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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:12 AM
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"There's got to be some kind of rebellion btwn people who've got nothing & people who've got it all"
via MichaelMoore.com:



September 16th, 2009 9:37 pm
Michael Moore's "Capitalism": Stirring Outrage from the Left

By Ted Johnson / Variety


Just minutes after the Los Angeles premiere screening of Michael Moore's "Capitalism, A Love Story" ended, the filmmaker posted this message to his Twitter feed: "The packed house gets up to grab their torches and pitchforks..."

He was joking --- the audience actually bolted down to the post-screening buffet lines --- but it's not hard to see why he would think that way.

His latest movie tries to tap into populist outrage from the left, at a time when that anger has been channeled much more visibly by the right. The outrage that we have seen, the town halls and the tea parties and the birthers, have been over the fear of big government, not that there won't be a safety net. "They are very good at it," he told me, adding that conservatives' ability to "own the bailout" is for "entirely different reasons from me." It is also one of the reasons he was so anxious to get his movie out.

"Capitalism" is like a sequel to "Roger & Me" in that Moore's message is that what happened in Flint, Michigan, twenty years ago is now happening across the country: Companies shutting down plants, scaling back wages and laying off workers, all in the name of higher profits. But this movie has a much larger scope, taking on the notion that capitalism was never enshrined in the Constitution, but was sold to us as the best possible system. In making his point he turns not just to workers who've been left behind, but to Catholic priests and bishops, who preach of capitalism as no less than evil.

There's ample fodder: Wal-Mart collects life insurance policies on their workers, making a nice return when they die young; Continental, United and other airline pilots make so little they are forced to take another job and, in one case, collect food stamps; Citigroup draws up a memo for select investors, proclaiming a world "plutonomy" that can be foiled by that pesky thing called the right to vote. ..........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikeinthenews/index.p...




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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:15 AM
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1. interesting read. nt
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:53 AM
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2. K&R
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:07 PM
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3. I cannot WAIT for this movie. n/t
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