Tuesday, January 11, 2005

He had to go and bring it up again.

When he's not protecting the facist state of Fagistan from being overrun by infidels, Josh writes for a political blog called BlueOregon. Today's column tackles the little-written-about subject of Michael Moore v. Mel Gibson. But there's a twist: Josh slams Moore and "defends" Gibson...all on a lefty blog. Huzzah!

Money quote:
[The Passion] won't convert many secularists, may be offensive on many levels, but at least it is an act of pure artistic bravery in the way that Michael Moore, coddled by his studio, is incapable of. The Passion of the Christ isn't a great movie; It's antisemitic, heavyhanded without subversion, technically solid but not masterful.  But it is, at least, an interesting artifact of the ongoing theological debate about the meaning of Christ's life, death and resurrection.  As such, it will be of great value for many years, whereas Moore's movies, rooted completely in their moment, have no chance to be of any but purely historical interest.

Any time a member of the left exposes Michael Moore for what he is, I'm happy. And any time someone calls out The Passion as antisemitic I'm thrilled. (I'll never understand why more people didn't call it out and why most Jewish organizations remained silent or worse, said it was fine.)


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

I would like to point out that my original title was not 'Michael Moore vs. Mel Gibson' but 'The Proof Is In The Douchebag.' The editor of that blog changed it, on the basis that "MM v. MG" would attract more googlers. He's right, but I still like my headline better.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Agreed. The original title is a goodie but not so hot at drawing in unsuspecting grandmothers.


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