It’s difficult to imagine anyone less capable of contributing to the gun control debate than Michael Moore. He is a deliberately polarizing figure. He is the perfect annoying liberal stereotype for the right to use. Who else can elicit such a visceral dislike from friend and enemy alike?
Well, he’s decided to inject himself anyway. Lets turn to The Huffington Post to see what unnecessarily partisan remarks he’s made today:
“We are a violent people,” said Moore. “We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty, we sanction it. Not talking about the insane people now. We’re talking about out government which is of, by and for the people – says it’s OK to kill people. So why is it a surprise when the unhinged, who live in the same society, go `I feel like killing some people today?’ I think we need to take a look at ourselves.”
What in the world does Iraq have to do with this? Nothing. He just can’t help himself. What does the death penalty have to do with gun control? Also nothing. That’s why Michael Moore actually hurts the causes he tries to support. Take the case of Bowling For Columbine:
“I never thought I would have to, a decade later, stand here and say that that film of mine did no good. That to me is personally heartbreaking,” Moore said Tuesday night while on the red carpet at National Board of Review Awards.
Did he really expect his extreme partisan style to contribute to a complicated issue like gun control? He is the Fox News of the left, and he’s not helping.