Giving Michael Moore Credit Where Credit is Due
For the past 10 years or so, it seems like just about every movie Michael Moore has released has resulted in either shift of the national conversation, a movement or outright historic legislation.
Fahrenheit 9/11- The movie singlehandedly shifted America’s stance on the war with Iraq and how we engage the Middle-East. In addition, it had bought much needed attention to America’s industrial military complex and helped shape much of the discussion we are still having today in regards to how much we spend needlessly on the military.
Sicko- The movie completely brought the healthcare debate back from the dead and had become focus point of the 2008 elections which eventually led to one of the most historic pieces of legislation in our generation.
Capitalism- A Love Story – Just look around… the movie literally opens up with an evicted family refusing to leave their homes. It tells the stories of Union Workers standing up for their rights “occupying” their buildings. There is another story about how a community managed to stand up for a family being evicted out of a home that would have been simply boarded up anyway. The movie ends with Michael Moore demanding similar action from the audience…
I say this because so many people shy away from him not realizing the incredible impact he has had in American politics. He is our modern day Upton Sinclair! Everyone one of his movies deserve another viewing before the New Year!