The Left, evil and selfish, but accusing their enemies of having vices solely belonging to the Left.
Whenever I see an easy pattern like that, I suspect a trap set by the enemy as disinformation. But this has been so consistently correct a model to predict Leftist action, that I’ve gotten the habit of using it on reflex.
If they ever go “active” in operations (violence), that kind of predictability on their part will spell their doom.
I would rephrase it: “Moore finds talk easy, but thinking hard.” After I fisked a chapter of his Stupid White Men book, I came to the conclusion that Michael Moore and coherent thinking are very seldom found to coexist together.
The great corporations are creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown… We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good.
Corporations happen when people pool their own resources (assets) toward the creation of “value” (something worth more than the value of the inputs). The corporation is owned by the people who contributed the assets (stockholders), nobody else. The measure of whether a corporation has created new value for society is its success: if a corporation creates products and services of value, it thrives and the owners and society benefit. If it doesn’t, it disappears.
Of course, it is understood that the baser aspects of human nature may drive people like Moore and others to think they have a claim on a corporation’s assets (as do pickpockets, burglars and pirates), providing tortuous rationales wrapped around Statist totalitarian belief systems. But, as the indomitable MKH points out…you take away the corporation, you take away the benefits they bring and the willingness of people to pool their assets into new corporations. At that point, the golden goose is dead.
People who bash “corporations” should live true to their beliefs by divesting themselves of and disavowing all things provided to them by corporations, starting with their computers and internet links.