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#1 robberry

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:17 AM

He has it JUST RIGHT, but he's still viewed as too leftist to be the "leader."

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Tonight, Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, Mike made his fifth visit to #OccupyWallStreet and delivered the following address from the steps on the east side of Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) amplified by the 'human microphone':

"This is a historic day. This movement has come together because the people wanted it to happen. Not because of a leader. Not because of a dues-paying organization, but because the people wanted it. I love the human microphone and I'll tell you why. Because this isn't just my voice or his voice or her voice. It's all of our voices. Let's keep the movement like this. Do not let politicians co-opt this movement. Each one of you here today represents another 100,000 Americans who couldn't be here today but are happy that you are here. And they will be there in their cities. The occupy movement is everywhere. Occupy! Everywhere!

"The men on the top floors of these buildings -- especially you, Goldman Sachs -- they are responsibly for ruining the lives of millions of people -- hundreds of millions of people -- on this planet. Someone in the media just asked me, 'Who organized this?' I said [points up to buildings], 'They organized this!'

"They took their boot and put it on the necks of the American people and now the American people want that boot removed. Now. Not next year. Now! We've had it. Enough is enough. The dirtiest word in corporate America is 'enough.' They can't get enough. They weren't satisfied with being just filthy rich. They wanted to be something better than filthy rich and this is what they got. They may have stolen trillions of dollars but we are here to say we want that money back. When do we want the money back? When do we want the money back?

"They have overplayed their hand. It's too bad they weren't satisfied with all the billions they had accumulated. But like addicts, they had to have more. They're out of control. They have an addiction problem to greed and we are here to conduct an intervention."

Intervening on a daily basis at http://www.michaelmoore.com

#2 seany

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:31 AM

Michael Moore could never be a "leader" of anything. He's a good instigator. A gadfly. But never in any of his movies, any of his interviews, any of his anything will you see him presenting any reasoned solutions to the same problems that he asks provocative questions about. And now that he's famous, he's just become a professional gadfly. He knows what works for him. I'm sure there's still some sincerity left in it, but he's basically an Ann Coulter or Glen Beck on the far left. He knows how to push those buttons and get publicity doing it. But I've never seen Michael Moore offer up a solution to anything. I saw him speak several times back in the late 90s /early 2000s and always walked away feeling like, "well that was some great preaching to the choir, but now what?" I don't think that has substantially changed.

#3 robberry

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:33 AM

But he's sticking to the "agenda" and not spreading it to thin.

"They have overplayed their hand. It's too bad they weren't satisfied with all the billions they had accumulated. But like addicts, they had to have more. They're out of control. They have an addiction problem to greed and we are here to conduct an intervention."

That sums it up in a nice little package!

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:45 AM

What agenda? What has he summed up, exactly? That greed is bad? I think that's a really myopic perspective of why people are down on Wall St. I think most of the people down there see it as a lot more complex than that. Or I would hope. I haven't been there, so I can't speak first hand.

Again - where does he present any solutions or steps forward? MM makes great rally speeches, but doesn't identify any specific solutions like end the fed, Tobin tax, etc.

:dunno:

#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:43 AM

What agenda? What has he summed up, exactly? That greed is bad? I think that's a really myopic perspective of why people are down on Wall St. I think most of the people down there see it as a lot more complex than that. Or I would hope. I haven't been there, so I can't speak first hand.

Again - where does he present any solutions or steps forward? MM makes great rally speeches, but doesn't identify any specific solutions like end the fed, Tobin tax, etc.

:dunno:


If Moore were to do that, he would likely be shunned because he is a socialist.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

A socialist would not be part of the one percent. He's a shrewd, self-made millionaire (like seany said) similar to coulter and beck who profits millions pandering to political agendas and he's exactly what occupy wall st opposes.

#7 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

Agreed. I was being an ass more than anything else....