New York is days away from the massive manslaughter of thousands of innocent souls whose only crime was to be living in the time of Trump. Instead of a few hundred that might have otherwise died from an errant virus, thousands are now at death’s door because the profit motive is keeping the gear they desperately need away from them. And because we’ve now learned that the President chose to do little or nothing to help — initially blaming the “hoax” on the Democrats and the media, and then being clueless as to how to order, gather and ship the needed materials. As of this posting, nearly three 9/11’s-worth of Americans have died, and many more are about to join them. This time, though, Americans were killed by a different type of terrorist. There will be no memorial built to honor them, no country to invade to avenge their deaths (Mar-a-Lago is not a country).
Michael Moore issues an urgent appeal to his listeners on this special emergency edition of RUMBLE to immediately share their ideas with him as to how we can beat back two monsters at once — the war profiteers and the war president.
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After a brief update on all the latest pandemic homicide news, Michael is joined by one of his favorite millennial writers, Nathan Robinson, the founder and editor of the brilliant magazine, Current Affairs. They discuss why older people don't like Bernie Sanders, why political half measures are killing us, and why Americans are so afraid of the “S” word.
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Here's the piece Nathan wrote in February of 2016 saying that Trump will win (unless the Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders):
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It’s Day 23 of the Mike-entine. It’s his mother’s birthday. Trump has blood on his hands. And who doesn’t need a little lullaby ‘bout now? That’s how we do Episode 60.
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The articles that Michael mentioned:
Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming
The Pentagon warned the White House about a shortage of ventilators, face masks, and hospital beds
A president unfit for a pandemic
Much of the suffering and death coming was preventable. The president has blood on his hands.
Boston Globe Editorial
What would a Great Depression/World War II-like mobilization of American society look like if we were to attempt to fix our country and society today in the midst of the pandemic? Do we, as Americans, have the will, the ideas, the courage or the leadership to care for the sick, protect the vulnerable, and then, revitalize our economy and fix the ugly aspects of our society that Covid-19 has exposed?
Michael discusses these big issues with James K. Galbraith, a scholar, author and one of the pre-eminent economists of our time. Generations ago, when America faced the fallout of the Great Depression and World War II, James' father, John Kenneth Galbraith was the legendary economic thinker who Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy turned to help steer America and and re-shape the post-war society.
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During the discussion, the work James' children are doing was mentioned.
The music for this episode is a song called "Sicilienne," by Eve Galbraith
Eli Galbraith his wife Krista are the couple in Brattleboro, Vermont that have converted their tailoring shop for the transgender community,
Shapeshifters Ltd, to medical mask-making to supply the local hospitals. Visit them here:
Doug Galbraith is a cook in Portland, and has thrown himself into
fundraising to get food money out to unemployed service workers in his
city. The link is here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdx-food-chain
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Michael Moore describes an epiphany he had after witnessing throngs of New Yorkers cheering out their quarantined windows in tribute to all of the workers and medical professionals dealing with keeping the rest of us alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amidst the uncertainty how this will all end up, there are slivers of hope — and reasons to be optimistic about humanity and what we can accomplish after ridding ourselves of this (and, ahem, other) viruses.
Here is the video Michael mentioned:
NYC FRONT LINES DOCTOR EXPLAINS HOW EASY IT IS TO NOT GET INFECTED AND STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Armies of Your Heart - Elizaveta
The U.S. Senate is on the brink of passing a massive corporate giveaway that will be yet another transfer of wealth from the American people to the wealthy. It was described by HuffPost's Zach Carter like this:
"It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence of unprecedented economic inequality and corporate control over our politics that will resonate for a generation.
It represents a transfer of wealth and power to the super rich from the rest of us, with the support of both political parties ― a damning statement about the condition of American democracy."
We all must act now to STOP THIS! Light up the switchboards on Capitol Hill!
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Read Zach Carter's piece in HuffPost:
Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country
One of the great studies on the history of pandemics is John M. Barry's 2004 book "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History," a study of the 1918 flu pandemic. In addition to being a journalist and author, Barry is also a Professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Prior to becoming a writer, Barry coached football at the high school and college levels. Using his expertise in both pandemics and football, Barry joins Michael to put the coronavirus pandemic in historical context and to share his game plan of discipline, teamwork, and doing our jumping jacks the right way.
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Read John Barry's recent NYT op-ed:
The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza
Containment — the attempt to limit spread of a virus and even eliminate it — has failed.
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The coronavirus pandemic and all of the economic and social crises that it has exposed has politicians of all stripes calling for massive government intervention. And, funny enough, no pundit or politician is whining about how “WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS!” But just as in 2008, corporations and lobbyists are salivating at the opportunity to milk this crisis for as much government money as they can get their hands on. This is why we MUST use this moment to massively reshape our economic and healthcare systems and immediately get money in the hands of all Americans. Michael discusses what action must be taken with economist and professor Stephanie Kelton, former economist with the Senate Budget Committee and author of the forthcoming book, "The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy."
