war is peace and other doublespeak

Culturebot usually focuses on arts & culture, but I just got back from seeing Michael Moore‘s new film Fahrenheit 9/11 and so I’m going to get a little political on your a**.

Go. See. This. Movie.

As a long-standing member of the liberal left and a sometime denizen of the way-the-hell-off-the-charts left, I’m admittedly biased against George Bush and the Corporate-Government-Military Complex. But for those of you who, like myself, have been lulled into a stupor or lost focus, go see this film. Really, actually, everyone should go see it. Its really powerful, moving and mostly infuriating. If even 1/8 of what Moore talks about is true, Dubya is not just a deeply indifferent, callous and foolhardy individual (not to mention a complete and total spoiled frat-boy jag-off) but he is also guilty of near-criminal collusion with industry and foreign nations whose interests are opposed to our nation’s. It’s his best film to date. He cuts way back on the snarky comments, cuts back on the fancy editing and really lets the camera linger on some deeply profound and heart-wrenching moments. It is still a Michael Moore film – in a good way – there’s a lot of humor and very clever commentary and surprising footage; but mostly you get the sense that he felt so strongly about this that he actually kept his enormous ego in check to better serve the story.

You really, really should see it.

And then get ready for this summer when the RNC comes to town so we can mobilize to make sure they feel unwelcome in NYC. Start planning on how to take back America.

Some resources:

Theaters Against War
Regime Change Guide
RNC Not Welcome

And those are really just a few of many sites. There are lots more and there’s a lot planned all summer long. So we’ll see you in the theater and then we’ll see you in the streets!

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