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I'm confused about Michael Moore and America...

I did it again... there I was, hitting the blogsphere through BlogSoldiers, BlogMad, and BlogExplosion and I found out I was mistaken...

This Man Hates America

Through this random surfing, I became confused... Perhaps it's me, but I don't understand something that I keep seeing in the blogsphere on certain blogs that doesn't make sense to me...

Basically, I understand what Michael Moore is... he's an admitted propagandist. He makes propaganda films. He staunchly believes in his causes and believes that if people listened and acted on his words, America would be a better place.

...that said...

Some thoughtful bloggers have set me straight. (Remember, I'm just an ignorant Canadian, after all!)

Apparently, to dislike something done by a political party you do not support is not good... to actively work to change the process is worse... and to publicly criticize it is even worse... and to produce evidence that does support your claims is treasonous.

Several blogs have suggested deportation/exile to solve the "Moore" problem... two I found actively suggested bodily harm should come to him...

This is pretty severe, in my eyes... but again, I'm a stupid Canadian.

In his film, Bowling for Columbine, Moore's message was that guns were easy to buy and own for young people and a society that promotes guns was destined, if everyone had them, to suffer much gun violence. His actions managed to get K-Mart to stop selling ammunition that no hunting rifle uses... which he demonstrated by having a teenager go in and purchase (loads of rounds) without issue.

This, apparently, was bad... very bad...

I don't understand why, but again, ignorant Canadian over here!

His next film, Fahrenheit 9/11 suggested that President George W. Bush was not a good executive in private business. (This is true.) It suggested he had many Arab business partners and supporters. (This is also true.) It suggested that he utilized the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001 to start the war on Iraq. (He did, and admitted he did... he said it was due to "faulty intelligence".) The film also suggested that the armed forces recruits people from the "lower classes" and poorer neighbourhoods. (Which they do, but it is a way for those who can't "afford" to make their way up a social ladder to have a lift up.) And, when he could, he tried to ensure that the president he was on about was painted in a bad light and hoped that it would swing the voting. (It didn't.)

This was grounds for nasty threats and suggestions of deportation or exile.

Now, his new film, Sicko, documents the shortcomings of the American medical systems... pointing out things like Guantanamo Bay prisoners get free health care where most Americans don't. (This is true.) That other countries like Britain, France, and Canada and even Cost Rica do have universal health care and therefore healthier, longer-lived societies. (This is true.) And he's suggested that the wealth of America could and should afford to give its citizens good and universal health care. (It does and in my opinion, it should.)

This is NEW grounds for calling for his departure... or at least, a good "hide-tanning".

Now, stop me if I'm wrong here... but isn't the freedom of the press and the freedom of speech kinda what he's practising? Haven't all his facts been proven more-or-less correct? Is it me, or did he hit the nail on the head a while back and now many of his "outrageous lies" are now accepted facts even by those he was criticizing?

Also, isn't it the basis of a democratic society to allow for diverse views on what is happening with politics and the government? Isn't this exorcising his right to show his viewpoint and present his facts in relation to them?

Apparently I'm wrong... but hey, I'm that ignorant Canadian, remember?

One thing that perplexes me though...

If someone, even if they're wrong, is trying to improve something and working towards that improvement, doesn't that show they care for that thing they want to improve?

...but apparently, Michael Moore hates America.

Many people, especially in the blogsphere, believe this... so it must be true.

Hey, remember... ignorant Canadian here!

I'm funny... I watched the movies... and then went online... and checked facts and figures (remember: Stupid Canadian - Ignorant of America!) and although Michael Moore is a big fat liar, I'm still trying to find out what he's lied about?

I guess it's like he hates America... and perhaps, if I was an American, I'd understand better...

So, using this logic, I suppose, when Clinton was in power, this made many people on the opposite sides traitors and treasonists who hated their country... like Kenneth Star for example...

Hey! I'm a Stupid Canadian!


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Comment from: the food inspector [Visitor] Email ·
When did Canadians make more sense than Americans?


One old green bus:

the "real" ignorants:


I guess you're winning. Keep it up
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 11:15
Comment from: the food inspector [Visitor] Email ·
Also, just a little heads up, it was K-mart not Wallmart.
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 11:32
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey the food inspector... Thanks for the heads up about K-Mart... We lost those in Canada a few years back... only Walmart and Sears now for the big American stores. I don't think America is "ignorant"... I just think a select few refuse to see any inconvenient facts when they don't jive with their cherished beliefs and loves... and that ain't an American-Exclusive group, trust me!
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 22:47
Comment from: J Davis [Visitor] Email ·
I have often thought the same thing and I'm one of those supposed 'smart' Americans. In these times I guess any presentation of facts is considered treason by gop asshats.
PermalinkPermalink 01/08/08 @ 13:26
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey J Davis... But are they "lying", "Delusional", or simply ignoring the inconvenient facts because they don't jive with their cherished faith and philosophy?
PermalinkPermalink 01/09/08 @ 06:52



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