Michael Moore and His Take On America and Israel

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:25 p.m. EDT Michael Moore on Israel

    The Republican Jewish Coalition recently detailed Michael Moore's views on Israel.

    We thought we would share their release with our readers. Michael Moore on Israel:
    Quotes from Michael Moore's book, "Dude Where's My Country?"
    (Warner Books, 2003) regarding the United States support for Israel:

    -· Moore dedicated his book "Dude, Where's My Country?" to Rachel Corrie, an International Solidarity Movement volunteer who was killed March 16 when she climbed in front of a Caterpillar bulldozer that was destroying tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to illegally smuggle weapons from Egypt into Gaza

    - "Of course many Israeli children had died too, at the hands of the Palestinians. You would think that would make every Israeli want to wipe out the Arab world, but the average Israeli does not have that response. Why? Because IN THEIR HEARTS, THEY KNOW THEY ARE WRONG, AND THEY KNOW THEY WOULD BE DOING JUST WHAT THE PALESTINIANS ARE DOING IF THE SANDAL WERE ON THE OTHER FOOT."

    - "Hey, here's a way to stop suicide bombings - give the Palestinians a bunch of missile-firing Apache helicopters and let them and the Israelis go at each other head to head. Four billion dollars a year to Israel - four billion dollars a year to the Palestinians - they can just blow each other up and leave the rest of us the hell alone."

    -· "Now I'm not just talking about your everyday anti-Semites. No, I'm talking about a perceived notion that we Americans are supporting Israel in its oppression of the Palestinian people. Now where did those Arabs come up with an idea like that? Maybe it was when the Palestinian child looked up in the air and saw an American Apache helicopter firing a missile into his baby sister's bedroom just before she was blown into a hundred bits."

    -· In 1987, Moore was honored by the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee for his "courageous efforts in journalism." (ADC Times, January
    1990, page 4) -· In 1990, speaking before the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Moore announced that he would refuse to attend a screening of his movie "Roger and Me," which was being held in Jerusalem. He was quoted as saying that he would not attend until Israel ceased to occupy the West Bank and Gaza. (Arab American News, 1990)

    -· Moore attended and spoke at a June 5, 1990, demonstration protesting the continued Israeli occupation at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.
    (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July, 2001)

    -· In October 2003, Moore was honored by the Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MPAC) with a media award.
    (<http://www.mpac.org/>www.mpac.org)

    -· In his book "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation," Moore proposed that Congress give Israel 30 days to end the bloodshed taking place in its name, and if Israel did not do so, funding to Israel should be cut. He also noted that while individual terrorism is bad, state-sponsored terrorism is truly evil. Moore also proposed that the Palestinians be given their statehood and receive twice as much economic assistance from the United States as Israel receives.

    -· "In Liverpool, [Moore] paused to contemplate the epicenters of evil in the modern world: "It's all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton." (David Brooks in the New York Times, June 26, 2004)

    -· Recently Moore had no comment when questioned about the rumor that members of Hezbollah had been involved in the distribution of "Fahrenheit
    9/11." (<http://www.moorewatch.com/>http://www.moorewatch.com)

    -· Moore tried to prevent "Fahrenheit 9/11" from being shown in Israel. (New Yorker Magazine, February 16, 2004)

    -· Moore stated: "Anyway, the support Bush and the Republicans feign for Israel is because Israel is near our oil. If the oil wan't there, I bet those same Republicans wouldn't [care] about Israel." (Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2004)
    Michael Moore on America:

    -· While promoting his book "Dude, Where's My Country?" in Germany, Moore gave a speech in which he asserted that "Americans are possibly the dumbest people on the planet ... in thrall to conniving, thieving, smug pricks. We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing." (The Washington Dispatch, June 26,
    2004)

    -· "I want Bush paraded in handcuffs outside of a police house as a common criminal because I don't know if there's a greater crime than taking people to war based on a lie. I've never seen anything like Bush and his people. They truly hate our Constitution, our rights and our liberties. They have no shame in fighting for their corporate sponsors." (Quote from Moore in The Mirror, Nov. 3,
    2003)

    -· In "Dude, Where's My Country?" Moore proposed that the Patriot Act is as un-American as "Mein Kampf." He wrote: "The Patriot Act is the first step. 'Mein Kampf'... 'Mein Kampf' was written long before Hitler came to power. And if the people of Germany had done something early on to stop these early signs, when the right-wing, when the extremists such as yourself, decide that this is the way to go, if people don't speak up against this, you end up with something like what they had in Germany. I don't want to get to that point."

