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Fahrenheit 9/11

July 23, 2004 @ 09:07 pm 🔗 Post Link

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11

Wow. I enjoyed this film a lot…it was very entertaining… First off… it isn’t a documentary. It was biased, slanted, sensational and had clearly had an agenda. I’m not sure how factual Fahrenheit 9/11 is either but let’s say that if even half of the film is accurate… that Moore has made a deeply disturbing and troubling film on so many levels.

Bush is an idiot. I don’t think a film was necessary to point that out… but to point out the greed, power, money and mega-corporate nepotism that preys on the weak, needy and oppressed was nearly unbearable to watch. For me the concepts and principles in the film meant a lot more than the cheap shots at Bush with graphics or animation. It pointed out that America is the most influential nation on earth. The president guides that nation. The decisions (or lack of them) that the President makes touches lives in every corner of the USA and in many, many nations abroad… for reasons that should never be suspect, unsubstantiated or without national merit. Bush is up for re-election again, and the fact that, in spite of all the corruption, deceit and lies during his Presidency (well, any Presidency really) he still stands a good chance of being re-elected. This IMHO, only underscores how undemocratic and unfair many of the processes really are in the USA. As Bush said paraphrasing, ‘Oh I’ll get Florida, you can write that down for certain’.

I want to mention that obviously the film has been spliced and edited to achieve an effect. Given enough opportunity and content, (and clearly Bush is not a comfortable, compelling or competent public speaker, so there is tons of content) I think anyone could be made to look foolish or to suit whichever agenda the filmmaker wanted… which is also a little troubling… because I think many viewers of this film assume everything in the film is factual. F911 is layered with visuals and sound to enhance Moore’s agenda… and lets not forget, in this anti-war climate that releasing an anti-war movie stood itself to make a lot of money!

All the Bush, partisan nonsense aside… Moore has challenged viewers to look at society and government and ask some serious questions about the job they are doing. They are powerful, influential people whose decisions can result in thousands of people dying. This film will hopefully, at least make people think and question some of the things going on in political circles. Clearly that needs to be done. This is important stuff. Hopefully the US will look at itself and how it conducts and implements foreign and domestic policy as well. I think in this case the end clearly justifies the means. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For more on Moore see his website. I’ll proofread this in the morning.. 🙂

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