Bowling for Columbine

by happysunshine 26 Replies latest social entertainment

  • happysunshine

    What did you think? Whats the deal with the NRA KKK connection?

  • izobcenec

    movie of the year, maybe of the decade...
    as they stated, there is no connection with NRA and KKK

  • happysunshine

    I know. I was "wowed" by the movie. I felt angry, emotional, introspective- all within the space of 2 hours. Are the connections like he says they are? Has anyone got any criticism?

    I'm also reading "The Myth of Male Power" right now. That, and the movie, are changing the way I look at a lot of things right now. Its a bit scary, because I don"t know where these changes will take me. Anyway, what do you all think?

  • Francois

    Think, think, think. There is NO connection between the KKK and the NRA. The producer is a well-known left wing nut and WANTS to smear the NRA with the KKK. So he tried. Didn't work. If it were up to him, the NRA would go away forever.


  • joannadandy
    If it were up to him, the NRA would go away forever.

    Have you even seen the movie? I am gonna guess no, because if you had, or done a little research, you would know Moore is an NRA member. (Usually when someone is talking about a book or movie, I like to have seen it, or read it, before I comment...but that's just me)

    It's an amazing movie. I saw it three times, it's funny, it's thought provoking, and it's touching.

  • Simon

    I heard a radio programme about it and from the accounts, I definitely want to see it. It sounds like something really worthwhile instead of the typical hollywood drivel we get fed.

    As for the NRA / KKK connection? ... I'm sure there are some links as they are toward similar ends of the political spectrum. To put it another way - is anyone really suggesting that no one in the NRA has any links to the KKK or vice versa? I'd find that hard to believe (just a general observation, nothing to do with the film).

    BTW: Interesting tidbit - I believe the KKK were not originally a racist / supremacist group but they were infiltrated and 'taken over'. I'll need to look it up to find the details but I remember reading it.

  • Prisca

    Ummm, what's the NRA??

  • mattnoel

    Yeah what is the NRA and whats the movies title, is it actually called bowling for columbine ? if thats the case is that not a bit in the face of the masscare there ?

  • DanTheMan

    stands for National Rifle Association.

  • Double Edge
    Double Edge

    The movie's producer, Michael Moore, is an ultra-leftist who is well known for making 'documentaries' that are filled with half-truths and distortions. The following is part of a transcript from an L.A. radio host's editorial about Moore:

    "Now get this. Incredibly, Moore, in another setting, suggested people should fear blacks.

    The "documentary" maker, late last year, gave a series of talks in England, where he discussed "Bowling" while offering his views on America, crime and guns. Columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of The Independent (UK), wrote, "I took my son to see Michael Moore live at the Roundhouse, in North London, before Christmas. The U.S. radical and author of the best-selling book 'Stupid White Men' was (mostly) clever, funny, angry, sharp, iconoclastic and skeptical about the lies and humbug processed by the U.S. government and big business . . . What we did not expect was to feel so enraged at one point that we almost walked out. It was when Moore went into a rant about how the passengers on the planes on 11 September were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If the passengers had included black men, he claimed, those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no disrespect from anybody . . . " "

    I thought his movie 'Roger and Me" was clever, then I found out that it too was mostly made up. I wouldn't take free tickets to go see one of his movies..... as far as I'm concern, he's a real schmuck.

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