BREAKING NEWS: Michael Moore gives a GOOD speech

I’m not normally a fan of Michael Moore.  But the segment which Democracy Now! did on his testimony at the California state legislature has a clip of what is truly a fantastic speech delivered with an oratorical style I did not think Michael Moore capable of.

There is no way that I can say this without sounding pretentious as hell, but I have previously felt that Michael Moore’s brand of progressivism — especially when compared to true luminaries such as Noam Chomsky — was a bit like cousin Cletus’s 5-part serenade ‘Ode to a swimmin’ hole’ on his banjo after an afternoon of good moonshine.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

Before this interview, I always thought:  Entertaining?  Yes.  Enlightening?  Not as much.  So, while I may be losing some of my commie street cred by saying this, I do have to say that, regardless of your opinion of Michael Moore, his speech in this Democracy Now! segment is well worth the watch especially considering the neo-liberal forces at work within our own country working to bring us closer to U.S.-style healthcare.

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5 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: Michael Moore gives a GOOD speech”


  1. 1 JP 15 June, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Good post!

    Any chance we will see an update to the polling resource soon? Today is the one month anniversary since the most recent update.

  2. 2 paulitics 15 June, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    JP – there was an update earlier last week. But there’ll be another update soon (probably tomorrow).

  3. 3 JT 17 June, 2007 at 12:59 am

    It’s funny to see the pro-corporate mobs which form and subsequently target Moore (or anyone) who opposes blind & greedy destructive profiteering.

    People before profits. Always.

  4. 4 Tony 27 June, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    What some insight into Michael Moore thinking? Read the entire “Public Health Crunch” blog before you see the movie! (http://phcrunch.wordpress.com/)

    This weeks topic is titled “Are CMEs becoming infomercials?”.

    Past topics included: “Patient dumping” and “Me too drugs”

    Take care.

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