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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 03:21 PM

113. In general, I don't like to make an argument that the only reason people do anything...

...is for money. When confronted with such an argument when it's addressed at me - because of my views on energy - I note that anyone who assumes that is probably doing so because they lack a moral basis sufficient to recognize that some people are motivated to do things because they are the right things to do.

Of course, though one can take one's self assumed holiness too far, and sometimes we get corrupted by it.

There is nothing in Moore's background to suggest that he has either the education or experience to do anything but criticize other people for having failings that he defines from a position of being unassailable. In other words, he is a parasite on failure.

Perhaps at some point he held serious opinions and was seriously concerned about the world, albeit in a wholly inflated way.

However, he makes a lot of money off his holiness, doesn't he? I mean, would he have sold a lot of tickets that smug obscenely disrespectful humor directed at the death of schoolchildren (Bowling for Columbine) in a Gore Presidency?

Would he have made a dime off of Fahrenheit 9/11 if Al Gore rather than George W. Bush had been seated in the White House, an outcome which he actively worked to prevent? Would there have been a World Trade Center disaster on which he could hold forth?

He is an emotional and intellectual parasite of a low order, nothing more than a saboteur. I don't consider him a "leftist" at all, and his hatred of the left derives simply from his love of himself. I have zero respect for him. He's not serious; like Trump, he's nothing more than a pernicious clown.

He is unqualified to judge anyone because he has never built a worthwhile thing in his life and has no practical vision of how to make a better world.

At best, he's Rush Limbaugh of an ersatz "left," unprincipled and self absorbed.



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