Michael Moore knows how to talk: All in all, white comedians are better off not making jokes involving race. Last week, on The View, Michael Moore quoted a Bill Maher joke about Obama, then explained what Maher meant by the joke.
His explanation didn’t make any sense. Some people got upset. For the most part, white comedians would be better off dropping racial references in jokes.
On the other hand, we thought Moore was extremely good last night on Last Word. He was speaking from the Wall Street demonstrations. We thought he expressed a lot of good frameworks, but we’ll highlight the part we liked best:
MOORE (9/28/11): What you have to understand about this protest is this is unlike any other protest that you’ve seen in your lifetime, because there’s no dues- paying organization that we all belong to. You know, there’s no membership form. There’s no one person that comes in here and says, now, this is our agenda and this is the way it’s going to be.We think the highlighted parts are very strong. Everyone is getting ripped by the Masters of the Universe. As long as the tribes stay at each others’ throats, the Masters will continue to win.
There are a variety of demands and concerns within this group. I can, I can say what some of mine are, but don’t mistake that for what the broad, for the breadth of this group here. Because there are—I saw Ron Paul people here. I mean, there’s all kinds of them. There’s all, there’s all kinds of Americans here. There’s all kinds of Americans here.
And nobody here is calling themselves a Democrat or a Republican or a liberal or a conservative. We’re beyond that. That’s right.
This is the people and everyone here represents thousands of Americans who can’t be here tonight who feel the same exact way.
So, I mean, I’ve said what I’ve said for a long time. Tax the rich, jail the bankers, end corporate welfare, end these wars which are costing us $2 billion a week.
You know, it goes on and on. And if we pass the microphone around, you’d hear 15 other things that need to get done.
And you know what? They’re going to get done because this is our country. We’re the majority—the majority. We’re the majority. Never forget that.
The people who work for a living in this country, we are the people. Not the people up here who are taking people’s pensions and their bank accounts and ruining it and destroying their lives.
This is—they are not running this country anymore. They think they are, but that’s going to come to an end right now.
We thought Moore was very smart to start tearing down those presumptive walls. Everyone is getting ripped. It doesn’t hurt to say so.