Michael Moore Wants You To "Disrupt" The Trump Inauguration On January 20

Submitted by: 5cats 1 year ago in News & Politics
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Is there no shame left in Moore? In a tweet he posted yesterday, Moore called for people to "disrupt" Trump's inauguration, whatever disrupt means to Moore and 3.43 million of his Twitter followers. But he just doesn't want you to disrupt Trump's D.C. inauguration, he wants you to disrupt shit up in whatever city you're in on January 20. There's even an official website to coordinate your disruption with your fellow disruptors. It's not his site, it's the work of the "DC Welcoming Committee, a collective of experienced local activists," but Moore is pushing it hard.

But isn't this treason? To plot attacks against government institutions or properties? The website literally calls for "a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017."

Waiting for anyone to defend this as 'free speech' while in the same breath demanding 'safe spaces" and for conservatives voices to be censored or silenced...

There are 38 comments:
Male 1,604
I believe the word you're looking for is sedition.
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Male 41,611
It's obviously sedition, yes. I think it goes beyond that though: to prevent a lawfully elected person from attaining office is Treason when that person is the President (highest official in the nation). Moore wants to overthrow the legally elected government by force of violence and invalidate the legal election = Treason by definition, not sedition, I think.
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Male 347
I think what Moore is recommending is mass civil disobedience. The word attack is a little harsh, but the intent is to send a message that there are many Americans who do not accept the election results or find Trump a suitable president. Disruption can be anything from not going to work on the 20th, carrying a protest sign, boycotting Trump products, etc. My guess is that this is just the beginning of mass demonstrations. The goal is to get more citizens to become involved in government affairs.
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Male 41,611
The 'mass demonstrations' have been going on since the day after the election :p But they are (mostly) paid professional protestors and nothing at all like a 'grassroots movement'. Moore's goal is to make money and be famous again. His political beliefs change like the wind, whatever is popular and he can get on the bandwagon? He believes it. >>> "Elections have consequences, and we won." B.Obama. Remember that? Remember tens of thousands of angry white people rioting across America, outside Obama's inauguration, trying to prevent it? ...neither do I...
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Male 296
I'd like some citations as to where you get your information that most of these protesters are paid, please.
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Male 21,133
Me too. There has to be a paper trail several miles long.
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Male 814
We're in a post fact era you it say first because you believe it, and then can find at least one source(credible or not) to support it, and it's a go.
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Male 1,544
More importantly, could someone please "DISRUPT" the path between a Big Mac and Moore's pie hole?
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Male 4,383
I wonder how long their butthurt will last.
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Male 41,611
8 years. Then 8 more when Melina gets elected, then 8 more when Ivanka gets elected... Hell, liberals STILL 'Blame Bush (tm)' for things that happened in 2015!It simply cannot be Obama's fault! Lolz!
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Female 1,609
@5Cats are you an ex-pat?
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Male 296
If Trump has his inauguration, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people—maybe there is. I don't know.
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Male 41,611
pirho: Are you mocking/parody what Trump said? If so that's acceptable (to me, not sure about the FBI). If you're calling for people to shoot Trump that is not ok. Just saying, people get arrested for saying stuff like that these days... If they said it about Hillary, or are more obvious about it with Trump, it's illegal. >>> Anyhow? That's rude: it was rude when people said it about Hillary and it is still rude to say it about Trump.
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Male 296
@5Cats Candidate Trump said this exact phrase in August at a rally in NC, I literally only replaced "If she gets to pick her judges..." with "If Trump has his inauguration..." Hopefully satire remains legal under this administration. Thanks, @wellsy57 :)
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Male 41,611
Thanks for the answer @pirhomaniak and thanks for being polite! I recall that remark of course (it was repeated endlessly) and he was specifically referring to her using the Supreme Court to overturn the 2nd amendment, which she has vowed to do on many occasions. To 'go around' the US Constitution and destroy it. So while his words weren't clear and sound awkward, he clearly was talking about something other than orchestrated violence. Moore clearly IS talking about violence, and not just DC but across America and attacks in US holdings around the world. That's entirely different, I think.
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Male 2
It says ,in part ,of the First Amendment to the constitution that the Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some free speech that may cause a breach of peace or cause violence. Is Moore not saying he wants to disrupt the inauguration with violence? Just saying.......
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Male 814
If it was so 'clear' when he said why is it you seek clarification, when someone repeats the same phrase? With the previously established 'context' of when Trump said it shouldn't it be even more 'clear'...
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Male 296
I understand the original context, which is specifically why context is so important. Following the link you provided, I don't see any evidence of plotting "attacks against government institutions or properties." The message on Moore's page is, "We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear." Sounds just like any other protest to me. There are laws on the books already that specify you can't block traffic, so that's the only problem I have with his statement. Is that really worthy of "treason"? I don't see any wording that incites violence. That is your interpretation. Just as many people (unfairly, in my opinion) attacked Trump for claiming to incite violence in the specific speech I mentioned. That was their interpretation. And both interpretations are partisan hackery, in my opinion.
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Male 325
Where's the like button?
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Male 4
5cats...fk you and your BS that you call out on libs saying but dam sure revel in it if the asshats do it...you are the reason this country is so fked....no science,bo facts,no empathy no reason to live really...
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Male 41,611
Eh? Whuh? Wut? I ain't got bo facts eh? And you should watch out for all that 'projection' you seem to do laddie, it's bad for you! Welcome to IAB :-)
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Male 357
Disrupting could be criminal depending on what is actually done but treason? You people are going extreme just because you don't like someone. That is what a third world country does, like Venezuela one of your favorite "socialist" examples. Protest, while not always intelligent is a sign of a free country.
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Male 2
 It says ,in part ,of the First Amendment to the constitution that the Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some free speech that may cause a breach of peace or cause violence. Is Moore not saying he wants to disrupt the inauguration with violence? Just saying....... 
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Male 1,833
I'm not shore that what he is calling for is treason but it is getting close, demonstration's are allowed by law if it follows the law. But a blatant call to “disrupt” is certainly not legal to me. This sounds like a revolution against the constitution. Trump is going to be President no mater what these people do he was elected by our law weather you like it or not. Protesting like this just makes us (The United States) look like some third world country. If you don't like what is happening you have time and the courts to protest in. Let the swearing in go and lets show some dignity and respect for the rule of law. After reading some of the web sight it sounds a lot like a commie plot, some of the language fits perfectly. Comrade
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Male 814
"Protesting like this just makes us (The United States) look like some third world country."

