michael moore’s fahrenheit 11/9

we forget about our ideals

we forget about the things that are important to us.

we let them deflect away from the concept by demonizing the politician

even though we all agree that all the politicians are lacking.

all of them.

ive loved every single one of my girlfriends so much, so deeply, so intensely, but ive lacked with each one, ive said stupid shit, ive not done certain things that would have made things easier and better and less smelly

and these are people who are getting naked in front of me

so of course politicians, strangers really, who cannot continue, they claim, without selling out a little to this one or that one — of course politicians are occasionally going to let us down in a big way.

this movie reminds us that we have to refocus back to the basic things that we want: a healthcare system that doesn’t bankrupt people, an electoral system where when you vote it matters, gun regulations that are written by people not lobbyists

but mostly this movie drives home the fact that this country believes in liberal values

big time

and the current day GOP has done nothing to change those values

meanwhile the democratic party has no one to blame except themselves for being such wimpy ass moderates

and not listening to their supporters who dont wanna be moderate about everything.

teachers shouldnt have to go on food stamps.

kids shouldnt have to worry about getting shot while in school.

the people of flint shouldnt have to worry that their drinking water is going to affect their freaking DNA for generations to come.

there should be no middle ground there.

for example, zero kids should be killed in school. if you want to call me a radical for not wanting to budge on that number, then fuck yeah, im a radical.

and fuck yeah am i happy that michael moore keeps doing what he does,

we clearly need him.

the kids are all right

decades ago The Who produced a film called The Kids Are All Right about the British band’s run through the ’60s and ’70s

but right now there are a group of idealistic teenagers in Florida who have had enough with America’s love/hate affair with guns, particularly assault rifles.

these teens were victims of school shooter who killed 17 of their fellow students. instead of freaking out (which they are also probably doing), they have used that energy to pressure local, state and federal lawmakers to stop accepting bribes from the NRA and start changing the laws so that mentally disturbed people have a harder time getting their hands on weapons and so a kid in Algebra class doesn’t have to live in fear any more for their life.

naturally Republicans are fighting the kids, which is bizarre. they are claiming that some of these students are actors being fed lines and aren’t earnestly asking for gun control measures, but are being paid by people like George Soros and other liberals.

the kids have been amazing. they say this has nothing to do with politics. they say it has nothing to do with Trump. what their goal is simply: they want last week’s school massacre to be the Last One.

they have a tough road ahead of them because even though they filled three Greyhound busses with protesting students, once they arrived at the Florida State House in Tallahassee, the GOP-led state senate refused to even debate gun control.

“if Congress or no one else wants to do anything about this, so what, because we are going to do something about this,” one of the students said. and you best believe them.

do some things get me down?

obey sample saleof course. i am human.

i may appear upbeat on the outside. a lot. in public. even while flying my chopper above hollywood.

but when black people get murdered and white ppl dont even have to spend a full day in jail over it, it depresses me.

what am i supposed to tell my kids?

son, life sucks and then your murderer doesn’t die?

or even charged?

im sorta glad i dont have kids. i wouldnt know what to say. ever. i would try but im pretty sure i would say the wrong things. i always say the wrong things. i would say maybe as black folk we should all have guns.

maybe as black folk we should have our own NRA. and we should go door to door arming black people and registering them to vote.

when i was a kid i went door to door selling candy. did that candy do any good for anyone? nope.

but heres what would happen if black folk went door to door showing people how easy it would be for them to go to a Black Gun Show and getting their guns:

there would be widespread, life changing, life saving gun control laws.

the actual NRA’s head would explode, but maybe black people would stop getting murdered and their killers would stop getting away with it.

sounds drastic. doesnt sound like anything Jesus would do. but at this point, i really don’t know what Jesus would do.

He would pray. He would tell people that when they die they go to Heaven. but what about all of their family who aren’t yet in Heaven? what about all the people who see that when you kill black people you hardly ever pay the price for it?

i have a lot of ideas. i dont like this one. i dont like guns. i dont like fighting fire with fire. i dont even like fighting. but the thing i dont like the most is innocent people dying and guilty people getting away with it.

sometimes i dont know any more

tony awardsyou do your thing, you walk around. you drive around. you talk to people. the people seem reasonable.

but then you go on the internet and something changes. everyone loses their minds.

were their minds always lost? is my mind lost?

when something happens 1,000 times and every time is sad and every time is horrible, shouldnt it be changed?

since the massacre at Sandy Hook where 20 little innocent kids were gunned down there have been 998 mass shootings in the USA. the land of the free. my home sweet home.

of those 998 only three of the mass shootings were at the hands of Muslims.

and yet the LA Times, my hometown paper, allows Jonah Goldberg to write a column about how its all the Muslims’ fault. and how Obama is weird by not calling it Islama Fascism or whatever Jonah Goldberg wants him to call it. and the Times pays him money for this.

meanwhile of the 998 mass killings, all have been done by men.

most of them white men.

when will Jonah Goldberg whine that Obama doesnt tell the world that what we have here is a White Man With A Gun Problem?

who will the LA Times pay to write that? you know, something that’s based in actual math and science instead of malarkey gleaned from the Fox News talking points.

no one will write it there because, it’s not really a White Man With A Gun problem, it’s just a plain old gun problem.

there are some guns we shouldnt have. and there are ways that we should be selling and registering and keeping an eye on these guns that is the problem.


and thats why i feel like sometimes i just dont know. because some very smart people really truly believe in their hearts

that if we treated guns like how we treat cars, which is to say, in order to get and keep a gun

you would have to prove you are capable of using one, you have to register it, you have to maintain it, you have to do all the paperwork, etc.

these smart people really think that it would lead to us taking away


of the guns.

they forget or ignore the fact that we haven’t taken away


of the anything in the usa.

hand grenades are illegal but there are still a few floating around.cartoon

a man can’t have a bazooka, but every now and then you find someone with one.

all we are asking for is a reasonable adjustment to these unreasonable actions occurring to innocent people.

like i said yesterday, i believe this change will come.

i believe the tides will change. i believe we will start voting out representatives who care more about money flowing in from the NRA than they do about blood flowing out of innocent victims.

we will return to being the home of the brave

and we will let go of some of the machine guns that have ruined the lives of far too many innocent families.

we are not a stupid scared fucked up terrible ignorant doomed nation of jonah goldbergs

who like to blame boogeymen and not ourselves.

this is not a muslim problem or even a white man with a gun problem.

this is an american problem

that will be fixed by americans.

which is why i cant wait to vote.