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Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

I’ve just seen this film for the first time, and it was largely as I expected. It missed most of the real points, and padded out with general silliness. It was distressing to see that bereaved parents were being abused to make a weak political point. There were some point where I shouted at the screen in protest at completely unfair and stupid accusations, and several points where I actually laughed out loud at some observations (one of the most memorable being that the Saudi Embassy was at the heart of Washington’s decision making process because it was located opposite one of the most important government buildings – the Watergate Hotel).

The BBC series The Power of Nightmares was far better, soberly and sensibly exploring the background issues that Michael Moore tried to sensationalise. And, judging by the US Election results, failed.

This post was filed under: Reviews.

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