I just finished watching "Bowling for Columbine" which was an anti-gun film by Michael Moore. Although I try to avoid giving Michael Moore any undue attention, his unparalleled lunacy, stupidity, and rudeness requires some comments. The central theme of his movie utilizes the same stupidity of most leftist thinking: guns kill people.
Well, if Moore would start thinking with his brain instead of his emotions, he would realize that PEOPLE kill people. Guns, like knives, cars, and chemicals, are simply tools used to accomplish crimes.
Moore's arguments rest on nothing more than run-of-the-mill appeal to emotion (his only strategy). The film is nothing more than the same repeating situation: he approaches people, shows them pictures of dead children, and convinces them that guns are the villain (not the gun-wielder of course).
The worst part of the film is when Michael Moore ambushes the late Charlton Heston who was the head of the NRA (National Rifle Association) at the time. He speaks with Heston through the intercom and schedules an interview for the next morning. Moore says, "I am a member of the NRA, and I want to visit with you." Moore implies that he wantes to simply visit with Heston and discuss a common interest, this is not even close to his true intentions.
The next day, Moore enters Heston's house and bombards him with statistics and arguments. Heston grows increasingly uncomfortable through the interview and eventually leaves the room. Moore follows him and continues to spew his hollow leftist rhetoric. Moore finishes by leaving a picture of a gun-violence victim on his doorstep.
One would assume that such nonsensical propaganda like this would be rejected by America, right? Wrong, it won an academy award. Of course, if a conservative sabatoged someone like Michael Moore, he would be lambasted by the liberal media.
My point is this: it is so easy to manipulate emotions in a democracy. Conservatives and Liberals do it on an every day basis. Michael Moore is a pig though. He is a fat, manipulatuve, ignorant pundit who succeeds in persuading people to follow his propaganda. I leave you with a quote from the 2008 Libertarian Vice-Presidntial candidate Wayne Allyn Root:
"Michael Moore is a perfect example of how great America is. In Cuba, one can support his government and be rewarded with a lifetime of misery and poverty. In the United States, one can denigrate Capitalism and everything this great country stands for and be rewarded with a Beverly Hills mansion, millions of dollars, and the bonus undying admiration of limousine-liberal Hollywood hypocrites. America is a great place to live!"
(Source: Wayne's book "The Conscience of a Libertariam: Enpowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold, and tax Cuts")