As a means of passing the time after work in an air-conditioned environment (since our power was still out), we went to see “Fahrenheit 9/11” last night.
I'd read some reviews here and elsewhere that left me skeptical about how I'd appreciate the film. I was getting the impression that Moore had maybe gone too far.
But I loved it. It feels a little strange to say I “loved” it because there's so much pain, ugliness, and brutality depicted in it, but I love the way he handled it.
It's by far the best piece of propaganda I've ever seen, and I mean that in a really good way. Hell, it's not like the conservatives aren't using propaganda, too. Liberals just haven't often been as organized about putting propaganda together and getting it seen by a vast amount of people. This changes that and levels the playing field a little, I think. If conservatives get to have all the flag-waving “God Bless America” signs everywhere (even on the destination display of a Nashville Metro bus, fercryinoutloud! I didn't realize God blessing America had anything to do with the #10 bus getting to downtown) to bolster support of the invasion of civil liberties in the name of patriotism, liberals (and progressives) get to have Michael Moore and his controversial but thought-provoking documentaries. God Bless Michael Moore.