I strongly encourage everyone to go see Michael Moore’s powerful new film, "Where to Invade Next." It’s heart-breaking, enraging, and ultimately hopeful.
I’ve often said that traveling to another country and/or entering another culture is a crash course in cosmology and worldview. One comes to recognize that what one thought of as "reality," or "the way things are," or "how things are done," is, in fact, just ONE WAY of perceiving and acting.
Moore uses this to maximum effect, traveling to other countries to shine a DEVASTATING light on current US society–what we’ve gotten used to, and what we’ve allowed ourselves to become.
Whether it’s issues of work in Italy, school lunches in France, education in Norway, free college in Slovenia, historical memory in Germany, or women’s leadership in Iceland, the film hammers the question of whether we have to be living the way we are.
I’m sure there are critiques of Moore’s presentation, but the issues and questions raised by this film are tremendously important.