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Are Snipers cowards? Michael Moore thinks so!

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago

    Michael Moore tweeted recently that he thinks snipers are cowards.  Here's a couple of links to some valid news sources that'll explain it far better than I could:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/1 … 00658.html


    Assuming you watched the video and read the article, I have to ask...do you agree with Michael Moore's sentiments?  Or do you think he's being an idiot?  Please discuss.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Young Turks is a great show.

      I somewhat agree with Michael Moore except I think guns are insane in the first
      place.Can't imagine running
      out of ideas to kill anyone

      If the U.S killed 4% of
      Canadain over our water
      (Plus a 500'000 Children like
      They did in Iraq) and they came to my home to kill my family.
      They better bring a lot of garbage bags because these murderers will be missing alot of limbs.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image26
        Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        If you could imagine how a martial artist/inventor  could create medieval damage on them.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image26
          Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Am I the one insane for speaking out about the onesideness throughout these  hubpages.

          Not speaking tells me more about the deeper issues anyway.

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
            Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

            Before anyone else commented, I was going to say jokingly that maybe the reason not too many people want to comment in this forum is probably because they don't want to risk talking to me; considering almost every forum I open nowadays usually only generates like maybe four or five replies at most.  lol  I guess word is spreading about me being something of a rebel badass of hubpages that nobody wants to talk to me openly in forums. wink  lol  j/k

            All kidding aside though, I think what's interesting about Michael Moore's comments is the timing of it to be honest.  I know according to the huffington article, he seemed a bit shocked to see how so many people were taking his tweets about snipers in general as something of a reflection on the film, "American Sniper", but let's be honest.  He wasn't really shocked.  We both know that he knew exactly what he was doing.

            He can play dumb all he wants, but that's just the truth.   Before I say what my take is on this subject, I do think it's important to note that regardless of how you might feel about Michael Moore personally, the reality is he's probably one of the smartest guys in Hollywood today.  The reason why I say that is simple.  Whether you agree with what he says or not, the fact of the matter is he knows exactly what to say to make people talk about the issues he brings up; which is exactly what he wants. 

            As Christian Bale once said in "Batman Begins", a man can be ignored or forgotten by lots of people, and let's be honest.  Michael Moore is NOT the only person to say something controversial to piss people off.   Hell, you have countless of internet trolls that say controversial crap everyday to piss others off, yet they get forgotten about all the time.  But for Michael Moore?  He says something controversial, then EVERYBODY talks about it.

            Therefore, I doubt in all honesty that he was really that shocked to see people confusing that generalized tweet with his thoughts on "American Sniper."  He can say that all he wants, but I doubt he's really that oblivious.  He knew exactly what he was doing, and he knew by tweeting that comment around the exact same time "American Sniper" got released world wide, with an Oscar nomination being announced, that his thoughts would get a lot of headlines to fuel his own political agenda; whether you believe it's for good or bad.

            Having said all that, I do think it's probably best that we differentiate a few things between Chris Kyle and assassins in general.  It seems like Moore kind of views assassins and snipers as being one and the same, and I can definitely see why he feels that way.  But for me personally, I always thought snipers were mainly people that worked in the military in general, while shooting people in the distance.  While assassins are really nothing more than common hit men for a price that'll snipe anyone for cash, or for their personal agenda.  Maybe it's just me, but that's how I always saw it.  however, it seems Michael Moore sees assassins and snipers as being one and the same.

            From an objective point of view, I can where Moore is coming from.  Personally, I'm surprised more people didn't go out to see "Selma" on MLK weekend considering it was a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. himself (great movie by the way.  Go see "Selma"), so you'd figure more people would go out to see it on MLK day to honor him.  Don't get me wrong, i still expected "American Sniper" to be number one, but I just felt "Selma" would at least hold on to be number 2 over the weekend. 

            I can't really comment on "American Sniper" because I haven't seen it yet.  However, I will say this much.  For whatever it's worth, I don't believe Chris Kyle was ever a coward, nor do I believe he was a bad person.  If anything, I'm sure he was an honorable man throughout most of his life, but it's sad that his experiences of being forced to kill people in war changed him for the worse.  It's saddening to see that happen to anyone. 

