Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Love for Michael Moore

I love Michael Moore, and I don't care what anyone says. He has the guts to take truth, and put it into movies, and then unfortunately, no one does anything about it. All of his movies are excellent, and during this current time, I highly recommend that you watch "Sicko". But his new movie that is coming out, is also of equal performance. 

I have been protesting for months about the people involved in the downfall of the American economy (mostly politicians and big business men). I believe that a lot of them should be in jail for stealing the money and lives of millions of Americans. They wanna make an example with Bernie Madoff and his ponzi scheme?... well what about the huge ponzi scheme that has duped us all?! Madoff took money from people and promised to invest it... and give it back with a profit. Instead he just bought a lot of nice things. Huh... kind of sounds like what the American banks did, and if it wasn't for politicians generous hand of taking all of our money and bailing them OUT, maybe they would have been looked upon like a ponzi scheme. 

Anyway, I want you to read this blurp about Moore's new movie, and then go SEE it in theaters. Very important. 

The time has arrived for, as Time magazine called it, my "magnum opus." I only had a year of Latin when I was in high school, so I'm not quite sure what that means, but I think it's good.
I've spent nearly two years on this new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story," and have poured my heart and soul into this project. Many early critics and viewers have called it my "best film yet." That's a hard call for me to make as I'm proud of all of my films -- but I will tell you this: What you are about to see in "Capitalism" is going to stun you. It's going to make some of you angry and I believe it's going to give most of you a new sense of hope that we are going to turn the sick and twisted mess made by the last president around. Oh, and you're going to have a good laugh at the expense of all the banking and corporate criminals who've made out like bandits in the past year.
I'm gonna show you the stuff the nightly news will rarely show you. Ever meet a pilot for American Airlines on food stamps because his pay's been cut so low? Ever meet a judge who gets kickbacks for sending innocent kids to a private prison? Ever meet someone from the Wall Street Journal who bluntly states on camera that he doesn't much care for democracy and that capitalism should be our only ruling concern?
You'll meet all these guys in "Capitalism." You'll also meet a whistleblower who, with documents in hand, tells us about the million-dollar-plus sweetheart loans he approved for the head of Senate Banking Committee -- the very committee that was supposed to be regulating his lending institution! You'll hear from a bank regulator why Timothy Geithner has no business being our Treasury Secretary. And you'll learn, from the woman who heads up the congressional commission charged with keeping an eye on the bailout money, how Alan Greenspan & Co. schemed and connived the public into putting up their inflated valued homes as collateral -- thus causing the biggest foreclosure epidemic in our history.
There is now a foreclosure filed in the U.S. once every seven-and-half SECONDS.
None of this is an accident, and I name the names others seem to be afraid to name, the men who have ransacked the pensions of working people and plundered the future of our kids and grandkids. Somehow they thought they were going to get away with this, that we'd believe their Big Lie that this crash was caused by a bunch of low-income people who took out loans they couldn't afford. Much of the mainstream media bought this storyline. No wonder Wall Street thought they could pull this off.
Jeez, I guess they forgot about me and my crew. You'd think we would've made a better impression on these wealthy thieves by now. Guess not.
So here we come! It's all there, up on the silver screen, two hours of a tragicomedy crime story starring a bunch of vampires who just weren't satisfied with simply destroying Flint, Michigan -- they had to try and see if they could take down the whole damn country. So come see this cops and robbers movie! The robbers this time wear suits and ties, and the cops -- well, if you're willing to accept a guy in a ballcap with a high school education as a stand-in until the real deal shows up to haul 'em away, then I humbly request your presence at your local cinema this weekend in New York and Los Angeles (and next Friday, October 2nd, all across America).


Andrew Faris said...

Carrie! Come on! Tell me this is all a big joke, please!

Carrie said...

I would never joke about my love for Michael Moore. He's as left as I get though, don't worry. I actually thought that you would like him though... Come on, the guy speaks the truth. Show me where he doesn't...

car said...

i know this wasn't trying to be funny, but this post made me laugh. i'll tell you why (and i'm not laughing at you):

i've always kind of thought Michael Moore was a bit of a wacko. a wacko who makes good points from time to time, but a wacko nonetheless. and i assumed, i guess in arrogance, that most people besides far-leftists "knew" that, too. and here comes Carrie, in all seriousness, professing an undying love for Michael Moore! so now, even though i thought i knew all i needed to know about Michael Moore, i'm forced to look into him and his stuff more to try to understand WHY.

the point is, i may look into it and still conclude he's crazy and decide you're crazy too. ;] or i may not. the fact that not everybody sees things the same way is what forces us all out of our assumptions. and that's good.

Carrie said...

Oh Carissa, thank goodness! I am so happy you will look into this!

Yes, Moore is very .. "eccentric", but he is right. I think if you watched his movies, you would be SHOCKED at how NOT wacky they actually are.

This is why I posted about Moore on my blog. Not because I am trying to be all crazy or something, but because I just want people to think outside their boxes a bit...

Andrew Faris said...

Those are some good places to start.

Michael Moore is bush league, Carrie. That's the problem with documentaries in general: it takes massive restrain to not edit to make a point, and Moore exercises NONE of it.

I've also seen him consistently get dominated when he does interviews with smart conservatives. He fires off rhetoric, they fire off facts. He consistently can't respond.

As an aside- I'm excited you started school!

Andrew Faris said...

One more thought that I'm 100% ripping off from Russell Moore: note the irony of Michael Moore advertising and making a crapload of money from a movie against capitalism.

Jokes on you Michael: you actually can't escape capitalism, and the free market itself is exactly what allows you to express your idea to a wide audience. Money is to be made, and therefore you can get a wide audience. That is capitalism.

Kyle Fox said...

Michael Moore making a movie about how capitalism is dangerous is like me saying "I hate modernism" while brushing my teeth with an electric toothbrush.

Carrie said...

you guys make me smile. :)

Simone Knepper said...

I have a guy in one of my classes called Michael Moore. Everyone giggles every time the teacher takes attendance.

Anonymous said...

The blurb was certainly captivating...I wanna see it now.

<3 Jessie