America is NOT Broke by Michael Moore

 
                

Micheal Moore went to Madison, Wisconsin, to speak to the courageous
people who refuse to budge in the face of greed and lies.

Here is the transcript. If you read nothing else today, please read this.

Here’s an excerpt:
"Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer "bailout" of 2008, now have more loot, stock and property than the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true."
The powers-that-be pit us against each other, relying on cultural and social issues (gays, guns, and god)
to fracture what should be a united front against the nauseating greed of the upper class.

So, while moneyed people around the country bemoan the "greed" of public employees
fighting for their right to collective bargaining, these courageous people in Wisconsin stand strong.
We ALL owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.

As Michael Moore says:
"Never forget, as long as that Constitution of ours still stands, it’s one person, one vote, and it’s the thing the rich hate most about America — because even though they seem to hold all the money and all the cards, they begrudgingly know this one unshakeable basic fact: There are more of us than there are of them!"

Here’s a YouTube video of him in Wisconsin on March 5.
The opening is especially inspiring because of the emotions expressed by Moore and the protesters,
but also because he reveals this powerful, spot-on piece was written in a couple hours at the end of a very long day:

 
We need heroes now more than ever, and I salute Wisconsin workers for drawing the line in the sand!
           

8 thoughts on “America is NOT Broke by Michael Moore

    • Michael Moore certainly isn’t broke but he is a constant voice in support of the working class, and his bank account doesn’t change the truth of what he wrote/spoke here. However, I’m sure the power elites would rather we tear him down then pay attention to the enormous gap they’ve created between them and us. The gap Michael Moore points out in stark terms.

      It’s all about the distractions and faux cultural/social issues…

      • “His bank account doesn’t change the truth of what he wrote/spoke here.”

        I completely agree with you. Michael Moore doesn’t have to be penniless to stand up for what’s right.

        “However, I’m sure the power elites would rather we tear him down then pay attention to the enormous gap they’ve created between them and us.”

        Definitely! They’re all about deflection and division. Specialists in 1984 type mind games. Whatever the hell they can do to stop us from calling for true social justic.

      • Mind games, indeed. The rich elites have declared open season on our collective psyche. It’s Disaster Capitalism, pure and simple.

        What do we want?
        Justice!
        When do we want it?
        Now!

    • Me, too. After reading his book (years ago, before he was so well-known) I sent him an email telling him I admired him and his work. He wrote back a very nice reply. He knows how to speak truth to power.

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