Open Letter to Michael Moore

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Dear Michael,

I originally debated whether or not I was going to spend my time writing to you, especially since I don’t feel particularly good about doing anything that gives you extra attention, but since I believe you once again have found a way to exemplify a problem in our society, you left me no choice.

Let me begin by making something very clear.  Finding you or your tactics distasteful in no way means that I am a supporter of Donald’s Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. What it means is that just as a valid argument can be made for why his plan is impractical, dangerous and morally suspect, so too an argument can be made for why you Michael Moore posing for a picture with a sign saying “We are all Muslim” is equally difficult to come to terms with.  You and Trump are both extremists.  The difference between you and him is that you are not just an extremist, you are a hypocrite as well.

You pretend to care about humanity.  Show me a picture with you holding a sign saying “We are all Jews” or “We are all Christians” and I might believe your motives are pure.  When Jews get murdered regularly by terrorists in Israel and Christians get slaughtered in Iraq by the thousands where is your outcry?  Why didn’t I see you with a sign then?  Why is it more disagreeable to you that an American presidential candidate says something controversial than it is when people die?  Why do you feel it necessary to fight this fight but not to fight the fight against people who are actually killing people to promote their sick agendas?

I believe the answer to all these questions is that you are an opportunistic coward.  It’s not about being a Liberal or Conservative. Bill Maher is certainly not less of a Liberal than you are but when people are being killed he is not afraid to raise his voice against those responsible for the killings.  Yet somehow till now you have been nowhere to be found.  This is not about accepting anyone’s prejudice against one group of people.  I’ve always maintained that to truly show an attitude of equality you need to be willing to criticize everyone, regardless of religion, race, color, sexual preference or any other factor that distinguishes someone from other segments of society. Not you.  You look for ways to exploit the exploited by pretending to be on their side when in reality it is very obvious that all you are is an opportunistic publicity hound.

I believe just as many maintain that Trump’s words and proposal are dangerous, so too is your phony one-sided anti-establishment approach.  You shift things so far the other direction that you increase animosity among people and in turn you do even more damage to the liberal elements in society and even worse, you deflect attention from the real problems.  With Muslims of importance pushing for reform and fighting to destroy the negative elements within their own faith, someone like you who only chooses to take a stance against someone like Donald Trump hurts their efforts and subsequently puts more people in danger.  You want to help Michael, support Muslim reformists like Raheel Raza, Sohail Raza, or Zuhdi Jasser. That’s if you even know who they are. I assure you these individuals who actually are Muslim, would rather you use your celebrity to help put and end to a cycle of violence than hold up a stupid sign. Then maybe you might help a movement that will help save a lot more lives, including Muslim lives.  All you really care about now is what you always have cared about which is what you can do to promote Michael Moore.   But then again, you were the same guy who chose to blame Bush for 9/11 instead of Osama bin Laden so I guess none of us should be surprised.

Michael, despite your holier than thou approach I am sure I am not alone in saying that not only are you not helping to provide a solution to the problem, you are actually part of the problem.   I am also sure that despite the attitude you are pretending to convey, you couldn’t care less.

Sincerely,

David Groen

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6 responses to “Open Letter to Michael Moore

  • Antonio

    Michael Moore you are not a Muslim your and Infidel ! Maybe soon you will know.

  • stanely21

    Moore is a communist, just towing the party line like all the other progressives and their brave-new-world bullsh*t.

  • bodypro8

    Moore pulled that same bullshit with people who were out of work. Like he’s some kind of populist. This obscenely obese hog is worth over 50 million bucks.

  • Lisa Dawn Cheney

    1000% agree. Michael u have made enough money with ur bs. time to retire and go away.

  • Andy David

    Christianity has more power than it knows what to do with and is attacking aggressively, trying to impose its mores on the rest of us, so they don’t need our solidarity; it’s Islamaphobia that’s sweeping the nation like a wildfire out of control. Now is the time for emergency solidarity with Muslims, or war and anti-American so-called “terrorism” will mushroom at an unprecedented rate. Anti-semitism is widespread, constant, and growing. There are those that are quite informed, aware and sensitive to the fact that anti-semitic injustices are happening, but it is not the wildfire in our collective mind right now. If there were a typhoid epidemic rapidly sweeping the world, addressing it should become a higher priority than cancer research.

    • davidgroen1

      Andy, I have tons of respect for your comment and have no criticism for it whatsoever. Since the only thing I know about you is this comment, I commend you for the logic and decency behind it and for all I know you share similar good arguments often over many issues. My issue with Michael Moore is his entire body of work. He stays quiet till he finds a really popular discussion and exploits it for his own personal gain. Hope to hear from you on future posts Andy, thank you

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