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Dec 21, 2012 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Michael Moore: “I think we’re very frightened people. 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 salves 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, whether it was the Spanish American War, Mexican American War, you can go through so many of these wars we’ve been in throughout history and right up through the Iraq War,” he said, which happened “because those in power knew if they just put enough fear in our 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…very easy at that point to use that fact in a way to tell a fiction.”

“I was fascinated by that subject when making Bowling for Columbine, how fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve gotta have a gun in the house,” noting that the U.S. has over 250 million guns in people’s homes. What are they really afraid of…it goes right down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved.”