Wisdom from Michael Moore

I am watching Michael Moore’s 1998 documentary “The Big One,” and he said something that struck me.

He described meeting “middle managers” at various locations, who know him from his first documentary “Roger and Me“. They ask him, “What have you got against profit? A company has a responsibility to it’s shareholders! That’s our system! The shareholders!”

Moore replies: “That’s not our system. Our system is a democracy. I’ve read the U.S. Constitution. The word shareholder does not appear once in that document! I’ve seen the word the people … of, for and by the people … but I’ve not seen the word shareholder!”

Good point, Michael!

You can find Michael at Michelmoore.com. I urge you to visit when you can.

Here is a list of his documentaries, for which we should all thank him:

Roger and Me (1989)
TV Nation (NBC, summer 1994)
The Big One (1998)
The Awful Truth (1999-2000)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Sicko (2007)
Untitled Michel Moore Project (2009)

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