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Mike Moore’s Fundraising Letter For VFP

The latest fundraising letter from Michael Moore, with some interpolations:

Mike’s Letter

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
We’ve Raised a Half-Million Dollars and Sent over 50 Tons of Food and Water

[Just yesterday, Moore claimed they had delivered over 100 tons.]


Last week I closed my New York production office and sent my staff down to New Orleans to set up our own relief effort. [Actually, they’ve gone to Louisiana to make Moore’s next propaganda piece. See below.]

I asked all of you to help me [it’s all about helping him] by sending food, materials and cash to the emergency relief center we helped set up on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with the Veterans for Peace. [He means the pup tents they have put up in the campground. They have no "relief center."]

We did this when the government was doing nothing and the Red Cross was still trying to get it together. [The VFP are living off of Red Cross supplies and taking them to their radical pals to hand out as their own largess.]

Every day, every minute was critical. People were dying, poor people, black people, left like so much trash in the street. [There is no evidence of this. No media reports, no photographs even from the VFP or Moore himself. These are simply lies designed to raise money for Michael Moore and his friends.]

I wanted to find a way to get aid in there immediately. [Michael Moore is a multi-millionaire. How much money has he donated to Katrina relief? And why did he take two weeks to get involved? Was it because he only now has decided to make a movie about Katrina? For money?]

I hooked up with the Vietnam veterans and Iraqi war vets (Veterans for Peace) who were organizing a guerilla, grass-roots relief effort. They were the same group that had set up Cindy Sheehan’s camp in Crawford and now they had moved Camp Casey to Louisiana. [By a "guerilla" effort, Moore means they steal supplies from the Red Cross, and then give them to their radical friends, so they can in turn distribute them and take all of the credit.]

I have good news and horrible news to report. First, your response to my appeal letter was overwhelming. Within a few days, a half-million dollars was sent in through my website to fund our relief effort.

This money was immediately used to buy generators, food, water, a mobile medical van, tents, satellite phones, etc. [Where is this "mobile medical van"? Isn’t it fraud to make such claims? However, we know that one generator was bought and promptly delivered to the Moslem radical Malik Rahim, who took it to his mosque.]

Others of you began shipping supplies to our encampment. [So now it is Michael Moore’s encampment. And they are not shipping supplies there, but to the Omni-Mini storage.] People in communities all over the country started organizing truck caravans to us in Louisiana. Twenty-two trucks from southern California alone have already arrived. A semi-truck from Chicago delivered ten tons of food. [Yesterday it was 20 tons.]

A group of friends in New Jersey got two 24 foot trucks, got their community to load them up with goods, and arrived in Covington tonight. [Does anybody believe these stories about all of these truck caravans? Bobbie Blanchard, who runs the Omni-Storage says she has seen a couple of small pick-up trucks. But that is it. No tractor-trailers. No piles of supplies. No caravans.]

Fifteen iMacs are inbound from California. [How wonderful for those victims! But where are the 50 $600 iPods? Where are the $3000 computer monitors they demanded?] One man gave us his pick-up truck and another donated truck is en route from Houston.

Your response to my appeal has been nothing short of miraculous. And it has saved many, many lives.

A number of you decided to just get in your cars and drive to our camp to volunteer to help. We now have had 150 volunteers here doing the work that needs to be done. Last night they unloaded twenty tons of food from a tractor trailer in under two hours. [We’re now back to it being 20 tons. We have now been told this miracle happened on four different nights. It actually happened several days ago, when the Red Cross still had its shelter in the Pine View school. The food appears to have been delivered to the Red Cross shelter. There is no evidence that the VFP had anything to do with it.]

Each day more volunteers arrive. Everyone is sleeping on the ground or in tents. It is a remarkable sight. [So remarkable we cannot have photos of it. The one photo there is of the campground shows no such numbers. And bear in mind that this is a public campground. The tents and people could be anybody:]

Thank you, all of you, for responding. I will never forget this outpouring of generosity to those forgotten by our own government. [It was all done out of love for Michael Moore.]

