Update 06/19/2007:Big Mike has clearly changed his tune about the distribution of his movie over the internet, turning into the hypocrite I knew he could be, I’ve taken his film offline.
Sicko, Michael Moore’s new movie about America’s health care system (the one that glorifies the socialized medicine of Cuba) hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but already it’s been leaked to the internet.
Asked what he thought of that, Moore (ever one to play the part of the good socialist) says he doesn’t really mind. He’s fine with his movie being downloaded and shared all over the internet.
“I don’t agree with the copyright laws and I don’t have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people,” said Moore when asked about pirating. “I make these books and movies and TV shows because I want things to change, so the more people that get to see them the better, so I’m happy when that happens. I think information and art, ideas should be shared.”
Moore doesn’t care about copyright laws. Which isn’t surprising, since most socialists don’t care about private property. That’s why the left is always so eager to seize the wealth of citizens through taxes and redistribute it according to their whims. Hillary Clinton has pretty much made wealth redistribution the centerpiece of her campaign for the presidency. Moore’s movie, in fact, may as well be a campaign ad for Hillary and her endless drive for socialized medicine. All examples of how these liberals don’t respect the private property of the citizenry or the principles of personal responsibility.
But I digress.
Since Moore says he doesn’t mind his movie being shared on the internet (something I really doubt is his true feeling on the subject), and since I’m a firm believer in the idea that one of the best ways to beat a stupid idea is to give the people pushing that idea as much room as necessary to beat themselves, here’s Moore’s entire movie posted for your enjoyment. Amusement. Consternation. Whatever.
You’ll find it in the extended entry of this post. Click the link at the bottom to see it.
Now I fully expect that I’ll probably get a letter or an email at some point from Moore’s people asking me to take this down. Which I will, because unlike Moore and most liberals I actually do respect things like copyright laws and property rights. But until they ask, I’m going to take Moore at his word. And if I am asked to take it down, I will be calling Moore a total hypocrite.