Skip to comments.Michael Moore: America 'Founded on Genocide and Built on the Backs of Slaves'
Posted on 01/21/2012 6:34:18 PM PST by chessplayer
Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore said recently that America was "founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves."
This disgusting statement was made at the same January 12 Symposium on Poverty at which he claimed older whites who didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008 were racist.
MICHAEL MOORE: "Its not envy, its war, and it is a class war, and its a war that has been perpetrated by the rich on to everybody else. I mean, the class war is one they started. The mistake they've made, just to deal with the racial part of this, is their boot has been on the necks of people of color since we began. This is a nation founded on genocide and built, built on the backs of slaves. Alright?"
Moore-"So, so we started with a racial problem. We went, we tried to actually eliminate one entire race, and then we used another race to build this country actually quite quickly as a new country into a world power. This country never would have had the wealth that it had had it not had slavery for a couple of hundred years. If it had had, if it had had to pay people, if it actually had to pay people to build America, you know, we might just be at that point in Utah where we're joining the two rails together maybe at this point right now."
So the United States wouldn't have participated in the Industrial Revolution if not for slavery? And all of the fabulous inventions created by Americans after the Civil War wouldn't have occurred if slavery didn't exist prior? One and a half subsequent centuries of innovation and expansion would never have come to fruition?
Exactly what kind of an America-hating, history-challenged nincompoop do you have to be to not only think such nonsense but actually say it at a symposium - to applause, no less! - being aired on C-SPAN?
Sorry, Mike, other people started history ~
Last time I checked Michael, you and your applauding audience are free to leave this horrible country and never return.
That simpering pile of blubber doesn’t know American history. Then too he won’t acknowledge it was DEMOCRATS that kept the South in slavery and that “separate but equal” nonsense plus all the DEMOCRAT governors that went along with it plus the DEMOCRAT sheriffs that attacked Blacks and civil right workers who were murdered when they went down there. Oh yeah Moore, tell us all about how thousands of WHITES lost their lives during the Civil War to end slavery. Idiot!
To Michael Moore every worker is a slave.
Gee, Michael, I can’t see anything keeping you here in this lousy country.
Move to France..or somewhere. Don’t go away mad..just go away.
Calling the White man genocidal is just plain stupid.
Does anyone not realize that if we had wanted eliminate all American Indians, there would not be any around now.
I’m not really one of those people who say “Eat the Rich”, but I have to observe that Michael Moore’s corpse could feed quite a lot of people, and if his vast wealth were redistributed, a lot of people could be given stock in fine companies like Philip Morris, Monsanto, or Halliburton.
Anyone have that picture handy of Michael Moore’s house in Traverse City?
.......the fake has been exposed as a capitalist pig before, why this POS hasn’t choked on a jelly doughnut by now is beyond me
We are what we are.
What a cretin he is... an addle-brained idiot,, move back to europe or whereever the heck your lineage is from.
Come on, Moore hasn’t had a successful movie in some time. He has to say something over the top to get the attention he so desperately craves.
I wonder, does Moore always refer to himself in the third person?
Thanks chessplayer, SkyDancer, and yarddog, well said.
There’s too much of him to refer to himself only in the first person.
Only in America can a fat ignorant moron like Moore can make it big....
If only he knows how stupid he sounds