July 13, 2004
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The Wall Street Journal suppresses FAIR Founder John Tanton's protest—but VDARE.Com Rescues It Anyway.
From: Randall Burns [email him]
Michael Moore's new film Fahrenheit 9/11 has broken box-office records. In doing so, it is remaking the genre of documentaries.
What are the implications for the National Question? Well, Moore, for all his liberal credentials, does in fact broach these topics:
- Foreign influence on US media and political process.
- The relative lack of supervision on the US borders. (Moore shows an example of a one-hundred mile stretch of Oregon coastline that is guarded by one overworked guard with little or no training on dealing with illegal immigration, not to mention terrorist infiltration).
- The fact that specific groups of foreigners played an important role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Addressing those issues puts Moore ahead of most of the 'Open-border', Republican leaders, including hypocrites like Trent Lott who supported H-1b expansion.
Also worth noting:
Moore proved that controversial, low-budget documentary films that criticize George Bush and corporate leadership can make money.
Can the community concerned about the National Question do anything similar? In this day and age of cheap Sony Camcorders, we could see the money people becoming irrelevant—fast.