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Michael Moore: Why I Became Anti-War


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- 2847 days ago - alternet.org
An excerpt from Moore's book "Here Comes Trouble" helps reveal why Moore is opposed to war.



   

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Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 10:01 pm
I'm against war because I don't want other families to go through what our family went through.
 

Susanne R (236)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:07 am
What a beautiful and touching story! I hope Mrs. Beacham is around to read it and that her husband, who had been missing in action and presumed dead, beat the odds and returned to her. Michael Moore is not a trouble-maker. He's a man with a conscience and compassion. His talent allows him to draw attention to the injustices in this world and I, for one, am glad he's willing to do it!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:14 am
Thanks Cal
 

Cheree M (46)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:15 am
Noted, TY
 

Ida J (39)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:29 am
thanks
 

. (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 7:06 am
noted with thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 8:49 am
War hurts!
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday September 9, 2011, 9:40 am
Only very foolish people can be pro-war.
 

lee e (114)
Friday September 9, 2011, 11:29 am
it's too bad that we have such a "bravado" response to everything! After 9/11 I knew we'd be in war - but hoped we'd take time to reflect on our own responsiblilty for such a dreadful act to be perpetrated on our homeland! We had it coming - and the terrorists achieved their purpose - they affectively destroyed our economy and brought us down! I've been against war since this country has been waging them from Vietnam on! We haven't had a reasonable reason to fight since WWII - now we are the enemy - we are the imperialists, we are the fascists - and human life, be it in our country or others is devalued by American policy!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 11:34 am
"If we don't end war, war will end us." -- H. G. Wells
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 11:37 am
Sideshow Barry, our president, and the freak show that is the Congress do not intend on doing anything to actually end any of the wars in which we are covertly or openly operating. Oh, he'll draw down troop numbers in time to completely seal the deal on re-election (which is already a sure thing given that the Republicans have drunk too much of the "kool-aid" to find a sane candidate now), but some time after his second inauguration, don't be surprised when troops are redeployed back to where they had been withdrawn. This nation talks a lot about peace, but does everything it can to profit from war.
 

Dotti L (85)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:44 pm
Thank you, Cal, for bringing this story. I read every word of it. Have always liked Michael Moore - his movies and books.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:28 pm
great read thanks cal!
 

Tim C (2420)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:32 pm
thanks
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:48 pm
" War is not the answer for only love can conquer hate" We have been singing the answer for decades now.
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:54 pm
War is not healthy for humans...

Support Mr. Moore on his anti-war crusade. He is a man that was ahead of his time during the initial crisis
of 9/11 and against pathetic lying bushy puke...

This "War" has doubled its costs since 2001. And is the main reason why the military budget should be
reduced by 50% NOW!

US of A is now the enemy... and that is sad...

TY, Cal.
.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:05 pm
I too read the story, it brought back memories of watching the neighborhood boys playing war games. I recall the teasing between the boys and girls and felt badly for the girl he was asked to take on the date. We had a girl like that in our class, poor child, and I'm sure there was something behind the story but I never knew, why she was so dirty, smelled, and dressed so poorly.

I recall the graphic display of war on the television and a young man from our church gave me a high school ring and said for me to hang onto it. We were not boyfriend nor girlfriend, just friends, but I gratefully took the ring and assured him at his going away party given by his family that he'd be back for the ring. I still have it, I think you know why. I tried to return the ring to the family, but they said, keep it and remember our son in the way of a good friend he thought of you as.

And as a friend I have looked at that ring over the years and have done all I could from that point on to stand up against these senseless wars that bring nothing but pain, destruction and heartache for too many. Yet the ones who cause them and control them never lay their lives on the lines......they never do, yet they gladly will send each one of you.
 

. (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:17 pm
In war, everyone suffers. Civilians suffer the most.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:27 pm
Michael Moore is a true American hero. Peace builds. War destroys.
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:40 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

David C (75)
Friday September 9, 2011, 7:39 pm
personally....I have always wondered more how anyone became pro-war....the great irony is that so many who are pro-war are anti-abortion.....or that they tend to claim to be devout religious persons....etc, etc, etc....
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday September 9, 2011, 10:45 pm
Thanks Cal--great post.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 11:07 pm
War should be restricted to defense and limited to the accomplishment of that.
Those who enter into wars unde false pretenses should be prosecuted seriously, perhaps executed publicly.
This is also true of those who violate the principals of human rights, like torturing people.
Those who do not defend human rights or a standard of common decency are not qualified to represent America.
War crimes are crimes, regardless who commits them.
Bullies should be taught the error of their ways, foreign and domestic bullies.
Our soldiers should not die for a lie.
That is the greatest disrespect for life I can imagine.
Those who disrepect us this way are not our friends, allies, let alone leaders.
This is like pushing your children into traffic to stop speeding cars, asinine.
Wouldn't it be refreshing to have leaders who are wise, not changing their positions on issues after seeing the failures of ther arrogance?




 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 1:41 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Raees K. (1)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 4:20 am
War is murder in disguise.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:11 am
Excellent point Dave C.......I often wonder that myself.......
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 11:29 am
Thank you for sharing the article.
 

Azaima A (207)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:45 pm
courageous guy
 

Tim C (2420)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 12:32 am
thanks
 

Marilyn K (50)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 2:51 pm
We have been to the VA Hospital and as we wait our turn I watch as the veterans go by or are waiting their turn to see a doctor or receive some services. There they are, you can tell by their dress and age the war they participated in (WW 2, Viet Nam, Korea, Gulf). They are their in their wheel chairs, scooters, with their walkers and their crutches and canes Some are with a friend that can guide them as they are blind. They range to the very young to the elderly. All are there for their wounds because they served their country, but did their country serve them honorably and for the right reasons?
 

Linda Tasa (4)
Monday September 12, 2011, 10:43 am
Great story. I have always liked Michael Moore's outlook, whether it be his documentaries or books. This one is worth sharing.
 

Deborah L (70)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 8:08 pm
America had been involved in over 200 wars since it became a nation. Can we say warmonger anyone ?
 
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