My staff and the vets spend their 18-hour days delivering food and water throughout the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. [Where are the news reports? Where are the photographs? I thought Moore was famous for photographing everything? Neither Moore nor the VFP have posted one photograph of them delivering supplies as they claim. Where are the Camp Casey kitchens that Michael Moore says they must keep going?]

What they have seen is appalling. I have asked them to post their daily diaries on my website along with accompanying photos and video so you can learn what is really going on. [We have been promised photos for days now. The few Moore has shown, like those of the Red Cross supplies, the VFP have grossly misrepresented as being their own.]

What the media is showing you is NOT the whole story. It is much, much worse and there is still little being done to bring help to those who need it. [Where are the reports? Where are the photos? Instead, we are supposed to take Michael Moore at his word. Lest we forget, Moore’s fellow organizer is Andrea Garland started the lie about the levees being dynamited. And the VFP’s point of delivery is Ward Reilly, who lied for years about being a Vietnam combat veteran. We should take their word for all of this? We should believe their fear-mongering agit-prop? They are telling the worst kind of lies, spreading the ugliest stories, simply to raise money for themselves and their radical cause.]

Our group has visited many outlying towns and villages in Mississippi and Louisiana, places the Red Cross and FEMA haven’t visited in over a week. [Notice the constant attacks on the Red Cross. Moore and the VFP and Malik Rahim are trying to develop an alternative to the Red Cross (e.g., the Green Cross ). They take the supplies from the Red Cross and pass them out in their name and get the credit for them. It’s a despicable scam.]

Often our volunteers are the first relief any of these people have seen. They have no food, water or electricity. People die every day. There are no TV cameras recording this. [Why is that? Wouldn’t that make great agit-prop? What are they waiting for, a distribution deal?]

They have started to report the spin and PR put out by the White House, the happy news that often isn’t true ("Everyone gets 2,000 dollars!"). [Moore says this in a "letter" that is simply propaganda geared to raising money for him and his radical pals. Moore posts photos of Red Cross supplies and claims they are from the VFP, then has the gall to talk about "spin."]

The truth is that there are dead bodies everywhere and no one is picking them up. [Is that the truth? If so, why don’t they pick them up? And again, where are the photos? Is there a court order stopping you from showing them?]

My crew reports that in most areas there is no FEMA presence, and very little Red Cross. [Yes, there are some areas that has been evacuated because of concerns of disease. The Red Cross has not gone in there because the people have to get out. So that Moore and his crowd won’t be complaining about all of the diseased people in a week or two.]

It’s been over two weeks since the hurricane and there is simply not much being done. At this point, would you call this situation incompetence or a purposeful refusal to get real help down there ? [Nothing is being done, except for the most extensive storm recovery in the history of the world. Michael Moore and the VFP have done nothing except raise money for themselves and pilfer supplies from the Red Cross supplies that they give to their ultra left America-hating buddies to pass out. Don’t take my word for it. Read the VFP’s bulletin board. Their "volunteers" are bringing nothing to the table. They are eating the food and taking up the space that should go to the refugees. Worst of all, they are stealing Red Cross supplies that should be going to the Katrina casualties. Not to them and their radical pals.]

That’s why we decided not to wait. [That, and the fact that Moore has decided to make a movie exploiting the situation.] And we are so grateful to all of you who have joined us. The Veterans for Peace and my staff aren’t leaving (and that’s why we are hoping those of you who can’t get to Covington will make it to the Veterans for Peace co-sponsored anti-war demonstration in DC on September 24 : www.unitedforpeace.org.) [Well, of course they will leave for the big anti-war demonstration in DC on the 24th.Which is what all of the fund raising and supplies are really for, in actuality. The fundraising list they use for Katrina was simply modified from their list of needs for the anti-war rally on the 24th. They have only recently removed the requests for expensive multimedia, computer and internet equipment.]

