Four Horsemen

Synopsis: The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the world really works and why there is still hope in re-establishing a moral and just society. Four Horsemen is free from mainstream media propaganda, doesn't bash bankers, criticize politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. The film ignites the debate about how we usher a new economic paradigm into the world which, globally, would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.
Genre: Documentary, News
Director(s): Ross Ashcroft
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

People are awfully forgiving

They just don't understand

what's been done to them

We are rats in the epochal shift,

there's a point where the west

could tip into a complacent and

quite well off redundancy

or we could play a decicive role in the future

what the banks did was reprehensible

that was why there was the outrage

of the greed of the bankers

when we gave them money that was

supposed to help them lend to others

but they decided to use that money to pay

themselves bonuses,for what?....For record losses?

We are governed by corporations today

often by corporations that don't

have very much interrest in the USA.

I don't know what happened man,

what happened to the the USA

it was so far in the ditch, you know what,

in what moment did it all go bad?

Was it disco,was it Donna Summer,

is that what killed America?`

We are entering the age of consequence

A repatious financial system,

escalating organised violence

abject poverty for billions,

and the looming environmental fallout

are all converging at a time when governments,

religion and mainstream economists have stalled

War, conquest, famine and death

The Four Horsemen are Coming!

This is not a film that sees conspiracies

It's not a film that mongers fear

It's not a film that blames bankers or politicians

It's a film that questions

the systems we've created

and suggests ways to reform them

Over centuries systems have been subtly modified,

manipulated and even corrupted.

Often to serve the interrests of the few

We have continously accepted these changes

because man can adjust to live

under virtually any conditions

The trait that has enabled us to survive

is the very trait that has suppressed us

Most societies have an elite,

and elite tries to stay in power

The way they stay in power is not

by controlling the means of

the production to be Marxist,

in effect controlling the money,

but by controlling the cognitive map,

the way we think.

and what really matters in that respect

is not so much what is said in public

but what is left undebated, unsaid.

For centuries gatekeepers have

manipulated our cognitive map

but in 1989 a computer scientist

by the name of Tim Burners Lee

implemented the first successful

communication between

It has since unleashed a tsunami of

instantly accessible freely available information.

Just as Gutenbergs printing press

wrestled for control of

the cognitive map away from an

ecclesiastical and royal elite,

today the internet is beginning

to change governments,

finance and the media

We are at the cusp of change

But to enact it we must first

understand the things

that have been left unsaid for so long

to do that we need context from

people who speak the truth

in the face of collective delusion.

because to understand something

is to be liberated from it

In the end of world war 2 we

had 50% of the Worlds GDP

we we're making 54 000 planes a year,

7000 ships etc.

We we're the new Rome and we recognised it.

We devised the powermanagement scheme in

the 1947 national security act

to what we thought manage it,

it worked fairly well during the cold war

but we havent done anything since,

and I think that's another sign

of our inability to grasp

the new world if you will.

Empires do not begin or end on a certain date

but they do end.

And the west has not yet come to terms

with it's fading supremacy

at the end of every empire,

under the guise of renewal,

tribes, armies and organisations appear

and devour the heritage of

the former superpower

often from within

In his essay, "the fate of empires,

the soldier diplomat and traveller",

lt.General Sir John Glubb

analysed the lifecycle of empires.

He found remarkable similarities

between them all

An Empire lasts about 250 years

or 10 generations from the early pioneers

to the final conspicous consumers who

become a burden on the state

6 ages define the lifespan of an empire

The age of Pioneers

The age of Conquests

The age of Commerce

The age of Affluence

The age of Intellect

Ending with bread and circuses

in the age of Decadence

There are common features to

every age of decadence

an undiciplined overextended military

a conspicouous display of wealth

a massive disparity between rich and poor

a desire to live off a bloated state

and an obsession with sex

But perhaps the most notorious trait of all

is the debasement of the currency

The US and UK both began on a gold and

silver standard long since abandoned

Rome was no different

So it started on a principle that was very sound

and it was on a silver standard

but as it corrupted further and further

the Roman Dinarius got to the point

where it was basically a copper coin

and they learned how to plate it

It was washed in silver,

and in circulation the plating came off

At the end all the senators that did at

one time represent the people,

only we're interrested in how much

wealth they could steal off the top.

Great Empire wealth always dazzles,

but beneath the surface

the unbridled desire for money,

power and material possessions

means that duty and

public service are replaced by

leaders and cictizens who scramble for the spoils.

Historically all the signs of the demise of

the empire are beginning to develop,

some more stringent than others

this current economic and financial crisis,

always accompanies the demise of an empire

the people of rome are constantly

being distracted by gladiatorial events,

and the politicians knew that they did this.

The politicians created new events,

with lots and lots of gladiators

and everyday we are doing

that very same thing.

That is a common trait of the colonial empire.

So today in the US for example

you'll find a tremendous emphasis on all kinds

of TV-programmes that distract

people from what's really going on.

Sports is a big part of that,

as it was in gladiator times.

In essence we've been

lowed into a lethargy

and we've accepted that

Just as our sport stars today envy our sons,

so did roman charioteers

in the second century one by the name of

Gaius Appoleius Diocles amassed a fortune of

35 Mln sesterces in price money

equivalent to several billion dollars today

Strangely perhaps,

there's another profession that is

disproportionally hallowed as an empire declines

The romans, ottomans and the spanish

all made celebrities of their chefs

This again is typifying the end of an empire

where things we're so great we

have this last oomph of momentum

that we used to be great,

we felt great, we dont feel that anymore

so everyone is out searching for it.

Maybe it's in the best food or the best clothes

or music or movies or reality TV-show

or another magazine

but you can never get enough

of what you don't need

what you need is a strong moral

conviction that is

pervasive throughout the society

and integrity reigns.

there's a vast apathy, there's a vast

amoralism, even a political nature to it

that is to say there are vast numbers of people

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Ross Ashcroft

Ross Ashcroft is a British filmmaker, broadcaster and businessman. He is the host of the Renegade Economist show. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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