posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 01:15 PM
Originally posted by drwizardphd
I saw Bowling for Columbine and it caused me to form a really negative opinion of Moore, as I was constantly disagreeing with him throughout the
entire picture. Because of that I didn't see Fahrenheit 911.
You know, I too had a very bad view towards Moore. That was simply from the media view I saw of him. It was unfounded. At first, I was pissed when
I saw Bowling for Columbine. Then however, I watched it again with a serious attempt at trying to remove my prejudices.
Now, I'm not for taking away our guns. However, I do believe he made some very valid arguments in that movie as well.
Which in turn led to my change of heart after watching Fahrenheit without my preconceived prejudices. It truly does change the way you view a
movie/documentary. If you are always in the mode of 'denial' or 'disagreement' you will most likely miss the whole point of the film.
My distaste for him almost cost me a passing grade on one of my finals for my MBA. We were required to watch 'The Corporation'. I had heard
Michael Moore in affiliation with it and was adament about not watching 'that piece of crap show'. Then I found out that he was simply in it and
not the director. Okay, a bit pathetic on my part but it should go very far to show you how brainwashed I was by the GOP mentality that is prevailent
in this society. It's TOO EXTREME.
By the way, that documentary is another great one. I would seriously recommmend it. After watching it I was VERY shocked that an MBA program would
tout it (because of the message in it about the corporation being a fraud put upon us by businessmen that have discovered loopholes in the laws).
Most MBA programs in this country have now swung so far towards supporting the 'powers that be' mentality that I am proud that have graduated from
the place I did. They took a chance and I think it will pay off in the end. Teaching MBAs to question authority instead of simply follow it is a
brave move in today's school system.