Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Michael Moore: the paranoid style in American politics

Over at the Michael Moore website, the paranoia gets increasingly deep. Moore is convinced that W stole Ohio. He pleads for some US Senator to stand up and join Congressman John Conyers of Michigan in a challenge. In other words: the case for fraud has so little merit that even Senator Kerry won't take a stand for it. Perhaps JFK has been bought off by Halliburton?

UPDATE: According to the Corner at NRO, JFK sent out a letter today: "Tomorrow, members of Congress will meet to certify the results of the 2004 presidential election. I will not be taking part in a formal protest of the Ohio Electors." (Italics added) Is this proof positive that JFK has joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, 05 January, 2005, Blogger Grumsalot said...

Yes, Michael Moore is paranoid. However, this does not mean that he never cites the facts. But this is stupid. There's no point in worrying about something that is impossible to proove.

 
At Thursday, 06 January, 2005, Blogger GrenfellHunt said...

On my list of all time great books is Bryan Magee's introduction to Karl Popper: short, concise, and brilliant. Popper holds that what distinguishes scientific knowledge is not that it is verifiable (for him scientific theories can never ultimately be verified), but that it is falsifiable. The problem with most conspiracy theories is there's no way to falsify them: if you cite any contrary evidence, that in itself is proof of the conspiracy. (cf. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories!) One of my key problems w/Moore not that he never cites facts, but that he regularly trafficks in the wildest kind of conspiracy theories that can't survive critical scrutiny.

 

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