Skip to comments.Michael Moore: Occupy movement "killed apathy"
Posted on 10/29/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
OAKLAND, Calif. - Filmmaker Michael Moore told anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland that the Occupy movement - which has spread to cities across America and overseas - in inspiring millions who are angry about corporate excess, income inequality and the failure of politicians to address issues facing the majority of Americans.
"We've killed despair across the country and we've killed apathy," he said.
The director of the documentary films "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine" said people throughout the U.S. were "disgusted" and "horrified" when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday night.
Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, 24, remains hospitalized in fair condition with a fractured skull suffered from a projectile fired during a sweep of Frank Ogawa Plaza by police in riot gear. His condition has become a rallying cry at Occupy protests around the world....
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How many of you are as sick of MM and his idiotic reasoning as I am? Let him pay 99% of his millions to the government and then tell the rest of us what to do.
I'm waiting! ....Michael?.....Hello?!?!
When this blob puts his face on something, it has already Jumped the Stark.
Michael Moore is himself the epitome of the old saying, It’s not how wealthy you are, but what you do with the wealth you have, that makes life meaningful. Frankly, if he actually focused on less profiteering from getting a rise out of people, I figure he could be a happier, healthier man, as well.
The only think the occupiers killed was the grass they are camping out on.
“...people throughout the U.S. were “disgusted” and “horrified” when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday night.”
Actually, people across the US are disgusted and horrified that anyone would think we are so stupid as to not see through Moore’s and Bloomberg’s juvenile agitprop production.
That's the kind of crap that really pisses me off. Why is it, "Iraq war veteran"? "Scott Olsen" wasn't enough? It had to be "Iraq war veteran"? I get so tired of commie libs always exploiting the military. Are we sure that he is even a "war veteran"? I heard someone say that, although there are very few Navy SEALS, the bars all over America are packed with them on Friday and Saturday nights. That is so true.
Mikey is proof that hucksterism pays.
I too was disgusted -- I was hoping for the bolsheviks to get blasted by water cannons at the very least.
If he wasn't so disgustingly FAT I wouldn't even know he was there.
Does this mean that the Leftists are now desperate enough to finally admit their true agenda and use whatever means necessary (including mass murder) to implement their Leftist Utopia on those who disagree with them?
Anyone can be an IWV if you wear a desert camo army jacket!
When I was a veteran’s career counselor at the unemployment office in the 1980’s and 90’s, I had a guy come in with a cane. He sat down and gave me a half hour long cock & bull story about being a SEAL officer in Vietnam, being captured by the North Vietnamese and shipped off to the Soviet Union. After he left, I called the Navy people in California. After they got done rolling around the floor laughing, they told me no SEAL had ever been taken POW. The next time the feather merchant came in, I asked him, point-blank “are you even a real veteran?” at which he ran away, cane and all.
Apathy huh? Well, there’s not you can say about apathy, eh?
I read an obituary here a few months ago. Yikes! All the lies that old guy told to his girlfriend and friends ended up in the obit. Any veteran that read it knew it was all BS. Posers really need to be careful about the stories they tell. Oh well... he’ll be missed.
Mikey insists he’s not even one of the 1%. He got in a fight with Piers Morgan over it.
These people live in delusion. Like the Christians they hate that are some fictional creatures that exist only in their minds, the “1%” is some imaginary person that is superrich with millions of dollars that goes to bed at night rubbing their hands like Scrooge and giggling over babies starving. That’s not Mikey, no.
He’s “done well”, but he’s NOT one of “them” - he does important things with his money! It’s different! And it’s less than evil billionaires, like, like, well, there’s millions of them!
As someone who has never served, to my great regret, it’s been my experience in knowing those veterans who have served and who have survived combat, from my late-grandfather, a WW1 vet and from every war right up to and including the current one(s). Never, and I mean NEVER, have I ever seen or heard of anyone of them mouthing off in a bar room on a Saturday night about how they ‘’won the war’’. To a man, and they were all men, they were to a man the most humble, quiet and dignified of people I’ve ever met.
SUre, the cops were there in suitable attire and then the mob began tossing bottles, sticks and rocks at them.
They then defended themselves.
One of the rioters defend the attack on the grounds that the cops were sufficiently armored to withstand bottles.
That's not quite the way it works in law.
Very true. It was disgusting and horrifying that the police waited so long to act.
IIRC, to be in the top 1% you have to make about $300,000 a year. Mike has a lot more than that! Heck, I made something like that a few years when I was in sales!
I think it would be hilarious if somebody started a rumor that Michael Moore had promised to buy each and every protester a steak dinner with all the fixings, and all they had to do to get it was to ask him.
The guy is really rich, so he can easily afford it. Imagine hundreds of stinky street scum demanding their free dinner from him.
Oh, but none for black people. Moore really hates black people.
fat pork chop,, he kills a buffet every day..
But as a sop, they’ll get a gift certificate to Popeyes for a two piece with a biscuit.
Now that they’re over their apathy and have a bit of energy, perhaps they would care to get a menial job that directs their energy productively (and suits their Gender Studies and Minority Studies degrees), as a step toward more skilled work.
Big carbon footprint ya got there by the lake Mikey. Is that evil capitalist built boat fueled by pond scum or fermented algae brine?
What’s the difference between Ignorance and Apathy?
No Michael many of us are wondering why the police aren’t clearing the hippies out and are getting really tired of their temper tantrum. BTW Michael you ARE the 1%.
Yes, but not in the way he thinks. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.