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“America is not broke”-Michael Moore

Whatever you might think about Michael Moore, the truth of these words cannot be denied. The inequities of wealth, income, and power in America have become extreme. We have been duped and robbed.

Let us put aside our differences, between liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, religious or not, and  let us take back our country by taking back our power over finance, credit, and exchange. –t.h.g.

VIDEO: America Is NOT Broke

By Michael Moore

America is not broke.

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.

Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined.

Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.

And I can see why. For us to admit that we have let a small group of men abscond with and hoard the bulk of the wealth that runs our economy, would mean that we’d have to accept the humiliating acknowledgment that we have indeed surrendered our precious Democracy to the moneyed elite. Wall Street, the banks and the Fortune 500 now run this Republic — and, until this past month, the rest of us have felt completely helpless, unable to find a way to do anything about it.

Capitalism-A Love Story

That’s the title of Michael Moore’s latest film.

If I were intent on finding fault with it, I might say that the film understates the case, or that there are huge gaps in the story it tells. But I prefer to focus on what the film is rather than what it isn’t. This film is, quite simply, a masterpiece; Moore’s best film ever. Every American, indeed, everyone in the world, should see it. It should be translated into every language in the world. It should be the focus of study groups, and stimulate community action across the country. –t.h.g.