            However, I do agree with you that we had no business invading Iraq to begin with.  Sadam Hussein was a giant a**hole to say the least, but he kept that country in line.  The U.S.A. would've probably been smarter to work out an alliance with him, but now we're basically stuck there.  If we pull out our troops from that area now, god knows what's going to happen to that country.  I can only imagine the whole so called democratic republic we're forcing upon them will probably fall to pieces the instant we pull out.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image26
              Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

              GW Bush said, we will get the oil to pay for the War.
              knows they
              are there to
              steal Iraq's
              oil. It's the old
              we got to
              burn the village to
              save the
              village, when are these big bad boys with toys coming to grow up.
              come the
              U.S. are not labeled the
              World's leading
              Now US has now dragged Canada into this Hell on Earth mess. In the name Greedy profits who think they are above GOD
              and Gobal Public Opinion (the other super
              power). Not religious yet the concept of Jesus was he cared for the poor and healed the sick. Not to kill for Jesus
              KILL FOR JESUS!!! KILL FOR JESUS, Now keep repenting that for other decade, this should kill all those subhuman demons.

    2. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Michael is being sort of dumb on this one. Snipers have always been a part of modern warfare. Within the confines of the Geneva Convention, the job of the opposing military force is to subdue the enemy, no holds barred.

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image89
      oceansnsunsetsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Michael more seems to not have carefully thought out his words.  Words that can mean so much by someone that actually seems to know better,due to his follow up comment the next day when Moore said,

      "But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor."

      So unless I am missing something, it seems he doesn't really think snipers are cowards, or at least it depends. 

      My own particular answer is that it depends. It depends on the mission and the man. (Or woman I suppose!)  There is a lot of evil in the world, acted out through human beings.  In Moore's follow up comment, he addresses such a potential act of evil onto innocents.  In which case that sniper is no coward, but brave and a neighbor.  So he seems to just be saying stuff, as we so often see people do these days.  Then watches and maybe benefits from the fall out, especially considering the timing. 

      One could ask, considering what movie was opening,and whose holiday was about to be celebrated, what kind of person tries to take a dig at one thing while claiming (hiding behind) the innocence of another thing?  (Like MLK's death and that of his uncle in war, by two bad snipers.)  Very clever, but then not at all if that is what he did, ultimately. He undoes his first comment, with his second one, the way I see it.

      1. PhoenixV profile image80
        PhoenixVposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Since Obama has authorized air strikes in the American-led intervention in Iraq and in context of the opening of the movie American sniper, it appears that American snipers are being characterized as cowards, as well as, America military personnel are being characterized as invaders from 7k miles, and the combatant/snipers that the American military encounter, are brave. Even though it might be referencing past conflicts, the US is currently in conflict.  I am sure ISIS appreciated Michael Moores "comforting" tweets.

        1. oceansnsunsets profile image89
          oceansnsunsetsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Ahh,.. to your point about American personnel being characterized as invaders from 7k miles, of course it could be a further poke to them by Moore.  Or, I can also read it from a different angle of being severe sarcasm, saying it not as coming from Moore, but from another American's point of view that disagrees with him.

          Saying what he wants to say that can cause damage, but leave possible "outs" for himself depending on responses.  All while using freedoms afforded by those that sacrificed time, hard work, blood, sweat and tears, if not sacrificing it all.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago

    Clint made a good war movie leaving us viewers with things to think about and contemplate. I agree that we are left contemplating it all…words are hard to form, still.
    The movie explains that Chris was raised to be a sheepdog and taught to protect the sheep from the wolves. This concept had been implanted into his psyche as a young child and as an adult he believed in what he was doing all four tours.
    Finally, he got over the compulsion and went home to his wife and children;
    A higher ideal took hold of him…. 

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      What happens when your leader is very mean wolf.

      I'll settle to be a lone wolf who gets throwen a peace of
      meat along the way.

