Finally, Michael Moore tells us what's really on his mind: Dump capitalism. Not that we should be surprised; his movies are laden with nasty to dishonest attacks on the system and the
industry that allows Moore to attack it.
But in his latest film, Capitalism: A love story, Moore lays it on the line: "Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil. You have to eliminate it and replace it
with something that is good for all people and that something is
I'll be anxious to see what Moore's alternative is. Fascism, nazism, communism, socialism all have been tried and failed. Capitalism is the logical extension of democracy, a system based on individual rights, responsibilities, risks, and opportunities.
The film opened Sunday at the Venice Film Festival to the "tumultuous applause" of the artsy-fartsy crowd. No surprise there either. Naturally, the crowd loves Moore when he says he's for nothing less than the complete overthrow of capitalism. Moore says in the movie, "I refuse to live in a country like this -- and I'm not leaving." I guess I know what he means, but in the absence of capitalism I can't help wonder how he would have had the opportunities that he was so successfully maniuplated to his personal advantage.