ìAll Hail Moore: Around the world in 80 insults,î by David Brooks, New York Times , 27 June, p. A27.
[webmaster's note: Movie Review: Fahrenheit 9/11 by Thomas P.M. Barnett]
Brooks really tears into Michael Moore in this column, primarily by quoting the stuff he routinely peddles abroad in Europe:
ì[Americans] are possibly the dumbest people on the plant . . . in thrall to conniving, thieving smug [pieces of human anatomy].îStaring into that fat bastardís wide-open mouth is like looking into the abyss of the most backassward, dumbed-down thinking about economics, globalization, and Americaís role in the world. He truly does epitomize the fat, ignorant, ugly American abroad far more than he could ever realize. And he gives the people what they want.
ìWe Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We donít know about anything thatís happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing.î
ìThatís why weíre smiling all the time. You can see us coming down the street. You know, ëHey! Hi! Howís it going?í Weíve got that big [expletive] grin on our face all the time because our brains arenít loaded down.î
ìYouíre stuck with being connected to this country of mine, which is known for bringing sadness and misery to places around the globe.î
ìShould such an ignorant people lead the world?î
ìDonít go the American way when it comes to economics, jobs and services for the poor and immigrants. It is the wrong way.î
ìThe motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.î
ìThe Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ëinsurgentsí or ëterroristsí or ëThe Enemy.í They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will growóand they will win.î