Liberal filmmaker and blatant opportunist cannot give up his obvious politicking for a single day
By Zachary Leeman; LifeZette:
While most people will be getting together with family and friends and celebrating the birthday of our great nation, filmmaker Michael Moore has different plans altogether.
“I call upon EVERYONE to observe this 4th of July week by nonviolently storming the local offices of your Senators, pack town halls, RISE UP!” Moore tweeted on Wednesday.
He continued in this vein by taking issue with the potential of an Obamacare repeal in the near future.
“The Snakes of the Senate languishing in their pit, unable to attack the millions of sick, elderly & newborn. The Resistance lives to fight on,” he wrote. “They now scurry home 2 ‘celebrate’ the birthday of the country & its people they despise so much. They’ll quietly regroup w/ rich backers…”
He added (in all caps as shown, both here and above), “THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY. If just one person is being denied health care then we are all denied. We are all being attacked! ALL HANDS ON DECK!”
Moore seems to be confused about the way Obamacare works — as many people have lost their insurance and many still remain uninsured despite former President Barack Obama’s false promise of providing cheap and affordable health insurance to all Americans.
As usual — Moore is a hypocritical opportunist. While millions upon millions suffer and struggle, he has been profiting heavily in both fame and money from his “resistance.”
He made a documentary last year called “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” and he even has an upcoming Broadway show and television series that will revolve around his criticism of the president.
All of this comes after Moore stayed almost completely silent during Barack Obama’s eight years in office. That’s despite the fact that the former president did plenty that should have concerned a younger Moore — someone who protested the wars and claimed he was keeping politicians accountable. Turns out he only has an interest in accountability for those who aren’t Democrats.
On a day when most people should be, and will be, uniting and taking a break from the vicious polarization in this country — Moore is encouraging more of it.
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Minneapolis “Black Lives Matter” Protests Pride Parade for Including Police
By Angelina Newsom; OpsLens:
Tensions between the “activist” group Black Lives Matter and law enforcement have found their way into the LGBTQ community. Organizers of the Minneapolis Pride Parade had initially announced that the annual celebration would exclude police officers this year out of “respect” for those who are currently triggered by law enforcement. The decision came in the wake of the acquittal in the shooting of Philando Castile. Apparently, vilifying all police officers somehow adds to a celebration of diversity and inclusiveness.
Faced with backlash, organizers had a change of heart and decided to go forward with including police officers in the parade. Traditionally, police lead the parade in vehicles with flashing lights—which also serves as a safety precaution in addition to announcing the start of the parade.
Organizers initially made the decision to disinvite police officers from participating in the parade to avoid striking fear into citizens at the sight of a uniform. It remains a mystery how those individuals make it through everyday life, with the intense fear they face of being hunted down by the police force. Insert eye roll.
As the Pride Parade marched on in Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter protestors blocked intersections, successfully holding up the parade for up to an hour. They demanded that police officers be removed from the parade—even though officers were placed in the middle of the parade as opposed to their traditional position at the front.
Protestors also laid in the middle of the street in what has been called a “die-in” style of protesting. Although organizers expressed understanding and solidarity with the protestors, the fact remains that they effectively hijacked a celebration that wasn’t theirs to halt. It’s one thing to stand on the sidelines and shout corny chants to spread hatred toward an entire group of American citizens, but it’s quite another to forcefully halt a celebration to demand removal of police officers.
I won’t pretend that I don’t recognize instances of lethal force that weren’t necessary in my own opinion. I also won’t condone the exclusion or vilification of police officers. Exercising constitutional rights to freedom of speech does not justify excluding American citizens from participating in public events based on their profession alone.
There are several members of the LGBTQ community who are employed as police officers. Telling them they aren’t welcome to march in a Pride Parade is especially disgusting given the stigma some police officers feel exists among their own ranks. Just as protestors want all people to be angry at police officers, others want to foster an environment that promotes healing and togetherness.
Some activists in the United States are traveling down a slippery slope, from publicly excluding white people to raising hell over the inclusion of police officers. I can’t take any cause seriously that doesn’t make a logical argument without judging an entire group based on the actions of very few. I also believe that rallies need to occur within minority communities to address the issues that contribute to poor community/police interaction.