Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Michael Moore.com : A Report From Crawford

Michael Moore.com : Mike's Message : Mike's Latest NewsI was overwhelmed on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, when thousands of people (as many as 5,000 according to some estimates) descended upon Crawford, Texas for a special screening of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' Michael Moore’s highly-publicized movie. First, there are several who need to be thanked for making this event happen.

John Young, one of the op/ed editors for the Waco Tribune-Herald, contacted Michael Moore about the possible screening. I think it is appropriate to give much credit for Mr. Young’s invitation since--at that time--the Waco theaters would not show Moore’s film. John Young should be commended for his creative and imaginative way to create dialogue concerning this film.

Finally, this film’s message is timely. Our nation is in dire need of a wake-up call. The U.S. public needs to know the truth of why the war in Iraq is being waged. The other wake-up call for us is that we need to hold our President accountable. The insanity must stop! The next elections are crucial. What does Mr. Moore have to gain from such a film? That is the wrong question. The more obvious question is, what do we have to lose if this current war regime is not replaced. Hopefully, the thousands who viewed the insanity of war in Crawford, Texas will be able to make a decision in November that will take the first steps toward a new vision of peace, and a new leader to make it possible.

By Rev. Robert Flowers
Friends of Peace


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