      Never want to trade my
      freedom in exchange to be
      chained up like a sheepdog (Sheepl ) or a mad bulldog.

      be kept by mean master

  3. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    Michael Moore is the biggest fantasizing ,sensationalizing idiot to ever come out of Hollywood  !   His bitter hatred of all things American is bordering out so far on the edge  of free speech that  it wouldn't even  be bothered if he were hung for his tirades of stupidity !

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      If they hung Presidents for lying, their would not be any.As the best false statements made, are the ones most likely to be elected.

      What matters, if you have to
      follow a leader (Not better
      than yourself) make sure
      you sense it's coming from the heart with good intentions.

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      retief2000posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I think you may be underestimating Moore. Not only is he an idiot, he is a hippo-critical gas bag surrounded by his own personal armed security.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image26
        Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Moore is not againist guns, just the control.

        So call me an idiot for thinking guns are insane
        only designed kill animal,
        people, and hold people
        freedoms and their
        point at an end of a gun barrel.

        I've had lots of fame and
        money in my life,
        worldwide. Never had to
        have gun or hire anyone,
        maybe if i had as many
        people threating my life
        like with MM or Jim
        Carrey. Then just maybe I would hire someone with
        one clip.

  4. wrenchBiscuit profile image88
    wrenchBiscuitposted 21 months ago

    There is nothing heroic about killing for an imperialist government.In fact, there is nothing glorious or heroic about killing ... period. The question of whether or not snipers are cowards pales in comparison to the greater question: Since the historical record reveals that war and violence only begets more war and violence, why would a so-called "civilized" society continue to sanction and glorify such  ridiculous,barbaric, and destructive behavior? Of course, the answer is very clear: The average American, as well as the average human being living here at the dawn of the 21st century is nothing but a barbarian; pretending morality, pretending democracy, pretending superiority, pretending civilization, and pretending Jesus. It is no wonder that movies which glorify violence are popular with the majority of simians. People like Michael Moore are remarkable. People who criticize people like Michael Moore with meaningless vitriol are simply predictable! Osiyo!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      You see it clearly.

      1. ahorseback profile image54
        ahorsebackposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        And rants like these  ?  Come from within the cradle of freedom where the immaturity  of like minded  self coddling souls  are accustomed  to someone else living the nightmares  in the reality that  YOUR very freedom to express  like this :......  Is paid for  by the lives of someone else's   very personal cost  ! 

        I am ashamed to actually think that there can be such  abuse in the dis- appreciation of the sacrifices  required  for YOUR freedoms . And I know all your defenses "  These wars are not fought for MY freedom !" .....right  .   Famous last words of a coward , what is that old saying   by the downtrodden  in
        WWII ,   "No one  spoke up..........
        .I did not speak up .........
        ..............and  when they came for me !" ?

        1. wrenchBiscuit profile image88
          wrenchBiscuitposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Poor and working class young people are not dying for freedom. They are dying for the further enrichment of the ruling elite, and to help secure "Big Brother's" stranglehold upon  the populace. America did not give me freedom. I was born free.  No man has the right to give or take away what God has freely granted to us all. The goal of all governments is to bend the will of the masses to the will of the powerful and greedy few. The most cowardly act of all is to submit  to the will of tyranny. The second most cowardly act is to denigrate those with the strength and integrity to speak an unpopular truth.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 21 months ago in reply to this

            God cannot grant freedom.  Freedom is bought, and paid for, with the blood and sweat of people.

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
              Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this


            2. wrenchBiscuit profile image88
              wrenchBiscuitposted 21 months ago in reply to this

              What brutes have fancied themselves to be greater than that which hath created them: an intelligence that far exceeds even our own feeble imaginations? Could it be the American pawn who stands guard against an enemy from without , when in truth he has already been conquered by the pride, the greed, and the arrogance that have consumed him from within? It will be a fine day when  Don Quixote is finally laid to rest, or at least being treated with the proper medication, which might help to mitigate is fantasies of duty, honor, self-righteousness,supremacy, and impending doom.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                As "that which hath created them" is naught but imagination and dream, it isn't hard to be greater. 

