Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 20, 2011, 4:52 p.m. EST by everything
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Hello. I am enjoying learning about OWS via your website and others. I am not here to polarize or demonize anyone, rather I like to hear honest opinions in order to form my own.
One person/topic I have not seen much discussion on here is Michael Moore. What do you guys & gals really think about him and his OWS involvement? Here are my own opinions that I have formulated from reading, watching, hearing and thus inferring. Hopefully I have provided equal pros and cons to remain as objective as possible:
1.he seems to bring mainstream attention to the movement (perhaps this is a good or bad thing based on your own opinion, see #3 con)
2.he seems to care about the movement and its progression and wants to help
3.he brings attention to atrocities towards the movement, particularly the UC Davis incident
While he may bring mainstream attention to the movement, I cant help but wonder if he is doing it only for personal gain (eg exploiting the OWS for himself, under the guise of "caring")...after all he is selling a book right now. Then again, perhaps selling a book and getting rich isn't considered anti-OWS as it has nothing to do with Corporate/Government collusion et. al. but in my opinion using your cause to make more money for himself, which he has plenty of, seems like something a 1 percenter would do. Note- this is my own opinion based on what I have read and not entirely based on the Breitbart article. I actually did not realize he was selling a book until I visited his own website.
He calls for the 1% to donate $1 mil. to OWS, however does not donate the same amount himself. He is clearly as rich as many in the 1%, whether or not he is considered 1% is of course another matter. I read that he intends to donate some of the proceeds from his book to OWS, but I ask you, with wealth as enormous as his, is he not being hypocritical? IF not, why? If so, how? I am undecided and curious to hear what you have to say.
He seems (in my own perception) to insinuate that he is the self proclaimed leader of OWS (though he has not specifically stated this). Perhaps this is completely untrue and it seems this way if nothing more for the mainstream attention that he receives.
Discuss! I am curious to hear your replies and educate myself about MM.