Capitalism: A Love Story - Michael Moore's New Documentary Film

Michael Moore Film Maker - New Movie Capitalism a Love Story

Documentary Film Maker Michael Moore
Documentary Film Maker Michael Moore

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Capitalism: A Love Story Documentary Film

First off I’m not exactly a huge fan of Michael Moore, I’ve seen his films. Mr. Moore’s films are usually short on research and long on sensationalism. However, this is not to say Mr. Moore’s Documentaries do not bring up valid and highly emotional issues.

Michael Moore grew up in Flint Michigan... Automobile Manufacturing Country! He has first hand knowledge of the devastation caused to Middle America by the collapsing economy caused by corporate greed and the super wealthy upper 1%... which the Washington Bureaucrats just sat back and watched... and continue to allow.

I believe Capitalism: A Love Story will enrage the working classes even more. I believe the outrage is justified. The secrecy behind the Federal Reserve and private banks has been known for years, but brushed under the table. The average citizen has no idea how the monetary system really works and who is ultimately rewarded for their efforts.

In 2008 American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault paid himself between $42-48 Million depending on whose numbers you trust, then turned around and accepted $3.5 billion in “Free” Government money. American Express then cut credit limits across the board and raised fees and interest rates. It’s astounding that they can legally charge 27% interest! What’s worse is the manner in which they raised fees. American Express dropped credit limits to levels below outstanding balances then charged customers fees because they were now over their limit. This is only one example of the highly unethical immoral treatment of the middle and lower classes by the super wealthy elite!

Have you ever asked yourself how a company that loses Billions of Dollars can pay it’s executives millions in bonuses? Where does the money come from? The executives keep raising their pay even though the companies are on the verge of bankruptcy! The money comes from you!

The Government Bailouts are merely socialism for the upper 1%! These executives want it both ways… they want to take outrageous risks and reap all the rewards, but they also want a safety net for when they screw up. Do you and I have a safety net?

And what about the big Brokerage Firms… where does all the money come from that pays their commissions? The simple answer is the middle and lower working classes. The funds they trade are massive pension budgets… every state and nearly every city has their pension benefits invested in the Stock Market! They are taking yet another piece from the American Working Class.

The system is very messed up. Over the past year nothing has been done (Just a lot of talk) to stop the practices that created the problem in the first place. The only thing that has occurred is wealthy people have been given handouts while the rest of America suffers. The American Citizen is being robbed plain and simple. And what can you do about it?

You vote means nothing. The American Public spoke up. Millions wrote their congressman expressing their disdain for the bailout… but they pushed it through anyways.

The average pay for a member of the House or Senate is $174,000 a year! That’s great pay! But then you have to think well if that’s “all they make” then how are these people pulling in the millions they show on their tax returns? O’bama made $4.6 million in 2007, and $2.6 million in 2008. Those are the facts, it’s public record you can look it up! Where does all this "additional" income come from?

The United States Government is full of corruption! Payouts, special interest, kickbacks, corporate perks. It’s a world that the rest of us are not privileged too. It’s practically a secret society.

How much longer before it all finally comes crashing down? The American Public can not sustain the wealthy class forever… times are changing.

Go see the film and have your eyes opened even further. It’s appalling what is going on.

Here are a few Quotes about Mr. Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story These quotes come from Mr. Moore Himself and News Stories.

"I am looking at the issue from the viewpoint of an artist," he said. "I use my privileged position as a filmmaker to give voice to millions of people who have no voice."

He said he believed that capitalism should be eliminated, and the country should think of a system that provided social and economic justice to the vast majority of the people and stop the one percent of the population that owns most of the country's wealth.

"Capitalism is a Ponzi scheme because it guarantees just a few people at the top of the pyramid are going to earn most of the money and everybody else becomes their slaves essentially," he said, laughing bitterly.

Moore said it is the corporate world that relied on socialism as their leaders availed themselves of billions of tax-payers money in the bailout. "The true believers of socialism in the United States of America are Wall Street and corporate America," he said with a grim smile. "They want the safety net there for themselves and they have very willingly taken... trillions (of dollars) of our money."

