Skip to comments.Filmmaker Denies He Is Part of Targeted 1%
Posted on 11/05/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by John Semmens
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he fully supports the Occupy Wall Street movement and rejected suggestions that his vast fortune makes him a member of the 1% targeted by the protesters.
The 1% is the capitalist pigs who grow rich off of exploiting other peoples needs, Moore contended. Using a persons need for food and shelter to make money is the type of crime the occupiers are protesting. None of the money Ive made has been so coarsely acquired. People wouldnt starve or suffer if they didnt see my films. I am not exploiting their basic survival needs. The money I get is freely given. Theres no duress.
Moore dismissed the idea that his lavish lifestyle might be unseemly given the more meager conditions under which the 99% lives. Do I feel guilty? Moore responded. Not one bit. I earned every dollar Ive got. No ones got a legitimate beef with me. Besides, the money I spend helps provide jobs for people like my chauffer.
Pulling down capitalismone of the demands of the occupierswouldnt bother Moore. Im not a capitalist, the multimillionaire insisted. I am a tribune for the truth. Progressives around the globe recognize the importance of the role I play. Im confident that I will be comfortable in a post-capitalist America.
President Obama lent credence to Moores optimism, calling him a truly great American who hasnt shirked from speaking out against the abuses of the rich, business, and other rightwing opponents of social justice.
In related news, the Oakland, California occupier protest turned violent this past weekrampaging through the community breaking windows and vandalizing property. Mayor Jean Quan who had given city employees the day off to join the protest said she is hopeful that the protesters demand for death to capitalism can be moderated. I would be more comfortable with a regulate capitalism slogan, or if we must have pithy wording, I think hamstring capitalism would be more palatable with most of my constituents, Quan said.
Isn't that what his "movies" are about?
The 1% is the capitalist pigs who grow rich off of exploiting other peoples needs,
If I were Moore I think I would avoid calling others a “pig”
Put that pig in a three piece suit and you have the stereotype of the 1%.
Fatso is worth 50 million and dodges taxes too. Oh and don’t forget about all that stock he has in Halliburton too. It’s disgusting to see Fatso make money being a complete hypocrit.
And Obama thinks this guy is a genius.
CWII is starting to look more and more inevitable.
I seriously question whether Michael Moore cares about any of his socialist rantings. I read a short biography of him one time and got the impression that he is really an actor playing the part of a socialist to enrich himself. People who knew him years ago said he was devoid of honesty or any form of character. He always did what it took to make the most money. Sort of like Al Gore.
These FAT cats are happy the “system” worked for them, but don’t believe others should prosper.
Moore accepted that he was in the fortunate 1%, but objected to the assertion he had $50 Million.
People like him are the elites that won’t condemn the Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick, Jon Corzine, and Barney Franks, type crony capitalists, who are actually cheating the system, by making both the rules and the loopholes, from which they profit.
These are the poverty pimps who demand home ownership from the financially unqualified, and then place themselves in a position to profit from either “regulating” or trading in the securities that underwrite these loans.
They belong in jail!
(There is some satire in there, right?)
It’s pretty obvious the Flint Fartmachine subscribes to the old theory that no publicity is bad publicity.
Another good one John. Thanks for the ping.
You disgusting, vomitous ilk.
The rancid smell of bacon fat just emanates from your name, you lying piece of dung.
Thought you went to fat camp- or am I just fantasizing? Don’t know if you have seen the video, but it seems that the OWS people saw through you, hard as that may seem, you blob of unctiousness. Perhaps it is your wardrobe. The sweatshirt screams ‘reliving my days as a frat boy wannabe’ but the hat has a certain je ne sais quoi.
Oh, by the way, LOVED you on Southpark. The hanging stomach flap was spot on!!
Word on the street is that Laz’s twin sister wouldn’t even hit Mr. Moore...
!!!Caution Wide Load!!!
It is not accurate to call this "satire".
It's more like..."channeling", n'est ce pas?
(Nice work, John, on another fine column.)
I knew it was about him before the page opened. Without having to read it I know it’s brilliant.
What has been cannot be unseen, which I refuse to click on the link.
Liberal’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.
I looked once and went from 20+20 to blind lmao!
My stomach was bouncing around like his belly...
” In Post Capitalist America, redistribution will be enforced by Occupy Zombies , get used to it “ Moore added
Where’s the before/after photos of Businessman’s Warehouse? lol
(actually it would appear that fatboy is getting away with very close to what you describe).
Good one, tacticalogic... you called it.
Heh heh heh
BWA HAA HAA!
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