Flying away on a wing and a prayer / Who could it be? / Believe it or not it's just me.

Our review of Fahrenheit 9/11 is now online. Verdict: Go see it. Even if you think you'll hate it. It's a long piece, with spoilers all over the place. Though the spoilers are such things as "we went to war in Iraq" and "Al Gore ended up losing the 2000 election" – so if that's a spoiler to you you probably are in some trouble.

Seriously though, the movie is discussed at length, so don't read if it you have already decided to go see it – read it afterwards and argue away with us!

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One Response to “Flying away on a wing and a prayer / Who could it be? / Believe it or not it's just me.”

  1. Hoarsedick Says:

    Okay, I'll go first. I thought this was definitely Moore's best film. Granted, I was already aware of about 90% of the information, but the cinematic presentation and the fact that it was (more or less) possessed of some continuity was gratifying in the sense that most of America is painfully unaware of just how big an arrogant scumbag George Bush is.
    I would have liked to see more about Cheney. I was surprised that there was little (no?) mention of the fact that the chickenhawks (less Rumsfeld) had other things to do circa Viet Nam.
    I would have to say that my favorite part was the banquet at which Bush was commenting on his base. The fucking gall of that sonofabitch. I wish every person in this country that earned less than, say, 200,000 a year could see that. It's just the epitome of who the cock is. A rich, undeservedly privileged (not that I can think of what one would have to do to earn the 'privilege' of being patty-caked through life as a golden boy/girl who is painfully unaware of what mendacious puke they are), smug, ignorant, well, you get the point.
    Already the the reactinaries, Christian fascists, oligarchs, mouthpieces, and unfortunate millions that listen to the aforementioned out of unintentional inability to discern the divisions within the conservative American right (such that they actually believe that, for example, John McCain and Ahnold are more or less 'part of the team' with demagogues like Limbaugh, Robertson, or Cong. Mark Souter (Amerikkkan Nazionale Sozialistichen Partei, IN) have begun the crusade to make sure that, like themselves, no one else sees the seiditious "Fahrenheit…"
    They will no doubt spend the next four months ensuring that anyone jejeune enough to listen 'understands' that nothing that Michael Moore says can possibly be true. Rest assured, I will bathe in the hot, steaming pile of irony at these individuals (who were on board to go kill brown people in Iraq the day before the Bush administration began their campaign of insinuation) who will hammer away at the bits of Moore's film's insinuations. The primary difference that I see between MM's spinnish implications of greedy corporate corruption at taxpayer expense and the (as yet) moot claims that a tinhorn dictator governing a nation of impoverished sheep posed an imminent threat to the most powerful nation on Earth is this: Moore's can only be verified by getting information from the haves who currently control the most secretive govt. ever of said hegemon, whereas the Buzhis claims can only be verifed by their release of information from their most secretive of any govt. of said 800 lb. gorilla. Hmmm… okay, maybe the WMDs we gave Hussein are in Syria. Maybe… but frankly, I don't know, so for now I'll just pop some more FoxNewsertainment Soma and check out the new Emperor's fall lineup…

    Oh yeah, the last hunk of the film about the soljas rings pretty true from my experience. The American military is a helluva' stew of all kinds of people, with a larger dose of alcoholism, domestic violence, racism (mostly by and against blacks and whites), and obliviousness to the reality that it is predominately a breeding ground of conservativism of the ilk mentioned before (Cf. "I'm a republican." "Why?" "Oh, I don't know, it just feels good."
    A free $1 American bill for anyone that catches me at the bar and can tell me the ironicalness in the previous exchange.