Archive for August, 2008

Why I “liked” SiCKO

August 31, 2008

I watched Michael Moore’s SiCKO tonight, and enjoyed it because it was thought provoking to me.  I actually got a little irritated a few times while watching it… but I don’t think external things (ie – movies) can “make you” feel certain ways, so that made me ask myself where those feelings were coming from.

I guess I would summarize the movie as being a propaganda work for socialism in general, not just socialized health care.  I think Michael is a pretty good propagandist, so it made me question what I think about socialism.  In the end I was not sold on the idea, but it did bring up a lot of things that are fun for me to think about.

There were a few things that stood out as not being very logical to me.  One of the big ones was how he showed the US government as being corrupt and “bought” by the medical companies, but then turned right around and proposed that the government providing all health care is the best solution.  Seemed strange to me.

I guess Michael is really what I would consider an “idealist”, and he is trying to change the country, and thinks socialism is the best system.  Part of me questions whether he is more of the “televangelist” breed, just wanting people to feel like he’s real concerned as a way to make money… but I guess I give him the benefit of the doubt.  In any case, I am not either of those things, and if I ever did embrace socialism as much as he does I think I would just move to a socialist country 🙂

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Fun in Bossier City

August 2, 2008

I’m having a great time in with Dave and Wendy this weekend!  I’ve got a couple of albums on my gallery already, and I’m sure more to come 🙂