July 04, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11-A Review

A Courageous Peek At Our Own WMD-George W. Bush
By Fred H. Arm
It took someone like Michael Moore to finally come out in all his blazing audacity to present to the American people how they have been burying their heads in the sand about our glorious leader. I recently wrote criticizing Reagan (Reagan Tributes-Enough Already! June 13th, 2004) and said that even with Reagan’s blighted record, I would still rather have him than “Herr Bush”.

“Fahrenheit 9/11” ventures into territory only suggested or hinted at by the other media. No one had the balls to say it like it really is. In fact, I thought Moore’s film had in fact been somewhat kind to “Der Fuhrer” when considering the damage he has done to America and it’s image around the world. There is hardly a country on the planet where Bush is not despised, laughed at, or held in awe that such an obvious asshole could be the president of the mightiest land in the world. And let us not forget his blessed cabinet, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Rice and the worst choice of all, John Ashcroft. Each one of these gems could be fodder for another film by themselves. Anyway, don’t get me started.

Moore’s film is perhaps the wakeup call America needs in these chaotic times. Of course, I could criticize the mechanics of the film such as the editing, directing, etc., but I will not. The film makes a powerful statement on how things are and that I will not sully. The people who saw the movie laughed, they cried, they fumed, and they cheered for what the man was trying to communicate and that should be enough said by itself. It took a lot of courage to defy the wrath of the ridiculous right by presenting Bush and his gang of thieves as they really are without whitewashing them Hollywood style.

This could be the “shot heard ‘round the world” and indeed it has been setting all sorts of box office records for a documentary film. It is something that really needed to be said and said right now. The press has been remarkably silent and ignoring Bush’s betrayal of his country, his incessant lying, and his ineptness in office. The special interests Bush has been serving, such as ‘Big Oil’ and the Bin Laden family has finally been given the exposure they have so richly deserved. It is now up to the American people to shout "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore.” (Made famous in the old movie “Network” in 1976).

I have heard criticism from other reviewers that the film presents certain matters as though they are true without any support in fact. Obviously, the reviewer either has not really seen the film or is so taken in by the propaganda that they cannot or will not believe that such a blatant abuse of power could exist in this country. Well I have news for you. It can exist and it does exist and you better get aboard and do something about it.
The power has always been in the people; however, when they choose not to use it, the “evil empire” will fill the void with its own special interests and take the rights and freedoms that were earned by the people away from them again. I sincerely hope we heed this wakeup call and not go back to complacency and apathy. We each have the power vote this fall, get rid of this idiot in the White House, and have a real “Regime Change” for the better. Outstanding Mr. Michael Moore!

Posted by fredarm at July 4, 2004 11:33 AM
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