An Unreasonable Man
an infuriating film because it contrasts the principled life and career of nader with all the other assholes in the world. everyone from tim robbins and michael moore to bush, gore, eric alterman, and others look like leaves in the goddamn wind or career compromisers next to a rock like nader. ultimately the documentary gives me even greater respect for nader and less hope for the country and world. it’s not too difficult to find principled people (i’m one, and there are several living in the oaks down the road), but it’s another to find a principled person who is 1) successful in getting their voice heard and policies enacted, 2) on the correct side of things such as consumer rights, corporatism, the death penalty, tort reform, etc. 3) intelligent enough to be so thoughtful on such a wide range of issues. most leaders from mlk and cesar chavez to jfk and fdr have had some serious flaw in their record, character, success rate, or have been limited in their scope.