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Michael Moore Shares Footage of Serial Bomb Suspect Cut From Fahrenheit 11/9
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49425"><span class="small">Halle Kiefer, Vulture</span></a>   
Monday, 29 October 2018 14:00

Kiefer writes: "Cesar Sayoc, the man accused of mailing 14 bombs to prominent Democratic figures and Trump critics, could have ended up in the filmmaker's most recent movie Fahrenheit 11/9. Instead, footage of the suspect attending a February 2017 Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida was left on the cutting room floor."

Filmmaker Michael Moore. (photo: Chris Pizzello/AP)
Filmmaker Michael Moore. (photo: Chris Pizzello/AP)


Michael Moore Shares Footage of Serial Bomb Suspect Cut From Fahrenheit 11/9

By Halle Kiefer, Vulture

29 October 18

 

ccording to an Instagram post made by Michael Moore, Cesar Sayoc, the man accused of mailing 14 bombs to prominent Democratic figures and Trump critics, could have ended up in the filmmaker’s most recent movie Fahrenheit 11/9. Instead, footage of the suspect attending a February 2017 Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida was left on the cutting room floor. On Sunday, Moore posted an “outtake” video to YouTube featuring Sayoc (among other Trump supporters) cheering and demanding CNN “tell the truth.

“My crew first encountered Cesar Sayoc, the mail bomber/terrorist, 20 months ago when we went down to Melbourne, Florida, to film Trump’s first ‘Trump 2020 Re-election Rally’ — just one month after his inauguration,” Moore wrote, before ruminating on his reasons for filming Trump’s many rallies rather than focusing on his official actions as POTUS.

Says Moore, “Who we needed to understand were our fellow Americans, lost souls full of anger and possible violence, easily fed a pile of lies so large and toxic that we wondered if there would ever be a chance that we could bring them back from the Dark Side.” You can read the rest of his post below.

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My crew first encountered Cesar Sayoc, the mail bomber/terrorist, 20 months ago when we went down to Melbourne, Florida, to film Trump’s first “Trump 2020 Re-election Rally” — just one month after his inauguration. My direction to my producer Basel Hamdan and our longtime collaborator Eric Weinrib was to NOT film Trump, but rather only film the people who came out to see him. My feeling was, after one month in office, we didn’t need to hear anything more from Trump’s mouth — we already knew everything we needed to know about him. Who we needed to understand were our fellow Americans, lost souls full of anger and possible violence, easily fed a pile of lies so large and toxic that we wondered if there would ever be a chance that we could bring them back from the Dark Side. Our footage of Mr. Sayoc would never make it into the final cut of what would be the film that is now in its last week in cinemas across America. But I’d like to share it with you, if only to give you a momentary glimpse of him in action (all are free to use this video and share it). You’ve seen the photos of him on the news over the past couple days– a slight, normal, everyday American. But those are from before. Here with our footage I can show you what he had actually become — overdosed on steroids in what looks like some desperate attempt to hang on to what was left of his manhood. Men, people like Cesar have been led to believe, were and are under attack by the likes of Hillary and Michelle and all those “feminazis” who’ve had but one mission: political castration. The theft of power from the patriarchy that had been in place for 10,000 years. The end of men…[1/3]

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+6 # chapdrum 2018-10-29 17:13
Relatedly: Moore does not get the credit he's due. He's been on the case of the vermin taking down our country for their own gain for years now. He reveals in "Fahrenheit 11/9" that during the Obama admin., Flint was used by the military for target and training practice without first notifying its citizens. Didn't know this before seeing the film and, not surprisingly, not a word about this since the film came about 4 or 5 weeks ago.
 
 
+4 # BetaTheta 2018-10-29 23:23
This is the mob-mind at its most frightening: Totally subsuming one's rational mind to the ecstasy of group-think in service to a lie.
 
 
0 # Farafalla 2018-10-30 00:39
The world’s gone to hell in a handbasket. Pinches gringos dropped the ball and became the yardstick for cosmic douchebaggery.
 
 
+9 # librarian1984 2018-10-30 11:54
Moore makes a great point. We still need to talk to Trump voters. Otherwise how do we convince them not to vote GOP? We don't change people's minds by insulting them.

And they are not angry and desperate without reason. It's bullshit to keep saying this is all fueled by racism and sexism. Though that element is there it's economic injustice that drives the anger that Trump can tap into. I agree with Sanders: it's an abomination to see blue collar workers vote for Republicans!

We need employment, living wages and decent healthcare -- then of course the anger will dissipate. That is the best and fastest way to ease tensions, but the politicians in their gated communities do not give one solitary shit. If you went to Harvard or Yale you're worthy to the DP; everyone else is on their own, and at the mercy of corporate America. This is what Thomas Frank's Listen, Liberal is about -- the consequences of the Dems' right turn under Clinton.

There are problems on the right AND the left but the only ones we have a chance of fixing are OUR OWN. We can't fix the GOP but we can BEAT them if we fix ourselves -- and that means reform and a return to democratic populism.

Fascists gain power when the establishment doesn't allow liberalism access to policy or power, exactly what we're seeing right here right now.

If we truly believe our ideas are better we must actually run on an agenda that merits votes -- or we will guarantee MORE GOP rule.