In the immediate wake of the anniversary of 9/11, Micheal Moore is reminding us who the real victim was.
He’s declared himself the “most hated man in America” – and he’s started with a quote from Glenn Beck:
’I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it … No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out [of him]. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ band, and I’ve lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I’d kill Michael Moore’, and then I’d see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I’d realise, ‘Oh, you wouldn’t kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn’t choke him to death.’ And you know, well, I’m not sure.”
Now, I don’t care for Glenn Beck much. Honestly, I don’t care for his show.
And since we do have to try to run a country together, I’ll urge everyone to refrain from threatening each other.
But it’s worth noting that if I thought someone seriously was threatening me, I’d be talking to the police. It’s not academic; I’ve gotten threats (although it was a while ago); if Moore didn’t file a restraining order against Beck at the very least, then I think it’s safe to say that he wasn’t especially worried about it.
To be fair to Hemmer, I was not unaware that my movies had made a lot of people mad…Why was I still alive? For more than a year there had been threats, intimidation, harassment and even assaults in broad daylight. It was the first year of the Iraq war, and I was told by a top security expert (who is often used by the federal government for assassination prevention) that “there is no one in America other than President Bush who is in more danger than you”.
Odd, that, Moore contributed to that danger to the President – y’all know that, right?
How on earth did this happen? Had I brought this on myself? Of course I had. And I remember the moment it all began.
Well, I remember the moment I began to completely detest everything about Moore. It had something to do with this:
That’s Moore in “Bowling for Columbine”, badgering Charlton Heston about…well, stuff that neither Heston nor the NRA had any culpability for. It was the noxious capstone in a reprehensible movie.
Still, Moore has been on the wrong end of some weirdos:
But the worst moments were when people came on to our property. These individuals would just walk down the driveway, always looking like rejects from the cast of Night of the Living Dead, never moving very fast, but always advancing with singleminded purposefulness. Few were actual haters; most were just crazy. We kept the sheriff’s deputies busy until they finally suggested we might want to get our own security, or perhaps our own police force. Which we did.
We met with the head of the top security agency in the country, an elite outfit that did not hire ex-cops, nor any “tough guys” or bouncer-types. They preferred to use only Navy Seals and other ex–Special Forces. Guys who had a cool head and who could take you out with a piece of dental floss in a matter of nanoseconds. By the end of the year, due to the alarming increase of threats and attempts on me, I had nine ex-Seals surrounding me, round-the-clock.
And right there is the reason I detest Michael Moore. He’s spent a good chunk of his career attacking the law-abiding American’s right to defend themselves from, well, exactly the stuff that Moore is worried about.
And those of us who can’t afford to hire a bunch of Navy Seals to deal with life’s crazies have every reason to wish Moore would…