Michael Moore’s CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY movie was certainly an UNUSUAL film.
It begins showing “stick em – up” scenes around the US, which I find to be a nice way of capturing my attention, BIG-UP’S 4 dat one Mike!!! But in spite of this beginning I found Moore’s main message to be:
WE DON’T NEED MONEY .. WE GOT OUR PEEPS!
I think white ol’ Michael Moore is trying to say “I’m on your side people”, being that he begins the movie clarifying he grew up in a middle class home,message that little by little turns in to “we are all working class now my friends”. Middle class was only an American Dreamed Illusion.
Moore then introduces the vampires that feed off that illusion, those who benefit from the legalized and wonderful free enterprise… How and why does capitalism work daddy? Well Michael ventures in a ambitious attempt to explain this, a lesson for a whole university degree all in one movie chapter!!! No wonder Moore’s explanation lacks dept and conviction. He stays in the superficial flow of competition and leaves out created necessities, lack of opportunities trough the control of resources and so on. He even fails to address that “other ism” as he calls it, denying opportunity to explain the clear antagonism and overthrow of capitalism that is proposed in communism. But we didn’t expect this “blanquito” to go skinny dippin’ in a tank full of sharks, did we?
And that is precisely Michael Moore’s limitation in this movie. His narrow green-go minded views of capitalism. Were the US citizens are the victims and the rest of the world is invisible. US the navel of the world, living the painful story of being taken for suckers by their leaders. Right…
What the heck is “Free Enterprise” anyway.. The words themselves are vague and broad. They might mean anything to anyone, that has money that is. To my knowledge they cross rivers, state-lines, borders, allies, languages. These words mean screw anyone from any place freely. Sounds great, right?!
But not when the screwed one is YOU. Moore proceeds to mention how many ways to make profit out of poor bastard. He came up with longer convictions in private prisons, evictions based on mortgage rates, death insurance on employees and good ol’ traditional laborer exploitation. Not bad huh, we’ve come a long way baby. Uncle Sam would be proud!
Vampire brands include : American Express, Hershey’s, AT&T, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Citi Bank and so many more, check out this link if you want to learn more about your boss wanting you dead:
WE THE PEOPLE were not there that day they signed their documents, were we?
If anyone with a sense of adventure want’s to see this movie I make a challenge: Cross this movie and the da Vinci Code, seek all those Freemason symbolism and see what you come up with, I promise the results will be fascinating and strong enough to make a great blog. Invite me to read it, but be ware of blood thirsty vultures who would surely like to keep their names “clean” 4 a few more years.
Over all I can not blame Moore for the limitations of this movie, it is a hard thing criticizing the devil from the guts of hell. I can say he did a great job in providing light at the end of the tunnel, and that is something hard to achieve whenever you talk the talk. Although Moore tried to bring in Barack Obama as the “savior of saviors he was able to get other messages across. More important ones, in my view. ” From taking alternative religious points of view to protesting and resisting Moore finishes his 4 hour critic with a rush of hope.
Yes we can, shout the employees who challenged the banks.
The people united, will never be divided sang the people squatting in their evicted-homes.
Power to the people, I say. And then the movie ends inviting us to help him restore the peoples power to were it’s supposed to go.
Are we in?