A Shot For the 'Truth'
By Tommy-Usury: Free
Michael Moore's new, two-hour documentary film 'Bowling For Columbine' by United Artists is motivating people to shoot ahead for the truth with brave eagerness while making them laugh from their bellies. This US$3.2 million film which was principally funded by Alliance Atlantis is definitely provocative and thought-provoking and goes for the jugular. Michael Moore is an unassuming character well-suited for the mission of introducing millions to the idea of asking questions and questioning answers. I enjoyed a showing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Friday evening, October 25th, 2002 and I'm definitely asking questions and questioning answers.
This new feature-length documentary questions why so many Americans are shooting other Americans with guns. Michael Moore makes a gallant effort to interview Dick Clark and Charleton Heston during the filming. Dick Clark evades the questions while Charleton Heston flees the camera after a brief discussion-encounter.
It turns out the Dick Clark owns a chain of restaurants near Michael Moore's home town of Flint, Michigan and there's a welfare program there that forces poor people to pay off their debt by working in Dick Clark's restaurant serving food to 'rich people' as Michael Moore describes it. When Michael Moore ambushes Dick Clark at the door of his van he orders the driver to drive away from Moore's pressing interrogation.
Throughout the film, Michael Moore who is a member of the (NRA) National Rifle Association - as Charleton Heston is head of the NRA - is competent at disarming the people whom he interviews whether in the forest in Michigan where the militias claim that if 'you're not armed you're not responsible,' or in the office of the banking executive where he asks: 'Do you think it is a little dangerous giving out guns in a bank?'
The visuals in the film are excellent. The philosophical edge of the film is sharp and Michael Moore connects a series of threads that are commonplace in American society as he asks many questions. It's up to we-the-people to questions the answers and find our 'truth' and put it into perspective about what is happening in this 21st Century.
Jay Stone, a film critic for the Ottawa Citizen describes the film as a 'banquet for conspiracy theorists.' While Michael Moore does let some so-called conspiracy issues be discussed by militia members, it is in a context of a 'crazy' man - James Nichols, the brother of Terry Nichols, one of the fall guys for the Oklahoma City bombing - speaking and therefore an audience that is not otherwise 're-educated' tends to shun some very provocative quotes. I remind readers that the biggest conspiracy is that there is NO conspiracy.
The scene where he interviews a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin - the world's largest arms manufacturer - in Littleton, Colorado is noteworthy indeed. The camera focuses on a background where a mighty missile being assembled in the arms factory while the company executive is making a gallant effort to explain violence in American society. Then Moore craftily splices in newsreel footage revealing that it was April 20th, 1999 when the United States military carried out their most violent bombing of Kosovo killing people in both a hospital and a school.
Ironically, the camera then reviews footage from the Columbine High School massacre which occurred in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999 when Daryl Klebold and Eric Harris killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 others in the worst school shooting in U.S. history, then killed themselves. The cultural, political and media elite predictably blamed "access to guns' BUT Michael Moore suggests that perhaps 'bowling' ought to be banned as the Columbine killers went bowling before killing on April 20th, 1999.
Michael Moore created a very good animated interlude wherein a talking bullet gives a snapshot of the violence that makes up America's history. Even the mainstream media is targeted as competent manufacturers of 'fear.' He adeptly plays the 'race' card with some clips of Rodney King's beating and related events. The quote that comes to mind that twins 'race' and 'fear' is: "One thing you can always count on is white America's fear of the black man.'
Adding substance to the documentary are the clips of violence as master-minded by the American military while enforcing their foreign policy on the rest of the world during the 20th Century. While the cameras are shooting scenes from September 11th, 2001, Moore correctly identifies Osama bin Laden as the CIA operative who was trained by the CIA and Wall Street money to help fight the Russians. Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about as David Icke would say.
Then Michael Moore brings his camera team to Sarnia, Windsor and Toronto Ontario to evaluate the 'gun control' issues in Canada. Statistics showing that there are 165 gun deaths in Canada annually to the 11,000+ deaths in the United States are flashed on the screen and many questions are asked of ordinary Canadians about how they view violence and guns.
Canada has 7 million guns while America has 130+ million guns BUT he points out that our unemployment rate is double that of the USA. Nothing to be proud of BUT perhaps we-the-people of Canada are closer to creating and spending our own 'usuryfree' time currency as a nation than the USA. Only when Argentina hit double-digit unemployment did they take action to create and spend their own 'usuryfree' community currency thereby reducing their financial pain.
Michael Moore has an amusing time in Toronto where he is puzzled about the fact that many people don't bother locking their doors. It's like going back to an earlier age where there's still trust and integrity in the neighbourhood. Yes, he visited Toronto, the Good - which part of Toronto is that? I want to live there...
It's intriguing to me that this film was released at a time when the snipers on the east coast are being arrested and charged. We know absolutely that there will be more calls for gun controls in the United States now that people's fears were heightened when these so-called snipers were on the loose. Does anyone wonder if they could be CIA-sponsored snipers? Just asking because the capture was just too perfect after they had targeted 13 victims!!
I certainly would have liked to see Michael Moore's research go a little deeper into questions like: (a) Were Daryl Klebold and Eric Harris victims of mind-control? (b) Was James Nichols correct when he showed distrust of the federal government in America? (c) Was Timothy McVeigh just a patsy for the CIA takedown of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma? (d) Who really shot John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King and why?
As we shoot ahead for the 'truth' I certainly don't have the final answers about guns and gun control BUT I do know that many Canadians are burying their guns in plastic encasements rather than surrendering them to the 'Usury Elites' - the controllers of our government. And I know that because 130 million American still have their guns we-the-people are still safe from their New World Order.
Though I'd rather live in a society without guns, I am convinced that we-the-people must not give them up until the current tyrants who shadow every government in the world are exposed for the 'Usury Elites' that they are and then routed out forever. Of course, the design flaw of 'usury' must be abolished forever too. At that time we will emerge into an era of prosperity, peace and plenty where guns will no longer be needed to protect ourselves from tyrants.
Readers are invited to visit the Gun Control Cyberclassroom: www.cyberclass.net/guncontrol.htm
"The strongest reason for
the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas
population can be mass murdered BUT
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And visit www.michaelmoore.com
And then go to see this film in your local theatre.
After you view this documentary film, Bowling For Columbine send me your comments and I'll post them at the Bowling For Columbine Cyberclassroom.
|"This started out as a documentary on gun violence in America, but the largest mass murder in our history was just committed without the use of a single gun! Not a single bullet fired!... I can't stop thinking about this. A thousand gun control laws would not have prevented this massacre. What am I doing?" - Michael Moore|
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