CUIDEN SUS SEGUROS DE VIDA: MICHAEL MOORE, nat’l treasure

Habrá que ver este film.

Yo trabajé en General Motors en Flint justamente.

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> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 03:11:59 -0700
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> Subject: MICHAEL MOORE, nat’l treasure
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> BBC NEWS – 7-Sept-09
> Michael Moore takes aim at money men
>
> By Keily Oakes
> Entertainment reporter, BBC News, at the Venice Film Festival
>
> Agitator supreme Michael Moore is back with a new target – and this time he
> wants the world to rebel against it.
>
> In his sights is the American banking system and the people who run it.
>
> Capitalism: A Love Story is Moore’s latest documentary, examining some of
> the many things he thinks are wrong with his country.
>
> His previous offerings have seen him attack the health care system, gun
> culture and the war with Iraq.
>
> “ I think we have an economic system that is unfair, it is unjust, it is
> undemocratic and goes against the principles we say we believe in ”
> Michael Moore
>
> "I had been wanting to do a movie about capitalism and about a year and a
> half ago, I finally started," he says. "I saw a lot of things happening in
> terms of people losing their jobs and foreclosures.
>
> "So I decided to get going on this film because I thought we had an economy
> built on sand, a house of cards.
>
> "People were deluding themselves thinking things were going to continue as
> they were, and principally the upper 1% was getting away with murder.
>
> "They were collecting more and more of what exists and people in the bottom
> 50% were struggling to get by."
>
> Moore says he has been making movies about the subject for more than 20
> years, starting with his debut Roger and Me in 1989.
>
> In his latest film he revisits his first target, General Motors, which had
> a huge operation in his home town of Flint, Michigan, until it shut its
> factory, decimating the local economy.
>
> With his usual ire, Moore says the problem goes back almost 30 years ago
> with the introduction of "Reaganomics", which led to tax cuts for the
> highest earners and an easing of banking regulations.
>
> "I think we have an economic system that is unfair, it is unjust, it is
> undemocratic and goes against the principles we say we believe in –
> democracy and ethical behaviour that says we have a responsibility to those
> who are the have nots and people that have less than we have."
>
> Out of work
>
> He adds: "I think that we must change the fundamental things about how our
> economy is run and how it works or we are going to continue to have
> problems and it is going to get worse."
>
> Capitalism: A Love Story takes a look at the government’s multi-billion
> dollar bank bail-out, and compares it with how workers in small companies
> found themselves out of jobs without severance pay.
>
> He was heartened by the show of solidarity by the workers in a window and
> door factory, who refused to leave the building until they received the
> wages they were owed. Their sit-in protest was ultimately successful.
>
> Moore also uncovered a shocking practice of big companies taking out life
> insurance policies on their workers, with one company benefiting to the
> tune of $5m (£3m) when one employee died, while his family received
> nothing.
>
> Despite the enormity of the subject and the profound effect the downturn
> has had on many Americans, Moore still manages to inject some comedy into
> his documentary.
>
> At one point, he tries to make a citizen’s arrest on some of the banks
> chief executives and demands back the money given to them in the bail-out.
>
> Asked how he could justify railing against capitalism while being backed by
> big film studios and distributors, Moore had a typically belligerent
> answer.
>
> “ I have my own money to make my own movies and so this will be the last
> time hopefully that they will give away any of their money ”
> Michael Moore
>
> "Why have these companies given money to a guy who is diametrically opposed
> to everything they stand for?
>
> "I take advantage of one of the beautiful flaws of capitalism which is that
> the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself if he can make a
> buck.
>
> "So they only think about money – they do not really care what I believe,
> which is upsetting on some levels.
>
> "So I was thinking why not make a movie that will guarantee that they will
> never give me another dime again.
>
> "I have saved my money to get to this day, where I will be able to make
> more movies and not be beholden to them. I have my own money to make my own
> movies and so this will be the last time hopefully that they will give away
> any of their money."
>
> Another way?
>
> Moore is adamant that capitalism is not the way forward, but struggles to
> offer a real alternative for how the economy could be run, or a way to
> convince people they do not need so much money to buy "stuff".
>
> He does advocate shared ownership of companies in the form of
> co-operatives, showing a handful of businesses where this has been a
> success.
>
> So with so much information thrown at the audience in the film, and giving
> only his side of the argument, what does Moore hope people will take away
> from the movie?
>
> "I hope the people will start to wake up a bit and see that they are
> participating in something that is causing them a lot of harm."

> Story from BBC NEWS

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  1. This can only happen with a radical change of the mindset of the people

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