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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-12 10:27 PM
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13. I think we expect MM to be some hero who will lead an army....
Edited on Thu Apr-19-12 10:39 PM by KoKo
and we expect too much.

I'm a huge fan of him...because he dared to make a movie about 9/11 at a time when most Americans were still in grief and questions about it were only in certain places around the internet. DU being one of the places where there was active that time.

He put himself on the line for controversial films. He would probably have had an "unfortunate accident" if he'd told folks what HE REALLY THOUGHT. So, I give him credit for going as far as he could with his films and his activism. He's gone farther than many others. John Pilger and others have done documentaries but only get shown on You Tube or in really out of the way Indie Theaters in places most Americans can't have access to.

I guess I'm one of the only folks left now on DU who still appreciate what Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore did for us during the Bush years. I seem to see their contributions differently from most Democrats here on DU. I think that they courageously did what they could in a dangerous time when public opinion was not in their favor. They are heroes to me because they tried. But, as we can see....without huge backing from Think Tanks and Big Money you are never going to be able to make the changes you hope to.

They Tried...and did what they could.. I'm grateful for that. Would that we had had so many more who put themselves on the line and had gotten a movement started...but the time was not ripe for that..yet....yet. Things would have to get much worse.

Notice how the Repugs always support "their own," while we Dems have a tendency to "turn on our own" and throw them "Under the Bus" then run over them a couple of times. Perhaps we Dems are too idealistic whereas the Repugs are Pragmatists backed by BIG MONEY AND POWER. We just depend on ethics and idealism to do it all for us. And, I'll add Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and a host of Voting Rights Advocates who worked for years to get Verified Paper Ballots and the courageousVeterans for Peace and others who served who came back and told their truths and who worked to get us out of these wars. So many people, now forgotten, who were HEROES at one time or another on Daily Kos, Buzzflash, Democratic Underground and the Lib Bloggers sites that were around at that time.

Just saying...
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  -"On Saving the 'Soul 'of Occupy"/Activist Dann Schecter Counters AdBuster's Recent Commentary KoKo  Apr-17-12 12:05 PM   #0 
  - Although I sometimes don't like the tone AdBusters takes, for a group that claims  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-17-12 08:00 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for your input, Leo. I was hoping to hear from you.  KoKo   Apr-17-12 08:16 PM   #2 
  - My worry is we can't be inclusive if groups we're most welcoming of are themselves not embracing  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-17-12 08:29 PM   #3 
  - My sig line has said the same thing about R v. D for years now.  No Elephants   Apr-17-12 09:31 PM   #4 
     - I'm not impressed with Michael Moore, frankly. I'm sure he supports single payer though  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-18-12 04:40 AM   #6 
        - Now you've confused me  No Elephants   Apr-18-12 08:06 AM   #7 
        - I'm talking about the casual "fan club" of filmgoers  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-18-12 08:12 PM   #10 
           - Well written, LG. Not only am I no longer confused, but we probably agree.  No Elephants   Apr-18-12 11:21 PM   #11 
        - I think we expect MM to be some hero who will lead an army....  KoKo   Apr-19-12 10:27 PM   #13 
  - I met Schecter once. I was not impressed.  No Elephants   Apr-17-12 10:02 PM   #5 
  - My litmus test for 99% Spring is support for the General Strike on May 1.  Zorra   Apr-18-12 09:23 AM   #8 
     - I agree, Zorra. I thought there would be more news about May 1st.  KoKo   Apr-18-12 09:39 AM   #9 
     - Sorry ...wrong thread...OOPS!  KoKo   Apr-19-12 07:38 PM   #12 
     - +1  No Elephants   Apr-20-12 05:57 AM   #14 

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