Home » NEWS » Actor Kevin Spacey, Georgetown’s Ron Klain Discuss Politics and Ethics Actor Kevin Spacey, Georgetown’s Ron Klain Discuss Politics and Ethics Author: Sunny Apr 6, 2015 in NEWS 25 Comments Actor Kevin Spacey, Georgetown’s Ron Klain Discuss Politics and Ethics Actor Kevin Spacey, Georgetown’s Ron Klain Discuss Politics and Ethics Video Rating: 4 / 5 Share: Tags:Actor Discuss Ethics Georgetown's Kevin Klain Politics Spacey Related posts Hillary Clinton Wants Money Out Of... 25 Comments | Apr 18, 2015 Sports Vines Compilation 2015: Episode... 25 Comments | Apr 17, 2015 GTA 5 Custom MrBossFTW Sports Car!!!... 25 Comments | Apr 14, 2015 Politics Unboringed – Why do... 24 Comments | May 1, 2015 About Author Sunny 25 Comments Zeug April 6, 2015 HoC is about narcissism, which drives politics i suppose. Anton Wilkins April 6, 2015 What a fantastic discussion. Absolutely love Kevin Spacey! I completely agree that money is the most critical problem we have in government. It has way too much influence and obviously disproportionately favors corporations and the elite. TakePart Live April 6, 2015 Ya’ll ought to vote more! Adam Schadt April 6, 2015 Money in Politics. Ron Klain answers a question about money in politics, and gets it quite right, about how it corrupts politicians and wastes their time. It is worthwhile to watch the whole discussion but I have linked to the specific answer at 1:20:36. Rodrigo Camargo April 6, 2015 “democratization of news” – hummm, I hear that term a lot here in Brazil, as an excuse for the government to bully the press for any criticism of all the corruption in the current government or even unfavorable projections of future economics that might hurt the country in case the government’s candidate wins next elections… I`d be wary of people using that term. kickyim April 6, 2015 Kevin’s subtle laugh is both heart warming and terrifying hehehehehehe pettypettywoodchuck2 April 6, 2015 Just realized the interviewer is Obama’s motha fucking ebola czar! The Purple Moonwalker April 6, 2015 I do not understand the question of that girl, about ‘double standards’. What double standards is the talking about? Can anyone please explain? fielmaso April 6, 2015 wow kein spacey is so entertaining Angel Dust April 6, 2015 i would expect mostly everyone is this auditorium to understand politics quite well Zack Bauer April 6, 2015 The questions that were being asked near the end there made me laugh! How can those people ask that kinda stuff hahah!! Mojo Risin April 6, 2015 You might very well think there’s going to be a third season, but I couldn’t possibly comment. Lora Catherine April 6, 2015 His frikking hands constantly in the prayer position. NLP sucks, especially when it’s so obvious he’s presenting himself as “Friar Klain.” Meanwhile, Spacey throws out the words fuck and shit whenever the question is meaningful and the audiences titters. Jesus, Mary and St Joseph. This is not a serious debate or discussion. sage w April 6, 2015 Forgive me but their were some dumb mother fuckers asking questions near the end there. JoePescisBoss April 6, 2015 the Brits did 4 Episodes, not 13 James Zacher April 6, 2015 Freddy was the only ethical character thenxtbillionaire April 6, 2015 44:22 that mean you guys are fucked ehroinng April 6, 2015 the girl’s question at 59:30 is terrible…she tried too hard to sound smart and all she spewed out was mumbo jumbo Mike De Freitas April 6, 2015 I really dislike these empty headed questions like “what does that say about us?” – in reference to some people wanting unethical characters to succeed. What does it say about us? Huh? It’s a purely incoherent statement. If a baby fell down on his nose, and then begins to wail, should I then presume to ask “what does that say about people?” No. That reaction is appropriate for a baby. A being with a highly undeveloped cortical/cognitive/reflective capacity. Same thing with questions like this. People who yearn to see bad people succeed are, as Spacey put it “fucked up”. But don’t mistake THEIR issue for something that is intrinsic to the human condition. There are plenty of human beings who are able to mindfully guide their experiences, inhibit negative emotions, and foster positive ones, because they understand the fundamental relationships between actions and consequences; they’re able to maintain in their mind a working model of, for example, how a negative thing that I do to someone else will probabilistically instigate them to do it to another person. The idea of “separation” and “self” as a real thing, defined by the physical boundary of the body, is understood for what it actually is: an illusion. Selves are interdependent. They form in the process of relationships, and throughout life, are regulated by relationships. It’s this simple wisdom – which frankly comes more naturally to women – which, if we decided to inculcate in our society, would create a people who relate to others not from their ego, but from the “ecosystem” that is humanity. This is totally possible. The only reason why it is not yet a reality is due to the a) slowness of change b) the dynamics of social psychology. After watching House of Cards, I’m tempted to think we should implement a mandatory fMRI brain scan, genetic testing, and a psychological examination, to keep people with clinical psychopathy OUT of positions of power. If Spacey is right, and if politics is as dirty as he claims it is, this is reflective of the dominating influence of people with a psychopathic profile in setting a culture of deceit, collusion and blackmail. Spaceys character – as ruthlessly entertaining as he can be – absolutely sickens me. I’m not going to draw any metyaphysical conclusions from this fact. I have two emotions: the one that is entertained is a stupid one, one I could happily live without, while the one that is sickened is enlightened, and aware of what sort of carnage a personality like his would create in the world. VIBEO VI BIOS April 6, 2015 This one is going to be interesting to watch. Lets see what this particular video has to say about a real and truly mixed situation like modern and historical politics. notownself April 6, 2015 32:55 love it JoePescisBoss April 6, 2015 1:00:30 watch out, crazy feminist talking Tyler Jossart April 6, 2015 1:04:03 spot on about the modern day media. There just is no such thing as a bipartisan media outlet at this day and age. thomas dore April 7, 2015 seems like humans aren’t capable of being honest about themselves. It’s that facade that’s stuck on too tight, nobody can rip it off for even one second to have an honest discussion. Instead of crying about how Washington politicians are corrupt, evil, devious, conniving, shady, lying, nasty SOB’s, why not own up to the fact that Washington is just a microcosm of any human society. And the human society is filled with mostly corrupt, evil, devious, conniving, shady, lying, and nasty people? It’s just that the janitor doesn’t have an opportunity or a reason to be as evil, corrupt, devious, or shady as he has it within him to be. Christophe Bogaert April 7, 2015 Kevin Spacey and Ron Klain discuss politics and ethics.