to Detroit, Newark, Miami, Washington, DC, Hollywood, Dearborn, Los Angeles Chicago’s South Side and Hyde Park, and Denver, as well as Joel’s hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We visit the house where Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn live, talk to Michelle Obama’s mother through her closed door at the house where Michelle grew up, and attempt to walk down the street where the Obamas lived in Hyde Park. We speak with Jack Cashill, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, and former KGB agent Konstantin Preobrazhensky, who provide background and context. And we meet all kinds of ordinary and extraordinary Americans coping with what Obama has wrought.

    Joel is an engaging traveling companion, with his goatee, shirt tail frequently hanging out, and his deadpan expression as he chats with denizens of the progressive version of Utopia in various languages (with subtitles), including French, Spanish, and Arabic. He’s the thinking man’s conservative Michael Moore when he questions a black Democrat politician on Chicago’s South Side, eventually getting himself prevented from any more filming at the community event.

    As someone who uses words to tackle the very same subject matter Joel takes up, I was very impressed with the visual qualities of the film. Joel is an artist who has obviously thought long and hard about communicating to people’s subconscious minds directly, using the dreamlike state of mind that film can produce, and employing the metaphor of the Wizard of Oz that is such a prominent part of our collective consciousness. I cannot ever forget the image of Barack Obama speaking as Oz.

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