Guns advocacy OT! 568 plus 1
On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 10:13:08 -0600, Liam Slider
Guns advocacy OT! 570
On Saturday 12 February 2005 13:56 Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez Ah - right! Now I understand "where you are coming from...
I think if Charton Heston had come in to open an account they would have brought his gun to him as well. Moore is a celebrity you know, and easy to identify at that. And *of course* he arranged things in advance, you can't just walk into a business and make a movie, they'll throw you out.
I'm not going to bother defending Michael Moore any further. He's a big boy and can do that himself. He's not my main point anyway.
I would like to make one comment though. With the bank scene, Moore is basically saying that, at least in one place in America, it is really easy to get a gun. You are saying that it ought to be easy to get a gun. So what's the disagreement? Sounds like your side has succeeded, at least in some states.
I think the disagreement is really over how he presents it. He presents this big fat slob going to get a gun at the bank. He acts like a fool and cracks lame jokes. He can't spell "caucasian". He's making fun of the idea that guns ought to be trivially easy to get.
Your reaction to Moore isn't really about some minor "inaccuracies", you were mad at him before those were dug up. His real offense is making fun of your arguments. The left hates Rush Limbaugh for the pretty much the same reason.
Nobody on the left will ever be convinced of anything by Limbaugh, and nobody on the right will be convinced by Moore. The center probably is not convinced by either. They both are playing to their base.
However, one or the other might accidentally get something right once in a while. In the interest of having less division in the country it might be worthwhile for both sides to be magnanimous when that happens, especially when nobody is looking for a fight.
-- - Bob Hauck - A proud member of the reality-based community.