October 05, 2004

if michael moore is used as supporting evidence for anything in my american history class ever again i am going to do a lot more than cough and walk out of the room.

i have a lot of respect for the guy as a person who is passionate about his vision for our country and as one of the greatest film-makers of our time. right up there with leni riefensthal. but i'm pretty sure that taking every thought captive for Christ and extending His rule over all areas of life is incompatible with claiming that bowling for columbine proves that white americans are paranoid.

it's pretty rich for a canadian to call americans elitist. i love canada a lot but populist is not one of its defining attributes.

[this blog may be deleted when i cool down. i don't get angry very often and i usually regret what i've said or written later]

Posted by Tim at October 5, 2004 01:20 PM | TrackBack

I thought you left angrily, but I wasn't sure. I missed most of his comment about Michael Moore due to furiously writing notes, but now that I read it, it makes me upset too. I worked with a guy this summer who said the same thing about Americans and I almost hurled interlock brick at him.

Posted by: Jake at October 6, 2004 09:25 AM

This post requires some explanation. What happened and where? Who did what to whom? Who said what about whom?

Posted by: David T. Koyzis at October 6, 2004 10:13 AM

Yes, I'm very curious now Timmy - what happened?

Posted by: Hiran at October 7, 2004 12:31 AM

Um... the prof used Bowling for Columbine to support the notion that fear of the masses is a major theme or whatever in American political thought. That's not quite it actually but I can't remember exactly what it was.

It wasn't really a huge deal but I was just annoyed by the fact that Michael Moore was cited as an objective witness in a college-level history class. Plus I was quite tired, that probably didn't help.

But I talked to the prof (or rather, he talked to me after class) today and we got it cleared up. He's a good guy, really.

Both sides of the political divide are pissing me off this year. The Democrats because they're arrogant and anti-Christian and manipulative propagandists and the Republicans because they're self-righteous and unwilling to admit they aren't perfect.

I wish there were an Anti-Revolutionary Party to vote for! But no, Bush gets my vote. I voted US Taxpayers (the rightish, Christianish party) in a lot of the smaller elections though.

Posted by: Timmy at October 7, 2004 05:51 PM

Tim, buddy, you hang in there, man. Don't let the northern pinkos get to you. Remember, these are the people who wanted to remain under British tyranny, when our fathers died for freedom. So what else can you expect?

Posted by: Baus at October 7, 2004 08:00 PM

Oh, Gregory's at it again. If he keeps it up, we'll just have to grant him honorary membership in our TNPP, the True Northern Pinko Party. :-) Wait until he sees the special bow tie that comes with it! :-)

Posted by: David T. Koyzis at October 7, 2004 09:31 PM

(One of many)

Is it just the politics, or is it the way
they're treated in their relevancy?


Posted by: Steve Mah at October 8, 2004 04:38 PM
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