Michael Moore "Capitalism A Love Story" - Fail

by the Left Coast Rebel

Remember when I wrote this,(referencing the pic @ right), last week?


Capitalism breeds the need for psychotherapy? Oh the horror of competition. A promotional picture taken from Moore's website......



Well I hate to be the bearer of good news but I am reading here and here that Moore's latest excrement tossing-diatribe excuse for documentary is a complete, unabated, runaway freight-train off the tracks - Flop.

Moore's need now for psychotherapy, oh the horror of competition. Dozens of cheeseburgers, mountains of deep-fried onions rings, barrels of beer to cry in, will suffice.

The same economic system that pseudo-intellectuals,useful-idiot, communist entertainers and communists and the far-left in the Democrat party hate so much has spoken and walked away. All those evil middle-class cash-clingers have voted with their dollars.

Flop.

From BigHollywood today -


B]ut the biggest disappointment of the weekend is Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story (Overture). After a $57K per theatre average on 4 screens last weekend, the picture broke to a wider 962 locations with terrible results. The “documentary” only sold an estimated $1.3M in tickets to start the weekend, and it will finish at about $3.9M for a PTA of less than $4,000. That soft opening will almost certainly make Capitalism Moore’s weakest-grossing movie since 2002’s Bowling for Columbine ($21.5M domestic gross).
And oh yah, remember last week that I opined that Moore's film was anything but a critique of capitalism -

Moore is saying in his movie, the essence of his thinking and reasoning; that capitalism is a failed system and is evil. What Moore actually points to as failed and evil is anything but capitalism. It is cronyism,bailouts, a big-government/big-business incestuous relationship bordering on the criminal. It is corporatism. As I said in the comment section here, my beef is not that he point out the fallacy of the bailout nation culture, (which I actually agree), it is that he defines that as capitalism, which it is
clearly not.

via Memeorandum

h/t to Saberpoint for his photoshop-wizardry @ top left

h/t to Another Black Conservative for likewise @ bottom right

UPDATE: Via Memeorandun, Ann Althouse has a great, simple and consice review of the movie this morning. She attended a viewing and has a unique take on what she saw. Anti-capitalist - check, she lists why. She even throws in the possibility of Moore's anti-semitism. Listen to these excerpts from her post -

My favorite thing in the movie was the trashing of young math and science graduates who, instead of applying their talents to the benefit of humanity, went to Wall Street to design the complicated derivative securities that almost destroyed the economy.

— but it came across that Moore wants a revolution. He kept advising the workers — and the evictees — of the world to unite and shake off their chains.

With this theme, I found it unsettling that in attacking the banking system, Moore presented quite a parade of Jewish names and faces. He never says the word "Jewish," but I think the anti-Semitic theme is there. We receive long lectures about how capitalism is inconsistent with Christianity, followed a heavy-handed array of — it's up to you to see that they are — Jewish villains.


2 comments:

  1. It does surprise me that his movie is a flop. Even if (and that is a big if) people in America are waking up to even some of the scams used to usurp power, college kids, to be quite honest, are the last in line to consciousness.

    After a decade and some of indoctrination and weak education, that is not a surprise. So, why are even these not attending the movie? To be honest, I do not think it is because they have improved. It is because their old man, old money bags, is coming up dry. They now have to choose between this and that. And, on a scale of 1 to 10, Moore is just not better than beer or pot or Lucy Lou, or even McDonalds.

    Oh, I know, there are young people out there who are on the ball. Either teaching themselves, as I did through a self study of history and other topics, or because their parents really did invest themselves in their children's lives. For a large part though, most will only learn in time, if they can figure out why the economy is tanking and lay the blame at the right people's feet (rather than screech about their 'right to work'.

    There really might be some silver lining in this economic cloud after all. (stealing a line from one of 'theirs') Imagine there's no hip-hop... imagine there are no street thugs, with idle time to spare... imagine all the people, not being able to afford leftist D.C. protests... Lots of things to imagine, and many of them good.

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