    -· In October of 2003, Moore was quoted in the University of Michigan's student newspaper, The Michigan Daily, as saying "there is no terrorist threat in this country. This is a lie. This is the biggest lie we've been told."

    -· On his book tour to promote "Dude, Where's My Country?" Moore stopped off in Cambridge, England, where he lamented before a large audience, "You're stuck with being connected to this country of mine, which is known for bringing sadness and misery to places around the globe." (NewsMax.com, June 6, 2004)

    -· While on his recent book tour, Moore told a crowd in Berlin: "Don't be like us. You've got to stand up, right? You've got to be brave."
    (David Brooks in the New York Times, June 29, 2004)

    -· In an open letter to the German people in Die Zeit, Moore asked: "Should such an ignorant people [as the United States] lead the world? Don't go the American way when it comes to economics, jobs and services for the poor and immigrants. It is the wrong way." (David Brooks in the New York Times, June 30, 2004)
     
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    AJ: do you have a link to this? Sounds like another "documentary" by the unbias multimillionare. I love the last quote (to bad it is not in full context), but i just love it then some one living and making profitable business in america, bitch (ops can i say it?) about america and ask others not to come
     
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    Michael Moore is a real American patriot. Here is the link you requested. You are talking about most of the Hollywood elite stars using their giant intellect to bring down the country in which they make movie tens of millions.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14221
     
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    Thank you.
    Yep, it seems in some cases people think that more money = more brain :huh:
     
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    AJ:

    "Of course, many Israeli children had died, too, at the hands of the Palestinians. You would think that would make every Israeli want to wipe out the Arab world, but the average Israeli does not have that response. Why? Because IN THEIR HEARTS, THEY KNOW THEY ARE WRONG, AND THEY KNOW THEY WOULD BE DOING JUST WHAT THE PALESTINIANS ARE DOING IF THE SANDAL WERE ON THE OTHER FOOT."

    Notice the workings of MM's pea brain? How the miserable, fat fuck is incapable of ascribing decency to anyone's motives? It reminds me of a lesson I learned very early in life:

    When you run into a mean, ignorant loudmouth, it does you no good to try to treat him like a human being. You'll just confuse him. He'll mistake your kindness for weakness, or else measure your responses by the yardstick of his own warped mind. Pearls before swine. Your only defense is to speak CLEARLY to him in the only language he understands - that is - to whip his ass so badly that he never wants to come near you again.
     
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    Read my sig. That's all I have to say.
     
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    what a crock of shit. this is why biased bullshit should be called bullshit. Rachel Corrie was killed trying to keep the Israeli's from destroying the palestinian villagers homes, not terrorist tunnels.

    To the republican-jewish coalition, a big :fu2:
     
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    Not that i disagree with you that a lot of stuff MM said is extremely biased, but what is "republican-jewish coalition"? I am confused by this term. Does it mean we have "democrat-jewish coalition" or perhapse "liberal - jewish/muslim coalition".. etc
     
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    the 'republican jewish coalition' is the group that detailed moores views on Israel.

    I dont know, nor do I care, if there are other 'xxxxxxxx jewish coalitions'.
     
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    ops.. silly me, missed that part in the article header, too much :alco: . I just find it funny to have a groups such as "republican jewish..." or any other similar combo. It is like "republican jewish coalition" finds MM books full of bs, but "democratic jewish coalition" finds it ok. :D
     
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