Up out of the Bunker Archives. In 2003 I was quite certain Moore was a big fat stupid idiot. He did not grow out of it.
Present Day – “Historians in the near future (because that may be the only future we have) will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began,” … This is a defining moment in the history of mankind. By signing these executive orders today, Trump is declaring an act of war on the planet and its inhabitants. The one silver lining here is that Trump can’t kill the planet; the planet wants to live and has a long history of wiping out any real or perceived threats.” – Michael BFSI Moore
2003 – “They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet. …We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don’t know about anything that’s happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing.” – Michael Moore in the London Mirror
It’s my general rule to not attack individuals for exercising their first amendment right to free expression. Instead, I prefer to attack their ideas and offer an opinion of my own. I realize that the title of this article appears to go against that general rule so allow me to explain it for you. Big describes one who is large or great in dimension or bulk. Moore is. Fat describes one notable for having an unusual amount of fat. Moore does. Stupid describes one that is slow of mind, given to unintelligent decisions or acts, acting in an unintelligent or careless manner and lacking intelligence or reason. This is Mr. Moore’s description of “We Americans”…, showing “Our stupidity.” We and our, are inclusive Michael. An idiot is a foolish or stupid person. Again, this is Mr. Moore’s self-descriptive term. So, as you can see, I am not mindlessly lashing out at Mr. Moore but, giving you an accurate physical description of him and analyzing his statement for ease of understanding. Moore can’t decide from one sentence to the next if he is one of us or not. He begins with “They are” then transitions to “we” and “our.” Gee Mikie, you’d think that one who makes his living communicating could do better. Stupidity is embarrassing at times, isn’t it? Mr. Moore made another intelligent statement quoted in the London Mirror. This one was about our President. “I really do believe Bush is dumber than s@?*. Very good Mikie, really shows us how intelligent you are. Welcome to the stupid Americans club.
It’s unfortunate, but Mr. Moore has a slew of celebrity buds expressing the same things about Americans in general and our President in particular. What’s odd is that most of them choose to do it while in other countries. Johnny Dep likens America to a dumb puppy. Mr. Dep lives in France. Hanoi Jane told some Canadians that we are ignorant of history and reality here in America. Jane, we know history well. Would you like us to remind you of your role in the Vietnam War? I have an idea Jane, why don’t you go hang out with Binnie Laden and boys like you did with the communists in Vietnam. And, don’t forget to wear your Burkha and show them your Barbarella movie, that’ll really please them. Her hubby Ted says that we have some of the dumbest people in the world here in the USA. You’re likely right Ted. If we were smarter, you wouldn’t be rich. Martin Sheen, while in Canada, referred to America as the land of lunatics. He also told the BBC that our President is a moron. Of course, Martin’s never been a president, but he knows about them because he has played one on TV. If you look around the papers and the Internet, you can find all sorts of flattering comments about America coming from so-called American celebrities. These folks are ruining entertainment for me. There are movies I can’t watch anymore and music I can’t listen to because the performer’s political commentary pops into my mind thus spoiling the entertainment value. As Johnny said, I’m a dumb puppy. Whack me on the nose enough times and I’ll eventually stop – watching your movies and listening to your music that is. That’s my freedom of expression.
This group will argue with you about their patriotism, and I’m not ready to call them traitors, but I will call their intellect and exercise of responsibility into question and I’m just a dumb ol’ country boy from West Virginia. A favorite expression among this group of scholars is “selected not elected” when talking of President Bush. Obviously, our intellectual celebrity patriots lack basic knowledge of the constitution – beyond the first amendment that is. Otherwise, they’d understand the Electoral College and how it’s used to elect our presidents. You can find out about it by reading Article II of the Constitution guys. Read up on it and get back to me.
There’s another real support America guy out there. It’s little Timmy Robbins. Mr. Robbins, a rabid anti-President Bush, anti-war person has written and directed a play. Using his first amendment right of free expression he gives us his version of what’s happened in Iraq.
Robbins portrays journalists as Pentagon puppets, U.S. soldiers as thieves and killers of innocent women and children, and the Bush cabinet as war mongers willing to start a war to escape the negative publicity of the Enron scandal. – William LaJeunesse, FOX News
It’s a great country, which allows people to make up the truth as they see it and present it to the public. There’s something unfortunate here, however. That is that there are people naïve enough to believe it – including most of the brilliant celebrities I’ve already mentioned. I was listening to a radio program the other day. The host has what he calls “Man in the street” interviews. This particular day, he interviewed several professed college students. None of them could name the Vice President or Secretary of State, however they all knew about Kobe. Maybe Mikie is right. Maybe we are mostly stupid. Unfortunately, this group will watch and believe Mr. Robbins’ spin on Iraq.
I’ll finish my rant with a couple of thoughts for my celebrity friends. Middle Eastern, Islamic fanatical terrorists attacked our country. Fortunately, for us, our leader decided that we should respond with more than a cruise missile strike on an aspirin factory in Sudan. We chose instead to go to Afghanistan, then to Iraq. Note that I told you that these are Middle Eastern terrorists. If you’ll reflect on your tremendous knowledge of history H. Jane, then you be able to see why it’s preferable to fight wars in the enemy’s cities and not ours. I suggest you look for additional information on this topic under World War I, World War II, Germany and Japan. Iraq is the bridgehead in the war against terror just as Normandy was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. I’m sure that with your great knowledge H. Jane you were able to put that together without my help. When Iraq is stable, and it will be, the most potent weapon in our inventory will be let loose on the Middle East. That’s democracy in case you’re wondering Mikie. Then the average Middle Easterner may be able to tell his countrymen and president how stupid he believes they are and not fear a beheading after saying it.
I support the right to freely express thoughts and opinions. It’s one of the most cherished rights we have. I served many years under oath to defend that right. With the exercise of rights in our great democracy also comes responsibility. Timmy, it’s just a matter of time before your play is quoted repeatedly on Al-Jazerra TV and printed in the Arab press as representing American public opinion. What a coup that is for you, huh? Tonight when you relax in your comfortable home with a glass of wine while listening to your favorite Streisand and Dixie Chicks music I want you to think of something. I want you to think about American Soldiers. I want you to see their faces. I want you to see their families. I want you to know that they’re where they are for you. I want you to understand that with the responsible help that you’re providing, along with the other intellectual giants of your ilk, that they’ll likely be there in danger much longer. Will you think about that Timmy?
Copyright © JD Pendry, 2003