Fixing the World

November 17, 2009

The Yes Men, political activists/artists, whose activities I have been following for a while now, released a movie with the humble title The Yes Men – Fix the World.

It is an entertaining documentary about their efforts to raise awareness and criticise methods and the way of thinking of big corporations, governments and everything else evil. The sad thing is, whatever one, as an outsider finds ridiculous or even disturbing seems to be normal for insiders. I love the braveness of the Yes Men giving presentations at conferences. At a security conference they present a ridiculous surviving suit for catastrophes, which sparks interests in visitors and results in the the exchange of business cards. This is what they look like:

Other activities include the popular fake New York Times or a fake interview for BBC as a spokesmen for a chemical company finally accepting responsibility for a catastrophe which happened in India 20 years ago.  In their own words:

What we do is pass ourselves off as representatives of big corporations we don’t like. We make fake websites, then wait for people to accidentally invite us to conferences.

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