Michael Moore's call for revolt shared 135,000 times
THEY are five points, but for those struggling to process the result of the US election overnight, Michael Moore's to-do list is a call to arms.
In his points, which resemble a manifesto and action plan for the defeated Democrats, his first order is to "take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people".
In just 10 hours, the points have been shared more than 135,000 time.
It has struck a nerve.
After witnessing Hillary Clinton's shock defeat he wrote:
Morning After To-Do List:
1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably.
2. Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn't let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on.
Those same bloviators will now tell us we must "heal the divide" and "come together."
They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.
3. Any Democratic member of Congress who didn't wake up this morning ready to fight, resist and obstruct in the way Republicans did against President Obama every day for eight full years must step out of the way and let those of us who know the score lead the way in stopping the meanness and the madness that's about to begin.
4. Everyone must stop saying they are "stunned" and "shocked". What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren't paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair.
YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all "You're fired!"
Trump's victory is no surprise. He was never a joke.
Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that.
5. You must say this sentence to everyone you meet today: "HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE!" The MAJORITY of our fellow Americans preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Period.
Fact. If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don't. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump.
The only reason he's president is because of an arcane, insane 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Until we change that, we'll continue to have presidents we didn't elect and didn't want.
You live in a country where a majority of its citizens have said they believe there's climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don't want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage and they want a single-payer true universal health care system.
None of that has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the "liberal" position.
We just lack the liberal leadership to make that happen (see: #1 above).
Let's try to get this all done by noon today.
The controversial left-wing director was one of the few who predicted the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the success of Donald Trump with alarming accuracy in July last year.
"I'm sorry to be the buzzkill," he told television host Bill Maher, "but I think Trump is gonna win".
That time too, he kept it to five points.
He said too many of those who laughed at Trump were living in a bubble and had no grasp of what was beyond.
"Who's the candidate with the most rabid supporters?
"Whose crazed fans are going to be up at 5am on election day, kicking ass all day long, all the way until the last polling place has closed, making sure every Tom, Dick and Harry (and Bob and Joe and Billy Bob and Billy Joe and Billy Bob Joe) has cast his ballot? That's right. That's the high level of danger we're in."