I think Michael Moore's mention of the angry white guy effect is real and I'm glad to see a mostly mellow (although angry AT the system) white guy mention it.
Unfortunately, within a paragraph that speaks specifically about this white male demographic, Mr. Moore lapses reflexively back into the more inclusive (and therefore inaccurate) We-frame:
"The Last Stand of the Angry White Man. Our male-dominated, 240-year run of the USA is coming to an end. A woman is about to take over! How did this happen?! On our watch! There were warning signs, but we ignored them. Nixon, the gender traitor, imposing Title IX on us, the rule that said girls in school should get an equal chance at playing sports. Then they let them fly commercial jets. Before we knew it, Beyoncé stormed on the field at this year’s Super Bowl (our game!) with an army of Black Women, fists raised, declaring that our domination was hereby terminated! Oh, the humanity!"
The WE (in before "we" knew it) isn't the WE that consists of all those women tired of playing 2nd fiddle to males in everything from the boardroom to the basketball court to the parlor.
Mr. Moore also has a tendency to narrow the lenses with which he views the world. Perhaps shaping the diversity of lived data around the world to fit a movie film's trajectory does that to the mind.
And so there's no mention of Bernie Sanders.
Party loyalty wears the same blinders that team sports' fans wear.
And Hillary is described as smart and logical... to Trump's Enfant Terrible half-cocked responses to questions.
For a man with Moore's likely intelligence, an analysis that skims the surface and seems like something more amenable to the content of "People Magazine" hardly gets at the depth of things.
One layer of that depth is something C.D. readers know all too well: That Hillary and Bill are part of the demolition team that TORE down the former Democratic Party and in its place, built the dead sarcophagus of Republican Lite: All war, All Business All the Time... policy pandered to the Top Bidders.
As a result, there is NOTHING in the Clintons' record (short of some strategic photo-ops with Blacks and Latinos) that distinguishes them in ways that would HONESTLY resonate with Progressives.
Pushing for unnecessary wars when U.S. foreign wars of aggression have already SLAUGHTERED upwards of 2 million people and relegated millions more to financial ruin, homelessness, and the status of orphans, widows, and widowers?
More of THIS?
And TPP and TIPP?
It's not enough that Cancer rates are as high as they are followed by Diabetes, Obesity, alcoholism, Depression, and lots of Addictive disorders... but STILL Big Pharma gets to play Russian roulette by disseminating its barely tested products on a gullible Guinea Pig population while Monsanto insists WE need not know what our food even consists of?
And THESE kinds of insurgencies against Free Will and Sovereignty are the species of Freedom that all those soldiers are losing limbs and half their minds (PTSD) over?
More of this?
I don't understand how a man of Mr. Moore's notable compassion can so blithely gloss over the REAL record here.
The Wrestling Match based on which Wrestler will show more savvy in the art of destroying the other--Hillary or Trump--is a fraud.
Why is the public limited to this pre-vetted tragi-comedy political show?
THAT is the issue EVERY pundit with a platform should be railing against.
Apparently, Mr. Moore also carries that "virus" that--regardless of the plague set, engineered, or enacted by elites--rushes to blame voters first.
No matter that like rats in a cage, voters get to hit only the green light (for food) or the red light (for nothing).
Sure. Pretend this is still a functional Democracy. Just keep "em entertained... even if that means toss enough crumbs and grenades until they turn on one another.