                But what has that to do with freedom "granted" by those that have died for it?

                1. Castlepaloma profile image26
                  Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                  Couldcall it bad imagination and nightmares.

                2. wrenchBiscuit profile image88
                  wrenchBiscuitposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                  You are taken with the fiction that Americans are "free". This is easily proven to be false.  Since the poor and the working class in America have never been  truly free, but merely slaves to a ruling elite, it is painfully obvious that anyone who has died for "freedom" since the turn of the 20th century has died in vain. It is a sobering truth that many who have gotten used to bending over have become accustomed to the feeling. It follows that patriotism is simply a form of masochism.

                  1. PhoenixV profile image80
                    PhoenixVposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                    The government of the people, by the people, for the people are all still sovereign and free.

                    Here is the proof for all to see.


                  2. Castlepaloma profile image26
                    Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this



                  3. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                    As long as there are at least two people on the earth at the same time, neither one is truly "free".  In our universe, then, "freedom" is a relative term, not an absolute one.

                    While you wish to attribute a freely entered into contract as some kind of slavery, it is not.  We are all "free" to work or starve whether that work is benefiting an employer, picking berries or killing animals.  Compared to much of the world, the US citizen is indeed "free".

  5. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    And so the battle cry of the pacifist elite , Here Here ! ..... yea right . The first thing that's wrong with these rants is that........ What about being attacked  from without ?  Is then  war  and so  the warriors  still  all that of the evil  boogy man image that you  and those like you ,can muster ? Imagine if you even can  , you , your children cowering in the  basement shadows as  the enemy  ransacks in the main house  above you ,  is the  patriot who will come to the rescue, or who defends us in vigilance  then , still evil ?     I doubt  it !

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Only way cops could have a very long shot at rescueing my family and I from being beaten to death. Is if I call 911 and tell the police they
      have pot on them and they will here in a flash with a SWAT TEAM.

  6. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 21 months ago

    I think Michael Moore is wrong on this one.  It is just one tactic used in warfare.  One could question its morality, but one could question the morality of every aspect of war.

  7. Kathleen Cochran profile image86
    Kathleen Cochranposted 21 months ago

    To any service member who might read this forum, with various points of view openly expressed with no fear of retribution, thank you.  A forum like this one only exists because of your sacrifices.

    1. wrenchBiscuit profile image88
      wrenchBiscuitposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      It seems that many Americans believe that  without all of the killing that has taken place since the beginning of the United States imperialist aggression into the Middle East through open warfare, and clandestinely through millions of dollars  of military aid to the Zionist government of Israel, the United States would have long ago been overrun by crazed Muslim's! I understand that many Americans also believe in Dr Suess and the Easter Bunny.The conflict in the Middle East is not about preserving American freedom, but about creating a "New World Order", in order to completely subjugate and enslave the entire planet.

      A brave man stands against tyranny, even if he must stand alone. Edward Snowden stood up to a giant,and his bravery and humanity have already elevated him to legendary status. He did not hide behind a tree and commit cowardly mercenary acts against men ,women, and children. In the light of day he told the truth. Ironically, as a consequence he must now hide from the "freedom loving Americans" in order to preserve his own freedom; much like the Indigenous were forced to fight for hundreds of years in an effort to maintain their freedom, and protect themselves from the so-called "Sons of Liberty". Osiyo

      1. Castlepaloma profile image26
        Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Snowden is Very interesting, and with balls of steal.

      2. IslandBites profile image86
        IslandBitesposted 21 months ago in reply to this


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      retief2000posted 21 months ago in reply to this


  8. Taylors Corner profile image59
    Taylors Cornerposted 21 months ago

    Wow! I can't believe the number of people that want to down play the accomplishments of Clint Eastwood.  This movie has brought out passion on both sides of the isle.  I for one am glad that a movie a real job, that exist in the military was brought out for all to see.  This type of tactic was used in both major world wars and vietnam.  Well done "Clint".  I support you.

