Monday, October 4, 2010

Michael Moore: Leftist Derangement Syndrome

Michael Moore is back. On Friday, our favorite leftist hate-monger told the Democrats how they could not only regain the initiative, but could actually pull off “the mother of all upsets” in November. What makes this post interesting, aside from the sheer idiocy of it, is that it shows us just how deranged the modern left has become. Everything Moore says is vile, hateful and stupid, and this is what has become standard thinking on their end of the spectrum. Let’s examine Moore’s five “ideas.”

1. Whine and Finger Point

Moore leads off with the thing leftists do best: whine that everything is someone else’s fault. Specifically, he wants the Democrats to run “wall-to-wall” advertising on all channels to blame Bush and the Republican. He wants them to tell the voters that Republicans “concocted and led the unnecessary invasion of two countries” and “caused the biggest collapse of our economy since the great Depression.”

Note the Trutherism in his assertion that the Afghan war was “concocted,” and note how easily he forgets that the Democrats were onboard with both wars until they became unpopular. And let’s not forget that Obama himself called Afghanistan a “good war,” or that Obama has expanded that war with 30,000 additional US troops and has expanded it into Pakistan. . . something Moore’s side called an “illegal war” and a “war crime” when Nixon did it in Cambodia. And don’t get me started on the economy garbage.

In any event, it’s funny that Moore’s first instinct is to blame the enemy. That’s a clear sign of a side bereft of ideas. Mooreover, why should this actually work? Would you accept mistreatment from your current boss or spouse just because they remind you that your prior boss/spouse was worse? Apparently, Moore would. And what does Moore think the Democrats have been doing for months now. . . they blame Bush like they talk about the weather?

As an interesting aside, Moore adds that: “I don’t know a single person in Hollywood who wouldn’t shoot and produce those spots for you for FREE.” So much for any claim that Hollywood isn’t a bastion of leftist groupthink.

2. Gestapo Tactics

Like all leftists, Moore next turns to the power of the state to punish his enemies. He wants the Democrats to announce that the Justice Department will seek indictments against “those who caused the economic collapse.” Think about this for a moment, Moore is actually suggesting that we criminalize economic failure. . . “you didn’t produce enough jobs, to the gulag with you!”

Of course, Moore doesn’t put it this way, he talks around it by pretending that such laws already exist. He says to use RICO and “basic laws that make fraud of any kind a crime.” But what fraud is he talking about? He never tells us, except to say that Democrats need to “get in the face of those who stole the billions, make them pay for it -- and the people will love you.” Right, because law is about gaining popularity and inciting the masses. So who stole the billions that caused the economy to crash? He doesn’t tell us, but he gives us a strong hint in the next section. . . observe:

3. Burn The Banks

Moore wants Obama to announce a moratorium on all home foreclosures, and by “moratorium” he really means something more permanent. Forget the rule of law, forget contract rights and property rights. And why are we justified in ignoring the rule of law? Because banks are criminals: “This week, two of the largest crime organizations who are throwing hundreds of thousands of people out of their homes (GMAC and JPMorganChase) have been forced to momentarily stop doing this.” He later adds that Bank of America has joined the “crime syndicate.”

Moore, like all leftists, sees anyone (apart from himself) with money as a criminal, and therefore not deserving of the protections of law. This is entirely consistent with how the communists treated the bourgeoisie and the Nazis treated the Jews. Hate is hate, and this is hate. This is also hypocrisy, imagine how much Moore would squeal like a pig boy if someone were to advocate letting victims take an eye for an eye in any case that doesn’t involve a rich criminal.

Mooreover, I wonder why Moore stops with homes? If we’re going to eat the rich, let’s not nibble. Why should anyone have to pay the rest of their car loans? Their student loans? Their credit card debts? Or any debt for that matter? Sure, this will wipe out credit for everyone, but it will be so satisfying to Michael’s hateful enlarged heart.

4. Hand Out Jobs

Moore next wants the Democrats to have the government hire enough people to get the unemployment rate down to 5%. That means hiring 17 million people (the government currently employs 3 million), at a likely salary cost of $1.2 trillion plus benefits plus whatever it costs to put these people in offices or get them equipment to do whatever it is Moore wants them to do. Using the old rule of thumb, that salary is 1/3 of total cost of employment, expect this to cost the taxpayer $3.6 trillion a year. . . a little more than the entire 2010 budget.

