Michael Moore - Genius
Yet, he has one fatal flaw....like a true left winger, he's a great critic. He'll tell you in great detail everything that's wrong with the U.S., capitalism, your mother, Moses, etc...Hell, even the grandaddy of left critique (Marx's Communist Manifesto) is right on the money sometimes. However, just like Communist governments, he's long on complaints, short on solutions, bloated, and ugly.
Solutions require creativity and leadership. Surprisingly enough, Michael Moore is terribly uncreative. Don't believe me? Rent Canadian Bacon sometime. This is Michael Moore's ATTEMPT to create a work of fictional comedy as opposed to his normal character assassination pieces he's so good at. I rented this when I was a leftist student back in college. I turned it off halfway through because is was simply not funny - worse, I almost fell asleep. Even worse - I felt sorry for him it was so bad.
It gets a paltry 5 out of 10 stars on the IMDB even. Keep in mind that mostly FANS of his rented it too - not exactly your Fox News Channel audience...har dee har har. Seriously folks, this movie is so bad that people were walking out of it on airplanes.
Canadian Bacon proves my point simply and clearly: It's much easier to sit back, criticize, mock, condemn, lament, document failure, skewer, etc....than to take responsibility for a plan of action.
Michael Moore and his "film" vividly illustrate the Left's fixation with criticism and concern without action and answers. Yet, "concern" doesn't cut it. "Concern" about Iraq cost at least 300,000 Shia and Kurds their lives. Liberating them with guns, ammo and troops actually solves the problem.
Perfectly? Of course not. The American Revolution was much more of a disaster...yet, if Michael Moore had been around then, we might still live under the King.
Again, once you've had to create solutions to problems then carry them out, you're far less likely to ankle bite those who are actively solving problems. In Michael Moore's case, he best stick to his true gift - critiquing others and CARING about things.
So sit back and enjoy the caring....pass the popcorn - this guy is hilarious!