The propaganda drove this man as mad as Michael Moore
Unless that man IS Michael Moore?
If you have the stomach for it, check out Moore’s recent open letter to the truckers, eloquently headed, “Get off my fucking bridge!”
Then watch this:
So that’s not Moore, right? The guy looks more like Brendan Fraser; but there’s an unmistakable resemblance anyway.
For a slightly calmer version of the same psychotic “argument” (if you have the stomach for it, too), see “Convoy Protest Isn’t a Struggle Over Freedom, It’s an Attempt to Kill Democracy,” a recent screed on Truthout by Henry A. Giroux: https://truthout.org/articles/convoy-movement-isnt-a-struggle-over-freedom-its-an-attempt-to-kill-democracy/
As you’ll see from that wee sketch of the professor’s face, Giroux also looks nothing like that raving “counter-protestor” who stole a young girl’s flag and then trampled her dad’s gloves in the muddy gutter; but there’s an unmistakable resemblance there as well. (With that lush head of hair, he actually looks just a little like Trudeau.)
What, exactly, is Giroux’s excuse for that wild slander of the truckers? Unlike Moore, who lives in Upper Michigan (in a $5.2-million lakefront mansion with 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms), Giroux is actually in Canada, holding a prestigious post at McMaster University in Ontario; and, as his bio tells us, he knows all about “fascism” and “resistance,” having written books about them:
Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books include: American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (City Lights, 2018); The Terror of the Unforeseen (Los Angeles Review of books, 2019), On Critical Pedagogy, 2nd edition (Bloomsbury, 2020); Race, Politics, and Pandemic Pedagogy: Education in a Time of Crisis (Bloomsbury 2021); and Pedagogy of Resistance: Against Manufactured Ignorance (Bloomsbury 2022). Giroux is also a member of Truthout’s Board of Directors.
If there weren’t way more important things to do, now that we’re all “facing the challenge of fascism,” I’d find myself a copy of Giroux’s Pedagogy of Resistance: Against Manufactured Ignorance, published just this year, and see if I can figure out how this professor manages to hold forth urgently—and, no doubt, learnedly—on “manufactured ignorance” while being himself an excellent example of it.
What Michael Moore (with whom I once was friends) and Henry A. Giroux, and that unhinged “counter-protestor,” all make unfortunately clear is that “the left” bears no resemblance whatsoever to what it once was, for those of us in Moore’s and Giroux’s generation—on the contrary: Moore and Giroux are what they might once have trashed as “fascist pigs,” mobilized, and mobilizing others on “the left,” against the working class, in furious support of the elite’s ongoing drive to cull the human race, and turn its remnant into slaves. It is especially contemptible that they sound off as “anti-fascists,” claiming to defend “democracy,” even as they champion this final global effort to destroy it.
Thank you, Mark, for having the stomach to scope out the ravings of these traitors to the cause of human rights. I can hardly bear to hear about them. May the truth come out soon, and may all of us -- especially the truckers and others protesting in Canada -- stay strong until it does.
Have you seen Naomi Klein's disgusting tweet, Mark?