Michael Moore weighs in on yesterday’s attack in Arizona

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What do you think? Does he have a point? Would our conversations be in any way different today if the Palin had been Muslim?

[Michael Moore’s Twitter feed can be found here.]

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11 Comments

  1. Edward
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Of course he has a point. Rudy Giuliani would be all over television talking about how we’d become too soft on terrorism, and Palin/Coulter would be calling for Arab internment camps.

  2. Oliva
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Given the great defensiveness that has erupted since the awful shooting, I suppose a whole lot of people will be enraged by Moore’s very reasonable question. Not sure, given the serious dive in consciousness we’ve taken lately as a country, that it’s the right moment–but sure would be nice to get to the point quickly where a valid and important question like this could be asked.

    (I myself have been pondering a similar one–knowing that Kwame K. is a bad and stupid and arrogant guy [who made our water bills double, among other things], but why is it all right that Florida just elected a criminal to be governor, and how is it that Darrell Issa can be set to investigate Obama, and slander him along the way, when he has a criminal past and then leveraged his knowledge of car thieving to make millions? The double standard still burns bright in this mixed-up land of ours. I have a fledgling theory: despite his many virtues [apparent likability, steadfastness, concern that we have a strong central government to curb states’ power, for example–thank you, Hendrik Hertzberg, who read the giant new bio of George Washington and plucked out some nuggets and posted them, making some of this far easier to learn about], our first prez’s more brazen act than chopping down a cherry tree–I think not a true story, right?–was to bring nine slaves from his Virginia home to work at the Pennsylvania White House [there’s a new museum in Philly that tells this story fully, and I am eager to go there]. To err is human, absolutely, but maybe we could be more honest about shortcomings and mistakes by those who helped lay the groundwork for what this country would be/become. Kwame’s an absolute criminal, but so are some very powerful other [white] people. Oh, we knew that.)

    As for any vitriol tossed my way for saying any of this, please try not to and have some mercy–because we’ve been sick around here for too long and have trouble saying much well or sensitively enough for public consumption, but there is such a wish to speak! And fever does make ideas brew just so, with a touch of madness (as in anger/agitation but, I suppose, the other kind too).

    Hoping everybody who’s sick feels much better quickly and that everyone else avoids the latest mean virus.

    More prayers to grieving families and people fighting for their lives. And the lovely blogger here, and his family, and the commenters too.

  3. Robert
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    I find it interesting that I still haven’t heard one word in the media as to how insane people have such an easy time aquiring weapons and nobody seems to be held accountable for providing them. Can anyone name a single instance where somebody was held criminally liable for arming a maniac?

  4. Robert
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I want to see from whom it was that this guy got his Glock 9. I can’t wait to hear this one.

  5. Robert
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I see now that it is reported that the weapon was legally purchased on Nov. 30 at Sportman’s Warehouse in Tucson. They are yet not saying if he purchased it himself or if somebody else did.

  6. Knox
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    To all those who say that this is blatant political opportunism on the part of liberals like Moore, I’d say go back to 2010 and read what was said at the time that Palin first posted those maps. A great many people, including Moore, were warning that the heightened rhetoric of violence could yield actions such as these. When you tell people, especially people with mental issues, that their country has been hijacked by socialists who hate our country and seek to destroy it from the inside, there’s no reason to believe that this wouldn’t be among the possible results.

  7. Edward
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of Muslims, why is it that we haven’t seen this story in the mainstream media?

    Thousands of Egyptian Muslims Show Up as “Human Shields” to Defend Coptic Christians From Terrorism

    http://www.truth-out.org/thousands-egyptian-muslims-show-up-human-shields-defend-coptic-christians-from-terorism66684

  8. Posted January 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I think you know why.

  9. Posted January 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I can’t stand Michael Moore–every time that fat motherfucker opens his mouth, six people go and register as Republicans–but he has an interesting point.

  10. Posted January 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I can’t like things on Mark’s blog, but Teacher Patti get a like.

    I can’t stand Michael Moore, either. I think he’s a reactionary windbag, that has a talent for stringing together loosely fitting parts into an entertaining whole, but has little on substance and ideas.

  11. Alice
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    One more Muslim themed tweet to consider.

    http://i.imgur.com/8ZHvX.png

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