Michael Moore Lends Support To Occupy Wall Street With Speech And Piers Morgan Visit
Documentary filmmaker and activist Michael Moore made a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest site in New York City. Moore gave a 10 minute long speech to the crowd encouraging their efforts. The filmmaker was visibly giddy when saying expressing his happiness to be there.
“I have spent over 20 years fighting Wall Street, General Motors, health insurance companies, the whole lot of them. A lot of that has been alone or with just a very few people. It warms my heart to see all of you here.” – Michael Moore
Indeed, Moore spoke to that end in the closing of his documentary Capitalism: A Love Story where in the final moments of the film he delivered the message that he needed help and asked for America to participate.
Moore went on to visit the Pies Morgan show where he gave acknowledgement to the movement on CNN.
Long since has people believed this generation of Americans to be apathetic and the days of mass movements of the people for the common good lost in the history books and documentaries recounting tales of the 1960’s, , myself included. Perhaps the proper motivation was lacking. The revolutionary changes never come from
the top, always from those that have reached their tolerable limit. Those at the top aren’t concerned because the struggles don’t affect them. Those in the middle are desperately trying to hang on to what they have to avoid falling to the bottom. Those at the bottom are the only one’s that have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
“They think their power is derived from their bank accounts. But our power is derived from the people.” – Michael Moore