posted on May, 5 2004 @ 12:15 PM
Ignorance is a beautiful thing, isn't it?
First point I was going to make, was already made. Yes, Disney is a business and it's aim is to make money. But no one really qualified why they
were making that argument. Historically it's bad business to involve a business, any business into the political scheme of things. Shame on Miramax
for even thinking they could push Moore's political rhetoric or any rhetoric.
Second, I find it amazing that there are people that actually think that Kerry rate's or deserves his medals. Keep in mind I'm not a Republican or
a hard-core right winger but a more moderate with some liberal viewpoints. Kerry wrote his own commendations/recommendations for medals. Research
his 3rd Purple Heart that got him out of Vietnam. To add insult to injury he then threw his medals in protest and claimed he was witness to war
atrocities. I think what makes the medal thing so distasteful to me is that he turned around 30 years later and then campaigned for government
positions based on his military service and suddenly he was proud of his medals. If you are going to make a stand, make a stand, don't do it half
way. Don't disrespect the honor and privilege of serving your country by throwing away medals in protest (keep in mind he wrote them for himself, he
wasn't recommended by higher authority), then claims to be proud of them. Now we get to point two of this portion, does that mean I think Bush is
more qualified or a better leader? Probably not, but I'd take him over Kerry any day of the week even though I don't agree with all of Bush's
political ideas. I'd rather sacrifice a little in order to have a leader (?) that at least sticks by his decisions.
Three, and probably most importantly, it's not the Government that is refusing to market the movie, it's a private business. So if you try to sell
me a product for me to put on the shelves of my store, do I have to sell your product? You better bet not. I have the RIGHT and the PRIVILEGE to
make that decision on what is best for my company. Moore's rights aren't being trampled on, heck, they aren't even being looked at the wrong way.
It's exactly this type of viewpoint and rhetoric that bolsters the claim that Moore is an idiot. Guess who is claiming his rights are being stepped
on? That's right, Mr. Fricking Moore, who claims to be so in tune with rights and government and business and the international scene. Perhaps MM
(not Mickey Mouse, he's cool) needs to learn the difference between what he thinks are his rights and what they really are. If he decides to fund
and do his own movie, more power to him. But he shouldn't 'expect' a business to take the risk in doing his movie, or any other movie for that
matter. If I went on that premise, I'd write a movie real quick and try to get a studio to do it. If they said no, I'd tell them they were
violating my 1st Amendment rights. Now how stupid does that sound?