Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Another death in Iraq...

Michael Moore was kind enough to post this article from Salon.com and there are a couple paragraphs I'd like to include here:

Sherwood's convictions have begun to release me from the fear spread by innuendo and fiction. What I understand now is that we always live with the inherent risk of death, even if it comes in a way that's less dramatic than war or terrorist attacks.

Sherwood would chuckle at the sheltered, overprivileged, retrogressive Americans who believe that their hyperactive sense of danger is a cause worth others fighting for. The security moms, six-figure executives, stock dividend trust-funders -- they aren't in Iraq, they certainly don't send their kids there. Sherwood didn't have to go there to figure that out.

What he wouldn't find funny is that we the majority, down on the food chain, devour a doctrine of dread with our appetite for sensationalism. And when the populace gets hungrier, it turns to wrath and revenge to fill it up.

3 comments:

Fred Mertz said...

This coming from a man who can manipulate the press so his movie will get more publicity... interesting.

Ken said...

Come on, Andy. It's called Marketing! Anyhow, the article originated from Salon.com.

Ken said...

Come on, Andy. It's called Marketing! Anyhow, the article originated from Salon.com and I don't think any of that decreases the amount of truth in the sentiment.