Yes, I'm talking about Michael Moore's New Movie, Sicko.
Watch this movie NOW
. it will
blow your mind!
oh, feel free to download it too, Michael Moore doesn't mind. he said so himself:I dont agree with the copyright laws and I dont have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people, said Moore when asked about pirating. I make these books and movies and TV shows because I want things to change, so the more people that get to see them the better, so Im happy when that happens. I think information and art, ideas should be shared.
So go ahead and watch it as soon as you can. it is truly mind boggling. (especially if youre American). it is indeed one of the best documentaries Ive seen in a long time and in my opinion Moores best and most dramatic film yet. because this is really the first time he makes the essential point about America: in the US the dominant ideology is me whereas the other nations on the planet think in terms of we (I noticed this too when I studied in the States). Bowling for Columbine demonstrates the fear in American society induced by the media (if it bleeds, it leads) and where it leads to. Fahrenheit 9/11 exposes the Republican party, especially the Bush crowd, as a club that solely benefits the financial interests of the wealthiest people in the country, causing millions to suffer. This time, Moore shows that, even in the health care system, the nation is run by one single thing: the bottom line; the logic of money. The US seem to have forgotten that money is just an intermediate. If it becomes a goal in itself, people die. Unnecessarily.
We humans see everything as a story, whether we are aware of it or not: peoples lives, brands, world events, nations. There are basically two story lines: the heros journey (the individual who matures and fulfills his full capability, and the Greek tragedy (the hero violates the rules of the group and is sacrificed). We are at the same time individuals and members of a group. For every human being its always a struggle to find, in all circumstances, the right balance between being an individual and being a group member. Nations choose between these two stories as well. In every country on earth the group is the most important entity (more or less). Except in the US. There, its the individual. So instead of one for all, and all for one, Americas motto is each for himself, and God for us all.
In Sicko Michel Moore demonstrates the atrocities this kind of thinking leads to. A man without health insurance (companies simply refuse people), whose middle- and ring finger are sown of, had to choose between paying 60.000 dollars for having his middle finger restored and 12.000 dollars for having his ring finger fixed. Being the romantic that he is, he chose his ring finger. A woman, formerly with a good job, bankrupted by her medical bills and forced to live in the study of her daughter, has to pay 240 dollars a month for her cancer medication but gets the same pills on Cuba for
10 cents. 45 Million uninsured Americans live in fear that they might, some day, need medical care. The rest of the world doesnt know these fears, because for them, medical help is free: paid for by tax money. The United States have become ruthless to its own people. It contradicts the image Americans have of themselves and their country, but its the awful truth.
bakka over and out.
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