I've been trying to give Michael Moore the benefit of the doubt about his appearances at Occupy Wall Street even though it went against my better judgment (since I'm well and truly tired of watching him try to position himself at the front of every movement). Maybe he just wanted to help by bringing out more media coverage with no thought for his own ego, right? C'mon, it was at least theoretically possible.
Then on last night's local newscast I saw him say this after speaking at Occupy Oakland: "I made the movie. It was called 'Capitalism: A Love Story' and I called for this rebellion. And I'm just thrilled."
Good grief. Even when he's trying to help, Moore can't help but try to make it all about him.
I PRESUME: And furthermore:
[Moore] said the movement has already had "a number of victories in our first six weeks," saying, "We've killed despair across the country and we’ve killed apathy."
Not to be a grammar nazi, but I have this rather strong conviction that people who haven't spent a good portion of those weeks freezing their asses off in a tent or risking brain damage in a police riot should think twice before cavalierly tossing out pronoun forms like "our" and "we" around people who have.
(Yeah, sure, "we are the 99%"—but inclusive slogans don't change the fact that it's just .00099% of us out there right now making the sacrifices and taking the risks.)