Michael Moore talked to Rachel Maddow about the latest potentially illegal move by the Wisconsin Republicans to jam through their union busting bill and what they are doing there and across the country where similar measures are being passed -- class warfare.
MOORE: I just want to say, anybody who lives within driving distance of Madison, Wisconsin right now, should make their way to the capitol. I would love to see thousands of people there right now, there, in that capitol building, in that rotunda, out on the lawn, whatever it takes. I mean really, this is really, this is war. This is a class war that's been leveled against the working people of this country. And at some point people are just going to have to stand up and say, non-violently, this is enough. We're not taking it any more.
I'd say Michael got his wish since reports were that there were thousands who showed up at the capitol tonight.
Moore discussed why the Republicans assumed that they could get away with this amount of overreach -- they've already gotten away with Wall Street destroying our pension funds, wrecking the economy and with gutting the middle class and there's been no response from the people. No one from Wall Street is in jail.
Moore is hopeful that they're finally not going to get away with what they're doing this time. As he noted there are going to be students in Wisconsin are calling for nationwide student walkout of high schoolers this Friday at 2pm in your local time zone.
As Michael said, these protests do matter. I hope he's right and we're going to see more of this across the country. The only time the working people have made gains is when they were willing to take to the streets and stand up for their rights.