Is the film "Bowling for Columbine" sheer anti-American propaganda to undermine the American dream?.
The movie deals with the American people and their mentality with weapons. Michael Moore, the director of this documentation, presents this paradoxical system by making some extremely ironical examples and giving facts from consequences of the American weapon laws by comparing them with other countries.
The major reason for Moore to engage this subject was a tragic event. On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, went bowling in their peaceful hometown of Littleton, Colorado. Only hours later, they entered into Columbine High School and opened fire on their classmates and teachers, creating a deadly bloodbath that ended with their own suicides. This tragedy shook the nation, and everyone started putting the blame on everything, from the parents of the two teens, to their easy access to firearms, to violent movies, music, and video games. The simple fact is no one knows why Klebold and Harris did what they did, nor are we ever going to know for sure!.
To get a hint for that answer you have to find out why the murder rate is so high compared to foreign countries. In one year alone in the U.S., there are over 11,000 acts of gun violence, while in Canada, there aren't even 50! But why is that so?.
In the film they said that the Americans are very anxious people, which comes for example from all the pictures about war and bloodshed shown in the television every day! Nearly every American has a gun to defend his house from burglars, while the Canadians never lock their house doors, even if there was a break-in once in their house. But the American media can't be the only reason for this.
Actually this is no anti-American propaganda! Everything that is shown in the film is based on facts that criticize the American policy and its laws in a slight way which should open the spectator's eyes and make him think about it.