It, the movie not capitalism, struck a chord with me.
But it does fail to shine light on the greener pastures, while castigating and largely brooding over the trample-over-the-weak-and-lets-ignore-them social aspect of it.
At first I shunned watching the movie, after a few of Michael Moore’s shockumentary failed to strike me where it matters, but this latest offering, It got me into a couple of ‘oh dear’ and ‘so des ne’ moments.
You know, moments where you discover that things aren’t what they really look like, even after you though you’ve done enough to read up on that subject?
Well that’s what Capitalism: A Love Story (or CALS) did to me, as it shed light on the lesser known background story of the recent economic turmoils in the USA, of which then spilled onto our parts of the world.
Okay, maybe right now you’re asking what does events there have to do here, and before you know it, things already (and have been for so long) reeks of Capitalism around here.
Now why does a company that is possibly nowhere near the reds in the accounts books would want to remove 1000 mouth-feeding, food-putting-on-table jobs, if it’s for the sake of manoevarability and being competitive?
And this despite forecasts of healthy growth in the next few years.
Let’s see here, more profit for company and spend less on wage, while overworking whoever is left on the team.
One word: Capitalism. Far from praying for the weak, it’s preying on the weak, but I don’t think I can show it any better than Michael Moore already has.
CALS a moving and it grows onto you, the viewer, as you slowly take it all in — unless you’re a capitalist yourself.
Sure, it may not even get close to being nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, but at the very least, it raises awareness and educates the uninformed.
I still think Capitalism has its benefits, but thanks to Michael Moore, a different view is sometimes required to see the whole picture.