Michael Moore is One Disturbed White Male

M. Catharine Evans
In a Facebook post Michael Moore wrote that he has nothing to say about the recent murders in Isla Vista, California. Then, in true leftist fashion, he proceeds to bash America, capitalism, and angry white males.

With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night's tragic mass shooting at UCSB in Isla Vista, CA -- I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life.

Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago: We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter BILLION guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps.

We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) "interests."

The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol.

While other countries have more violent pasts (Germany, Japan), more guns per capita in their homes (Canada [mostly hunting guns]), and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do -- and yet we don't seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: "Why us? What is it about US?"

Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males.

When the NRA SAYS, “Guns don’t kill people—people kill people,” they’ve got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: “Guns don’t kill people—Americans kill people.” Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will happen again very soon.

Moore is one disturbed white male. The same guy whose pals say we should not judge Islam by the actions of a few of its terrorist bombers blames all American gun-owners for one deranged  half-white murderer.

Moore also fails to mention that black males are mostly responsible for the 565 shootings and 95 deaths that occurred in Chicago between January and April of 2014 or that Chicago has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. 

Moore then makes the outrageous claim that no other country “comes close to killing many of  its own citizens” than the U.S. He should know better. Moore was an admirer of Venezuela’s late Marxist President, Hugo Chavez. In 2009 he posed with Chavez at the Venice Film Fest. So why wasn’t the documentarian familiar with these statistics?

From Reuters:

A perpetually edgy city full of guns, Caracas' murder rate is more than 100 per 100,000 residents, according to OVA. The government does not publish an official figure.

By comparison, the United States' current rate is about 4.7 deaths per 100,000.

…a decades-old problem in Venezuela, armed robberies, kidnappings and murders climbed during the 1999-2013 rule of President Hugo Chavez, despite his anti-poverty programs.

Chavez’s socialist credo trumped Moore’s anti-gun fanaticism. How sick is that? Shouldn’t we be fearful of liberals like Moore?

In a Facebook post Michael Moore wrote that he has nothing to say about the recent murders in Isla Vista, California. Then, in true leftist fashion, he proceeds to bash America, capitalism, and angry white males.

With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night's tragic mass shooting at UCSB in Isla Vista, CA -- I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life.

Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago: We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter BILLION guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps.

We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) "interests."

The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol.

While other countries have more violent pasts (Germany, Japan), more guns per capita in their homes (Canada [mostly hunting guns]), and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do -- and yet we don't seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: "Why us? What is it about US?"

Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males.

When the NRA SAYS, “Guns don’t kill people—people kill people,” they’ve got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: “Guns don’t kill people—Americans kill people.” Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will happen again very soon.

Moore is one disturbed white male. The same guy whose pals say we should not judge Islam by the actions of a few of its terrorist bombers blames all American gun-owners for one deranged  half-white murderer.

Moore also fails to mention that black males are mostly responsible for the 565 shootings and 95 deaths that occurred in Chicago between January and April of 2014 or that Chicago has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. 

Moore then makes the outrageous claim that no other country “comes close to killing many of  its own citizens” than the U.S. He should know better. Moore was an admirer of Venezuela’s late Marxist President, Hugo Chavez. In 2009 he posed with Chavez at the Venice Film Fest. So why wasn’t the documentarian familiar with these statistics?

From Reuters:

A perpetually edgy city full of guns, Caracas' murder rate is more than 100 per 100,000 residents, according to OVA. The government does not publish an official figure.

By comparison, the United States' current rate is about 4.7 deaths per 100,000.

…a decades-old problem in Venezuela, armed robberies, kidnappings and murders climbed during the 1999-2013 rule of President Hugo Chavez, despite his anti-poverty programs.

Chavez’s socialist credo trumped Moore’s anti-gun fanaticism. How sick is that? Shouldn’t we be fearful of liberals like Moore?