Socialist filmmaker Michael Moore is at it again, joining the chorus proclaiming Republican frontrunner Donald Trump a racist for proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. Always a sucker for a stunt, Moore stood outside Trump Towers last week with a sign reading, “We Are All Muslim.”
He accompanied that protest with an open letter to Trump on his website, where he called the real estate mogul a “wuss” for a 1999 incident that occurred when the two were scheduled to appear on a talk show together.
According to Moore, Trump – the ultimate embodiment of capitalism – was nervous that the socialist would take shots at him during the interview. Moore claims to have settled Trump with assurances, and he now seems to believe this incident speaks to the man’s character in some way. Seeing as how that is preposterous, let’s ignore it for the meat of Moore’s rant, which argues that Trump represents an outdated version of America:
Here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.
Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here’s a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.
Moore is apparently telling us that there is no more room for an American president who does not fit into at least one of these demographic categories. The voters, to hear him tell it, are completely unwilling to vote for a president who would, for instance, be counted differently in the Nielsen ratings. Note that as it pertains to the latter category – youth – there is not a single candidate on either side who would belong. And, in fact, there only barely could be, considering that you must be 35 to be president.
One can assume that under this political theory, the debate earlier this year over whether a Muslim should be president was unnecessary, since they comprise only 0.9% of the population.
This screed paints Trump as a sexist and a racist (if not a reverse ageist) without the slightest proof. This is the general received wisdom on the left, that because Trump has harsh words for illegal immigration and Islamic terror, he’s a bigot pandering to white supremacists. For liberals, it’s much easier to simply cry “isms” instead of debating the actual policies themselves. Which is why, of course, they desperately nailed Ben Carson to the wall when it appeared that he might be gaining ground.
“I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color,” says Moore. “That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.
“We are all Muslim.”
That’s a fine sentiment, but how you can cherish the demise of the American white majority on one hand and claim that race, creed, and color are irrelevant on the other?
Moore, like all liberals, thinks that Islamic terrorism and the colossal catastrophe unfolding at the Mexican border represent false narratives that allow Republicans to be racist and xenophobic and religiously bigoted without coming right out with it. That all of this is just the pent-up white rage at having to endure two terms of a black president.
The media’s narrative is roughly similar, and it exposes Democrats as having run out of ideas.
If the only thing standing in the way of Trump’s Muslim ban is the accompanying ban of Michael Moore, it’s perhaps not too great a price to pay for security. But if we can skip the ban on Muslims and trade it for a ban on Democrats, we really will make America great again.