Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Michael Moore -- Why is he hated so much by the right?

A conservative blogger Freethinker has chastized me in comments for saying that Michael Moore is not a hate-monger like Ann Coulter. He is not. I went to watch him talk at a university during his college tour before the election. He did not talk about killing anyone, he did not talk about blowing anything up, he didn't talk about violence in anyway. He talked about how conservatives are crooks and liars and wrong about what they do. He talked about middle class Americans and how they are voting against themselves when they vote republican, because repubs want to line the pockets of themselves, their rich friends and the corporations that give them money. He said young people are dying in a war that has no justification.

There is no way you can put Michael Moore in the catagory of a hate-monger, vitriol spewer like Ann Coulter. She is racist ("that old ARAB, Helen Thomas), hate filled ("[The] backbone of the Democratic Party [is a] typical fat, implacable welfare recipient"), and advocates violence, ("My only regret with Timothy McVeigh, he did not go to the New York Times Building)."

I keep wondering, have any of these people that depise him so much seen any of his documentaries? Roger & Me was all about corporate greed and the middle-class, Bowling for Columbine explored the social issue of why Americans kill each other with guns more than any other country, and fahrenheit 9/11 showed what happens when a "smirking chimp" gets handed the white house by the Supreme Court and why somone with an IQ of 10 shouldn't be running our country. <~~~~ my interpretation not Michael Moore's. (OK that was a little hateful, but I get sick to my stomach when I think about 1500+ beautiful young Americans dying for Bush).


Blogger Emerson said...

There's this one from MM:

“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy.’ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow—and they will win.” - Michael Moore, 4/14/2004

4/20/2005 12:36 PM

Anonymous freethinker said...

ahhhh, now your TRUE bias is showing, Blue. I suppose the fact that the USA has ALWAYS stood up for freedoms around the world (granted, some of our previous moves haven't been the smartest thing to do, in retrospect, but given the circumstances at the time, given the way of the world and the options that we had available at the time, there may not have been anything we could have done better). I suppose the elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, the fact that there wont be anymore bdoies being placed into mass graves, thanks to Saddam, I suppose the fact that the US hasn't had an attack since 9/11 because AlQaeda is hiding out in caves, because the US has attacked their funding and slowed it down, because many of their leaders, thanks to the efforts of our young men and women, and the efforts of other countries in tracking thm down and taking them off of the streets. I suppose all this means nothing to you???? Yes, each and every death of our forces is felt, and is sad. But how much more sad would anpther attack like 9/11 be, or how much worse would a more deadly attack be? Should we just give in to the islamofascists? Should we lay down and take it, go hiding under our blankets every night? Or perhaps you consider the terrorists in Iraq, who indiscriminately kill their own people to be "freedom fighters" as your herp MM does? If you notice, the Minutemen in the US, the Freedom fighters who fought the british did NOT resort to indiscriminate attacks, thereby killing innocents, as oppsed to those in Iraq or Palestine.

4/20/2005 3:13 PM


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