Friday, September 24, 2004

Bellaciao (France) : Learning from "Fahrenheit 9/11"

by Robert Thompson

We have at last watched this brilliant film, which, as my wife has since said, should be compulsory viewing for every single voter in the U.S.A., and I hope that as many of you as possible have seen it.

Having been made aware by so many of you of the deliberate misinformation spread across the U.S.A. by media subject to the control of the neo-cons, and their failure to tell the public so much of what goes on in the word, we obviously do not know how much was known on your side of the Atlantic before this revealing film was made. However, I only gleaned three new items of information from Michael Moore’s reports. I will therefore refer one by one to these elements which were surprises for such a simple soul as myself.

The cowardice of the U.S. Senate

It was embarrassing that the Senators should have shown such collective and individual cowardice in that not a single one of them was willing to put his signature to the motions relating to massive disenfranchisement of certain categories of citizens, especially those with darker skin. If, as explained by Mr Moore, it only required one Senator to sign, it is difficult to know how any Senator can justify this dereliction of duty on the part of elected representatives of the people.

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