On Thursday, appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, documentary filmmaker Micheal Moore, never one to avoid the buffet line, tried to galvanize resistance to the Trump Administration with a well-chosen series of words, exhorting his fellow leftists to "get off the couch" and "rise up." If that weren't enough, Moore urged his cohorts to "Put our bodies on the line."
Moore began by telling host Colbert that Democrats have been too afraid to speak up before and were "constantly giving in," a spurious charge if there ever was one:
Asking Democrats, who are usually so wimpy and weak, and “it’s ok, we’ll take half of universal health care, we don’t need the whole thing,” that’s how our side sounds all the time. We’re constantly giving in and then a few people want to stand up and say, “I’ve had enough. That’s it.” And we don’t have to be violent. We have to remain non-violent but if the worst that’s going to happen to anybody in the Trump administration, that they don’t get to have a chicken dinner in Virginia, I mean, I don’t know. Listen, seriously, if it were just we had these differences, I don’t think it’s right to throw Sarah Sanders out of the restaurant because I disagree with her politically. If I see her come into my movie, I’m not going to say, “You can’t see my movie.” But that’s not what’s going on right now. We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped from their parents and being put in jails. …
Colbert asked, “Where does this go? What is on the other side of this? … What is the end game here because you don’t want to end this in anything violent or some sort of really revolutionary confrontation, you want a political change at the end of this."
Moore referenced his movie, “Bowling For Columbine,” then added, “The despair that I have in going forward and making this movies is when are people going to get off the couch and when are we going to rise up? And I’m telling you folks, to answer your question, the end game sadly is going to be Trump is not going to leave, he plans to be re-elected, he loves the term 'president for life.' … The only way that we’re going to stop this is eventually we’re all going to have to put our bodies on the line."