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Michael Moore Takes Aim at Democrats in Fahrenheit 11/9

Updated on October 5, 2018

No matter which political party you support, you will find criticism as well as some justification in the documentary.

Fahrenheit 11/9 Will Leave You With Some Chills

After having gained notoriety making documentaries about left-leaning issues such as universal health care, gun control, and public education, Michael Moore has certainly been pretty much in line with the Democratic Party since his third film Bowling For Columbine. Any supporter of Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama or any other prominent representative of that party might be a little taken aback while viewing Moore's new film, Fahrenheit 11/9.

The title, which is a slightly different take on his 2004 documentary of George W. bush called Fahrenheit 9/11, identifies the month and day that Donald Trump was pronounced as the 45th President of the United States. While Trump certainly gets criticized in it, the film also provides a scathing examination of today's Democratic Party.

Here are ten observations or takeaways from the new film, the twelfth in Moore's catalogue.

1. The filmmaker was clearly at least as critical of the Democrat politicians as the Republicans.

2. The documentary exposed numerous pieces of uncomfortable footage where Donald Trump makes sex references to his daughter, including boasting of her breast size.

3. Bernie Sanders won all 55 counties in the 2016 West Virginia primary, yet the delegates of the Democratic Party somehow gave the nod to Hillary Clinton.

4. Michael Moore and Donald Trump appeared together on Roseanne Arnold's talk show, where the future President paid a compliment to the documentarian.

5. Eerie footage from World War II showed Adolph Hitler angrily ordering the arrest of prospective soldiers refusing to salute the nazi flag, not unlike the unpleasant remarks our leader directed at some professional athletes who chose a non-violent means of protest.

6. Change will not come about through those in political office, but only through the unity of the working class. Nowhere is this more evident than in the film's footage of the state wide teacher strike in West Virginia, where educators received the second lowest average salaries in the United States.

7. Indirectly, according to the opening of the film, the person most responsible for Trump becoming President was pop star Gwen Stefani of "Hollaback Girl" fame.

8. The United States was shown making a prolonged air strike on Flynt, Michigan, which turned out to be a test that had not been announced to even the city officials.

9. Moore, equipped with a set of handcuffs, staged an unsuccessful attempt to make a citizen's arrest of the Governor of Michigan.

10. It took less than twenty four hours for the student movement after the Parkland shootings to convince a pro-gun a Congressman to resign his seat.


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      Pat Mills 

      19 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I don't think that the Stefani remark was an observation. I see it as a joke that Moore was trying to make about voter participation. Stars might take a stand, but too many in their fan base simply don't get motivated to vote.


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