And one leader promising to try and imprison the leader of another, and members of one party trying to characterize dissent and or protest from political opponents (and fellow countrymen) as treason, doesn't?

Commie plot? How is it that the actual 'Commies' deal with political dissent again? How many protests do you see in N. Korea? Cuba? PRC?

I'm all for us looking like a leading country, but ignoring the BS you happen to agree with isn't going to achieve that.
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Male 120
What is he going to do? Fart in the crowd? Give a speech... Sorry, same difference... one way or another it will clear a room from anyone that has a sense of disgust around feces.
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Male 234
LOL, I was thinking that too. If he wants to disrupt why dosen't he go fill his fat ugly face with a bunch of Taco Bell and let 'em rip.
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Male 8,792
I beleive someone once said "Elections have consequences." Mr. Moore needs to do the world a favor and remove himself from the human condition.
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Male 5,427
SQUIRREL RIOT!!!  
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Female 4,084
january 20, 2017 is my 60th birthday. i would fervently hope that there are no memorable and/or tragic events that occur on that day.
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Male 296
Besides the obvious one? [joke] (Have a happy birthday!)
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Male 41,611
Inciting rioting is supposed to be illegal: 18 U.S. Code - 2101 - Riots And remember when the Dems demanded Tea Party Protests be forbidden because they were treasonous? I do. Zero people were arrested, zero violence, zero property damage, they even picked up their own litter afterwards (unlike the Democrats). THOSE were protests, ok? >>> Calling for attacks on American consulates overseas, attacks against ceremonies in Washington, attacks against the American President and violence against legal activities by the Government sounds like treason to me. Plotting violence and criminal actions are not covered by the 1st amendment, ok?
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Male 417
Where is Moore inciting a riot? You haven't given any evidence to cite this claim
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Male 706
This dick-less wonder needs to grow the fuck up. He hasn't done anything good since Roger & Me. He has become nothing more then an over rated blow hard. Just another Democrat that can't except losing. He and Rosy should get married and move to Canada (sorry Cats).... :D
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Male 41,611
I liked 'Pets or Food' a lot more than R&Me eh? lolz! I don't recall him actually threatening to move to Canada, but he SHOULD move to Cuba ASAP! And make that his permanent home.
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Male 41,611
Lolz! FancyLad cleaned up this submission quite a lot :-) But he also failed to include my link :-P Truth Revolt and there's a Much Better Image Here! Lolz! He left quite a bit of text unaltered though.
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Male 417
5cats, how in hell do you say this is treason? Moore is calling for a protest from the looks of it. Protests do necessarily not equal treason. Now i'm waiting for you to show me where the treason is being cited.
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Male 1,847
I'm not sure how a protest is treason. Is holding up a sign treason? Holding up a sign is very disruptive, but I don't think it amounts to treason. That being said, I'm against this...it's not the right way to protest, and distracts us from the REAL ways we can implement positive change.
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