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The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Jon Alvarez Hates America

Alvarez is the head of Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood.  I wrote about Alvarez and the dishonesty and lies he is using in his current petition to have Michael Moore charged with treason.  Alvarez's web site still has the doctored photograph of John Kerry "flipping the bird" which I've demonstrated to be a fake.
 
As it turns out, Alvarez's current petition to have Moore charged with treason isn't the first time he's circulated a petition against Moore.  In fact, Alvarez circulated a petition months before Fahrenheit 9/11 was released.
 
How do you boycott something that hasn't happened?    Here's some of what the petition said.  Remember, this was from November 2003:
 
His "Fahrenheit 911" will be a political assassination piece which uses lies, exaggerations, twisted facts and unsubstantiated reports in an attempt to discredit President George W. Bush. It also will be a vile insult to the memories of the victims of 9/11, but that doesn't matter to Moore. To vent his personal wrath and bring down the administration as promised, Moore actually is willing to endanger all of us by inflaming our enemies in a crazed attempt to plant seeds of doubt among Americans and our nation's allies.  
 
How could Jon Alvarez know all of this?  He didn't.  He just guessed, added his opinion, and tried to pass it off as facts.  Remember, this is the same individual who claimed that Fahrenheit 9/11 had actually caused the deaths of soldiers in Iraq.
 
Of course I support the right to free speech.  It's one thing to call for a boycott, but something else entirely when you base your boycott on lies and deception.  And Alvarez puts anyone on his boycott list who has said anything contrary to the Bush administration.  Alvarez is so out of touch with reality that he has Tom Clancy on his list! 
 
I can tell you this, military people love Tom Clancy.  The Hunt for Red October, the movie based on Clancy's book, was filmed with full support of the United States Navy.  I worked for the public affairs office that coordinated the Navy's involvement in the production of the film.  To put Tom Clancy on a boycott list simply because he disagreed with the Bush administration's decision to go to war smacks of Nazism.  Can you imagine Alvarez and his supporters operating in Nazi Germany, more than happy to forward on to the authorities the names of suspected Jews. 
 
Jon Alvarez is no patriot.  He hates America and will use any deceitful tactic to spread his message of hate and fear.  

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