Interviews with a number of worried members of Congress, that the country's $700 billion bailout was legalized bank robbery, a "financial coup d'etat" run through Congress just before elections and engineered principally by Goldman Sachs and Henry Paulson.Though it blames all political parties, including the Democrats, for caving in with the bailout, the film is careful to spare President Barack Obama, who remains a symbol of hope for justice

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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen

finally we Americans turns against the capitalism


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

We have long been a culture ruled by a self-serving representative government supporting toxic big businesses. Corporations have been looting the coffers for ages and we refused to see it. Even though we have been trampled in the process.

We are only turning against capitalism now because we are broke - there is no more doubt, it can no longer be hidden. Being broke has a tendency to open your eyes. But many refuse to see.

Good hub and food for thought!


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advoco 6 years ago from cadiz

I'm not exactly a Michael Moore fan (that's putting it mildly) and would ordinarily not have given his latest film the time of day but I respect your opinion and give it a chance.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Michael Moore is a hypocrite. He is making millions of from this. If he was serious and half a honest person, he would give all the profits to the poor. He calls others out, but he needs to be called out.

Moore, pull the beam from your own eye first! You hypocrite! You and Al Core have lost all creditability!

Keep on Hubbing.


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MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV Author

I agree he can be a huge hypocrite. He makes a ton of money or not isn't relevant to this particular film because he brings to light issues people need to be aware of.

Primarily that there seems to be little accountability as to what has happened with the "Bailout" money. It's public money shouldn't the public have a right to know how it's spent?

And nothing has been done to curb the free spending ways and risk taking on Wall Street.

Those companies who had executive pay limited merely shifted compensation from pay to stock options. As stocks in these trashed companies were trading very low... the executives exercised their options... the bailout money flooded in... and then they cashed in. Bank of America is a great example... Executives who exercised options in the $2.50 cent per share range are now enjoying gains as the stock trades in the low $20's.

That's not oversight that's just plain theft.

Watch what happens to the economy once the dollar is no longer the currency of preference for the Oil Industry.

Now is a great time to buy Gold. We are a very very long way from recovery. Follow the money trail and you find the truth.

So yes he is a Hypocrite, but he is also doing some real public good in keeping these issues in the public eye.


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

I admire you for bringing up an emotional issue regarding Michael Moore. I don't agree with his views or the fact that he can trash American (Government) and still make millions from us. His is a "user" of us...sorry, but true. However, for you to bring it up, much admiration for you. My best.


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Evan G Rogers 6 years ago from Dublin, Ohio

Michael Moore, unfortunately, confused Mercantilism and Corporatism with Capitalism, and then made a whole entire movie without realizing the mistake he made.

Also, throughout the movie, he made numerous errors in his statements - they generally occur when he seems to be painting a picture of how things are. He said something to the effect of 'for the past 45 years, workers have been more productive, but they haven't earned any more money' which is just simply inaccurate - a 30 second google search shows that wages have increased by about 33% over the time period.

Anyways, Capitalism is not the enemy, government is. Michael Moore even agrees: many of his statements are about how governments and corporations employ the same people, and lobbyists have too much say in the government.

I wrote an article, and am putting up a series of articles about this. Check em' out!


Alex 6 years ago

We might be making more money, as in..paper. I what really constitutes wealth, we are def. worst off than we were 30-40 years ago. Then there is the erosion of the middle class in this country. I believe that is what he meant with the article about being more productive but making less. But you knew that, I mean, I understand you might disagree with what he says, but don't try to play dumb.


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SaiKit 6 years ago from Toronto

MikeNV why do you disallow hubber from leaving you fanmail or contact? I need to contact you! I love your patriotic hubs and I need to drop comments on them or something. I think our patriotic, liberty promoting hubs should interlink together.


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MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV Author

I usually accept 90% of all comments. There are certain people that follow me like trolls and send nasty comments or intentionally vote me down. That's just life. I have a lot of projects going on. So I haven't had much time to spend on Hubpages lately.


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eye say 4 years ago from Canada

great review I'll have to check it out asap ...

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