I’ve never been a fan of Michael Moore. I thought Bowling for Columbine was mildly interesting, but he’s a polemicist instead of a serious thinker, with all the attendant intellectual dishonesty that comes with that label. But Dinesh D’Souza? Far worse. Infinitely worse. And it’s highly ironic to hear him criticizing Moore as a “conspiracy nut.”
It came as no surprise to me and my team that “2016″ wasn’t nominated last year, despite the fact that it made three times the amount of money at the box office than the 15 nominated films made, combined. I expected it. It is that culture that needs to be reformed. Fortunately there’s a very specific way to do this.
Of course, films aren’t nominated for Oscars for their popularity nor should they be, but for many years there has been a pattern of the Academy ignoring the work of those who don’t toe a liberal line in Hollywood in order to attempt to discredit, discourage and ultimately defund them.
But back to Michael Moore who has become Hollywood’s apologist for the federal government and makes films that are simultaneously entertaining and ridiculous and always cleverly marketed, making him something of the shrewd capitalist type he pretends to hate: Intellectually, the films are a nullity.
He produces a movie claiming that Barack Obama hates America because he inherited an “anti-colonial worldview” from the father he met a grand total of one time (as if there were something wrong with an “anti-colonial worldview” — every decent human being should be anti-colonial) is criticizing someone else’s films as intellectually void. And another irony meter bites the dust.