Michael Moore preaches unity

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/Entertainment -

NEW YORK — Michael Moore showed his pa­tri­o­tism by march­ing down the Av­enue of the Amer­i­cas with a drum and fife corps af­ter mak­ing his Broadway de­but.

“I say this to the peo­ple who dis­agree with me, we’re all Amer­i­cans. We’re all in the same boat, and we’re go­ing to sink or swim to­gether. I pre­fer not to sink. So let’s find a way, if we can, to work to­gether to save this coun­try,’’ Moore said Thurs­day night.

The Os­car-win­ning film­maker starred in the one-man show “The Terms of My Sur­ren­der’’ and then walked arm-in-arm to a party af­ter­ward with a va­ri­ety of celebri­ties, in­clud­ing Christie Brink­ley, Rosie O’Don­nell and Glo­ria Steinem. The 63-year com­men­ta­tor and lib­eral ac­tivist made it clear that his show is aimed at his sup­port­ers, and not an at­tempt to open a di­a­logue with Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers. “I’m here to preach to the choir, be­cause the choir needs a song to sing. The choir has been se­verely de­pressed since Novem­ber, and it’s time to rise up and get out of it. Snap out of it. We’re the ma­jor­ity. This is our coun­try,’’ Moore said. While Moore’s nightly 90-minute tirade puts his dis­dain for the pres­i­dent front and cen­tre, he also tack­les other hot-but­ton top­ics such as the Flint wa­ter cri­sis and the lat­est re­stric­tions from the Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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