Come Chat With the New WH Chief of Staff, Michael Moore
By Robert Greenwald
When I first heard the title of Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, I laughed out loud. I already felt Michael was on to something.
And then, the economy collapsed. A decade of wealth, gone. The words "economic depression" dancing around the edges of news stories.
I really knew he was onto something.
Then, Washington bailed out Wall Street. Credit stayed frozen. CEOs got even more obscenely rich as their companies and other people's money burned behind them. Reactionary Tea Party rallies broke out all over the country, and Democrats never mounted an effective response. Right after the most powerful upsurge of progressive power in a generation, the national conversation took a nasty, rightward turn.
I could barely wait for the film to call us to arms.
He didn't let us down. This film is brilliant, powerful. He uses his basic storytelling to connect the dots. No simple villains or straw men. He goes over the financial system and tells the whole, sordid tale. This film is powerful, funny and sad. The "love story" is tragic. I don't know about you, but as the credits rolled, I was ready for a break-up with the title character. And maybe a restraining order.
You probably have a ton of questions to ask him. I know I do. Here's your chance to ask them. Send us your questions now and then join us for the live chat with Michael Moore on Tuesday, March 16 at 3 p.m. ET.
And, get a $5 coupon for the DVD or Blue-ray. (These days that's a lot of money!)
And in the meantime we can start finding out how when Michael will move to D.C. to take over Rahm's job. That'd be change I could believe in.