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      retief2000posted 21 months ago in reply to this


    2. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Nobody here was downplaying the accomplishments of Clint Eastwood himself. We are merely discussing a few random comments made by Michael Moore about snipers in general, and how it relates to "American Sniper" and snipers in general.  Where you fall on that argument is completely up to you, but nobody here was downplaying anything that Clint has done. 

      After seeing the film last weekend, I can see why people love it so much, but it's a bit overrated if you ask me.  Nothing against the military, or government, as my opinions on the film DO NOT reflect my opinions on the military or government in general, as that goes without saying.  However, it's nowhere near as good as the hype surrounding it.  Definitely better than his last film, "Jersey Boys", but I wouldn't say it's among his best.  But hey, all films are subjective anyway, so what do I know?

  9. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    It's as simple as this ,   If you sight down the rifle and chose to kill a man with a rocket propelled grenade under his cloak  you have saved countless others lives and  are also sure that he is the enemy !   Where is the fault there ?   

    If anyone who despises a sniper  were staring into the eye's of the enemy , you're last !prayer would be for a sniper in the background ? Michael Moore would  as well !  You who cannot justify  the military or police sniper cannot in reality appreciate the peace time life that you  adore for you and your children 

    In  all truth Michael Moore is the coward !.

  10. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    Hollywood HAS to up--play all of it's movies these days  , and why  ? Because the quality of entertainment coming out of the theaters these days is the equivalent of elephant dung !    There have been FEW  good quality movies  in  several years to come from the brightest minds of entertainment !  I would  by far rather watch older movies now days .

    There are simply no iconic actors or actress' in todays market as well !  The  exploitation of female sexuality is the best Hollywood has to offer these days !  I am no prude by any means , but if all there is that sells is sex or violence . I'll stay home and watch re-runs .

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Well as i mentioned earlier, all movies are kind of subjective.  However, that doesn't mean there aren't still some quality films out there.  Granted, most of the big name blockbusters these days are becoming nothing more than incoherent knock offs and cheap cash grabs, but there's still a few that are good quality.

      "the Hunger Games:" franchise was very good overall.  Granted, the last one had too much exposition, as the film had excessive need to explain everything out for the audience, but the first two were good.

      The marvel movies have been great if your into mainstream superhero films like the avengers and whatnot.  However, I think the best movies coming out of hollywood are actually some of the smaller indie films like "Boyhood", "Birdman" and etc, as those actually show a lot of creativity.  in fact, I'm actually rooting for Michael Keaton to win Best actor at the oscars this year because I grew up on a lot of his films.  However, I doubt he's going to win it though, as I have a feeling Eddie Redmayne is going to get it for his performance in the steve hawking biopic.

      1. maxoxam41 profile image79
        maxoxam41posted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Those are movies? Then how would you call "Capital" by Gavras, "Gray state" by Crowley...

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
          Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Never seen any of the films you mentioned, so I can't comment on them.  I did look them up on imdb though as soon as i got home today, and could only find capital.  I'm assuming your talking about this movie right?


  11. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    In Michaels next action packed  adventure documentary  , I understand that he will  have someone  portray   himself as he endeavors to persevere  while he's hiding , cowering in his  own  dark cornered basement  while heavily armed   , red uniformed storm troopers  with cardboard hats  march around his neighborhood   rounding up extremely overweight  movie producers , sending them away to  razor wired  concentration  compounds with golden arches , where  his kind will be force  fed diet  ground turkey burgers , that's  before being force marched to  boot camp style  health clubs where snipers  will shoot  French fries out of potato cannons at him while  he stands naked in the fast food  playground ! 

    Maybe  then he will appreciate  American snipers !

  12. John Holden profile image61
    John Holdenposted 21 months ago


    It seems to me that you are defining a patriot as somebody who approves of snipers and conversely one who doesn't approve of snipers as unpatriotic!

