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June 24, 2004

behind the curve

I know that I am WAAAY behind times with this post, but I've got to say something. I finally watched Bowling For Columbine today. I don't believe that I've seen a more manipulative piece of sheer propaganda in my life.

Michael Moore does three things really well with that move (besides pissing me off). First, he mixes just enough fact with his fiction to give it the ring of truth if you're not listening carefully. Second, he manages to hit every leftist, break-my-heart talking point he can cram into the film, even when the points don't have a damn thing to do with his subject. Last, his syrupy, unctious voice-over makes him sound like a truly caring, unbiased individual, when he obviously is NOT.

As nearly as I can tell after watching the film, gun violence in America is caused by our health care system, welfare reform, K-Mart and Charleton Heston. Too many blacks are shown being arrested on television, so whites in the USA are filled with fear and racism, which causes them to buy guns they don't really need. Canada is a wonderful country with free health care.

Just a couple of observations. Moore didn't buy a gun in Canada; he bought ammo, although you had to be watching closely to catch the sleight-of-hand. Everything else in that segment was structured to suggest that anybody can buy a gun in Canada just as easily as they can in the USA, but deaths by gunshot are lower in Canada than they are in the USA because Canadians aren't racist and they have free health care. ("I see black people everywhere here!" He interviewed two black people and both were visitors from Detriot.)

Moore says ethnic diversity has nothing to do with that difference because the population of Canada is "13% non-white," which makes them "just about the same as us." I believe that our "non-white" population, once we counts blacks, hispanics, Native Americans, eskimos and Asians is a lot higher than 13%.

He also never mentions the War On Drugs as a factor in gun deaths. Crack-heads, drug dealers and gang-bangers shoot each other all the time in the inner city. The War on Drugs is a BIG factor in creating that situation. There's lots of money in them thar drugs, and people are going to go after it, whether it's illegal or not. When you're operating outside the law anyway, what a few shootings among friends?

He made a real, leftist, puke-inducing point by bringing two Columbine survivors to K-Mart corporate headquarters, where they whined that K-Mart somehow was responsible for the school shootings because the store sold 9mm ammo. Yeah, right. If K-Mart didn't sell ammo, Columbine never would have happened. You can't buy it anywhere else.

I never realized this fact before: There is no real difference between taking a gun to school and blowing away your classmates than working at Lockheed-Martin making bombs.

And I LOVED the compassion and understanding Moore displayed when he set upon a victim of Alzheimer's like a greasy blob. Moore should be proud of that interview. He showed his true colors.

The guy is an asshole in every sense of the word and his piece of shit movie proves it.

Comments

Amen. One of the finest reviews of that nutpig's 'other' crockumentary.

Posted by: horse with no-- on June 24, 2004 08:13 PM

I think the white percentage in the US is just over 50% and shrinking, FYI.

Posted by: Starhawk on June 24, 2004 09:32 PM

You may have already seen it, but if not, check out www.bowlingfortruth.com.

Wonderfully informative site about this movie.

Posted by: S on June 24, 2004 10:44 PM

Moore should attempt to be fair, balanced and nonpartisan like Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, Mr. Ann Coulter (yuck) and the hundreds of other right wing loons stinking up the airwaves.

You guys must really be sweating over F911 and how ridiculous numbnuts Bush comes off looking.

Life is an onion, one peels it while crying.

Now watch this drive.

Posted by: MildlyDisturbed on June 25, 2004 02:09 AM

I am not sure if I am right wing , left wing or no damn wing, but I do know pond scum when I see it and Moore qualifies. Moore is so stupid he can't even think up his own movie title, he had to steal one.

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 25, 2004 09:52 AM

You guys must really be sweating

No, that stench is Mikey, who apparently hasn't bathed since the early Pleistocene. Which is also the last time Mildly's political views had any support.

Posted by: McGehee on June 25, 2004 09:57 AM

MCGEHEE: Try to be funnier.
Thanks,
MD

Posted by: MildlyDisturbed on June 25, 2004 05:54 PM

For you?

Riiiiiiight...

Posted by: McGehee on June 25, 2004 08:34 PM

No MD, crying is what I do, in peals of laughter, when I think about the lip lock you have on fat ass Moores' dick, and the depth of your blatant stupidity. It's almost not worth the effort, but playing whack-a-troll is one of my favorite games, I just can't resist.

Posted by: Anthony L. on June 26, 2004 11:12 AM

Anthony: you should try a game you're good at.

PS: What is this "troll" term you loons keep parroting? Some Freeper thing? Am I a troll simply because I'm not a right-wing loon?

Posted by: MildlyDisturbed on June 26, 2004 03:40 PM

Allow me. MD, your being a troll has nothing whatsoever to do with your political affiliations or beliefs. I have, many times, encountered people in comments sections who are of a differing viewpoint. When they present their point of view without being idiotic about it, they are usually welcome, as they tend to raise the level of discourse. Given this definition, I would say that there are also right wing trolls.

You are a troll simply because you can not or will not support your beliefs with anything other than bombastic rhetoric, which tends to lower the level of discourse.

Hope this helps.

Posted by: Anthony L. on June 26, 2004 11:33 PM
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