He is absolutely right. The thing that kills me about Michael Moore is that he is in business with these same people he rails against at these rallys. His movies have worldwide distribution and that is only possible with being involved in huge corporations. He has cop to this, so this is no diatribe against the message because what he is saying is the truth. The people who control this country are not some shadowy group who only come out at night in black helicopters. They are bankers and Wall Street executives who have bought our democracy and politicians at every stage of the game.
via Huff Post
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.
Source: Global via HuffPost
Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do — destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they’ve always heard is true — that all politicians are alike. I simply can’t believe you’re about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn’t so.
America’s favorite sh*t starter is gearing up for another go at the hypocricy which is American politics. This time the target of his angst is Wall Street bankers, the benefactors of the collosal bailouts that have made mockery of the citizens of this lovely republic. Not quite sure when this is dropping but I am sure Moore will build up the anticipation until the release.
via The Hollywood Reporter
When Paramount Vantage and Overture announced Michael Moore’s long-gestating follow-up to “Fahrenheit 9/11” in May, executives stressed the film’s foreign-policy scope. “This is going to tackle what’s going on in the world and America’s place in it,” Paramount Vantage chief Nick Meyer said.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election — and gusted after it — Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film’s focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
The untitled movie will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.
But some political and entertainment experts wonder how much Moore’s incredulousness and occasional pessimism about the state of U.S. policy, which served the filmmaker well during the George W. Bush years, will play in the current hopeful climate brought on President-elect Barack Obama. Continue reading
Let me cut to the chase. The biggest robbery in the history of this country is taking place as you read this. Though no guns are being used, 300 million hostages are being taken. Make no mistake about it: After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years, after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years, Bush and his cronies — who must soon vacate the White House — are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab.
They are swiping as much of the silverware as they can on their way out the door. No matter what they say, no matter how many scare words they use, they are up to their old tricks of creating fear and confusion in order to make and keep themselves and the upper one percent filthy rich. Just read the first four paragraphs of the lead story in last Monday’s New York Times and you can see what the real deal is:
“Even as policy makers worked on details of a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, Wall Street began looking for ways to profit from it. Continue reading
Just in time for the election comes liberal hero (or enemy depending on your perspective) Michael Moore with a new movie. His latest, called Slacker Uprising, chronicles his efforts in the 2004 election to rally young voters and will available to download for free along with having a theatrical run:
“I thought it’d be a nice way to celebrate my 20th year of doing this,” Moore said. “And also help get out the vote for November. I’ve been thinking about what I want to do to help with the election this year.” [boing boing]
It remains to be seen whether this will help or hurt the election. I suppose it depends on how far off the deep end Moore goes. I’ve always found that his films just too far and alienate the folks that he should be convincing of something. Basically his movies preach to the choir. Continue reading