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MORAL ARMOR'S Counterfeit 911: Refuting Michael Moore

Written by Ronald E. Springer

Michael Moore assertsrepparttar following in his political film Fahrenheit 9/11:

Con #1. Bush favorsrepparttar 146503 Bin Laden family over American interests. Regardingrepparttar 146504 Bin Laden family leavingrepparttar 146505 country, we as Americans don't punish people for crimes they didn't commit. Releasing them wasrepparttar 146506 civil answer. Imagine if your cousin blew up a building, would you want to go to jail for it? And what do you thinkrepparttar 146507 terrorists would have done to our families? Getting them out ofrepparttar 146508 country stemmed a potential lynching, which would have made America look as bad as our enemies. It wasrepparttar 146509 right thing to do.

Con #2. Halliburton and other war corporations are self-serving enemies of America, conspiring withrepparttar 146510 President for profit and privileges. These are public companies he is attacking. They are owned by millions of stockholders. America owns them. Moore criticized executive appointments in Iraq and Afghanistan by "exposing" their prior relationships torepparttar 146511 President, implying conspiracy. There is no immorality due to those appointed being associates ofrepparttar 146512 President, any more than showing preference in choosing his cabinet. Experienced leaders choose people they like--they don't have to field resumes.

Con #3. Our poor are preyed upon by U. S. military recruiters. Thatrepparttar 146513 poor andrepparttar 146514 middle classes dorepparttar 146515 majority ofrepparttar 146516 fighting is not a conspiracy ofrepparttar 146517 Bush presidency, but a historical fact of all armies in all nations. Upper class parents hand down a disciplined living structure to their children, whilerepparttar 146518 middle and lower class parents provide limited to no living structure, which is reflected in their economic status. Their children need and should seekrepparttar 146519 kind of discipline thatrepparttar 146520 military provides, and if they're smart, they carry that rational order into their private lives. Upper class youth already have a plan at that stage, lead self-directed lives much earlier, and therefore avoidrepparttar 146521 risk of being called into action. Moore's footage defeated his own argument in thatrepparttar 146522 kids atrepparttar 146523 upscale malls were approached directly and weren't interested; their "influential" parents obviously weren't intervening. (It's a voluntary army, Michael).

Con #4. A negative soldier's viewpoint revealsrepparttar 146524 immorality ofrepparttar 146525 war. A wounded soldier has good cause to question why he was there inrepparttar 146526 first place and to believe that war is devastatingly senseless, which is true forrepparttar 146527 aggressor. But American civilization cannot toleraterepparttar 146528 random acts of violence, which are commonplace in Islamic Fundamentalist regions, to happen here. If necessary, we have to rout them out atrepparttar 146529 source. Twenty year-olds won't haverepparttar 146530 experience to judgerepparttar 146531 policy of a nation, but should be able to comprehend right and wrong at a more basic level. We must honor those who fight for us; we must shelter our fallen, but givenrepparttar 146532 blatant horrors ofrepparttar 146533 enemy versus American life, he should know he's onrepparttar 146534 right side.

Con #5. The Iraq Dictatorship had nothing to do withrepparttar 146535 war on terrorism. If they're not terrorists, boy do they act like them. Car bombs, abductions, beheadings, anarchy and dictatorship preferred to democracy, suicide missions which murder their own people and offer no peaceful alternative; no, there's no likeness there(!). (If you question our military strategy andrepparttar 146536 countries we've chosen, look at a map). Look atrepparttar 146537 nature of our enemy. Most Americans are civil and constructive--including our troops, whilerepparttar 146538 average insurgent is aggressive and foolish as an individual. If you pulled any insurgent aside for an interview you'd see he is a poorly educated, fear-driven control-freak charged with incoherent dogmatic conclusions he never would have come to on his own. They're all psychologically trapped inrepparttar 146539 "submission/domination axis" (as Moral Armor calls it), which amounts to little more than roving criminality, veiled as an endless fight for Allah--which is only a substitution for their tantrum against ever being questioned. Their delusional dedication to an all-powerful force againstrepparttar 146540 outsiders who threaten Him ignores a crucial contradiction: If God is all-powerful then He is in no danger, and doesn't need their help.

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