How will Moore pay for this? By taxing the top 1% of earners. Here’s the problem. These people earned $460 billion in 2008. So they are $3.2 billion short. To make Moore’s plan work, we would need to tax all income above $80,000 at 100%. Even the communists weren’t that stupid.

5. Fake Populism

Finally, Moore wants the Democrats to announce that they won’t take any more Wall Street money for the next election cycle. Instead, they will only accept donations of $2, $5 and $10. They will also pledge that they won’t take a job as a lobbyist or as a lawyer for any corporation for ten years after leaving Congress. Of course, he doesn’t want them to return the money they already collected from Wall Street, nor would he restrict anyone from spending money independently. What this really does is put the Democrats at the mercy of leftist activists like George Soros, who would need to bankroll their campaigns, and would weed out any candidate who isn’t already a millionaire. Nice Mike!


The Democrats should do this! Right now the public is mad as hell at the Democrats, and this would push the public to the point of actually dragging Democrats out of their cars and murdering them in the streets. That would be fun to watch, and Michael Moore could film it! It would be a win-win.

Seriously, this is an insane ramble. And what’s moore, it shows that the left has nothing to offer. Finger pointing, witch hunts, impossible and false promises do not make an ideology that anyone can get behind. Pathetic.


LL said...

Michael Moore is a trust fund baby, which means that he eats bread of those who have passed away and left him something.

There is no way of explaining to this tub of shit that the world he occupies, a world of privilege and ease, does not reflect the world in which most others live.

His fame is derived from the whine. He has never produced anything, never built anything, never reached out to the genuinely downtrodden. He's a typical liberal in that he feasts on the goods of others in parasitic fashion and points fingers without doing a damned thing.

I do not call for his death, nor would I mourn his head on a pike at Hollywood and Vine.

Ed said...

I can't stand Moore! What an ass! You're right though, this is the kind of "kill the enemy" crap I keep hearing from leftists.

AndrewPrice said...

LL, Very true. Moore is one of those guys who talks about representing the "working poor" and the "middle class" but he has never met those people. His values are those of the self-anointed elite who have never wondered how they would make their mortgage or send their kids to school. And the garbage they spew would be so devastating to our economy and the people he claims to represent that it's stunning that anyone would listen to him.

Further, he's all about hate, which isn't something you see in average people. Average people have other concerns, all related to their lives, their jobs, and their families. They don't sit around obsessing about how to destroy whole classes of people like Moore does.

Tennessee Jed said...

I think I may have caught an unintentional typo in your post, Andrew. Knowing Moore (Michael not Roger or Clayton,) I feel quite certain that talking point on the road to Democrat victory in November was b.j.'s, not "just" jobs. Of course, I cannot prove that, but it does seem logical (and slightly liklier to actually sway a few liberals to get up off their couch on election day to boot!)

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, It really is. The comments on the article were even more hateful.

And what's really funny is that these people think they're the "enlightened" ones and that the rest of us are all hateful, which is amazing hypocrisy coming from an "ideology" that advocates punishing those it does not like, stealing from those who are outside it's realm of favors, and using force to make everyone act according to their whims. That's hateful.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, LOL! You may be right about that! It would certainly be a better strategy than the one they are working on! ;-)

Notawonk said...

moore tripe and pooped-out lefty logic. you know, he might be the original troll...

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, That could very well be! He certainly acts the part. . . and he kind of looks it too.

Joel Farnham said...

Nice job fisking Moore.

What bugs me there are the people who actually believe every word he burps out. He is stupid.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, Thanks! It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. I agree with you, it stuns me that people listen to any celebrities, especially one with as little commend him as Moore. When has Moore ever shown that he has a clue about anything?

It's very easy to be an expert when you don't have to worry about any facts.

Ed said...

Did you find it at Huffington Post?

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, Yes, that's where he posted it, on Friday.

T_Rav said...

Andrew, I propose that in response, we give Michael Moore the Tennesse Titans' new version of finger pointing. (Hope someone else saw yesterday's game.)

AndrewPrice said...

T_Rav, I did indeed see the game and I know what you're talking about! LOL! The NFL has been awash in obscene gestures this season and are handing out fans left and right. Still, we should risk the fine and make up our own gestures for Moore. . . it's for a good cause! ;-)

Writer X said...

