Why You Need to See ‘Where to Invade Next’
Michael Moore rubs a lot of Americans the wrong way.
But whether you like him or not, you absolutely need to see his new film:
I can’t remember another movie where the audience continually burst into applause.
Nor can I remember a time when I felt so grateful and happy after walking out of a theatre.
This guy managed to put together an entertaining, funny, and thought-provoking presentation on the BEST SOLUTIONS to some of our biggest problems. They are used by some of the happiest countries on the planet, and the irony is that many of them are American ideas — a common line in the film is “We got this from you guys” — we simply don’t practice them anymore.
Allowing children to play more, work less, and eat nutritious meals at school…
(Like Finland, #1 education in the world, vs. the U.S. which is #29).
Creating dignified prison environments that encourage reintegration into society…
(Like Norway, which has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world).
Holding financial executives accountable after committing billion-dollar crimes…
(Like Iceland, which put 70 execs in jail after their economy collapsed).
Offering free college tuition and health care, and viewing our collective education and health as public goods…
(Like dozens of countries in Europe).
Making drugs legal in order to LOWER usage, crime, and arrests…
The core message of “Where to Invade Next” is that we can choose to treat each other with dignity, respect, and love. This movie shows us simple solutions for all humans, and paints an optimistic view of the future. Yes, the movie has its flaws. But its value far outstrips its faults. And for me? It reinvigorated my desire to work for a better tomorrow.
Highly recommended. Go see it.