Once again Michael Moore suggested that Republicans are extreme in their views. Moore should check his own views. This week the director of Where To Invade Next, while attending the New York Film Festival, stated to The Hollywood Reporter that Republicans “say that you have the right to regulate a woman’s uterus but not guns?…I think the only safe place for guns is in a woman’s uterus; then they would be regulated by our Republican Congress!”
“The candidate [who will win] will appeal to the issues that women care about, that young people care about, and acknowledge that black lives matter and there are people of color in this country that have made it what it is. When they debated the GOP [and say] ‘The American people,’ they’re thinking of the white guy, or the angry white guy, and that’s just not America anymore. That America is over. It is more of the melting pot. …To just ignore that [demographic change] or to not address that or to say that you have the right to regulate a woman’s uterus but not guns? It’s like, I think the only safe place for guns is in a woman’s uterus; then they would be regulated by our Republican congress!”
Sadly, Moore makes his living by making dishonest movies masquerading as serious filmmaking and is known by many for being an obnoxious, anti-gun, anti-war, abortion advocate. Moore is actually a provocateur and left-wing political activist who believes he’s smarter than others simply by pointing out the wrong that people do yet never presenting his solutions to serious problems. Sadly he has made money doing this kind of work-if you can call what he does as work.
“What I’m asking for is a new economic order,” he says. “I don’t know how to construct that. I’m not an economist. All I ask is that it have two organising principles. Number one, that the economy is run democratically. In other words, the people have a say in how its run, not just the 1%. And number two, that it has an ethical and moral core to it. That nothing is done without considering the ethical nature, no business decision is made without first asking the question, is this for the common good?”
What would the common good look like if it were constructed by a man known for his continual use of moral relativism and divisive talking points? Moore came to the public attention with his 1989 pseudo-documentary film called Roger & Me. The movie portrayed the economic impact on Flint, Michigan due to the closing of several auto plants and placed the blame solely on the shoulders of then General Motors CEO Roger Smith. 40,000-80,000 people were purported to have lost their jobs.
The film was selected by the Library of Congress in 2013 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry because it was supposed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Film critic Pauline Kael called the film “shallow and facetious, a piece of gonzo demagoguery that made me feel cheap for laughing”. Kael believed the film took artistic license too far because Moore intentionally depicted the actual events in Flint’s troubles out of chronological order, to make his point, such as intercutting Roger Smith’s speech to create emotional effect. Progressive critics like the now deceased Roger Ebert defended Moore’s manipulation as satire using artistic and stylistic choices. Tell that to gullible filmgoers who expected a presentation of facts and little realizing their views were being engineered to align with Moore’s point of view. This is not art it’s propaganda.
Moore pretends to be a friend of oppressed people all over the world but his constant attack on Western ideas only shows an admiration for his totalitarian ideals. Though Moore was once editor of the San Francisco-based socialist magazine Mother Jones his authoritarian arrogance quickly alienated most staff members and he was fired. When Venezuela’s socialist, anti-American president Hugo Chavez died in March 2013, Moore eulogized him in a tweet. He has spoken out in support of Fidel Castro and communist Cuba. Moore has characterized American troops in Iraq as “the occupation,” and the Iraqi insurgents who killed American troops as freedom-fighting “Minutemen”. He continually aligns himself with intellectually bankrupt groups whom replace real debate with verbal shout-downs and lies. His book titled Stupid White Men is an insult to honest people. Moore continually acts as if non-whites are never stupid or dishonest. If Moore were truly intellectually honest he’d admit he’s a racist, bigot, and a utopianist with his impracticable political and social reform schemes. Some of his quotes:
“White people scare the crap out of me… I have never been attacked by a black person, never been evicted by a black person, never had my security deposit ripped off by a black landlord, never had a black landlord… never been pulled over by a black cop, never been sold a lemon by a black car salesman, never seen a black car salesman, never had a black person deny me a bank loan, never had a black person bury my movie, and I’ve never heard a black person say: We’re going to eliminate ten thousand jobs here— have a nice day!” -Stupid White Men.
“Since 1980 the policies of this country have been run by the Christian right. They took over and they turned this country into the dark ages, and we are so far behind now: science, education, healthcare, everything.” – Michael Moore with Bill Maher on Real Time 10-25-13.
Nearly a hundred years before Michael Moore was born a more accomplished storyteller and perceptive thinker came to the fore with similar views. The writer known as Herbert George (H.G.) Wells made his living by abandoning his devout Christian faith and replacing it with Darwinian atheism. In the late 19th– and early 20th century Wells became one of the most well-known and important science fiction and science writers of the times. He authored over 100 books. One of his most popular books was The Time Machine (1895).
Wells dove straight into his utopian beliefs and began advocating for ‘the procreation of what is fine and efficient and beautiful in humanity—beautiful and strong bodies, clear and powerful minds … and to check the procreation of base and servile types … of all that is mean and ugly and bestial in the souls, bodies, or habits of men.’
Wells advocated for sterilization, birth control and killing, as an effective way to rid the earth of ‘inferior’ races and peoples. For Moore to accomplish his goals he’d have to start ridding the world of Stupid White People and the Republicans he continually disparages (Moore also puts down Democrats that don’t agree with him); here is a list of non-white republicans. Wells believed that evolution, operating on its own, was not ‘progressive’, but needed to be ‘directed’ by the educated elite. For this reason, he actively worked toward establishing eugenic programs. Wells called Jews ‘the inferior races’ in society..
