This Michael Moore tribute explains why so many want to throw Donald Trump, as a “grenade,” at the establishment.
I don’t necessarily agree with every detail of the Michael Moore tribute to the people who are voting for Trump, but it shows that he gets it. Despite Moore’s leftism and his stupid reaction to Brexit, this is worth watching. (Warning: bad language)
This Michael Moore tribute isn’t for Donald Trump, but for the disenfranchised and marginalized people voting for him. Furthermore, I don’t think he chose the soundtrack. He spoke the words to promote his new movie, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand.” I suspect it is mostly an attack on Donald Trump. According to Real Clear Politics, “This audio recording of Moore’s speech has gone viral among Trump supporters, even though it is taken entirely out of context, given the overall message of Moore’s film.”
I suspect more people will watch this video than view the movie.
Donald Trump, Jr. liked the video
I probably don't agree with him on a lot but Michael Moore gets this one right 100% Listen & RT: Why Trump will win: https://t.co/7uFTeUlxKN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 26, 2016
I know a lot of people in Michigan that are planning to vote for Trump and they don’t necessarily like him that much, and they don’t necessarily agree with him. They’re not racist or rednecks, they’re actually pretty decent people, and so after talking to a number of them I wanted to write this:
‘Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of Ford Motor executives and said, “if you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit and build them in Mexico, I’m going to put a 35% tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s going to buy them.”
It was an amazing thing to see. No politician, Republican or Democrat, had ever said anything like that to these executives, and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the “Brexit” states.
Even though I don’t think protectionism will help the middle-class, we all know that the government gives the auto industry all sorts of favors, not least the bailout in 2008. That bailout was portrayed as a rescue of the workers, but that was a lie. The workers would have been hired by whoever bought out the company. America would have gotten a sustainable auto industry. Instead we’re just waiting for the next financial crisis and the next bailout.
But the fact that Donald Trump sided with what the workers wanted and not with the execs is still revolutionary. The people want a fighter—someone who will represent their interests. The ruling class wants them to settle for whoever they approve of as a candidate.
Well, the people aren’t willing to do that anymore!
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.
Sometimes you need to burn the system down, with whatever tool is available.