Maybe they could return for a special congressional session and allow Moore the floor, a la Stephen Colbert style? That ought to go over well.

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, That would be great! Could you imagine the looks of horror as he unleashes on them? It would be priceless!

BevfromNYC said...

No, No, you are wrong and Moore is right. Conservatives and Republicans are the only hate-mongers in the world. C's and R's are the cause of ALL the bad things in the world. No other group has caused as much harm to the Universe as the the Conservatives and Republicans.

Libs can never be hate-mongers because even when they say hateful things, they are not being hateful. They are speaking the truth and it's the TRUTH that is hateful, not the Libs. It is just not possible for Libs to be mean or spiteful or liars or any of the bad stuff in the world.

The world has nothing to fear or loathe except Conservatives and Republicans...please vote.

Pittsburgh Enigma said...

This guy is seriously imploding. I mean, he always was a nut job, but this latest stuff is extreme kook dangerous fringe. The handing out government jobs suggestion is just insane. If it were that easy, why would anyone in this country need to work? We'd just live in Star Trek-TNG fantasy land and self actualize to our heart's content. We'd invent robots to clean toilets and pick lettuce. Wait, people in Star Trek-TNG fantasy land don't go to the bathroom. How silly of me!

Don't forget about his recent comments either that the Ground Zero Mosque should be built ON Ground Zero, not near Ground Zero. Where does that statement originate other than from hatred for his fellow American? He's just poking us all in the eye as hard as he can.

Anonymous said...

Andrew: Moore would be the perfect new chairman of the Democratic Party. We wouldn't even have to put on a campaign. Just let him pick the candidates (and fund them out of his own fat wallet) and we win by default. With a Demo chairman like that, we wouldn't even have to agonize over keeping Michael Steele on as RNC chairman.

Message to Obama: "Listen to Michael Moore. He has the answers. Follow his guidance."

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, You've been spending a little too much time at Huffpo! Come back to reality. . . Bev come back. . . ;-)

AndrewPrice said...

Pitts, I think you're right. I think Moore has lost it. . . if he ever had it.

He's always struck me as nasty and uninformed (intentionally or otherwise), and he's never worried about facts in anything he's done. But his latest comments (for a while now) have a real anti-Americans sense to them. Whatever he thinks the public wants is rotten and evil and beneath his contempt, and he seems determined to poke his finger in as many eyes as possible.

In terms of the jobs, this is an old leftist fallacy. They never bother to understand the math. They just look at half the equation -- if people need jobs, then the government should just hire them. . . cost, what cost?

Further, someone like Moore should figure this out before he comments. It took me about 5 minutes to figure out how insane his plan is just by checking IRS data. That's the least he should have done. But then, he doesn't care. He just wanted to say something that sounds good and he doesn't care if it makes sense or not. . . or what the effect would be on the country if it did happen.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, Let me second your message to Obama -- please, adopt this plan!

I could see Moore running the DNC. He'd be better than Gibbs, who is apparently the likely next choice. Could you image how much damage Moore would do before they jammed a fork in him and declared him done?

StanH said...

Moore, is a slobbish pig of monumental “proportions.” emphasis added. But, I would imagine that much of what he does is for business. He has to be sensational, provocative, or the delusional twits who watch his stuff will grow bored. He appeals to a niche (blithering idiots) audience, that believes America, and the dumbest president of all time, according to the left, “W” pulled off, 9-11…huh? As we begin to push this country back towards conservatism, I think we should banish Moore to Cuba. In a couple months we’d get an urgent request, that if we remove fatass, they will surrender their military, and abandon Communism –win-win. Or they might lose him in a swamp, either way.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, I'd love to see Moore shipped to Cuba. We could trade him for a handful of dissident! That way we got some productive people and they get . . . well, they'll feel cheated, but so what?

I think a lot of what he says is for business, but with Moore I do get the feeling that he believes most of the hateful garbage he spews out. I have little doubt that he really does want to see "the rich" locked away in prison and deprived of all their rights. And, of course, Hollywood doesn't count as rich.

CrispyRice said...

I applaud you for even being able to read his stuff. I could barely bring myself to open YOUR thread and read second-hand about what he said, LOL. Thanks for taking one for the team, Andrew!

AndrewPrice said...

LOL! You're welcome Crispy! It's just one of the hazards of being a blogger! ;-)

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