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FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights scene from "Capitalism: A Love Story":
Stephanie's op-ed in NYT:
Overnight the hospitals in New York began to drown. ICUs are filling up. There aren’t enough ventilators. Only a few masks are left. Many doctors and nurses already have the virus, and too many are being hospitalized themselves. A woman in Michael’s apartment building tested positive and died. The day we have dreaded is here. If we scramble - if we scream bloody murder - if we act smart, today, might there be a way out? Trump has shut all the doors. Forget for now about beating him in November. A number of us won’t live 'til November. We need to beat him now, beat down those doors he’s blocking, so that a million voters don’t die.
Escape from New York (Original Film Soundtrack) - Main Title - John Carpenter
Michael Moore sounds the alarm like never before. We don’t have days — we have HOURS left to act. Trump’s weeks of inaction and leading the public to believe this virus is “a hoax” will now cost millions of people their lives. Perhaps we can save some of them — but only if everyone who hears this podcast takes action today. Michael exposes the facts that have been kept from the public. He reveals what he’s been told by several public health experts, doctors, government officials and one source who is in frequent and direct contact with President Trump. None of it is pretty. There will be no more school this year — and maybe little or none next year as well. Our hospitals are about to get slammed and overwhelmed on a massive scale. The Army Corps of Engineers must be called up to build dozens of field hospitals. We will not have enough nurses and doctors. The government must nationalize industries to build the ventilators and other equipment we need. This must happen this week. Mike issues a call to action to save lives and for all of us to make serious sacrifices like we never have before.
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WATCH: Mechanical Ventilation Explained Clearly - Ventilator Settings & Modes
The Sewell Avery photo:
In a modern, functioning, democratic society, how should a public health crisis be handled? And what would America's response to the coronavirus pandemic look like if we had a universal healthcare system such as Medicare For All? Michael discusses this with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and epidemiologist and the former Health Commissioner in the City of Detroit. El-Sayed ran for Governor of Michigan campaigning on universal healthcare. His forthcoming book is titled, "Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey Into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic."
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Michael Moore reveals conversations he's had with public health and security experts, foreign journalists and government officials (plus one source directly in contact with President Trump) to share the awful truth: we may lose multiple times more Americans to coronavirus than the total number of American troops killed in World War II; this is the most serious pandemic since the 1918 flu; President Trump is actively and purposefully holding up the federal government response and putting millions of lives at risk.
READ: Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
WATCH: Rep. Katie Porter Grills CDC Chief
There is one reason why Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic frontrunner - the concept of "electability." While all of the exit polls show that Bernie Sanders' policy ideas are the most popular among voters, Joe Biden is winning races on the strength of his perceived ability to defeat Donald Trump. But is he really the "safe" and "electable" choice?
Michael Moore discusses the major flaws behind this thinking, including revealing conversations he's had with Democratic officials and media insiders.
Big Sean (feat. The Flint Chozen Choir & Starrah) - "Bigger Than Me"
On the day of the Michigan primary, Michael Moore speaks directly to his fellow Michigan voters (along with voters in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington, who will also be voting). He also reveals details of an intense and unexpected phone call he received from one of the most well-known Democratic power-brokers in America.
Music Credit: The Accidentals - "Michigan and Again"
The Democratic nominating contest is down to Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. The Biden campaign’s plan appears to be to hide Biden from the voters as much as possible and allow nostalgia for the Obama years and positive media coverage carry him to victory.
Author and Hill TV host Krystal Ball joins Michael to discuss the primary contest and the dangers of nominating Biden.
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What if the sun rose on the West? What if, on Tuesday night at 8pm ET, the first Super Tuesday results had been announced from the largest and most diverse state in the country, California?
”Huge win for Bernie Sanders! A huge delegate lead!"
An hour later, in conservative, Mormon, Utah, “the winner is....Bernie Sanders!”
Then Colorado comes next…”another victory for Bernie Sanders! And in a key swing state!”
How we were presented the results on Tuesday night, which has turned this into a two-person race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders with only a handful of delegates separating them, has greatly affected the public perception of the race. While Bernie Sanders is now the underdog, it is a close race, and the American people must hear vigorous debates between Biden and Sanders about who they are, what they believe, what their plans are for the country and how they will defeat Trump.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
The corporatist, centrist wing of the Democratic Party has gotten in formation. Joe Biden is their man. The mainstream media is endlessly promoting him and not hiding their bias. Sadly, many of them would rather have Donald Trump in the White House than Bernie Sanders. Michael Moore gives an impassioned plea to everyone who wants to defeat Trump and to defeat the system which gave us Trump to not give in to the failed establishment that handed us Trump in the first place. The future of the county and of humanity depends on it.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
In Part 3 or the RUMBLE Super Tuesday preview series, Michael wonders about the timing of Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the race and what role the coronavirus may play during campaign season.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
The Democratic political, corporate and media establishment were giddy on Saturday night as the South Carolina election returns showed a big victory for Joe Biden. They appear to have found their candidate to take on Bernie Sanders. With Super Tuesday looming, Michael looks ahead to what might become a Biden vs. Bernie contest for the future of the Democratic Party and America.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
Four days until Super Tuesday, Michael lays out the stakes of how important Tuesday's elections are what role coronavirus will play in shaping our views of this election. We are only as safe as the human being who has no health insurance or access to medical care. A nation that has millions of people who are not insured or are under-insured means that millions of American's are encouraged to NOT seek tests or treatment - which makes the coronavirus that much more dangerous.
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