It appears that Affleck has adopted the Congo as a project and wants to help out the war torn country.
He's off to a bad start.
At one point in his Op-Ed he writes:
Perhaps the lack of attention toward these atrocities explains the disconnect in Washington between the compassion felt for the people of eastern Congo and the nominal advancement of specific policies to bring sustainable change to the region. Fortunately, that began to change this summer with passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, which required reporting the origin of potential conflict minerals from Congo. I hope that the incoming Congress will continue the bipartisan movement for sustainable peace and prosperity in that region.I'd like to know who put this "conflict minerals" idea in Affleck's head. If I was the conspiracy oriented type, I'd say the master manipulators, i.e.the global government operators, got to him and are using him as a dupe. "Yeah, let's spread the necessity of this 'conflict minerals' program, through that actor guy."
As I pointed out back in July, the long-term result of this tracking of 'conflict minerals' will be the tracking of gold coins. Rather than helping out the Congo, what the tracking of gold coins will do is make it difficult for individuals to use gold coins freely. It is another step the banksters will take to squeeze every possible penny, and gold coin, from us that we have tucked away.
Ben needs to read a little more. The conflict minerals program is based on the absurd conflict diamonds program, know as the Kimberley Process. In August, Jack Jolis ripped apart the public justification that caused the Kimberley Process. It's a charade for the benefit of the powerful.
Affleck is a decent actor. Go to the movies, buy some popcorn and watch his movies. But keep in mind, he's good at delivering a line, that's why the bad guys are circling him.