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Born: 1954-04-23
Profession: Activist
Nation: American
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I'm used to my films having little effect on making the world a better place.

Tags: Making, Place, Used

If there ever is a struggle, making a good movie will always supersede the need to be noble.

Tags: Good, Making, Struggle

Part of my job is to read the paper, watch C-Span and show things that haven't been shown or were buried.

Tags: Job, Read, Show

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.

Tags: Fooled, Majority, Weapons

There's politics in all aspects of our daily lives.

Tags: Daily, Lives, Politics

When I make a film, I'm not doing it purely for political reasons. If I just wanted to do that, I'd run for office.

Tags: Film, Political, Wanted

But I'm not a member of the Democratic Party. If you know anything about me, anybody who's followed me, I'm the anti-Democrat. I have railed against the Democrats for a long time.

Tags: Against, Anybody, Time

I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?

Tags: Idiot, Reason, War

I'm not a pundit. I'm not an analyst. I don't want to participate in the existing debate that's going on about whether or not you should be able to have as many guns as you want to have or that guns are even the problem.

Tags: Able, Problem, Whether

I'm tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century, we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.

Tags: Democracy, Socialism, Tired

If anything, I don't have to convince the American public that we have a broken health-care system. I think the majority of Americans since they have to go through that health-care system, already know it.

Tags: American, Broken, Since

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.

Tags: Business, Government, War

This is the crux of the problem: because the Republicans and the right wing have been successful in almost eliminating unions, everyone else has suffered as a result.

Tags: Else, Problem, Successful

Wall Street, the banks, and corporate America, has been able to call the shots here. They control our members of Congress and they get what they want.

Tags: America, Control, Here

When I'm shooting a movie, I'm always in an invisible theater seat. I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained.

Tags: Hard, Movies, Respect

I'm a millionaire, I'm a multi-millionaire. I'm filthy rich. You know why I'm a multi-millionaire? 'Cause multi-millions like what I do.

Tags: Cause, Rich, Why

There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.

Tags: American, Best, Religion

Should such an ignorant people lead the world? How did it come to this in the first place? 82 percent of us don't even have a passport! Just a handful can speak a language other than English.

Tags: Language, Place, Speak

If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That's not called capitalism, that's called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.

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Because I have an opinion, I have become public enemy number one to the Fox News Channel and the right wing.

Tags: Become, Enemy, Opinion

The wealthy have never liked to pay for the labor that enriches them. Ever since slavery was eliminated, they have been trying to keep it as close to slavery as they can without violating the slave laws.

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Listen friends, you have to face the truth: You are never going to be rich... The system is rigged in favor of the few, and your name is not among them, not now and not ever.

Tags: Friends, Rich, Truth

And realising that humour is the most powerful way to make a political statement and say the things that you want to say. And it's not used enough, at least not in the U.S.

Tags: Enough, Political, Powerful

We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.

Tags: Election, Time, War

Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil. You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Evil, Good

A majority of this country opposes this war, a majority of this country never voted for this administration.

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I don't like to sit around whining about the corporate media, how they control everything, own everything. We already know that.

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I like America to some extent.

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White people scare the crap out of me.

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Capitalism would have never let me be a filmmaker, living in Flint, Michigan with a high school education. I was going to have to make that happen myself.

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The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win.

Tags: Enemy, Revolution, Win

Yeah, I think of what I do as a work of journalism. It's more like the op-ed page, though. These are my opinions. My point of view. The opinions are mine and I let you make up your own mind.

Tags: Mind, Point, Work

Any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.

Tags: Against, Chicks, Time

As you have fewer and fewer voices in a democracy, in a free society, it's not good to limit the number of voices.

Tags: Democracy, Good, Society

Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican.

Tags: Good, President, Pretty

I don't compromise my values and I don't compromise my work. That's why I've been kicked from one network to the next: I won't give in.

Tags: Give, Why, Work

I mean if politics was my main motivation I would be doing politics. But I'm a filmmaker.

Tags: Mean, Motivation, Politics

I say stupid white men are always the problem. That's never going to change.

Tags: Change, Men, Stupid

I think I'm in the majority of Americans. I believe that I am in the mainstream of middle America.

Tags: America, Majority, Middle

I'd feel bad if I had you come into a theater and you leave feeling ripped off.

Tags: Bad, Feeling, Off