Friday, February 7, 2003

Bowling for Columbine
I went to the movies yesterday for the first time this year. Michael Moore's award winning documentary lured me finally there.

"Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? The talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we that much different from many other countries? What sets us apart? How have we become both the master and victim of such enormous amounts of violence? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi" (quoted from

In the movie he shows security camera tapes from Columbine High School, interviews Americans of all kinds, including one who made napalm bombs at home, one who was said to be involved in the Oklahoma city bombings etc.. He travels to Canada and shows the stunning differences between thee two countries. Canada has 7 million weapons in 10 million homes but just a 160 firearm homicides compared to the more than 11,000 in the U.S.. He opens a bank account to be handed out a shotgun in this very same bank. This movie is strange and revealing together. Watch it! And check out the websites below! (German Homepage)

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