I know that this subject is probably unpopular/old/boring/oversaturated, but I really dig Michael Moore. As a person more than as a filmmaker, not to say that I don’t like his films.
Tonight while driving Grady around for no reason*, I listened to an episode of Democracy Now in which he is interviewed. Lesson learned: I want to be more like him. I want my friends to be more like him. My favorite quote of the interview:
[I don't call myself an activist] because I think it’s a redundant term, simply because I’m a citizen in a democracy, so that automatically implies I’m an activist, you’re an activist, you’re all activists. Anybody who decides to reside in the democracy is an activist. If you’re not an activist, if we’re not, then the democracy ceases to exist. So, there is no choice but for all of us to be active.
I’m trying to embed the video of the interview, and it’s probably not going to work. So here’s the link. CLICK ON THAT LINK. THEN PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON.
*Actually, here’s the reason: This morning I fell out of bed because I woke up in random-panic mode, landed on an open bin full of Grady’s toys, and hurt my ribs. Which was fine until about 6:30 when Grady started getting inconsolable, so we went on a car ride. Because sometimes I feel like it’s more important to make the baby stop crying than it is to save the planet and reduce dependence on foreign sources of oil.