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Posted on 9/23/09 11:46 PM
Ah capitalism, it is quite a love story isn?t it? Except capitalism is married, to the 1% of the population with 95% of the wealth and the rest of the 99% of us are its dirty whores on the side. Capitalism says it loves us, it will take care of us, one day we?ll be that damn 1% and it will parade us around with its riches and comforts. Well, capitalism lied. It?s using you and has no intention of ever inducting you into the 1%! Foreclosures and unemployment sky rocket and the constricting grip of corporate greed lead us further and further into this recession. Michael Moore asks, ?What the fuck happened?? Well my friend, capitalism happened.
I saw Capitalism: A love story last night (jealous?) and there?s no real eloquent way to put this, I enjoyed the shit out of it. In the film Moore shows us the heartbreaking tales of the subprime loan market, deregulation, and union busting; so I guess one could argue this film is more of a crime epic than a documentary. The stories are so disdainful and shameful, I felt embarrassed that I live in such a backwards, individualistic society. I think one of Moore?s best points was the attack on biblical ties to capitalism. The bible very clearly spells out that capitalism is an outright sin; this of course was confirmed by two priests. I can imagine most of these suits and I know all right wing politicians consider themselves fundamentalists or at least align themselves with the religious right, so to me this is hilarious! As if we didn?t already know they completely tailor the bible to fit what they want, it drives the final nail in the coffin. Shit, if there really was a second coming of Christ, the religious right would crucify him. But I digress.
I know there is a stigma attached to Michael Moore movies, so it is a feat to even get people to A) see it and B) read a review about it. I?m here to tell you its okay to see this movie and like it. Yes, I?m a Michael Moore fan and a staunch leftist, but the great thing about this movie? You don?t have to consider yourself any such dirty word; you just have to be a living human being! You turn on the news every day, you are well aware of the economic times, you are not a fool, compare your standard of living with that of an executive at AIG. You know these crackers aren?t looking out for you. They took your hard earned money and gave themselves a nice fat bonus check for FUCKING UP! We aren?t congress; we aren?t being bought off to vote against our interests! So what are your attachments to this disdainful system? What incites you to defend it? You should be at a loss for words. And suddenly you realize, all of Moore?s films boil down to one conclusion, fix the rotting foundation. Capitalism is the evil here, and as Moore says evil cannot be regulated, evil must be destroyed. If you aren?t a capitalist swine, you?ll heed his advice, go out in the streets, and put aside your lapdog behavior and fucking bite back. Don?t be scared there are more of us than them.
I know this review may upset some of you. Bring it.