In August, shortly after publishing “Five Reasons Donald Trump will win,” filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to offer democrats a terrifying warning.
“I never wanted to be more wrong,” Moore told Seth Meyers a month after the election.
Meyers was still stunned by Moore being so right. But the filmmaker deeply empathizes with so many coastal liberals still trying to understand what happened.
“It didn’t seem possible… she was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention and he’s crazy,” Moore rattled off.
Meyers agreed: “It didn’t seem possible.”
But Moore didn’t just predict Trump would win the election, he nailed the four states that propelled Trump to victory.
“Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin…” Meyers reminded Moore. “And that is exactly how it played out.”
“Yes, I picked the four and ever since, people have been asking me for help with their lotto numbers,” the filmmaker retorted.
But for Clinton-supporting Moore, the prediction was more like a “negative lotto.”
“It’s like you hit the lotto, but instead of winning $6M, you got kicked in the nuts,” Meyers joked.
Turning to the next four years, Meyers then had an important question for the election predictor:
“Do you think now…do you think the Democrats are taking enough stock of what they got wrong or do you think they’re playing the blame game and missing the point?”
But rather than telling New York liberals to get out of their bubble or suggesting the party run celebrities, Moore took the high road.
“Here’s the Democrats’ biggest problem,” he told Meyers, which of course “includes people who voted for Hillary.”
“They don’t act like they won. They won! She’s 2.7 million votes ahead of Trump tonight… almost as many votes as Obama got in 2012,” Moore pointed out.
And because is the second time this has happened in 16 years, Moore believes America should abolish the electoral college once and for all.
“I would be saying the same thing if Trump was ahead by 2.7 million,” he added.
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With Trump that can only mean one thing. He had to strike back viciously.
How the Nazis’ efforts to transform and co-opt German culture backfired
Thinking of culture in the Third Reich conjures up images of mass rituals, swastika flags, and grandiose buildings. Makers of television documentaries and designers of book covers (admittedly including that of my own new synthesis) tend to look for visual material that is instantly recognizable as Nazi. However unconsciously, this reflects the ambition of the Third Reich’s leaders to bolster their rule through a clear cultural profile – an ambition that was only partially fulfilled. No one would doubt that public architecture by Albert Speer or the Nuremberg Party Rallies, enhanced by Speer’s light installations and prominently filmed by Leni Riefenstahl, mattered a great deal. But in other realms, a distinctive cultural profile proved far more elusive.