Doesn’t he see the irony?

Michael Moore has a new movie out. Capitalism: A Love Story. The LA Times says this about it:

“Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil,” the two-hour movie concludes. “You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”

What sort of economic system is he proposing? “Democracy”? That isn’t an economic system. And democracies (we are supposed to have a Republic) seldom last more than a few decades.

And the irony is that Moore’s wealth and ability to make whatever movie he wants comes from the opportunities afforded him by capitalism. If it weren’t for capitalism Moore would be making probably be required by the state to be making exercise videos (if such a thing as videos and fat people even existed) which no one would take seriously. Instead he is making “documentaries” which demonstrate he is totally clueless about any topic he cares about but yet enough people want to believe him that he is able to be a wealthy man. In that sense I suppose capitalism has allowed an evil to exist and prosper but that is hardly sufficient reason abandon an economic system that has improved the status of people more than any in the history of man–even though it has never really been fully implemented.

3 thoughts on “Doesn’t he see the irony?

  1. I often wonder about people like Moore, the Brady Bunch, etc. Are they so confused and ignorant that they actually believe the nonsense they spout?

    Or do they know full well that their arguments are ridiculous but go ahead and push them anyway in support of their calling to a “higher truth”?

    As you point out, it would be pretty hard for Moore to not notice that bad ol’ capitalism has done him pretty well. This particular “documentary” bespeaks either massive inability to identify reality or a truly stunning dishonesty.

  2. I don’t think it is that they are ignorant of the facts, they just like to pick and choose the ones that work in their fantasy version of the world. Sort of like mikeb302000 when he talks about firearms.

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