Mr. and Mrs. Elecpencil did something today that we only do a couple of times a year. We went to see a movie today. We went to Tinseltown in Boardman, Ohio to see, “Capitalism : A Love Story.” This is Michael Moore’s latest film and I highly recommend it.
Some film credits have claimed it’s, Moore’s best film. I have seen all of his films and think it is impossible to pick one over the other. That is because each film represents a place in time and the time is right for this film. Some critics are claiming Moore offers no solutions in, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” I feel any critic that says that just wasn’t paying attention.
Moore’s answer is more democracy in politics and the workplace. He shows workers applying direct action and workers who own their own companies and control the means of production. He ends the film by asking people to join him in fighting back against the corporations that own our politicians and control our media. Moore features Ohio politicians, Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur. We Ohioans are lucky to have these two representing us.
I agree that Moore is right we all need to wake up and realize there is a class war going on and we are losing. We are losing because if we even say the word, “CLASS WARFARE” the media goes crazy calling us communists. Meanwhile the media pushes the agenda of the top 1% in this country. That includes agendas like Tort Reform, tax cuts for the rich and getting rid of Estate Taxes.
I note that while I was in the movie a group of citizens was elsewhere applying direct action. That was happening at the teabagger party going on in Warren, Ohio’s Courthouse Square. Unfortunately, these poor and middle-class citizens were being used by the corporate owned media FOX NEWS. These teabaggers were fighting for Tort Reform, Repeal of Estate Taxes and against providing health care for needy fellow Americans.
Did the teabaggers invite politicians like Kaptur and Kucinich that have the peoples best interest at heart? No, they invited former Rep. Traficant who went to prison for serving his own interest.
Teabaggers are busy bashing Obama as if he has passed some radical agenda for this country. The truth is he hasn’t done much of anything yet and in the end will probably be shown to be just one more corporate owned politician. The following video from last nights, “Saturday Night Live” sums up my thoughts on Obama better than anything else I have seen:
Root Boy Slim: Hey Mr. President
There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning. ~ Warren Buffett