Apparently limiting his grand proclamations about the state of patriotism to the socialists and radicals in his immediate circle of influence, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said Saturday that he doesn’t believe that most Americans are proud of their country anymore. In an appearance with MSNBC, the ultra-liberal Moore said that Americans are “tired” after four years of President Donald Trump and they’re looking for a change at the top.
Asked by the host what is first and foremost on the minds of Michigan voters on the eve of the election, Moore said, “That’s a great question. I think what’s at the top of the list is that people are tired. They’re really tired because they’re, first of all, fighting off a virus that has every intention of killing you if it can. So that’s been scary enough for these last 10 months.
“But I think that they’re tired of the behavior of Donald Trump,” he continued. “Who wants a president, regardless of what your politics are, that has 25,000 confirmed lies? Who wants that? How proud are we as Americans? There he is, he plays that song, ‘I’m proud to be an American,’ every time he takes the stage, and I don’t think the majority of Americans are proud at this moment.”
Moore said that the U.S. is a subject of pity for the rest of the world.
“There he goes — this talk about fake news. Look at this,” he said. “Do you realize the rest of the world — first, they laughed at us, and now they pity us? And they feel really, really bad that we have to suffer through this.
“So, I think what’s going to happen this week, I hope, is that the American people have just seen and had enough with this,” Moore concluded. “And there are serious issues we need to deal with — first the coronavirus, and secondly the economy, jobs. How many millions lost their employer-based health insurance? You know that great employer-based health insurance? So much better to have that. As soon as 40 million people lost their jobs, 40 million people are cut right off from their health care, which should be a human right — not something connected to your job because if your job goes, that goes. You’re in deep trouble, especially if there’s a pandemic going on.”
Moore sounded confident on MSNBC about Trump’s electoral demise, but he has not sounded quite so confident in recent weeks. Just a few days ago on a podcast, Moore warned people not to take polls showing Biden ahead too seriously. The filmmaker was one of the few on the left to correctly predict a Trump upset in 2016, and he seems to understand that it could easily happen again.
As for being proud of the country? Well, we’ll just say that if that involves the need to garner respect from the socialist countries that Moore holds in esteem, we won’t worry too much about it. We’d rather have a country that is secure, a nation that has strong borders, and leaders that respect law and order than earn praise from Norway. Maybe that’s just us.