The Butler

The Butler raised, for me, the biggest issues there are.  Forget, for a moment, how you feel about the Obama presidency if you want to delve into the bigger picture:
 
a.  how do we as individuals and societies deal with the reality that at least 50% and perhaps as much as 95% of our lives are predetermined by where we’re born and who we’re born to?
b.  how unenlightened we must be considering what passes for enlightened. 
c.  how uncivilized we must be considering what passes for civilized. 
d.  on a more domestic, here and now front, how the civil rights progress that’s been made over the last 50 years is being eaten away at, due, in large part, to the economic downturn.