With your dishonesty aside, Nolan's Libertarian chart isn't going to save you right now. It is a political quiz consisting of about 8 questions which are supposed to determine where you fall in the ridiculously complex world of politics. Even though in the real world you're just as likely to find a self declared libertarian who supports 'small government' with big social agendas as you're to find conservatives who believe in small government which place enphasis on the welfare of its people. No, no. You're simply wrong and Godwinized your own thread.Originally Posted by ElijahGalt
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
I think that best defines Moore's work. Whether he makes money off of his propaganda, or whether a movement of individuals distributes free pamphlets, it can all be considered propaganda. Propaganda is simply the spreading of falsehoods and shrouding them in an aura of truth. Whether it comes from print or film is irrelevant.
And how can anyone take his last film seriously? He hates on capitalism, and gives a ridiculous alternative (democracy), but he's making millions of dollars (as you said) as an entrepreneur.
While I thought Sicko wasn't to bad, he really likes to distort and fabricate things. Anyone that saw "Fahrenheit 9/11" I suggest you check out "Fahrenhype 9/11" and form your opinion on the subject after that.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
The fact that you brought up "American workers" plays right into my argument. Mussolini wrote extensively about protecting Italian workers from cheap foreign labor, as did many other statists. That argument is extremely xenophobic and completely misleading.
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I would like to comment on this thread, but it has been subjected to Godwin's Law in the first page, and therefore, I fear, is destined to be nothing but a troll magnet.
Oh well, there's always the next time I suppose.