Michael Moore went on an unhinged rant during an interview with the Huffington Post, telling his followers that they need to take action to prevent Donald Trump from being “the last President of the United States.”
This begs the question, how does one tell when Moore’s rants cross the line from hinged to unhinged? It’s not easy, but our analysis suggests this definitely constitutes one of his more hysterical efforts.
Moore has been engaged in interviews to promote his new film Fahrenheit 11/9, his latest effort to cut and paste events and comments to portray the President as, what he describes as an “evil genius.”
In fact, Trump is so ‘evil’ he claimed in his HuffPo interview, that he plans on becoming a dictator for life … or something.
“Donald Trump is an evil genius,” he explained. “He has no intention of leaving the White House. Whenever he hears that another country has a president for life, he perks up and thinks, ‘I like the sound of that!'”
“Donald Trump is an evil genius.” Michael Moore is back with a new documentary and a lofty goal: Bring down Trump before the midterms. https://t.co/PoC5bVP7q6
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 9, 2018
Worse, Moore seems to be encouraging radical behavior from his side of the aisle, suggesting that legal or legislative means, nor exposing scandals, will get him out of office. So they must act.
No more hoping things work out for the best, Moore wants to find another means to “bring down Trump.”
In fact, the filmmaker really despises the concept of ‘hope.’
The Huffington Post reports:
Fuck hope. Seriously, fuck hope. Fuck despair, too. But fuck hope.
Hope is passive. Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work. Hope leads people to believe that tax returns, or a pee tape, or the FBI or an adult film star will save the country. Hope, and the passivity that comes with it, is what helped get us here to begin with. It’s the lazy way out.
We don’t need hope. We need action.
Oddly enough, it was one year ago that Moore was touting his new Broadway show as being about ‘hope’ and a means for “self-hating liberals” to heal and feel energized in the fight against President Trump.
We’ve come a long way from promoting hope to “f*** hope.”
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 9, 2018
Moore went on to suggest that a revolution is brewing to help bring Trump down.
“The revolution is happening in the most unlikely of places,” he alleged. “The resistance ― the true resistance ― is not coming from the Democratic Party or from the liberal establishment. I can’t reveal too much right now, but there is a real insurgency taking place.”
The closest Moore has come to being part of an insurgency is when he infiltrates the buffet line, but I digress.
Several weeks ago, Moore was also encouraging his people to fight the resistance by getting their lazy butts off the couch.
“Get off the couch,” “rise up,” and “put our bodies on the line,” he implored the resistance, unaware that he’s done none of those things in recent memory.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 29, 2018
It’s highly likely that Moore’s outrage won’t translate into anything significant to harm the President. His previous attempt to spark outrage amongst the anti-Trumpers was his Broadway show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” which was billed as a one-man attempt to bring down the president.
Instead, it was widely panned as a failure in reviews even by normally friendly media outlets.
Trump certainly won’t be a President for life, but Moore’s own words reveal that they won’t stop him in 2020 either – he will be reelected.
“I should say re-appointed because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore told Fast Company. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”
That sounds like a man with no hope alright, which gives you and I all the hope in the world that President Trump will be making and keeping America great for another term to come.