Psalm 107 declares that “God pours contempt upon rulers.” Perhaps Michael Moore, a passionate critic of America’s leaders, corporate and political, is imitating God. His brash, in-your-face, over-the-top rhetoric can make him easy to dismiss, but he marshals impressive evidence for his claims.
Some city dwellers still remember porch-sitting and leisurely walks to the corner store for ice cream. That was before TVs and freezers drew people inside behind locked doors. Children walked to school, and afterwards they worked at local jobs or played in neighborhood streets or vacant lots.