MOORE MOVIE BIGGER ON PROMOTION
THAN CUTTING EDGE CONTENT
just watched the Michael Moore documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, on its first
day of public screening in the United States.
First of all it is great to see that information kept from the people, basic
as it is in this documentary, is being
available to counter some of the massive bias in the mainstream media. To
Americans who know nothing about the political and media manipulation it
will be a revelation, but for those who have done a modicum of research will
find little here to increase their awareness.
The documentary misses an enormous opportunity to reveal the true scale of
the conspiracy behind 9/11 and current events. It reveals that Bush is a
lazy, incompetent fool; that the bombing of Iraq caused horrific civilian
casualties; that US troops are being killed and maimed to defend an invasion
justified by a Big Lie; that the parents of those civilians and troops
suffer unspeakable emotional trauma from losing their loved ones; that Bush
was scammed into power at the last election; that the Bush family has
serious connections to the Bin Laden family and the Saudi royals; and that
the corporate cartels make fortunes both from supplying the weapons to
destroy cities and infrastructure and then by 're-building' the devastated
countries and seizing control of their resources, like oil.
All this information needed to be included, of course, but it is widely
available either by scanning a vast stream of Internet sites or often even
through some parts of the mainstream media. In the case of Bush being a
lazy, incompetent fool, you only need your eyes and a few brain cells.
I have seen BBC documentaries about the government/media slanting of the
invasion of Iraq and the way the U.S. authorities are targeting the poor and
jobless to join the military that tell the same story that Moore does.
Yes, it is good that Americans are getting a chance to see such material,
but to justify the colossal hype this documentary has received it surely
should have gone much further and produced background that would never be
found in any mainstream media source. After all, it cannot be claimed that
such information is not available to Michael Moore.
Most disappointing was the way he accepts and perpetutates [sic] the official 9/11
story that it was orchestrated by Osama bin Laden via 19 Arab terrorists,
mostly Saudis, who learned to fly jumbo jets at one engine, two-seater,
flying schools. This is blatantly ludicrous and the information to expose
such nonsense can, once again, be found at a long list of 9/11 websites and
In fact, I sent a copy of Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center
Disaster to Michael Moore some 18 months or so ago when he was speaking in
London. Some of the most basic information in the book and on the Internet
is included in the film, but the most important background to 9/11 is not
As with Bowling for Columbine, Moore picks an easy and obvious target while
often massively missing the point. Getting rid of Bush is not going to
change anything except the rhetoric and the presentation. The agenda will
continue whichever of them should win. Where was the fact that both Bush and
Kerry are initiates of the same elite and Skull and Bones Society, for
example, which both refuse to talk about?
Any suggestion that Iraq was about more than just oil and money or that
there is a conspiracy behind world events is not even mentioned, except for
one contributor who tells us that there is no conspiracy to control the
world. It is all just about money, he said.
Where was the story of the Project for the New American Century and its
document that sets out the very agenda for global conquest involving Iraq,
Iran, North Korea and China, etc., which the Bush administration has been
slavishly following since it came to power under the control of the very
people behind the PNAC? Where was the fact that the document said a year
before 9/11 that its agenda would be slow to unfold 'absent some
catastrophic and catalysing event like a new Pearl Harbor' and that after
the 'new Pearl Harbor' of 9/11 those horrific attacks have been used to
rapidly advance the PNAC agenda?
These were among many such glaring omissions.
I am delighted the movie is out there, disappointing as I found the depth of
research, but the danger is that people will think they now know the
information that has been kept from them and therefore fail to realise that
Moore has about 2% of the real background to global events and control. Or
that they will focus themselves on targeting and removing Bush when he is
just a puppet and Kerry would be another.
Outside the theatre where I watched the documentary there were activists
seeking to use it to attract support for anti-Bush campaigns and to register
to vote when the system is so rigged that voting is a quaint irrelevance.
Michael Moore could have used his high public profile and film-making
resources to show people the far more fundamental background to global
control, the emerging global fascist state, and the real road to freedom.
Instead, unless people realise this is only part - and a small part - of the
story behind global events this movie will lead them into another
Fahrenheit 9/11 could have been a fantastic contribution to human
understanding of the forces that manipulate the global population. Instead,
I thought it was far too timid, limited and one-dimensional.
It is worth seeing if you know nothing of the world beyond the official
story, but what an opportunity lost.
Sunday, June 27, 2004 18:49:18 -0700