Michael Moore's Epiphany

Out of a morbid fascination, we've been following the commentaries of left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore on the events of Sept. 11. As we've noted before, Moore's first reaction was to sneer at those Americans he views as his enemies: President Bush, Republicans, people who work in the financial industry. We're pleased to report, though, that his latest dispatch--written in New York City after finishing a drive across the country--is improved in tone, a lot less smirky. Proximity to the horror seems to have shocked him into recognizing reality. He even manages to say something thoughtful, about the movie he was working on when he traveled across the country. His comments are below.


"This started out as a documentary on gun violence in America, but the largest mass murder in our history was just committed--without the use of a single gun! Not a single bullet fired! No bomb was set off, no missile was fired, no weapon (i.e., a device that was solely and specifically manufactured to kill humans) was used. A boxcutter!--I can't stop thinking about this. A thousand gun control laws would not have prevented this massacre. What am I doing?"