Directed by Michael Moore
The sky has fallen, so perhaps I should have saved last week's post for today. I apologize that it has taken me so long to post. I was at work yesterday and a coworker asked how I was doing (after telling me my bra strap was showing; I've been kind of a mess) and I said "grieving." "Still?" he asked.
Yes, still. I tend to take a long time (maybe even a week!) to get over such trivial things as the fate of our country. I am simultaneously miserable and enraged about the election results. This has resulted in some extreme outbursts, so it has been an emotionally exhausting week. My friends have been experiencing a heightened level of harassment. Both my parents sent me texts telling me to never doubt my own self worth, despite how our new pres-I can't even say it yet.
In any case, I know that allowing myself a mourning period is a luxury that a lot of people don't have. I know a lot of people are scared right now. I know I am just a stranger from the internet with a Joss Whedon obsession, but if anyone needs to talk, vent, or discuss how Buffy would have handled this situation, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, I guess I didn't leave myself much room to discuss Bowling for Columbine, a documentary that explores gun rights and violence in the United States (see how I slipped the summary in there? I am already saving time!). I suppose people might argue with the "documentary" label, as Moore is extremely biased and takes more things out of context than the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Still, the horrific amount of gun violence in America needs to be addressed. I think Moore is incredibly frustrated and if he comes across as exploitative at times, it is because Americans are so indifferent that he feels they need to be jolted awake. Maybe standing in Chuck Heston's driveway with a picture of a murdered girl is the way to do that. I myself am almost out of ideas.
Moore on the Trump election. From YouTube: