Michael Moore, Where are you?
Friday October 27th 2006, 10:11 am

I haven’t heard anything about Michael Moore since I saw his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and read his book Dude, Where’s My Country, about the US war on terrorism, a couple of years ago. I wondered what he is doing now because I always enjoyed hearing his views. I usually agree with his main points but I find he sometimes goes a little overboard in stretching the facts. I know he has to do this in order to draw attention to some very important issues which people are either ignoring or are misinformed about.

Today I found his website, Michael Moore.com, and he is still goiing strong trying to right social wrongs. There is some information there about the documentary Shut Up and Sing which opens in New York and Los Angelos today, and other areas on November 10. It follows the Dixie Chicks, following the uproar, in some parts of the United States, after Natalie Maines made an anti-Bush remark during a concert in England, soon after the start of the Iraq war. I saw an interview with them this week on Oprah, which showed a few scenes from the documentary. Some of those southern Republicans are pretty crazy. It felt like mob mentality and if the Dixie Chicks had been there, they would have been lynched. It feels like there is no freedom of speech in the United States anymore. I don’t know if this documentary will come to our area, but I would like to get the DVD when it comes out.

Michael Moore now seems to be concentrating on getting information about politicians, in both parties, who have supported the Iraq war, to the American people. He feels they should be more informed than they were during the last election, so they can make the right decision this time. They weren’t told the truth about Iraq or terrorism the last time.

I believe most politicians are self serving. If they are honest before they get elected, some of them will become dishonest, eventually, because power corrupts. If public support of the war is waning, any politician who wants to be elected, should go with the majority of the voters. Of course, this all depends on why the United States is in Iraq. A war which had nothing to do with terrorism but everything to do with the corrupt government now in power. Michael Moore feels that any politician who doesn’t support an immediate end to the Iraq war, will be voted out in the next election. Time will tell about that.

There is some information on IMDB.com, a website which does movie reviews, that Michael Moore is working on a new documentary called Sicko, about the American health care system. It was supposed to come out in late 2006 but there is no mention of it on his website so he may have put it aside until after the election.

We need more people like him who are not afraid of trying to right some wrongs.

Anne