Today is the opening of the much-awaited Fahrenheit 9/11. I have a ticket for the first show at a nearby theatre and will blog immediately upon return!
I’ve just returned from the movie. It’s outrageous, funny, poignant, and is aimed at toppling Dubya from power. While there’s nothing here activists don’t already know, Moore’s well-documented attacks on Bush family ties to the bin Laden family and the Saudi royal family may shock many. In addition, he focuses on the endless lies Bush used to justify invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq showing that the real reason was oil, as well as a desire for unchallenged American empire with the invasions not so coincidentally also being a financial windfall for the Bush Family and allies.
Most of all, this is a great movie. It’s fast-paced, fun to watch, informative – and depicts Dubya and the neocons as greedy manipulative liars. Expect the Right to attack Moore with everything they can. Expect also, I think, that this movie will have a huge opening weekend.
Everything progressives have been saying about Bush for years, often howling in the wilderness back then, is now in a movie getting major media attention. This in and of itself, is huge progress and shows how the Bushies are losing it.