Wednesday, June 30, 2004

MOORE'S OPINION...OF YOU

So...millions of Americans are flocking to see Farenheit 9/11, Michael Moore's version of the truth. Doubtless you have encountered those who believe he speaks with authority and keen insight when he opines about President Bush.

But has it ever occurred to you to ask what Michael Moore thinks of you?

You should.

Here is a sampling of him speaking to Europeans about you, me, and by association, every American (apparently exempting himself as the Diogenistic truth-arbiter).
Like Hemingway, Moore does his boldest thinking while abroad. For example, it was during an interview with the British paper the Mirror that Moore unfurled what is perhaps the central insight of his oeuvre, that Americans are kind of crappy.

"They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet ... in thrall to conniving, thieving smug [pieces of the human anatomy]," Moore intoned. "We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing."

It transpires that Europeans are quite excited to hear this supple description of the American mind. And Moore has been kind enough to crisscross the continent, speaking to packed lecture halls, explicating the general vapidity and crassness of his countrymen. "That's why we're smiling all the time," he told a rapturous throng in Munich. "You can see us coming down the street. You know, 'Hey! Hi! How's it going?' We've got that big [expletive] grin on our face all the time because our brains aren't loaded down."
I'm thinking you might want to read the rest.

Here it is.

3 comments:

Holly said...

Well, if Mr Moore is so anti-American why doesn't he change his citizenship? This would do a much bigger service to our country then his pontificating all over the world about American ignorance; of which he seems to be the CHEIF perpatrator!! And how sad that all the country's we have helped to "stand up" seem to have forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Michael Moore is right, and much more patrotic in telling the truth about corruption in America! But, Americans who like prefer to deny the accusation that Americans are ignorant is ignorant in itself. We (as a general American public) are completely closed-minded to looking inward at the problems of the country. And in saying so, I am not being unpatriotic. I love this country, as I can tell Moore does too. I love what this country is built on; I love the constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the freedoms expressed in each. But I despise the corrupt politics being used nowadays, and the support it is generating through the ignorant public. And, I bet half the people who disagree with me stopped reading my entry simply because they were too ignorant to listen to an opposing side of the argument. And, unfortunatelly, that seems to be becoming the "American way." Well, It's a shame that such a beautiful country must be tainted by such attitudes. I certainly hope that will change during my generation!

Anonymous said...

So, did this come as a surprise to you?? Of course it did, because you are one of the dumbest people on the planet. You really do not have a single clue, have you? It is sad. Just sad. Go hang yourself, you hopeless piece of shit. Bush will save you anyways, for he IS your lord, and you believe anything he says. Try a brain for a change, you crappy American fuck.