Appearantly, Michael Moore is close to is finishing his next movie, entitled “Fahrenheit 9/11”.
The movie, supposedly, is about the Bush family and their ties to the Bin Laden family, not to mention the events following Sept. 11th 2001.
Readers of Ray Bradbury will know that the title refers to Bradbury’s book, “Fahrenheit 451”, which tells the story of a government that burns books in order to keep people from knowledge. Fahrenheit 451 refers to the temperature at which paper bursts into flames.
Even now, before the movie is even in theatres, it draws controversy. It is supposed to premiere during the 2004 US presidential elections. It debates a touchy subject, and points fingers at the president.
I respect peoples opinion, be it good or bad. As Voltaire said, and has been quoted jokingly countless times, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
It does not seem to go the other way.
Most of us have a constitutional right that protects our freedom to speak our minds. It protects me, hopefully it protects you the reader, it protects neo-fascists, and it also protects Michael Moore. The last thing we want is to silence someone.
In fact, silence has been the cause for most problems these last 3 years.
I like Michael Moore. I agree with most of what he has to say. I think some of his TV shows were stupid, but I thoroughly liked both “Bowling for Columbine”, and “Stupid White Men”. I appreciate how he tries to say what he really feels, and change some things in this bloody world. I look forward to seeing “Fahrenheit”.
As much as I’m sure some people will love the movie, I know that the rest will hate it. That’s okay… just don’t silence anyone! Speak up, it’s your right.