LET’S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY
to get ourselves a treat from the Capitalist Running-Dog Lackey Bourgeois Exploiter of the Masses running the concession stand.
Got any Junior Mints, there, Rockefeller?
Speaking of Exploiters of the Masses, Ann Althouse watched the new Micheal Moore movie so we don’t have to. Like we were going to.
Amusingly, Barack Obama is presented — outright — as a socialist.
Already I like this movie. Obama would of course implement Full-Boat Socialism tomorrow if he could–but he’s also a Narcissist. If his Socialism conflicts with his Narcissism, his Narcissism wins. I have never been as profoundly grateful for Personality Disorders as I am at this moment. You love me. You really love me.
We see a roomful of people exulting over the election night announcement that Obama has won and, in context, we’re made to think that it’s the downtrodden people celebrating that socialism has arrived. I don’t think Obama really wants Michael Moore’s help.
The 22 Most Feared Words in the Kenyan Language: “I’m from the planetary system that revolves around the gravitational field emanating from Michael Moore’s massive ass…and I’m here to help!”
I was disgusted by the camera trained on the face of a boy who cried over the death of his young mother. The real villain there was asthma. It said nothing significant about capitalism, which made it grotesque exploitation to use that boy in the movie.
This is vintage Moore–“Orphan Noir”. Moore exploits two or three orphans before lunch every day…and the time is always “before lunch”.
My favorite thing in the movie was the trashing of young math and science graduates who, instead of applying their talents to the benefit of humanity, went to Wall Street to design the complicated derivative securities that almost destroyed the economy. The closeup on an incomprehensible math equation was, for me, the most shocking image in the movie.
I’m no fan of cattle futures of futures of futures of futures–but this reminds me of the Khmer Rouge breaking everyone’s eyeglasses to stamp out the Educated Bourgeois. Oh, wait–only right-wingers can be anti-intellectual. It’s the law. Just like All Death Squads are Right-Wing. Nevermind.
Moore wants a revolution. He kept advising the workers — and the evictees — of the world to unite and shake off their chains.
Until they show up at his mansions and start using his Oscar as a hammer to break up the furniture into firewood. Then he’ll be on the phone begging Dick Cheney for an airstrike.
‘Christianity requires socialism.’
Moore is saying “Christianity IS Socialism”. But the Bible condemns greed and materialism and endorses prosperity, honest work and private property. The early church did indeed adopt a socialist practice–but it was completely voluntary, not state-run. And the prerequisite was…to be in the Holy Spirit!
Until such time as we can legislate that, maybe we’d better stick to capitalism, which has provided better living standards for more people than any other system in history.
We receive long lectures about how capitalism is inconsistent with Christianity, followed a heavy-handed array of — it’s up to you to see that they are — Jewish villains. Am I wrong to see Moore as an anti-Semite?
I don’t know. And because I don’t, I’m not going to hurl the charge without evidence like the Left does. In other words, I’m not Michael Moore.
I do know that he’s anti-common sense, and that’s enough. I haven’t even mentioned the stunning and obvious hypocrisy yet, but Moore conducts every aspect of his life as a capitalist–except one. He hires, fires, buys, sells, promotes and invests like one–he only propagandizes like a socialist. It’s beyond hypocritical–it’s bizarre.
Wealth is, for most people, the only honest and likely path to liberty. With money comes power over the world. Men are freed from drudgery, women from exploitation. Businesses can be started, homes built, communities formed, religions practiced, educations pursued. But liberals aren’t very interested in such real and material freedoms. They have a more innocent–not to say toddlerlike–idea of freedom. Liberals want the freedom to put anything into their mouths, to say bad words and to expose their private parts in art museums. […]
In the difference between poverty and plenty, the problem is the poverty, not the difference. Wealth is good. You know this about your own wealth. If you got rich, it would be a great thing. You’d improve your life. You’d improve your family’s life. You’d purchase education, travel, knowledge about the world. You’d invest in worthwhile things. You’d give money to noble causes. You’d help your friends and neighbors. Your life would be better if you got rich. The lives of the people around you would be better. Your wealth is good. So why isn’t everyone else’s wealth good?
Because Michael Moore said so. From the French Riviera. Popcorn, mes amis?
UPDATE: Full Disclosure: Under ridiculous FTC blog-disclosure rules, this glowing movie review was purchased when Michael Moore promised me a cheeseburger. I never got the cheeseburger. I knew he was lying when his lips were moving.