Sunday, November 07, 2004

Last word on Michael Moore

Michael Moore finally comes out and says what lots of self-appointed important people have been saying sotto voce: You have to feel sorry for the millions of Yanks in the big cities like New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco who voted to kick him out. These are the sophisticated side of the electorate who recognise a gibbon when they see one. As for the ones who put him in, across the Bible Belt and the South, us outsiders can only feel pity.

I don't think Moore has gone as far as the idiots who compare Bush to Hitler (Bushitler...etc), some of whom are even employed by newspapers (see the Guardian's psychologist Oliver James), but I do think that he has no respect for democratic pluralism. I admire him as a brilliant self publicist who has developed a movement completely empty of substance, but he has gone too far.
Some of the electorate are no doubt stupid and poorly informed - does it follow that they should not be allowed to vote? What is the endpoint for Moore? He is creating a picture of the US as a country divided between the stupid and intelligent. What is he trying to achieve? Obviously he is attempting to undermine Bush and cheapen his victory. But this makes me worry about what he would do if he had political power.
I just hope someone is recording the slandering of Republicans going on because come 2008, Karl Rove will have a very easy job - he just has to remind the majority what the minority thinks of them.


Blogger nobs said...

Are there no limits to greed? Michael Moore has made $125 Million dollare exploiting the victims of 911.

7 November 2004 at 23:40  

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