Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Real Michael Moore

With the opening of the movie Fahrenheit 9/11 tomorrow, John Hawkins at Right Wing News has compiled a list of Michael moore quotes from his interviews, speeches and books. Here are a few of the highlights:

"There is no terrorist threat in this country. This is a lie. This is the biggest lie we've been told." -- Michael Moore, October 2003

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."

"(Americans) are possibly the dumbest people on the planet ... in thrall to conniving, thieving, smug pr*cks. We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don’t know about anything that’s happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing.”

"DO YOU FEEL like you live in a nation of idiots? I used to console myself about the state of stupidity in this country by repeating this to myself: Even if there are two hundred million stone-cold idiots in this country, that leaves at least eighty million who will get what I'm saying..." -- P. 85 of "Stupid White Men"

"You know in my town the small businesses that everyone wanted to protect? They were the people that supported all the right-wing groups. They were the Republicans in the town, they were in the Kiwanas, the Chamber of Commerce - people that kept the town all white. The small hardware salesman, the small clothing store salespersons, Jesse the Barber who signed his name three different times on three different petitions to recall me from the school board. F*ck all these small businesses - f*ck 'em all! Bring in the chains. The small businesspeople are the rednecks that run the town and suppress the people. F*ck 'em all. That's how I feel."

"I think (Bin Laden is under the protective watch of) the United States, I think our government knows where he is and I don't think we're going to be capturing him or killing him any time soon." -- Michael Moore in an interview with Bob Costas

This is the man that is the toast of Hollywood and the Democratic party (those in attendance included Richard Ben Veniste, 911 commissioner; Terry McAuliffe, Tom Daschle, Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Charles Rangel, Tom Harkin and Jim McDermott representing the Democratic Party; and from media Judy Woodruff, Bill Schneider, Al Hunt, Paul Begala all of CNN.

Michael Moore truly is a mainstream Democrat.