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Analysis Of 'stupid White Men

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I found Stupid White Men, a book written by Michael Moore, very interesting and funny. The humor in this book is displayed in a dark manor, in which he portrays Bush's administration by highlighting their faulty decisions. Moore makes you want to read on, having every page filled with mind blowing facts about our president George W. Bush and the "stupid white men" behind him. Although Moore is white, he explains that "every bit of pain and suffering in my life has had a Caucasian face to it" (Moore 59).

Moore states in his book that the United States is the country the whole world loves to hate. I agree with Moore's statement. Moore provides us with examples of why other countries, their governmental powers, and even the people within their countries have such a strong loathing towards the United States of America. We take the power and government of other countries into the hands of our own leadership, subjecting them to beliefs that were born on our soil and not theirs. Moore allows one to believe by reading his book and using his examples that the regimes and people's of other countries are laughing at us and our ability to believe we are superior. Bush has the tendency to make Americans look like fools in the eyes of others. We are almost playing the bully role to the other countries, and I absolutely stick with Moore when he brings up points on this idea.

In the first opening chapter Moore describes in great detail how Bush and his surrounding "stupid white men" skewed the voting in Florida. On the day of elections "...31 percent of all black men in Florida are prohibited from voting because they have a felony on their record. Harris and Bush knew that removing the names of ex-felons from the voter rolls would keep thousands of black citizens out of the voting booth" (4). He later goes on to state that "90 percent of those who were allowed to vote" couldn't because of this statistic (4). It is my belief that this is true, and I am glad to find when reading this book that Moore has very meticulously stated how Bush committed a "mass fraud" (4). I am intrigued by the way Moore describes these frauds and how he places blame on "...Florida, Bush, Harris, and company..." (4.) I think Moore depicts this scenario very well and makes most Americans who tended to believe that the way the vote turned out in Florida was legitimate, is in reality actually fraudulent and self-destructive to the workings

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