Black Bloc and Michael Moore
I'm so tired of these macho, neurotic punks with their ski masks and spray paint. Sure I'm sorry they were raised by freaks and have some pathetic job bussing tables at a pizza joint but hey, couldn't they just join a bowling league to find acceptance? Why smash up big demonstrations with their black booted window kicking? "Anarchist" dude, if you want to be a "street fighting man" ( and it is a man thing), just go out after your shift and smash some bank windows or paint some big A's inside a red circle. Organize your own effort. Why show up to parties where you are never invited? It's just so lame and imposes your incoherent agenda on everyone. And guess what, your spiked hair is not smashing the state, it is selling cheeseburgers. Get over yourselves.
Whew! Glad I got that out of my system. So, Stephan Colbert just asked Michael Moore if he believed in the free market and Mr. Love Story said "...uh..what free market?" In other words, he desires a free market; like Rand Paul or von Mises or Ayn Rand, he just thinks the Market is distorted . Clearing those distortions is his solution to Detroit and the nations problems. Maybe he is right. We should have that debate.I just wish he could be out front about it and say what the hell his political philosophy IS.
And my how he went on about the unions. He who stood on the capitol steps in Madison and got a half hour face time on Democracy Now pleading for "real transformation". He still praises the AFL-CIO which squashed whatever transformational energy might have existed after the massive rallies. Next he will be telling us to vote for the latest incarnation of Hopey Change in 2012. He is as cowardly as the Black Blocers who wait for massive demos to do their absurd property damage. Really sticking it to the man!
On a final note, we saw an interesting German film called The Edukators. Check it out. It totally reminded me of Marx's warning in the 3rd thesis on Feuerbach: "It is essential to educate the educator himself."