“Michael Moore: ‘Calm Down, White People, and Put Away Your Guns’”
Michael Moore is down for the struggle. And some of his best gophers are black. So.
Documentary-maker and liberal activist Michael Moore said the reason for mass shootings in the United States is largely due to fear and racism, and on Christmas Eve he pleaded, “calm down, white people, and put away your guns.”
In ablog post entitled “Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns,” while still calling for stricter gun-control laws, Moore said such laws will not stop mass killings because of “who we are” as a nation.
“This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to us as we are a nation founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves,” said Moore, a multi-millionaire filmmaker with an estimated worth of $50 million.
Three things, according to Moore, make America unique in its violence: poverty, “fear/racism,” and the “me society.”
“We’re an awfully fearful country considering that, unlike most nations, we’ve never been invaded,” he said. “Why on earth would we need 300 million guns in our homes?”
“I get why the Russians might be a little spooked (over 20 million of them died in World War II). But what’s our excuse?” Moore said. “Worried that the Indians from the casino may go on the warpath? Concerned that the Canadians seem to be amassing too many Tim Horton’s donut shops on both sides of the border?”
“No. It’s because too many white people are afraid of black people,” he said. “Period.”
Ah, so that’s the reason for all the guns. Fear of the black man, one of which has now twice been elected President. Not, as Moore himself notes (but is simply too fat-headed to understand), “unlike most nations, we’ve never been invaded” (he’s wrong, but in degree we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt) — and that the fact our private citizens own 300 million guns may have something to do with that, from the standpoint of a deterrent to hostile invaders intent on a full-scale takeover.
Except, I take that back. Moore knows this all too well. But he’s developed a persona — and that persona has made him a wealthy man, playing as it does on white guilt and carefully-contrived faux populism.
Moore, I’m convinced, is an elaborate hoax — the “Michael Moore” character having proven so lucrative to the lard-soaked Michael Moore that everything he now says and does to stir the pot of public sentiment against the country is done cynically and with his own financial interests in mind.
After all, here’s a guy who talks about the plight of the impoverished and yet is notoriously stingy with his own money; similarly, his latest anti-gun / genocide / racism screed is accompanied by the fact one of his bodyguards was once arrested at JFK for carrying a firearm without a NY license.
“Michael Moore” says one thing; and yet Michael Moore does another.
This, friends, is a pattern all too familiar among the faux populists and the political and financial elite. That so many people are gulled by it shows just how successful the long march through the institutions — which has produced a toxic mix of citizens who believe themselves educated and entitled and convinced about the villainy of capitalism who are, in fact, too stupid to recognize their own useful idiocy.
In fact, they seem loud and proud of it.
It would be funny, were it not so incredibly sad.