Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Michael Moore: Aside from Being a World Class Asshole -- He's Just Plain Wrong
What is most interesting about Michael Moore is that no figure articulates the true agenda of the left in clearer more certain terms -- what their core beliefs are, their priorities, and their philosophical assumptions. He does so in such an obvious nuanced-free manner, he makes what everyone from Barack Obama to labor bosses to the Hollywood crowd to the big voices of media outlets like the New York Times and MSNBC all believe very clear so all can see, this is what they're all about. He does so in a most straight forward, pull-no-punches manner -- it's good to listen and take note.
The most important underlying assumption to all their ideology is the basic Marxist assumption that all political activity and economics are a matter of class struggle -- the exploiters against the exploited. In our society, the filthy rich (meaning any one above the subsistence level who does not have a union job) are oppressing "working people" (translation -- people who work for labor unions or receive public assistance (wait they work?).
The great lie behind the Wisconsin labor insurrection is that there is plenty of money to go around -- that Governor Scott Walker is just looking out for his corporate friends by giving them tax breaks. Oh, in a state that is facing severe financial strife largely due to the loss of manufacturing jobs (as in overpriced union jobs where union wages and beneftis made it no longer profitable to maintain the plant) providing companies tax incentives to locate in Wisconsin helping to improve the employed work force then in turn paying more taxes hence a more solvent system that could benefit public employees is hardly looking out for "friends" unless Governor Walker's friends are the entire state of Wisconsin including the AWOL senators and union slugs who would benefit from a healthier state economy.
This is logical and can be verified with provable statistics. So how far away from reality is the fat turd from Flint Michigan? His assertion is essentially all wealth that isn't were he thinks is where it belongs has been stolen, here are his own words from a recent interview:
"They're sitting on the money, they're using it for their own -- they're putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We've allowed them to take that. That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours. We all have this -- we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it,"
This is class war propaganda and nothing else. Produce something of value or demonstrate a talent that creates value for others, you earn accordingly. The more a person's job is reduced to a clearly defined job description interchangeable with somebody else's the less value that person produces and wages and benefits should reflect accordingly. Part of what has destroyed public education is how much more the art of educating children has been converted into an assembly line process governed by union advocated rules. It's little wonder then, that unions would fight pay-for-performance with all their might knowing that the whole interchangeability of teaching assignments cannot be justified and a system based on rewards by seniority would not stand.
Unions favor well-established closed shop corporations who can afford union wages. Of course eventually these businesses reach their lethal point where they either go out of business or flee to new environments where union privileges don't reign supreme. When the wealth is divied out by labor contracts, what retains wealth to generate new products and businesses? Oh, do they think government labs and university grants can accomplish all that? Hardly, Western Electric, the great AT&T (the old phone monopoly) only made one kind of phone. There was only one kind of phone service, but union workers working for AT&T made GOOD money. The government broke up the monopoly. Phone company employees were rewarded more on the basis of productivity, and competition between phone companies produced all kinds of new technology we use every day.
Here's a sermon on how to play to lose. Right from the fat arse's
(Source: Real Clear Politics)
Wrong is wrong and Moore is less.