Gustav, God, and Michael Moore: Validations of a Criminal Profile

By: Paul A. Ibbetson

In the summer of 2007, I constructed a profile and analysis on Michael Moore that illuminated the sociopathic tendencies that encompass the actions of one of the most infamous documentary creators of modern times. Within the article, Michael Moore: A Criminal Profile, which was first released in the New Media Journal and then later around the world, I took careful pains to make sure that readers understood that Moore carries the tendencies of the sociopath while not accusing him of the crimes that some sociopaths actually commit. The thrust of the article was to introduce people to the moral wasteland in which the sociopath lives and operates. Oh course, this caused somewhat of a ruckus among Moore lackeys and those who enjoy the anti-American sales pitch he throws out with each new theatrical falsehood he creates. Unfortunately, for those who wish to defend Moore, for whatever their motivation, there is one factor they will never be able to overcome; That is, the mouth of Michael Moore.

On Aug 29, 2008, on MSNBC with Keith Olbermann, Michael Moore would make one of his most inflammatory statements to date; that is, he would thank God that Hurricane Gustav might hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Moore’s joy was centered on the notion that the life threatening hurricane would be politically damaging to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Let’s get real for a moment about what’s really happening with a statement like this from Moore. Some would say in defense of Moore that he may have been unduly bolstered into making a statement as outlandish as this due to the fact that he was in the presence of the well known Bush attack dog Keith Olbermann. I would warn against selling Michael Moore short in this manner. As I did in 2007, I would again say that Michael Moore is not a dupe or a follower. On the contrary, as a sociopath, Moore is cool and calculated and does not require the validation of anyone to have self fulfillment, including cohorts in similar Bush bashing causes such as Olbermann. As with the sociopath, Moore understands that Olbermann, as well as potential natural disasters like Hurricane Gustav can be of benefit to the only real concern that a sociopath has; that is, him or herself. Does Moore want dead bodies and billons in property damage as was seen in Hurricane Katrina? Perhaps not. However, the bottom line and it’s just as dirty, is that Moore, like the sociopath, just doesn’t really care what happens if he benefits in the end.

If we observe the macabre conversation between Moore and Olbermann on the desires of the day for Hurricane Gustav, we notice that after having a hearty laugh over New Orleans taking the brunt of another hurricane following the devastating Katrina, Moore, after the fact, states that he is not looking for human casualties in the mix of his deadly desires. This is a very late form of quality control in his conversation with Olbermann, and looking at the totality of the conversation, it appears to be stated only half heartedly. To give an equivalent of Moore’s Gustav statement to readers from the heartland of this country, it is like saying, “I pray to God a tornado falls on your house, because it would be really good for me if it did…but I hope it does not cause you any major problems.” Yep, it doesn’t take an over abundance of brain power to come to the conclusion that people don’t rate very high in comparison to Moore’s own desires and wishes. The point of Moore’s Gustav statement goes beyond showing that he is simply a jerk, what it does is tie this newest public statement into an intricate web of Moore’s activities of many years that shows specific psychological components of the mind set of “me first”, “me at any cost” mentality. This is a unique characteristic of the sociopath that cares nothing about the people around him or her, and in the case of Moore, the country in which he lives.

Moore has gone to great expense to frame himself as the kindly rotund truth talker of American inadequacies. Many still buy into this fairytale, and those people will be surely angry at my words. I feel no joy in angering them as I felt no joy in documenting Moore’s sociopathic profile in 2007. That is, sometimes being right does not bring adulation, smiles and applause. What it does is forward the truth and brings it to the light of day, and in the end, possibly, gives people a new perspective in which to evaluate an operator like Michael Moore.

Paul A. Ibbetson is a published author and lecturer on the Patriot Act. He is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and is currently completing his PhD. in sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of the book “Living Under The Patriot Act: Educating A Society”. Paul is also the radio host of the 2008 entertainment program of the year the, “Conscience of Kansas” 91.9 f.m.

About The Author Paul A. Ibbetson:
Paul A. Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books including the 2011 release “The Good Fight: Why Conservatives Must Take Back America.” Paul is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association’s 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 award-winning radio program, Conscience of Kansas airing on KRMR The Patriot 105.7 FM, For interviews or questions, please contact him at

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