What a coincidence that Current TV last night just happened to show Michael Moore’s 2002 film “Bowling for Columbine” (and will rerun it every night, twice each night, for a week). The director was on hand to answer questions via Twitter. Asked which nation should serve as the model for America’s gun control legislation, Moore told his followers that we should look north for guidance in just about all things, aside from how to treat baby seals.
Whoa! It’s not like Moore to get his facts jumbled, but assured that seal control is in full effect, Canada must be perfect, eh? That depends on whom you ask.
What? Moore knows everything about the Canadian health care system. After all, his 2007 film “Sicko” demonstrated just how poorly the United States’ health care system stacks up against Canada, France, the U.K. and even Cuba.
You also don’t see Moore moving to Canada, although his films have many viewers dreaming of relocating to that utopian country, and those already there are rolling out the welcome mat.
So, just what is it about Canada that makes everything better there? According to Moore, it’s that Canadians are raised from birth to think of “we” and not “me.”
If that’s the case, it would be selfish of us not to insist that Moore stop thinking of us for once and selfishly head north where he and the seals can live in harmony.