More stars and gripes

More stars and gripes
: And Michael Moore is dissing his — our — country in Die Zeit, translated thanks to Mediankritik:

Millions of us here in the USA are trying with all our might to prevent the Bush regime from doing even more damage around the globe. For us it is urgently critical that you Germans resist Bush and you should know that we desperately greet any such resistance. …

I can assure you that not all of America has gone crazy. I am writing to you so that you know that I am in no way alone but instead am standing in the middle of a new American majority. Many millions of American citizens think as I do or I think as they do….

Should such an ignorant people lead the world? How did it come to this in the first place? 82 percent of us don’t even have a passport! Just a handful can speak a language other than English (and we don’t even speak that very well.) …

Ok, come on you Germans, you really know better! You are well-read. Your media also reports on things south of the Alps. You travel. You value education. And in the past year you took over the moral leadership in the question of war or peace….

Last month, I revealed that Michael Moore is bigger in Germany than in America; he is Germany’s Jerry Lewis, only harder to bear.