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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Fish. Barrel. Sigh.  

From the AP wire, Ronstadt Will Continue Praising Moore:
"I want people to ... learn something about the issues and go and vote. ... I'm not telling them how to vote. I'm saying, get information about the issues."
Anyone who thinks Fahrenheit 9/11 is a source of information about issues simply doesn't understand the concept.

Update: Or maybe it's another concept they prefer not to understand. Peter Burnet at Brothers Judd:
One of the hallmarks of modern barbarism is the increasing tendency to see the moral and political issues that confront us as all terribly complex. This is not just a product of a formal belief in moral relativism. Many today evince a profound psychological need to wallow in complexities and subtleties that they know full well are beyond them and seem threatened, rather then reassured, by the notion that things are simpler than they may appear and are well within their grasp.

... [A]t a dinner party the other night, the hostess was gushing about Fahrenheit 911 and how she didn’t know what to do with “all that information”. She freely admitted much of it was undoubtedly wrong or distorted. It troubled her not at all that she didn’t know what was true and what wasn’t and she showed no interest in trying to find out. What was clearly attracting her like a magnet were the infinite complexities of the story and she was mightily offended that the President didn’t see them. Otherwise, she had no opinion and didn’t see the need for one.

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