Tags: abortion, Bill Maher, Collectivism, Communism, Death, HBO, individualism, Life, NewsReal Blog, pro-choice, pro-life, Real Time
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog
In a period when we face a fiscal emergency and the threat of Islamist death worshipers, social issues have taken a sideline in our political discourse. To an extent, that makes sense. Our ability to deal with social issues depends first and foremost on our continued existence. Whether homosexuals can obtain a marriage license is a lesser concern than whether we can feed ourselves or keep our throats from being slit.
Even so, social issues remain a prism through which we can discern the priorities of those who would lead us. On Friday, Bill Maher offered a troubling glimpse through that prism on HBO’s Real Time.
New Rule: If you can force a woman to look at a sonogram to see what will happen if she has an abortion, you also have to let her see a crying baby, a bratty five-year-old, and a surly teenager to see what will happen if she doesn’t. And you have to tell her it costs $204,000 to raise it until it turns 18 in 2028, where it will be a slave to the Chinese in a radioactive world with no animals, fish, or plants.
Tags: censorship, Communism, communist, Cuba, Hollywood, Michael Moore, NewsReal Blog, SiCKO, The Concession Stand, Universal Health Care, Wikileaks
by Walter Hudson, contributed to NewsReal Blog
In 2002’s Red Dragon, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs, FBI agent Will Graham lures a killer called “The Tooth Fairy” out from hiding by leaking an offensive profile to a tabloid reporter. Enraged by his public characterization as impotent and pathetic, “The Tooth Fairy” targets the reporter as his next victim.
A similar snare has lured the odious Michael Moore out from whichever rock he resides under between deceitful “documentaries.” Over the weekend, a story broke regarding his 2007 film SiCKO. A WikiLeaks revelation indicated the film had been banned in Cuba. Several blogs and mainstream media sources ran with the story. Enraged by his public characterization as impotent and pathetic, Moore stood to correct the record. In so doing, he added credence to his well-established role as communist propagandist.
‘Sicko’ had just been playing in Cuban theaters. Then the entire nation of Cuba was shown the film on national television on April 25, 2008! The Cubans embraced the film so much so it became one of those rare American movies that received a theatrical distribution in Cuba. I personally ensured that a 35mm print got to the Film Institute in Havana. Screenings of ‘Sicko’ were set up in towns all across the country.
Pay attention, because this may be the only time I ever write this. Michael Moore is right.