Sunday, April 03, 2011

Bill Whittle vs Michael Moore

You don't have to be a right-wing commentator like Bill Whittle to think Michael Moore is a crowd-manipulating phony. But I think Mr Whittle may have proved more - and less - than he intended.

It's clear from what he tells us that seizing the entire income and assets of "the rich" would cover the USA's expenses for only a year. Of itself, this does not exonerate those who benefitted hugely from skewing the economy. What he has shown is that the damage done to Humpty Dumpty is greater than all the king's horses and all the king's men can easily undo.

Eating the rich is revolutionary talk à la française and like Robespierre, Michael Moore might find he'd started a revolution that ate its own children. Reasserting the rule of law is another matter, and it would be part of the corrective process of justice to fine, jail or defenestrate from public office those who had the mens rea in this morass of criminal incompetence and wickedness. This is something for which Karl Denninger himself has often called. Right does not belong to the right, any more than to the left.

What a shame that Mr Whittle has forbidden all responses to his video. I suppose he would consider what I say to be merely part of his "predicted sewer backwash on the intertubes".


Paddington said...

I'm not sure that I agree with your assessment of Moore. In the many interviews that I've seen with him, and his movies and tv series, I think that he's more like the ultra-rich 'socialists' who were in Britain, starting in the 1920's. They seem to believe that everyone can achieve their level of wealth, if things were 'fair'.

James Higham said...

Right does not belong to the right, any more than to the left.

It's just called for by the right more often.