Legalised fraud, bail-outs, and plutocracy.
Poverty, apathy, and celebrity chefs :
FOUR HORSEMEN is an outstanding documentary film analysing our critically sick Age of Decadence.
As everybody knows – or should know – the divide between the super-rich and the rest has widened each year since the last financial crisis.
But this disconnection is about much more than just money.
The rich are in the process of purposefully detaching themselves – even fencing themselves off – from the everyday struggles facing millions of their fellow citizens. Instead of recognizing the urgency of the current situation. and possibly saving themselves by contributing to solutions that benefit society as a whole, their focus has instead shifted towards a hedonistic indulgence in the present, and the relentless expansion of their own luxury and extravagance.
This futile, hubristic, self-centered and amoral ethos has emerged with tragic regularity throughout history – and most typically, always when decadent empires begin to crumble.