I think you mean Michael Moore, Caleb. I’m not sure Michael “lies and cheats” as much as gets overly enthusiastic with his message. We are at a point now where lying and cheating seem to be the norm. Rich people, for instance, historically never got got up with truth or lies. They looked at the expansion and development of a big, wide open country. With so few boundaries, and so much distance, they rarely saw the need for socialistic ideals. What they did see was responsibility. The whole infastructure of the United States (and Canada) was the result of rich people. They built it—not to altruistic—but in the interests of building their own wealth and power. We got railways, roadways, sewers and big buildings. They grew their wealth. Today, people build their wealth by keeping employees at base pay, stripping benefits, etc. Sure, they get rich, but there’s no trickle down economics. Savings dwindle, people buy and eat junk, all to feel that they still have something. They don’t. They’ve got junk and poor health. The rich have walked away from their responsibilities. When they walked away, so did governments. It became an “us and them’ scenario, governments and rich on one side, the rest of us on the other. So I give Michael Moore leeway. He’s still on the right track. In the land of liars and fools, sometimes you have to be a liar and a fool. It’s the battleground of today.

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