Furthermore, I hope you noticed what happened right after that brief contradiction. Moore immediately (starting with one of his interviews) re-adopted the thesis he pursued in the first half of the movie. And, of course, he pounded that theme in repeatedly for the rest of the movie. All of this was capped off by his harassment of Charlton Heston (in his own home, mind you) as he was suffering the early stages of Alzheimer?s disease. That was among the most disgraceful episodes I have ever witnessed on film. His harassment of the septuagenarian speaks volumes about his character.
I want to concede the point you made in your letter (three times in each of the two letters) about the absence of any direct assertion by Moore that guns are the main cause of crime in America. Timmy, you know as well as I do that Moore is a propagandist who uses the words of others and manipulates visual images to present an idea. He rarely uses his own words to make an important point.
Before I conclude this rather critical email, I want to let you know how much your letter has changed my life. Of course, the letter frightened me at first. Unarmed liberal adults who call themselves ?Timmy? scare the hell out of me. But once the sheer terror wore off, I decided it was time to act on my concerns.
First, I went down to Dick?s Sporting Goods and bought a Remington 870 shotgun to make myself feel a little more secure. Of course, I already had a Remington 870, but that?s the beauty of it. Every time you and your friends bombard me with hate mail, I plan to buy another gun I don?t really need. In other words, I intend to make your childish techniques of in-Timmy-dation (sorry) backfire (pun intended).
But this time I did a Lott Moore (double barreled [pun intended] pun intended) than buy a firearm just for kicks (pun unintended). I also took a part-time job with the National Rifle Association. Starting next week I will be doing a weekly commentary for www.NRANews.com. The filmed commentaries will only run once a week for a few minutes but the extra money should be enough to send me to Dick?s Sporting Goods every time you guys decide to fill my in-box with liberal love letters.
Just in case you?re in the mood, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop me a line, Timmy. I?ve got my sites set (pun intended) on another Remington.
Mike Adams is the author of ?Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel.? Signed copies of his book can be purchased at Trover Shop on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, or on his website (www.DrAdams.org).