Michael Moore solidified his position as one of the biggest phonies of our times while at a recent Venice Film Festival outing.
He debuted his latest sham documentary called “Capitalism: A Love Story.”
Thanks to the free enterprise system, Moore has become super wealthy, which makes the two-hour flick a case study in hypocrisy.
“Capitalism is an evil,” Moore proclaims, “and you cannot regulate evil.”
According to Moore, regulating capitalism doesn't work, so his prescription is, “You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”
Guess it all depends on what the meaning of “democracy” is.
Fidel, Hugo, Van, Nancy, and Harry might have a similar definition. Someday someone might ask the president what his is.
In any event, the flimflam filmmaker even stoops so low as to bring in some liberation theology clergy to endorse the idea that capitalism is actually anti-Christian.
Of course, reporters in attendance went gaga over the movie, applauding wildly at the press screening.
In Moore's capitalist slam, he implicitly blesses big government, apparently seeing it as benign.
But Big Gov is anything but benign. The unleashing of creative genius by the free market may not be perfect, but it beats out central planning by a Moscow mile.
A bloated government bureacracy eventually has at its helm a ruling class that is unaccountable and insatiable. It amasses more and more power by feasting on fear, gobbling up insecurity and pigging out on dependency.
When matured beyond puberty, Big Gov is communism in a red tux.
Commie regimes have murdered about 100 million people in their truly evil rampages.
How many massacres of the human spirit? No one’s quite found a way to quantify that.
Not that Moore and his buds would understand or care. Or ever make a movie about it.
Two of Moore’s fellow travelers, Jane Fonda and Danny Glover, have said and done a lot of things in support of communist dictators.
But now the far-left leaning duo have crossed yet another line. And their actions are generating condemnation from a prominent Jewish cleric.
Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has said that the decision of Fonda and Glover to boycott the Toronto International Film Festival is “an attack on the heart and soul of Israel.”
The two actors joined in signing a letter that was sent to officials of the Toronto fest, which claimed that the city of Tel Aviv was built on “thousands of destroyed Palestinian villages.” Additional claims in the letter suggested that a festival program “ignores the suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants.”
There are a total of 50 protesters who, while claiming they are not anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli, nevertheless signed a protest letter against the Toronto Film Festival, which used phrases such as “this year’s brutal assault on Gaza.”
The letter was written in protest of the segment of the movie festival called “City to City,” which consists of a slate of Israeli films honoring the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv. The segment garnered Hier’s praise.
“If every city in the Middle East would be as culturally diverse, as open to freedom of expression as Tel Aviv is, then peace would long have come to the Middle East,” the rabbi said.
However, he had the following words about the letter that Fonda and Glover endorsed: “Whoever would sign on to a campaign like this would support the complete destruction of Israel.”
Hier went on to analyze the foreign policy suggested by the Toronto boycott, saying, “People who support letters like this are people who do not support a two-state solution. By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel.”
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a media analyst, teacher of mass media and entertainment law at Biola University, and professor at Trinity Law School. Visit: Newsmax TV Hollywood
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