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    Dyson: So, given that, given the fact that you've talked about this, professor David Cole (sp?), My colleague at Georgetown law school speaks about this as well, eloquently, as you have done here. That when black and Latino kids die, we are willing to accept that as the necessary price we pay for access to these guns, but when it begins to bleed out into suburban America, and white kids begin to be victimized by this vicious culture of resentment, and retaliation, this brewing subculture of disaffection and alienation from America, expressed in many ways, and from traditional culture.

    So how we come to grips with that?

    We allow it to happen in the ghetto, but we don't want it to happen the suburbs but now we can't quarantine it anymore. What's the answer to the problems we confront, together now?

    Mooer: The answer. Is pretty much the same answer for a lot of our other problems. Jobs. Jobs.

    You know, in countries like Canada, France, or Great Britain they have a social safety net. It's not that they don't have unemployment, they do. But they know it's in their best interest not to let people fall between the cracks, because that makes everybody less safe.

    So really actually, for selfish reasons, they have a social safety net, that catches people, that looks to train them, to provide jobs, the government provides jobs. They do any of a number of things.  and that's why if you've ever traveled to Canada, if you walk down the street at midnight in Toronto. Let me tell you, you don't feel the same way, that you feel when you're walking down the street in Detroit.

    Why is that?

    Canadians are just human beings. They're no better than you and I. why is that? Why do they get to do that? What is it about them? And what can we learn from them?

    Dyson: Right. Well, when we talk about learning something from them, obviously you believe that nothing has changing in the 10 years since you made Bowling for Columbine. You face the culture then. You faced tremendous opposition. You were assaulted. You were attacked.

    People called you everything, all kinds of names, ?? everything but child of God??

    The right wing was evident. And some of the resistance from liberals, who didn't understand why you were so direct about it. Looking back, you were prophetic. Your movie is just as relevant today as it was 10 years ago.


    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 12:25:51 AM PDT

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