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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore: Americans own guns because they're racist

In the strange, twisted "mind" of wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore, Americans own guns because they're racist, the Daily Caller reported Thursday.
Moore's film, "Bowling for Columbine," is set to air on Current TV Friday night, and the filmmaker is scheduled to appear on the network "to accuse American gun-owners of being motivated by racial fears," Jeff Poor reported.
According to Moore, gun ownership “cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved.”
“I think we’re a very frightened people,” he said. “I think we’ve been frightened ever since we landed on these shores. We were frightened of the native people. We were frightened of the slaves we brought over, as we should have been. And those in power have known how to manipulate us with fear. And we’ve started wars over being told lies about, you know — whether it was in the Spanish-American War, the Mexican-American War. You can go through so many of these wars we’ve been in throughout history — right up through the Iraq War — where we’re just lied to because those in power knew if they just put enough fear out there. And the best kind of fear is the one that has the kernel of truth, so you have 9/11 happened — that’s a real incident, nearly 3,000 people lose their lives. Very easy at that point to use that fact in a way to tell a fiction.”

Moore says that fear and racism makes Americans want to own guns, and claims that most guns are "in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder" without citing any sources.
"So why is that? What are they really afraid of? What do they think of — who’s going to break into the house? Do they think it’s little freckled-face Jimmy down the street?" he asked.
"I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s who they’re afraid of. And it cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved," Moore added.

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