    1. ahorseback profile image54
      ahorsebackposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      John , I actually am in this case !   I truly believe that MM is simply a hypocrite  ,  As is most  of Hollywood  for that matter . I have watched for decades as Hollywood makes millions and millions of dollars  from the exploitation of the very thing they profess to hate  the most , war !    I don't even know a soldier or former soldier that doesn't believe this !

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        I think to confuse hypocrisy with lack of patriotism is not right. Remember patriotism is the last resort of a scoundrel smile

        I've had no indication that Hollywood actually hates war, as you say, they make a lot of money out of it. Some involved in Hollywood may hate war but the impression I get is that by and large, they love it.

        However you define a sniper, he may be the bravest man in the troop and he faces almost certain death if caught by his enemy, he is performing acts of terrorism and acting in a cowardly way. You may argue that he is justified but that changes nothing.

  13. maxoxam41 profile image79
    maxoxam41posted 21 months ago

    Indeed snipers are cowards. They only are killing machines. How can someone that invades a country and kills the autochthones still be a human being? How could director Eastwood glorify animals? What kind of society are we? It is disgusting that his movie American sniper rates number one whereas director Crowley's Grey State will fall into oblivion because our government decided that he should die for opening his mouth...

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      From what I've read about Chris Kyle, he did go temporarily insane from his service in Iraq.  In fact, he actually suffered from PTSD for awhile, when he finished his service in Iraq.  It's not like he enjoyed killing those  people to the point that he was still able to laugh it up with his buddies while drinking a cold beer, and that killing people had no effect on him psychologically.  The truth is it did. 

      Without giving away too much because I really want to reserve my thoughts for my review of it, I will say this much.  The film does talk about Chris Kyle suffering from PTSD around the end, but Eastwood chooses to skip over that because that wasn't "American Snipers" intention.  It's sole intention was mainly to act as Clint Eastwood's way of honoring him and the people who serve in the military.  Nothing wrong with that per say, but it does leave a lot to be desired because it almost feels like you never really understand what he went through after he got back from Iraq.  I mean it briefly brings up how he had PTSD, but it never goes into full detail on how that affected his life outside of one brief two minute scene, and it seems to rush past him getting over it to where it feels sort of rushed around the end. 

      In fact, I agree with most film critics that the movie might've been better had Eastwood fleshed out how Kyle got over his PTSD rather than rushing through it like he did. 

      As far as him being a coward is concerned, I don't think he's a coward.  I do think he was put into a situation he never should've been in to begin with.  It's not his fault that he was deployed there, as it's really the politicians that sent our troops there that we should be questioning.

  14. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    It's funny in a way , I haven't even seen this movie and yet I can say that snipers are  a completely necessary part of war "Al's fair in love and war " ,     Yet what dumbfounds me the most  and yet paints a perfect picture of un- appreciative culture like Moore's , AND THAT  is how naïve  those who will one day need a defensive military around their doorstep , truly are ! 

      So I have determined that cowards are simply cowards , they will always be "anti- war " !  At least they will be UNTILL  they are  engulfed in the midst of a war  . THAT , will be the 'Ah Hah" moment for them.. They will then cry out "Let lose the dogs of war "  . MM , will then  happily even pay out of his own pocket for his own personal  sniper  and a big mack , all his own .!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Well to be fair, a person that's anti violence or anti war isn't necessarily a coward though.  It just means they have a different way of getting things done.  Take Martin Luther King Jr. for example.  He had a non violent approach to campaigning for civil rights. Would you call him a coward?  Or would anyone?  No.  that would be absurd.

      Hell, would you call Jesus a coward?  I think he was anti violence too, so would you call him a coward?  The point is I'm just saying being anti war doesn't make you a coward necessarily, but I wouldn't call any of our soldiers cowards either. 

      To be honest, I wish we did live in a world where the military wasn't necessary, but sadly it's a necessary evil in society.  We need the military to protect ourselves from invaders and those that would threaten our independence; anyone that says we don't need it are just kidding themselves.

