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Freedom's Fidelity

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Moore Stereotypes

(Via Andrew Sullivan)

"But speaking here in my capacity as a polished, sophisticated European as well, it seems to me the laugh here is on the polished, sophisticated Europeans. They think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious and ignorant and so on. And they've taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities." - Christopher Hitchens on Michael Moore
Ever the iconoclast Chris Hitchens nails it here. Allow me to generalize, despite their claims of nuanced sophistication, the (Old) Europeans seem to have an incessant need to compartmentalize their thoughts and then, when confronted with a contradiction, they conclude it is the real world that needs changing, rather than their notions. Michael Moore, as described above, lends comfort to this sense of noble rightness so he is embraced by them, he is their mascot.

And they criticize us for our simplism.

Or maybe it's just because Moore is sooo damn sexy!!

One more thing, here's a FATasticly amusing psychological profile of Michael Moore. Check it.


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