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Blues=Life BS: Thank you, Thank you, Michael Moore! (156* d) RE: BS: Thank you, Thank you, Michael Moore! 26 Mar 03

Peg, I'm still confused by what you mean.(Really, so help me out here.)
The point I made is that "working class" folks were booing the man about whom you said "many Americans admire his work on behalf of the working class." It sounded as if these "working class" union stage hands didn't think much of Moore's point of view.

You replied:
"You seemed to think a Hollywood stagehand at the Oscars was a good example of a "working class" employee and I wanted to point out that such a worker was treated far better by his/her union than most."

Now isn't that the pinacle for which working class folks are striving for? Aren't they still working class? Do you have to belong to a crappy union, or be poorly paid, or just un-employeed to be working class?

The reality of it is, I think if you interviewed "the working class", whoever they might be (you pick 'em), I think you might find little support for Moore's message. In fact, I think that many of them would probably boo MM too. (Whose kids do you think are serving overseas, those of the actors and studio owners, or those of working class families?)

Then again, I could be wrong.


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