      Don't get me wrong, I do agree with you that MM is a bit of a hypocrite at times, and if you honestly research into some of the things he says in his own documentaries, you can find quite a few fallacies if you look hard enough. 

      However, he does make us start asking the right questions though that maybe we should be asking.  Granted, I can see why you don't like him, and why you would want him to be deported, but that won't solve anything.  If anything, you'll just make it worse.  It'll set a bad precedent in the future that the next time someone says something that the government doesn't agree with, then they'll simply ship them off to somewhere else.  And if that happens, then what's the point in the bill of rights?  It'll just be a useless piece of paper by that point.

      Besides, Michael Moore is really just another man like you and I, as he only has as much power and influence that you allow him to be, so why not just ignore him?  You do realize that by merely talking about him your doing exactly what he wants right?  That's the genius of MM.  He doesn't give a damn if you agree with him or not.  He just wants people to talk about the agendas that he wants us to talk about, so by giving him that power to where it upsets you every time he says something controversial, then your giving into what he wants.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image26
        Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        If your againist or anti of something , your part of the problem. Or your just not for something.

        When someone is calling
        you out on something that is doing more harm than good. It dose not make that person a coward or a bully.

        When a group of
        people are doing most of the phyical harm, are they  not more so bullies and

        Everything has gotten so as_backward to the point of where very few people really care.

        1. ahorseback profile image54
          ahorsebackposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Your reasoning  is probably the best definition of   what's wrong with  many of our societies today ,  Your response and  synopsis  is by definition  apathetic !   You  , are right where so many ant- anything-  believers are .     While so many of  you are able to sit back and enjoy , reap and criticize  the very  protectors  of your  idyllic lifestyles as you please and then offer up an opinion that justifies  your apathy !  Hell, why even bother with an opinion , one way or the other  ?   

          Why not just disappear into the  upper layers of  your Camelot  like  lifestyle ?   Why bother with an opinion at all about those who built  your kingdom , who defend it  , who continue to be ever vigilant ? As THAT is why there are even  peacetime armies to begin with !

          1. Castlepaloma profile image26
            Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

            Everyone is entiled to their opinion, and collective worldwide is true
            superpower and
            this other new
            world order aims has been mainly
            about our
            suppressor. Love
            and freedom, I
            and most
            people's aim in
            life. If you want
            peace through
            corporations, prisons/police
            and military in the bussiness of
            death, good luck
            with that.
            My kingdom is
            within first and
            created new
            inventions, new industries and
            new ways of
            thinking given to
            millions of people
            harming nobody.
            Made millions of people happier

            1. Castlepaloma profile image26
              Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

              So what is WRONG with that?

  15. ahorseback profile image54
    ahorsebackposted 21 months ago

    What's wrong with that ? , Nothing I guess ....... . Except that while you live and attempt to recreate your little Camelot commune , you do so in the cradle  of a freedom fully  earned and appreciated by  someone else . The soldiers  of the free world. Nothing personal to you but.......

    It all so reminds me of the dope smoking teachers  in my  high school, the "Problems of Democracy" classes , Condemning our  country and troops in Viet - Nam , all the while molding the minds of sixteen, seventeen  year old kids .As if  simply  being ant- everything a nation doe's is the responsible thing to do !

    To hate the soldier as if he is the reason for  the war itself , is naïve .! To say the least .

    1. Castlepaloma profile image26
      Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      On cell, this is in three parts.

      I rather share with love ones and capitalism than being in bed with corporationalism.

      Corperationism shares a social system with the
      Government who intervenes
      aggressively into economy,
      smaller businesses and
      private citizens.

      Corperationism destorys
      most wildlife and trees, plus
      tries to destorys or stop the
      most important plant on
      earth, the cannibis plant.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image26
        Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Corporationism with
        Governments give us the delustion of freedom. Both give us privileges we have very little rights.
        Both are involed our privilege of licences, exclustive tax breaks, cartelization. All involved
        the initation of physical
        force.subsides come
        from taxes,imports,
        restrict trades. Disallow
        competitors to gain or
        retain market share.

        More to come folks.