Michael Moore - No favors!

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    As I sit here watching Michael Moore on Larry King, I get more and more pissed and disappointed. I know he's sincere and *thinks* he's helping the "cause", but in my view, much of the crap he's spewing misses the point entirely, and the rest is just faulty analysis.

    I know he's "trying" to help the cause, but to "trash" capitalism as the root of all evil is just as wrong, in my opinion, as ignoring BOTH it's weaknesses AND strengths. Capitalism is in LARGE part the reason this country is great, is "the land of opportunity" (if there is such a thing), and capable of managing 95% of the economy better than any other system in the world. It's the "5%" we're talking about, where it doesn't work for society. Let's not turn this into an "all or nothing" discussion, PLEASE!

    In my view, all he is accomplishing is to drive the wedge further between us, and diminishing the reputation of the cause he's trying to promote.

    Your thoughts?

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    And just as I finish the first post, the very first caller asks "What does any of this have to do with capitalism?", to which Moore replies, "Because capitalism is a legal system that doesn't work for everyone"....

    YIKES!....I can't wait for the laffs in the office tomorrow....

    Michael, please do us a favor and stop representing us~ We have the same "goal", but lets stick with the facts...
     
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    He's a polemicist, it's his living.

    But when it comes to "capitalism" I sometimes think it makes more sense to think about "the private ownership of the means of production." I do the same with "socialism", the "societal ownership of the means of production." As has been pointed out here many times, there's no 100% version of either, it's how the mix is worked out that counts.
     
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    Michael Moore obviously can't even define capitalism if he thinks government bailouts have anything at all to do with capitalism.
     
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    the mix is an important part....thats for sure........
     
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    he thinks "capitalism is the root of all evil".....but has no problem cashing his checks and investing the money in a capitalist venture.....Mr. Moore is and always has....been a Hypocrite.....
     
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    If you look up stupid in the dictionary you will find the meaning of the word complete with a picture of Michael Moore. This guy is a typical left-wing lunatic.
     
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    My experience with Michael Moore:

    1) Roger and Me: Watched it in business ethics class. We as a class were tasked with pulling out 3 truths and 3 fallacies from the film. I learned in that class that Michael Moore uses slivers of truth in his films but then uses exaggerations and misrepresentations to make his point.

    Roger and Me was a good watch though

    2) Fahrenheit 9/11: Watched with my liberal friends, thought it was totally bullshit and lies. HE made a few valid points but the bullshit just erased any validity for me.

    3) Sicko: Watched again with my liberal friends, he was very accurate at the beginning describing the pitfalls of our insurance setup. Then he went on to ruin his credibility citing other socialistic style health programs (such as cuba's) as being better.....yes they get better coverage but much worse care, lower quality, and longer wait times.

    4) his new film may be a favorite of mine....it seems he is going after a lot of the stuff that bugs me with the bailouts, however his attacks on capitalism are hopefully based in fact and not exaggerations and misrepresentation, I am hoping he doesn't ruin this one like the other 3 with that tactic.
     
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    Michael Moore is the Leftwing version of Limbaugh and Beck. Entertaining at times but excrutiatingly embarressing to be associated with in public.
     
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    Well, don't get your hopes up too high. He needs to realize capitalism is NOT a legal system first...
     
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