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.
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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