I just watched some of the CNN follow-up interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (R-Liar), who was eating a significant amount of crow for his distortion of the facts in Michael’s movie “Sicko”.
Even more important than the question of national health care, which thanks to Moore the giant-headed ones are actually beginning to discuss in the mainstream media, is what Gupta brought up near the end of the segment.
Dripping with faux empathy, Gupta accused Moore of contradicting himself. “If you have no faith in government, then why do you want the government to take control of health care – one of our most precious resources?”
Moore was shocked. “I LOVE the government. We’ve done great things in the past. It’s just that the leadership has been so pathetic lately that I don’t trust THEM with healthcare. I think we can be capable of great things again.”
THIS is the message that liberals need to promote. Government can be a force for good; for scientific advances, for social justice, for economic growth for all levels of society.
Ronald Reagan made popular the Big Lie that government can do nothing, and should do nothing to advance the common good. George W. Bush, his dumber and more radical spiritual son, has so privatized and bloated the government that Reagan’s lies have almost become truth. But it doesn’t have to be so. And thank you, Michael Moore, for being one of the first nationally prominent figures to tell us so in a long, long time.