Continuing the discussion from Linking in to previous topic about a Buddhist's response to engage or disengage:
Again this is inspired by the thoughtful and gently courteous discussion begun by @Rosie.
I should say that I have not viewed Michael Moore’s film but have heard of it through these avenues:
Regardless of how one views this show, it was interesting to listen to Michael.
He has offered this film for free, with no desire to make money from it.
Again, @moderators, if this topic is problematic in any way, please take whatever action you deem to be needful.
I think we all have to watch this.
It’s not a film that offers practical, specific solutions. But it wants to show us something that most of us never knew…it’s an exercise in raising awareness… But it’s probably not what you think it is. It surprised me, horrified me…but I am better off for the knowledge. Funnily, as a Buddhist, it was like an outward reflection of the inner journey we’re all undertaking; indeed, I think that inner journey is what it’s actually calling for.
It would have been helpful if it had been longer and spent time exploring the messages which were epitomized by the following line, attributed to Rachel Carson, way back in 1962:
Humankind is challenged, as it has never been challenged before, to prove its maturity and its mastery - not of nature, but of itself.
I would have liked a deeper exploration of how becoming aware of the issues presented was important (1 hour, 28 min and 39 second mark) and where this can take us and importantly, how this can occur within an ethical framework.
But it offers a thoughtful beginning to a new chapter (hopefully) to the environmental movement.