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Michael Moore: Don't send water, join in revolt

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Flint residents hold signs protesting their water bills. (Courtesy WNEM) Flint residents hold signs protesting their water bills. (Courtesy WNEM)

Michael Moore is urging people not to send bottles of water to Flint.

Instead, the film maker and Flint-native, wants people to revolt.

“The reason you can’t help is that you cannot reverse the irreversible brain damage that has been inflicted upon every single child in Flint. The damage is permanent. There is no medicine you can send, no doctor or scientist who has any way to undo the harm done to thousands of babies, toddlers and children (not to mention their parents). They are ruined for life, and someone needs to tell you the truth about that,” Moore said in a letter posted to his website.

“And it was done knowingly, enacted by a political decision from a Governor and a political party charged by the majority of Michigan’s citizens who elected them to cut taxes for the rich, take over majority-black cities by replacing the elected mayors and city councils, cut costs, cut services, cut more taxes for the rich, increase taxes on retired teachers and public employees and, ultimately, try to decimate their one line of defense against all this, this thing we used to call a union.”

In his letter, Moore demands the arrest of Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Governor Snyder is not going to obey the law. He has covered up the crime, and I submit he has committed an act of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter,” Moore said.

Other actions that Moore said will help Flint include having the state pay for the damage, putting the federal government in charge, evacuate Flint residents who want to leave, and create a temporary water system in each home.

“In the end, we will need to create a new economy and bring new employment to this town that created the middle class, that elected the first black mayor, and that believed in and created the American Dream. They deserved more than to be poisoned by their own Governor -- a Governor who thought that, because the people in the town were politically weak, he could get away with this unnoticed and without a fight,” Moore said.

Moore also urged people to sign his petition to get Snyder out of office.

This is not Moore’s first time calling for the arrest of Snyder.

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