Documentary filmmaker Michael "1%" Moore recently addressed Occupy "99%" Traverse City (MI). His credentials/expertise to do so? He owns a massive vacation home near TC.
Among the advice he dispensed to those gathered at a (pro-capitalism) bookstore: "Most people can’t pitch a tent or do civil disobedience. So one thing that we’re trying to do now across the country is, there are these yard signs, like campaign yard signs, that say, 'We Are The 99 Percent.'
And the idea is to get this in as many yards and as many neighborhoods across the entire country and this is really starting to grow now. Maybe you’ve seen pictures on the Internet. It’s really cool. You just drive down street after street and it just says 'We Are the 99 Percent,' 'We Are the 99 Percent,' 'We Are the 99 Percent.' "
The local icon, I assume, didn't personally run with his own ho-hum suggestion (although how hilarious would that have been if he did).
How out-of-place, after all, would a lone '99%' sign look to recreational boaters (the only folks that might see it), at his bodacious $2 million home (photo below) located on tony and very white (not due to lake-effect snow) Torch Lake.
This is a small photo of Moore speaking to the Occupy Traverse City crowd. If you click here, you'll see, up close, that this crowd doesn't appear down-n-out. Maybe some of these liberals, also, own homes on Torch Lake. Maybe the liberals who 'reported' this story could act less like breathless stenographers and more like reporters.