Friday, July 02, 2004

911 degrees and climbing

We drove into Eugene yesterday and saw Fahrenheit 9/11. We waited outside for about an hour to make sure we got tickets--the Bijou has been selling out a lot. Most of the stuff in the movie is in his book, "Dude, Where's my country," which I'm reading now, but it was still a good movie.

A lot people say Moore is just preaching to the choir with this film, but I think that's actually a good thing. His target audience is made up of the kind of people who don't vote, who need to be seriously stirred up and empowered. If any of those folks are motivated by the movie to even go to Moore's webpage or read his books, they're going to feel empowered, and they're going to vote, and they will make a difference in this election. I think Mike is doing something important here.

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