March 18, 2003

Stupid White Men

After a recommendation from Affa, I went and got myself a copy of Michael Moore's book Stupid White Men. It's a hilarious look at the current situation in the US now, and how George W. Bush acted criminally to get the position of US President, the position which actually belongs to Al Gore.

Although I am not American, and never have a desire to live there, the decisions of the Criminal-in-chief impact the entire world, so I feel I have a right to understand what is going on.

Despite the book's humour, it gives a great insight to just what is wrong with the United States government. He goes on to examine how W. stole the Presidential title, exactly why his cronies are interested in oil, and what needs to be fixed up to make it worthy of becoming a decent model of a country.

Michael leans heavily to the left in this book, and there are quite a few things I disagree with (but that's the beauty of freedom!). However his overall views are very well thought out and a chunky acknowledgements section at the back explains how he got his facts.

I'm not a very political person myself, and generally find the topic highly uninteresting and tedious, but Michael presents it with great humour. In fact, the book has a dual politics/humour categorisation. This one really was a great read, and highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand just how Bush came into power, why the US is struggling with so many socil problems, or just anyone with a gripe about Bush.

Anyone who is a true "American Patriot" will probably find many of the topics in the book downright offensive, but thats what happens when you are so blind to the truth. Eighty percent of the senior Bush administration has deep personal interests in oil companies (Condoleezza even had a tanker names after her!). Is it no surprise that they have pushed for only policies which benefit these companies?

Posted by Ben at March 18, 2003 10:25 PM
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