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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:59 PM
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Who Killed Michael Moore?
http://www.counterpunch.org/mickey10092006.html

There's no shortage of outrage on the Left. Plenty of marches and manifestos to go along with the myriad calls to change this and take back that. Toss in the occasional fighting words and the intermittent flirtation with property damage and the Left typically does just enough to get itself effectively demonized by the mainstream...thus making it that much easier for the police to get away with swinging their nightsticks at the next "anti-globalization" protest.

So, here's my question: What would those who identify as leftists do if one of their high profile icons were openly eliminated? For the sake of argument, let's say the U.S. government (or one of its proxies)-with the full support of the corporate media-overtly did away with Michael Moore for his political beliefs and anti-corporate activism.

(Let me clarify something before you send off all those e-mails telling me Moore is a poser, fake, Democrat, opportunist, egomaniac, gatekeeper, whatever. I'm neither endorsing nor condemning Moore here; I'm simply recognizing his current status. In a society as heavily conditioned as ours-a society that defines the "left" to include both Hillary Clinton and Ward Churchill-Michael Moore might as well be Che fuckin' Guevara. In other words, choosing the nation's best-known "rebel" as a target would be nothing less than the government declaring war on dissidents of all stripes.)
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