This is a great speech. Awesome, worth listening to. I seriously doubt this will be seen on TV (unless it’s MSNBC). Michael Moore denounces the “financial coup d’etat” by Wall Street, then schools the Tea-GOP on Economics 101. “The rich have overplayed their hand,” he concludes. “It’s one person, one vote, and there are a hell of a lot more of us than there are of them!”
Synopsis from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Madison – “America is not broke,” filmmaker Michael Moore declared in a speech to pro-labor demonstrators Saturday at the state Capitol.
“The country is awash in wealth and cash,” he said. “It’s just not in your hands.”
He said wealth has been transferred “in the greatest heist in history” from the workers to the bankers and the super-rich.
“Wall Street, the banks and the Fortune 500 now run this Republic,” he said.
Moore called Gov. Scott Walker “your soon to be ex-Governor.”
He added that there have been three major lies over the last decade:
“Wisconsin is broke. There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And the Packers need (Brett) Favre to win the Super Bowl.”
Moore said people in Wisconsin “have aroused a sleeping giant, known as the working people.”
“Right now, the earth is shaking and the ground is shifting under the feet of those who are in charge,” he said. “Your message has inspired people in all 50 states: ‘We have had it.’ ”
“We are all Wisconsinites now,” he said. “We are rich with ideas and talent and hard work and love, yes love.”
“For three weeks you have stood in the cold, sat on the floor, skipped out of town to Illinois, whatever it took you’ve done it,” he said. “What is certain, Madison is only the beginning.”
BTW, the inflatable palm trees are a taunt directed at Faux News Channel’s lies about “union thugs.”
UPDATE: Michael Moore: The Smug Wealthy Have Gone Too Far — And We’re Finally Fighting Back
UPDATE: Sam Baldwin: Plutocracy Now: What Wisconsin Is Really About