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Thread #59260   Message #944338
Posted By: GUEST
01-May-03 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Anti-Moore 'Revoke the Oscar' website
Subject: RE: Anti-Moore 'Revoke the Oscar' website
To make any claim that Heston was duped, which I think is bullshit, is what bothers me. Heston and his handlers are, in fact, very calculating and obsessed with "getting their message out". That is why the NRA refused, even after appeals by many political, social, and religious leaders, to postpone or cancel the NRA annual meeting in Denver 10 days after Columbine.

No one seems to be disputing Moore's reporting of Heston and the NRA doing exactly the same thing--making an appearance in Detroit, Moore's hometown, just days after another tragic school shooting, involving two elementary students. Why do we suppose that is? I'll tell you why. That school shooting--of they youngest gun victim in a school shooting in the US--isn't on the national radar. Columbine is. Heston and the NRA know that.

People seem to forget that some of us aren't buying Heston's Alzheimer's act. He is a professional actor after all, people. Reagan put his professional acting skills to the same use that Heston has used his with the NRA.

Moore exposed a side of America that the right wing doesn't want us to see--the underbelly of the political, judicial, and corporate collusion to keep the guns flooding onto Main Street, in the US and around the world. He also exposed a side of certain kinds of Americans, from violent criminals, to the well armed mentally insane, to the largest lobby group in the US, to the weapons manufacturers, to the weapons distributers and sellers. At least K Mart was honest enough to pull their damn ammo off the shelves when one of the kids with the bullets still in them showed up to protest in their wheel chair. Which was the scene I found the most painful to watch in the entire film.

I have absolutely no sympathy for a rich, jaded, cynical, power mongering old man, who has done nothing but sow the seeds of hate, bigotry, and intolerance for the benefit of the right wing extremists who have taken over the US without an official shot being fired from the Beltway, but leaving the streets of the US awash in the blood of hundreds of thousands of it's citizens in the past 30 years.

Frankly, Charlton Heston won't arrive in hell soon enough for me, and I thank Michael Moore for exposing him for the fraud that he is.

Not that I feel really strongly about gun violence or anything! But I live in a major urban area, where a lot of people have died needlessly from this shit, including a lot of children killed in the crossfire. I am sick of it, and I want the guns off the streets. And I don't give a shit if that bothers the Clinton Hammonds of this world.