We are Way (Weigh?) More than Them

Michael Moore’s documentaries are always provocative.  They strip the magician’s curtains of corporate greed, militaristic mindset, and just plain idiocy of those in power.  I see him as a cousin to Bertolt Brecht, but just more jolly and populist.

Here, with jittery camera, unedited, he seems nearly void of the humour I expect from him. But just as provocative.

Sorry for the play on the title, Michael.  Hope you know you’ve got a fan here.

About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. His latest book is BLOODRED DRAGONFLIES, published by Deep South in South Africa. Check out the official blog page for Bloodred Dragonflies. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. San Anselmo Publications released HOW TO MAKE A SALAGUBANG HELICOPTER & OTHER POEMS in 2019 followed by CROCODILES IN BELFAST & OTHER POEMS in 2020 - both books can be purchased through their Facebook page. View all posts by matangmanok

2 responses to “We are Way (Weigh?) More than Them

  • pat

    I agree. He may not be the most delicate documentarian, but he cuts through the b.s. My fellow Americans might call me a commie for liking him, but I’d rather follow him that the Koch Brothers or Glenn Beck.

    • matangmanok

      Interesting how you bring up the commie reference. There’s a book I’ve been reading (will take me a while to finish) called Killing Hope by William Blum. It goes on and on about CIA shenanigans worldwide, all in the name of anti-communism. Anyone who is not with them is a commie.

      I want to watch Sicko again just for the bitter laughs – and the utter disbelief!

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