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?"