Michael Moore is an Academy Award winning author and documentary film maker. I highly recommend any and all of his documentaries, books, articles, and interviews.
In case you are not familiar with Moore and his work, just to give you a quick taste of what he is all about, shortly after Trump announced his ban on all things Muslim Moore wrote a brilliant response called We Are All Muslim, and he also stood outside Trump Tower holding up the following sign:
His latest documentary is Michael Moore In TrumpLand, a very emotional and often hilarious one man performance by Moore himself in front of die hard Trump supporters, where he makes the case for them to vote for Hillary. If you can spare an hour and ten minutes then this is well worth watching as it shows American politics, especially the recent election, in ways you may not know about.
Below is my favourite quote from the whole show, in which Moore explains better than anyone possibly can as to why tens of millions will vote for Trump, and ultimately why Trump will then win the election. As expected certain Trump fans have taken part of the quote to further their own cause, even to the point where many on the right say Moore is now an avid Trump supporter.
However, when you consider the quote below in full it is clear that that is perhaps not the case. Anyways, as always, enjoy!
Whether Trump means it or not, is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting, and that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump. He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for; the human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them. And on November 8, election day, although they lost their jobs, although they’ve been foreclosed on by the bank, next came the divorce and now the wife and kids are gone, the car’s been repoed, they haven’t had a real vacation in years, they’re stuck with the shitty Obamacare bronze plan where you can’t even get a fucking Percocet. They’ve essentially lost everything they had except one thing – the one thing that doesn’t cost them a cent and is guaranteed to them by the American constitution: the right to vote.
They might be penniless, they might be homeless, they might be fucked over and fucked up, it doesn’t matter, because it’s equalized on that day. A millionaire has the same number of votes as the person without a job. One. And there’s more of the former middle class than there are in the millionaire class. So on November 8 the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth, be handed a ballot, close the curtain, and take that lever or felt pen or touchscreen, and put a big fucking X in the box by the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that has ruined their lives: Donald J Trump.
They see that the elites who ruined their lives hate Trump. Corporate America hates Trump. Wall Street hates Trump. The career politicians hate Trump. The media hates Trump, after they loved him and created him, and now hate him. Thank you media. The enemy of my enemy is who I’m voting for on November 8.
Yes, on November 8, you Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow, Billy Bob Blow, all the Blows get to go and blow up the whole goddamn system because it’s your right. Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘fuck you’ ever recorded in human history and it will feel good.
For a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then, like the Brits who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe only to find out that if you vote to leave Europe you actually have to leave Europe.
And now they regret it. All the Ohioans, Pennsylvanians, Michiganders and Wisconsinites of Middle England, right, they all voted to leave and now they regret it.
And over 4 million of them have signed a petition to have a do-over, they want another election. It ain’t gonna happen because you used the ballot as an anger management tool. And now you’re fucked. And the rest of Europe, the rest of Europe, they’re like, “Bye Felicia!”
So when the rightfully angry people of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, find out after a few months in office that President Trump wasn’t going to do a damn thing for them, it will be too late to do anything about it.
But I get it. You wanted to send a message. You had righteous anger. And justifiable anger. Well, message sent.
Goodnight America. You’ve just elected the last president of the United States.
– Michael Moore, from his one man show Michael Moore In TrumpLand