OK, now for the good about BFC:
The Moore-critique web site said that BFC cast Lockheed-Martin in an unjust missle-lobing role as manufacturing/transpoting nuclear weapons. In fact, part of what they do is convert Titan nukes into NASA projects and monitore/control satalites. The site rightly shows up Moore's overstatement:
"So you don't think our kids say to themselves, 'Dad goes off to the factory every day, he builds missiles of mass destruction. What's the difference between that mass destruction and the mass destruction over at Columbine High School?'"
It's hard to envision a murderer making a moral equation between mass murder and a recon satellite, right?
However, if I'm not mistaken, Lockheed-Martin made those Titan nuclear missiles in the first place. I got this from their homepage:
BACKGROUND - Lockheed Martin built more than 140 Titan ICBMs, once the vanguard of America's nuclear deterrent force, for the Air Force. Titan IIs also were flown as space launch vehicles in NASA's Gemini manned space program in the mid-1960s. Deactivation of the Titan II ICBM system began in July 1982. The last missile was taken from its silo at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, on June 23, 1987. Deactivated missiles are in storage at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California. Lockheed Martin is responsible for transporting the Titan IIs from California to its facilities in Denver.
In any case, Lockheed-Martin has been responsible for manufacturing a lot of weapons of destruction. Atop pictures of a variety of military aircraft is this pronouncement:
These pictures speak volumes about pride in our past, the excellence of our achievements, and our commitment to the future.
It is here that I can overlook Moore's dogma for the greater point: When violence is used by an authority to 'solve' problems, there is a tendency to see violence as a solution in other contexts. Even if Lockheed-Martin or others don't engage in violence, if their success is based on indirect or past use of force to 'solve' problems, that trickles down. I feel I can totaly understand it if people in that community see violence as an option.