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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Ok, I have now seen the globally renowned flick "Fahrenheit 9/11" and now feel qualified to add my two cents to the equation.

I suppose I shall muse on this more, but my initial impressions upon leaving the cinema were:

1. Americans are stupid, dumb, thick, ignorant - does MM really hate his own countrymen that much? And are two little old ladies in a nursing home really qualified to speak with any authority on anything except whether dinner should be at 4 o'clock or 4:30?
2. Americans are fat - really fat. Unless you are a Marine. But even one of those recruiter guys was pretty portly. Even the politicians are fat, stupid or both (but not neither).
3. No so much that hundreds if not thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians were killed, but that Americans debased themselves by killing them "immorally"
4. Very "lite-on" about Weapons of Mass Destruction
5. ONE image / mention of Bush-poodle Tony Blair, and none of Bush-lap-dog John Howard. C'mon, didn't we make a bigger impression than that? Some stock B & W footage of a man boxing a kangaroo is not enough. If Australia is not important enough to feature more prominently in a Michael Moroe documentary, we should withdraw from Iraq, the UN and ANZUS immediately!
6. America is one big weird messed-up place
7. Michael Moore has an uncontrolled bias - not towards the Democrats or against Republicans per se, but towards the little guy, the small man, the mom and pop store, small town America, all those other cliches. If you are small, you are good. If you are big, you are bad. Well, how about YOU Michael?
8. Iraqi grandmothers would kill you as soon as look at you if they had a smoking AK-47 to hand and you were an unarmed American
9. The number of tenuous links you can make between the President of the United States of America and Terrorists is equal to, but not greater than, the connection between you and anyone else on the planet (aka "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon")
10. When government is run like a business, business ends up running government.

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