Controversial schlockumentarian Michael Moore this week unveiled a new website giving high school students a venue to have their views published.
Under the headline "Join My High School Newspaper" were words destined to frighten parents across the fruited plain:
"Students: I am inspired by this moment in history that you've made happen. From Egypt to Wisconsin, you are leading a much-needed non-violent revolt. I want to do my part to help. I've decided to turn a page of my website over to you, the high school students who are raising a ruckus. Here you will be able to write what you want and I will publish it. If you've tried to get something published at your high school and have been turned down, I will make this a place for your freedom of speech. This 'High School Newspaper' will be written, edited and controlled entirely by you -- no adults in charge (including me). On this site you will have freedom and an open forum and a chance to have your voice heard by millions." – Michael Moore
At the "Newspaper," Moore elaborated:
You, the students and young adults, from Cairo, Egypt to Madison, Wisconsin, are now rising up, taking to the streets, organizing, protesting and refusing to move until your voices are heard. Effing amazing!! It has scared the pants off those in power, the adults who were so convinced they had done a heckuva job trying to dumb you down and distract you with useless nonsense so that you'd end up feeling powerless, just another cog in the wheel, another brick in the wall. You've been fed a lot of propaganda about "how the system works" and so many lies about what took place in history that I'm amazed you've been able to sort through all the bs and see the truth for what it is.
"Effing amazing!!" "bs."
He sure knows how to talk to high school students, doesn't he?
And you've got to like "You've been fed a lot of propaganda."
This coming from conceivably one of the largest purveyors of propaganda in American history.
But don't fret. Moore has turned over editing function to his 17-year-old niece:
The good news is my uncle Mike has turned over this section of his website to us, the high school students. So, I want to hear everything you have to say, no matter how radical. In fact, the more radical, the better!
Editor, High School Newspaper on MichaelMoore.com
The more radical the better!
Makes you really want to say a prayer for the youth of America, doesn't it?