Monday, April 14, 2008

Bowling For Columbine (2002)

I already had seen Michael Moore Hates America and other articles on this film so most of this I already knew something about. But I did find the contrast between the Columbine shooting scenes and then segue into the zero tolerance that seemed to permeate all schools at the time. I wonder if he realizes that much of that was paranoia brought about by anti-gun advocates as well as the liberal leftists. And in a way is a parody of his own film. No, doubt he would find the irony of his own inflated ego.

Then the next segue was even more hilarious at the short cartoon of "A Brief History of the United States of America". It claims that "Pilgrims" were afraid of being persecuted so they left for the USA. Well he starts out that they were just paranoid sons-of-bitches and were not really prosecuted ("so they would never be scared again"). "But as soon as they arrived, they were greeted by savages and they got scared all over again so they killed them all." First they were scared and left and now they got scared and were thus never harmed so "killed them all". They got scared of each other and burned witches, which I wonder if Michael understands history that Europe started these practices before even discovery of the new world and killed more WOMEN. There were no witches burned-stupid Michael. In 1775 they started killing the British. LOL stupidy Michael Moore. And still scared so they passed the second amendment so every WHITE MAN could keep his guns. Michael Moore-so free blacks could not own guns? Do you have proof? White people were afraid of doing work also so they started the slave trade. LOL-Idiot Michael Moore. Slavery made the US the richest country in the world. Actually we did not get to be rich until the industrial revolution-selling cotton was good but it would not have made us as rich as we are now. Of course we can thank the transfer of the wealth from the south to the north for much of that development also.

No coincidence between the NRA and the KKK they say but then the cartoon shows both groups working together. Then after the civil rights were gained by blacks the whites went fleeing to the suburbs because why-they were afraid again.

And everyone lived happily ever after.
MM: Or did they?
Filmmaker, author, and political activist Michael Moore trains his satirical eye on America's obsession with guns and violence in his third feature-length documentary, which gets its title from a pair of loosely related incidents. On April 20, 1999, shortly before they began their infamous killing spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold attended their favorite class, a no-credit bowling course held at a bowling alley near the school, the same bowling alley which would become the scene of a robbery and triple homicide two years later. While pondering these events, Moore humorously considers the link between random violence and the game of ten pins; along the way, Moore calls on the Michigan Militia (and gets to know some of the models for their "Militia Babes" calendar); spends some time with James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols; visits K-Mart's corporate offices with two teenagers injured in the Columbine massacre as they ask the retail chain to stop selling bullets for handguns; investigates the media's role in the American climate of fear and anger; compares crime statistics in the United States with those of Canada (which, despite higher unemployment and a larger number of guns per capita, manages to rack up a small fraction of the homicides committed in the United States), and questions actor and National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston regarding his appearance at a pro-gun rally held in Littleton a few days after the Columbine massacre, and a similar rally in Flint, MI, after a six-year-old boy killed a classmate with a gun he took from his uncle's house. Bowling for Columbine received its first public screening at the 2002 Ann Arbor Film Festival; the film's official premiere took place a few months later at the Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Theatrical Feature Running Time: 119 mins

Bowling For Columbine (2002)
Micheal goes on and on about how US citizens are afraid of nearly everything including their shadow, but how does that long montage of fears propagandized by the MSM relates to having guns? Not much but then tries to paint Americans as racist pigs and the news media only gives a negative image of Blacks in our society. I wonder if this film is about guns or Michael Moore's hate of Americans. Uprooting the New Racism

He does go to Florence and Normandy and tries to show how safe it is. Of course during the middle of the day in that busy intersection he is perfectly safe. But I had a man after the riot stop his Mercedes in front of me and go to his trunk and pretend to take something out of it. Boy did that scare my fellow employee who was in the truck at the time.

LOL, The kissing capital of the world has a Fox radio station.

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