CNS | Michael Moore: ‘Calm Down, White People, and Put Away Your Guns’

“I get why the Russians might be a little spooked (over 20 million of  them died in World War II). But what’s our excuse?” Moore said.   “Worried that the Indians from the casino may go on the warpath?  Concerned that the Canadians seem to be amassing too many Tim Horton’s  donut shops on both sides of the border?”

“No. It’s because too many white people are afraid of black people,” he said. “Period.”

Moore continued:  “The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold  to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we  fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the  perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the  street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?”

“I think it would be worth it to a) do our best to eradicate poverty  and re-create the middle class we used to have, and b) stop promoting  the image of the black man as the boogeyman out to hurt you,” he said.

“Calm down, white people, and put away your guns,” said Moore.

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