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Monday, July 11, 2005

Moriarty with both guns firing

It’s a two-for-the-price-of-one day for fans of actor Michael Moriarty. The American exile, now living not too far from me in Maple Ridge, B.C., is the subject of a front-page profile in the today’s Vancouver Sun. As well, Moriarty has posted an entertaining new rant, "The black sun of ‘society’: The socialist United Nations," on www.enterstageright.com. The Sun lets us know that Moriarty has apparently conquered his battle with the bottle, and the enterstageright piece makes it very, very clear the former Law and Order star hasn’t lost any of his sharp political edge.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on July 11, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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Thanks for the link to 'Enter Stage Right' - it's a site I'll be visiting regularly.

Having now read a number of Moriarty's pieces I'd say he's an excellent writer on the right. He certainly strikes the 'right' chord with his comments on Canada.

For maz2 - are you there? I think you'd like Moriarity's "Replying to an Atheist" - one paragraph reads:
"Unfortunately, the atheist's lobby has done exactly the same thing. A majority of them have thrown their trust onto a messianic, self-loathing, anti-Semitic atheist named Karl Marx who poured his hatred of the entire Greco-Judeo-Christian (albeit capitalist civilization) into a two-volume bible of his own. My critic enjoys reminding me of all the horrors of religious zealotry. I can safely say that the body count of Russian National Socialism, Chinese National Socialism, German National Socialism, Cambodian National Socialism and Yugoslavian National Socialism far outweighs the death toll of the Catholic, Protestant, Evangelistic and -- yes! -- even the Islamic faiths combined."

Posted by: JR | 2005-07-11 2:58:50 PM

I am so glad they replaced him with Sam Waterston.

Posted by: Scott | 2005-07-11 6:53:59 PM

Scott. To each his own. I preferred Moriarty in the role. But mostly I'm glad to hear that he's successfully dealing with his demons and writing some excellent stuff.

Posted by: JR | 2005-07-12 1:10:53 PM

Michael Moriarty is an artist and metaphor is his native tongue. However, he has chosen to enter the political arena, and people are basically distrustful of politicians. If he wants to win peoples' trust, he should perhaps employ more direct communication. Voters prefer directness and honesty in their leaders.

As an aside, Mr. Moriarty also has a curious knack for alienating those who might otherwise support him. His comments about Pius XII, for example, will not endear him to Catholic voters. Pius XII was personally responsible for saving 80% of the Jews in Italy. The chief rabbi of Rome, moved by the Pope's Christian courage and charity, converted to Catholicism and took the name Eugenio after Eugenio Pacelli--Pius XII. Albert Einstein wrote that he "felt a great affection and admiration for [the Church] because [it] alone [after the universities and newspapers had been silenced by the Nazis] has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom...what I once despised I now praise unreservedly." But, as the song goes, "a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest." Where Catholics are concerned, people are always ready to see the worst, and false accusations and twisted truths are a dime a gross. Jewish leaders (and others) begged the Pope to keep his mouth shut, because every time he spoke out, the SS would round up a bunch of jews, or priests, or other innocents and shoot them. It was a treacherous time, and one could only do so much.

I forgive Mr. Moriarty for his myopic view of my faith (a common malady to be sure) and the Schutzstaffel tactics. He is at least right about the New World Order and the threat to American freedom and sovereignty, and definitely on target about the abortion issue. I remain a loyal and sympathetic admirer of a brilliant artist and a fascinating man. But with all due regard for Mr. Moriarty, I have to find a candidate I feel safer with.

Posted by: ML | 2005-08-11 3:47:33 PM

Still here in America, we have Alan Keyes - a brilliant, lyrical speaker who couldn't be elected dogcatcher, but speaks of government with poetic words and crystalline ideas.

Michael Moriarty is rather like that.

I've admired his principles, deplored his personal chaos, miss his acting, and even bought his mystery novel. You in Canada are lucky to ahve him.

Posted by: Peter Porcupine | 2005-09-06 10:38:08 PM

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