“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse”
“I think we’re a very frightened people. I think we’ve been frightened ever since we landed on these shores. …
And I was fascinated in that subject when making ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ of how fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve got to have a gun in the house. Now, not every house has a gun but we’ve got over a quarter-billion guns in people’s homes. And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder. So why is that? What are they really afraid of? What do they think of — who’s going to break into the house? Do they think it’s little freckled-face Jimmy down the street? I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s who they’re afraid of. And it cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved. And I thought it would be interesting to take a look at that in the movie.”
“The NRA hates freedom. They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive.”
“The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.”
“Thank God for those [Occupy] encampments. Thank God for the anarchists who started this on September 17th.”
“[I]f you see someone trying to incite violence, start with the assumption that that person is an undercover homeland security or cop or whatever because this is the history of America, where those in charge have tried to ignite people, incite them to commit acts of violence. …[J]ust assume right away that person is not part of the occupy movement if that’s what they’re calling on people to do.”
“You do so well, why are you against capitalism. I’m going to say, well, clearly you don’t know what capitalism is these days. It’s about the upper 1 percent owning the majority of this country and everybody else scrambling for the crumbs.
And I look forward to the day when I really don’t have to make another one of these films or do any of this because that would be — that would be the ultimate best thing to happen.
…We’re against greed, and we’re against the fact that 1 percent could get nine slices of the pie and the other 99 percent are supposed to fight over the last slice. That is un-American, that is not democracy.”
“[N]ow that we sort of control the car companies, let‘s get them doing mass transit. Let‘s get them doing things that are going to save this planet because the internal combustion engine is not going to get us to the 22nd century. It‘s not just going to—we‘re not going to have a planet. That has to stop.”