Those with‘transmittable diseases, with mental disorders, with bodily deformations, the criminally insane, even the incurable alcoholic! All are to be put to death humanely—by first giving them opiates to spare them needless suffering!’
Moore has made his own anti-semitic views be known. Wells believed in ‘death’ or ‘mercy killings’. Wells advocated that eugenicists should have ‘no pity and less benevolence …’, should ‘not be squeamish’ about inflicting death on the unfit. He believed those who kill the weak will have a ‘fuller sense of the possibilities of life than we possess. In killing, eugenicists will have an ideal that will make killing feel worth the while.’ Wells felt evolution would allow people to become masters rather than their victim. Moore while not being as harsh as Wells, has tried to steer America through his movies, into a point of view where they see that he has all the answers. If Moore is a poser who skirts around what he really wants to accomplish. A philosophy that advocates democracy but wants to remove certain types of people isn’t democracy. Moore isn’t the friend of everyman yet he wants to be the only man in charge.
Wells felt the educated, science trained elite-class should rule over the common population and advocate for a world government akin to then communist Russia or Nazi Germany. Moore likes to talk about his working class roots however he is more of an elitist. Moore believes as most narcissitic types do that only they understand the answers to life’s problems.
“There’s a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled.” Michael Moore
Because Wells no longer believed in a God directed morality he actively lived out his sexual philosophy. He indulged in numerous affairs and chose one fellow atheist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger as a mistress. Sanger spent much of her life campaigning for the sexual liberation of women and men. She advocated unrestricted sales of contraceptives, the elimination of those she felt were sub-species and later founded Planned Parenthood. Moore supposedly holds onto his Irish Catholicism but is a believer in abortion.
Wells believed eugenics was one part of the solution to his problem of human salvation. He wondered whether there was hope for mankind for if evolution could lead to progress it could also lead to regression. In Wells book The Time Machine, set in nineteenth-century London a scientist and inventor, builds a time machine and leaps forward eight hundred thousand years into AD 802, 701. Among the crumbled civilization of the future he finds delicate looking, elf-like beings called the Eloi who eat only fruit, mate and live a life of ease on the surface of the earth. The Eloi have used intelligence to solve all life’s problem and now have no further work to do but lay about. Underground are the Morlocks who tend machinery and provide food for the Eloi. After thousands of generations of living the Morlocks and the Eloi form a symbiotic relationship: the Eloi are clothed and fed by the Morlocks, and in return, the Morlocks eat the Eloi. It is suggested that the Eloi–Morlock relationship developed from a class distinction present in his own time: the Morlocks are the working class who work underground so that the rich upper class can live in luxury.
How odd then that Michael Moore shares many of Wells sentiments yet Moore would be one of the first to be culled and eaten. He isn’t graceful nor beautiful. Wealthy Michael Moore doesn’t slave over things like the working class; he is more Eloi than Morlock with his high-ideals. Though Moore’s father was an automotive assembly-line worker Moore himself was never was never a working class Joe. Wells, along with Jean Paul-Sartre, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, were more honest with their views than Moore, little realizing a hard attempt to follow it leads into an even more unsatisfying communism. The problem with utopianists is that in order for it to work, someone has to be in charge, and those who do not fall in line with group-think because of their extreme views are removed.
Who gets to choose who goes and who stays? Moore just hasn’t come out and said it aloud. His kung-fu is weak.
Dictatorships over the last 100 years proved the last 20th century was bloody. Pol Pot, Lenin, Hitler, Mao Ze Dong, Stalin. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932), Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953), 1984 by George Orwell (1949), The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895), The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955) and the Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954) are just a few books that cover-down on extremist like thinking. In the end for any real democracy to exist, whether we like it or not, means that all people must have opinions and a place in the world.
Some concluded that The Time Machine was a ‘blend of Marx and Darwin’. Sadly for Wells, his acceptance of Darwinism offered him no spiritually rewarding alternative to it. After Wells totally rejected theism, he embraced socialism and, later, even Soviet-style communism. He eventually became disillusioned with that too. Wells started his career with optimism and created stories such as 1933 story The Shape of Things to Come but finished sadly with A Mind at the End of Its Tether (1945). This work was his bleakest of his pessimistic books about humankind’s future. Wells died a broken man. In the end, he believed that ‘mankind was ultimately doomed and that its prospect is not salvation, but extinction.
Moore seems to have never learned that true compassion for humanity goes a long way and means an authentic sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Such a desire to change the world with such vehemance speaks volumes about the speaker; it seems to mask great hatred for mankind. The writer Colin Wilson covered much on this matter in his book the Outsider. Moore likes to quote biblical scripture. Compassion for one group while not having it for others shows an insincere compassion for all and is just indifference being masqueraded as love. Mr. Moore, here you go:
Luke 6:31-33 31“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.…
Men like Moore can take a hundred years or 800,000 to press his views such on the world but will never succeed. Mr. Moore, if you want to connect with the common man, tone down the vehemence and indignation, and rathchet up the humanity.
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