Michael Moore: Wikileaker Bradley Manning Ignited Occupy Wall Street Movement

November 7th, 2011 9:15 AM

Multimillionaire Occupy Wall Street supporter Michael Moore told protesters in San Francisco last month that the movement has its roots in Army Private Bradley Manning passing top secret classified information to Wikileaks.

So enthusiastic was the crowd on hand that they voted to rename the area they were occupying Bradley Manning Plaza (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MICHAEL MOORE: I wanted to say something about, if they’re trying to find out who instigated this, much of, we owe a lot to the Arab Spring and the Democracy movement that were and are taking place across the Arab world. And we owe a lot to that young man in Tunisia who couldn’t take it anymore and set himself on fire to make this statement that really ignited this movement. But, but even before that, what got him upset? What got him politically charged was that he read the truth about the corruption of his own government that was supplied to him by Wikileaks. And where did Wikileaks get that information allegedly? From a young private, a gay soldier by the name of Bradley Manning.

[Cheers and applause]

And, let’s give it up to Bradley Manning.

[Cheers and applause]

It is completely sad and tragic and criminal that he is still in jail having not been charged with a crime or put on trial after doing a very brave thing that when you draw the connecting lines from A to B to C, we’re here in part today because of his courage. And we not need, we must not forget that. Will you promise me that?

CROWD: Yeah. [Cheers and applause]

UNKNOWN PROTESTER: We should rename this Bradley Manning Plaza.

MOORE: Bradley Manning Plaza. That’s a good idea. That’s a good idea. There we go.

[Cheers and applause]

Have we kind of reached some consensus?

CROWD: Yeah.

MOORE: Everyone in favor? [Cheers and applause] Opposed? [Silence] Alright. Thank you for having me today at Bradley Manning Plaza.

[Cheers and applause]


Maybe Democrats and their media minions should rethink their support for a movement that idolizes an American traitor now being held for multiple counts of treason against his own country.

This is who Michael Moore and this movement he hypocritically supports revere.

Speaks volumes, doesn't it?

(H/T Weasel Zippers)