Saturday, October 03, 2009

Go see Michael Moore's latest movie

I went to see Capitalism: A Love Story yesterday, and I loved it. It is a classic expose of how the American political system has been corrupted by unbridled greed. America's debt crisis has been decades in the making--and Moore brilliantly traces several threads that illustrate how the American Dream of the 50s has transformed into our current American Nightmare.

Don't get thrown off by Moore's penchant for quirky titles. Moore harbors no love for capitalists or capitalism--and he pulls no punches in this film. Most readers are probably familiar with Michael Moore's style of documentary, what Moore does brilliantly is frame the issue. Moore combines hard facts, pithy statements/quotes, old newsreels and raw emotional interviews to rail against the establishment powers that rig the system so they make ungodly sums of money even as they literally (and morally) bankrupt our country. As we all witnessed less than one year ago.

Moore has decided to take on capitalism directly and in strictly moral terms. Capitalism is EVIL--and what better description is there for a system that enforces the "right" of banks to throw millions of people (a.k.a. taxpayers) from their homes, while simultaneously taking in tens of billions in public money (a.k.a. our tax dollars) just to "stay afloat". And with "A Love Story" Moore makes his case.


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