Mike Moore’s latest movie is good – and his most laid back. Even though it is still fairly outrageous. Wrapping crime scene tape around a Wall Street building, for instance. I’m a big fan of Michael Moore. He really is a major patriot, a passionate patriot. Or he wouldn’t work so hard to get us to be all we can be.
He is just not going to let us off the hook, not going to let us lay the blame at the feet of the bad guys, as varied as they are in all his movies. We are the folk who need to bust some moves, put ourselves out there, go for change in a big way.
His treatment of the foreclosure crisis and its many back stories are heartbreakingly beautiful, while he shows us how the system grinds everyday Americans, grinds them again, grinds them one more time – finally paying one ground-down couple to empty out the homes of others caught the web of foreclosure destruction.
These stories are so true, his movies are all so true (Sicko is the best – and very apropos today) – he illustrates his own agony by the weight he gains. Why is it we have chosen not to listen? What has it been in us that has prevented these needed changes? The changes are all coming soon, are on their way as we speak.
And when we get closer to the promised land, we’ll see that Michael Moore has been one of those Moses avatars pulling us along.