Movie Review: 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

by Rich Brooks

27 June 2004

Michael Moore is a fat, slovenly maker of one-sided, left-wing films that purport to be documentaries. His first major effort, "Roger and Me," came out in 1989 and was highly successful. Moore chose a safe target in the person of Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors, and accused him of literally destroying his home town of Flint, Michigan, by closing down its auto factories. But "Roger" wasn't the kind of dry documentary so often seen on PBS, as it was laced with humor and irony. In spite of its obvious bias, it was a funny film. Moore usually comes across in his films as an "aw shucks" kind of regular guy and, much like film critic Roger Ebert, deftly manages to conceal his true hard-left ideology.

I haven't seen any of his films since then, including the recent "Bowling for Columbine," a pro-gun control propaganda piece I had no interest in upsetting myself over. Now, while I am his polar opposite on most issues, there are two big things I agree with Moore about. First is his outspoken opposition to the invasion of Iraq and second is his total contempt for George W. Bush. These are the subjects of "Fahrenheit 9/11," widely publicized as having devastatingly funny footage of Dumbo and exposing the lies and hypocrisy of the whole phony "war on terrorism." I eagerly awaited its widely-publicized opening this weekend, but, alas, I learned that it wasn't being shown at our local eight-screen cinema. Not to be deterred, however, I drove the 85 miles to Lancaster (in Los Angeles County) this morning and arrived in time to catch the 11:00 matinee in one of their huge multiplex compounds.

"F-9/11" didn't exactly get off on the right foot with me in its opening sequences. Even before the first titles appear on the screen, we see footage of protests at Bush's 2001 Inauguration and of blacks in Congress claiming mass voter fraud in Florida. Moore clearly wants us to believe that Bush Jr. stole the election through corrupt election officials and a Republican Supreme Court and began his term as an illegitimate leader. Now I have heard even White Nationalists make the same charge of illegitimacy, but as much as I now hate Bush, I'm not going to be hypocritical. I supported Bush in that election and thought at the time the Court made the right decision in bringing a quick end to a vote-counting controversy that could have dragged on for months with real peril to the nation's security. So Moore lost me right away on that point and showed himself to be a real hardcore nigger-lover as well.

But Moore quickly moves on to the beginning of Bush's tenure in office, and now I'm beginning to tune in on his wavelength. Very funny are the clips of Dumbo at his Texas ranch taking a month's vacation just prior to September 11, 2001. As Moore shows it, the new president spends most of his time boating or playing golf and is inattentive to his executive duties, to say the least. No doubt Republican loyalists will cry foul, and it is most certainly true that these and other sequences have been cleverly cut and pasted. However, there is nothing cut when the camera captures Bush's initial reaction upon being informed of the 9/11 attacks. Dumbo just sits there in the classroom with a blank look on his face and continues to read children's stories for at least ten minutes after he has just been informed that the nation is under attack. "Who's in charge here?" is the question which just shouts at you when you watch this devastating footage.

Obviously, Bush, Jr. is a puppet, and a very inarticulate one at that. Moore shows us plenty of evidence that this president is really just a spoiled and not-too-bright frat boy who lets others make the serious decisions. Some of the clips have been shown on TV as part of the pre-release publicity, but they are still funny to watch again on the big screen. I'm thinking particularly of the one where Bush earnestly speaks to the camera about how we are fighting terrorism and, in the next breath -- apparently thinking the camera has been turned off -- picks up his golf driver and says to the accompanying reporters, "now watch this drive."

Eventually Moore moves on to the Iraq invasion and Bush's lying justifications for it. I totally agree that this war was based on a hidden agenda, as indeed was the whole "war on terrorism." Moore shows an inept new president slipping badly in popularity and 9/11 coming along at an extremely opportune time. He shows the ugly reality of that war and contrasts it to the public statements of Rumsfeld, CongoLeeza Rice and others in the administration, and he also shows the complicity of the news media and Democrats in the whole production.

Who are the culprits in this whole mess, according to Michael Moore? Who is setting this hidden agenda and what are their motives? Here is where Moore and I part company in a big way. According to this film, it is all about a bunch of rich and greedy Saudi oil sheiks and their rich and greedy American counterparts. There is not a single mention of Israel anywhere in "F-9/11"! I repeat, not a single word. We do get a couple shots of Wolfowitz -- one particularly funny if disgusting one of him twice wetting his comb with his spit and then running the comb through his hair but he is never labeled as the Zionist jew that he is. Much of the film deals with the Bin Laden family ties to Bush Sr. and Moore seems to accept the conventional wisdom that Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. He makes a big deal out of how Bin Laden family members were whisked out of the country even while all other aircraft were grounded, but he never says anything about the Israeli spies who were also quickly whisked out of the country at about the same time. Bin Laden himself has stated three reasons for the attack, and they all involve U.S. support for Israel. Again, no mention of that in "F-9/11."

The point is -- need I belabor it more? -- that this is a jew-safe documentary. Well, what do you expect when Bob and Harvey Weinstein are listed as executive producers? No mention is made of the Zionist jews advising Bush or their plans to invade Iraq long before 9/11. No mention that there is even such a thing as a state of Israel in the mid-east. No, it's all about Big Oil and Big Business, even though the evidence now shows that the big oil companies did not in fact wish to invade Iraq. It's also all about the poor, disadvantaged niggers who are unfairly conscripted to fight this war, according to Moore. This is also contra-factual, because it is really White American soldiers who have been doing the brunt of the fighting and dying in Iraq. At one point, he makes the off-the-wall claim that the system forces these blacks to live in poverty so they can be recruited into the military. No, Michael, niggers create their own poverty and most of them are too stupid to be of any value to Marine recruiters.

"F-9/11" also spends an inordinate amount of time with one Lena Lipscomb of Flint, Michigan. She is first seen as a patriotic mother of servicemen dutifully hanging out her American flag every morning. We then learn she wears a piece of jewelry around her neck in the form of a small multicolored cross, which she says represents her "multicultural family." The next time we see her it is with her large negro husband surrounded by mullato niglets. She has learned that her mixed-race son serving in Iraq has just been killed, and the tears and bitterness begin to flow. They continue to flow as Ms. Lipscomb tries to visit the White House and express her anger. Why all of the focus on the grief of this one mother of one dead mulatto soldier? There is actually more total footage of her, I believe, than there is of President Bush.

As I left the theater, I pondered the question of whether it would be possible to make an honest documentary about 9/11. First, do we have the talent, and second, could we ever get it seen by anyone? I can't answer either one, but I do know that there is plenty of material that would make a really riveting documentary in the hands of a skillful and honest filmmaker. Michael Moore is indeed a very skillful filmmaker, but I strongly question his honesty. He himself is no longer the poor working-class slob he'd like his audience to think he is. Hymiewood has made him very rich and he appears to enjoy the celebrity. He must know much more than he is willing to reveal in this film.

Nevertheless, "F-9/11" is worth seeing. Except for the Lipscomb sequences, it moves swiftly and doesn't get bogged down in spite of its length - two hours, quite long for a documentary. VNN and White Alert readers will be infuriated at all of the pro-nigger and race-mixing propaganda, but will enjoy the Bush-bashing. It is a powerful indictment against the war in Iraq, even it is dead wrong on the motivation for that war. It is also an antidote to the daily diet of patriotic pabulum we get on the joo toob, even though it too carries the kosher seal.



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