If you want to help, here’s what we need in Covington right now:

Cleaning Supplies (glass cleaner, bleach, disinfectant, etc.)
Aspirin and other basic over the counter drugs.
Bottled Water
Canned Goods
Hygiene Supplies
Baby Supplies – Baby Food Formula, diapers #4, #5, Wipes, Pedialyte
Sterile Gloves
Batteries – All kinds, from AA to watch and hearing aid batteries.
Volunteers with trucks and cars
Self contained kitchens with generators, utensils, workers

Consider sending supplies in reusable containers. List the contents on the outside of the package so the folks in the warehouse can easily sort the items. [They have no warehouse.]

Clothes are not needed. If you go, keep in mind that you MUST be self-sufficient. Bring a tent and a sleeping bag. People are driving to Covington from across the country and often have extra room in their cars for you or for an extra box of supplies. For more information, go to the Veterans for Peace message board.

Send supplies via UPS to:

Veterans for Peace
Omni Storage
74145 Hwy. 25
Covington LA

[Moore talks constantly about incompetence, then lists this as the place to send supplies. The VFP have been thrown out of that location. The VFP lied to the Omni Storage owner to get in there in the first place. They told her they were with the Red Cross. At the moment the highly organized VFP have no storage facility. But remember, the Red Cross, whose supplies they steal, are the incompetent ones.]

Thanks again for funding and supporting our relief efforts. It has been a bright spot in this otherwise shameful month.

Michael Moore

You have a lot to be ashamed of, Michael Moore. Hopefully, the forthcoming investigations into the Katrina relief frauds will put you and your pals from Camp Casey behind bars.

Maybe someone will make a movie about it.

And speaking of movies, here is of course the real reasonMichael Moore and his "staff" have gone down to Louisiana. From Japan Today:

Moore to make documentary on Bush’s handling of Katrina
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 07:40 JST

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Michael Moore is planning to make a documentary based on U.S. President George Bush’s handling of the Hurricane Katrina rescue operation, the New York Daily News has reported.

Moore and a camera crew were seen in Covington, Louisiana, last Friday, the newspaper reported, but quoted a spokesman for the crew as saying: "We didn’t go there to make a documentary. We’re participating in the relief effort."

Moore told the Daily News: "There is much to be said and done about the man-made annihilation of New Orleans, caused not by a hurricane but by the very specific decisions made by the Bush administration in the past four and a half years.

"Do not listen to anyone who says we can discuss all this later. No, we can’t. Our country is in an immediate state of vulnerability. More hurricanes, wars, and other disasters are on the way, and a lazy bunch of self-satisfied lunatics are still running the show."

Translation: Michael Moore wants to make a money-making, America-hating, propaganda piece on the backs of the Katrina victims. Moore has glommed on the crackpot Veterans For Peaceand their bogus relief efforts to avoid the obvious charges of exploitation.

Lest we forget, this man also saw himself as a revolutionary film maker:

Goebbels also exploited every event, no matter how contrived, to further his propaganda. And he shared with Michael Moore a similar utter contempt for the truth.

In fact, one of Goebbels’ and the Nazis favorite slogans was to call the elected officials of the Weimar Republic" criminals." They went out of their way to call the elected government leaders "criminals" at every opportunity, until a large percent of the citizenry actually came to think of them as "criminals."

It is a near perfect example of their concept of propagandizing through repeating a big lie.

The big lietechnique should sound awfully familiar, since that is exactly what Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, the VFP and their other friends like Andrea Garland, Ward Reilly and Malik Rahim do each and every day.

Google any of their names + criminal + Bush. You will get thousands of hits. For instance:

Results 1100 of about 768,000 English pages for " Michael Moore " Bush Criminal

Results 1100 of about 546,000 English pages for "Cindy Sheehan" Bush Criminal

Of course it is just another big lie. And of course Michael Moore is one of the biggest liars of them all. But as in the past, it is still a very effective tool.

Indeed, Moore’s entire career is a testimony to the power of the big lie.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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