On Wednesday, Michael Moore stood outside Trump Tower with a sign that read, "We are all Muslim," to protest Donald Trump's call to ban all Muslims from the U.S. Moore stood there until the police came and then he went home and wrote Trump an open letter on Facebook.
First Moore pointed out that he and Trump had met back in 1998 when they were guests on the same talk show, and Trump had been afraid Moore would pick on him.
"'Pick on' you?" Moore writes. "I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat."
Nothing happened and Moore left thinking Trump was kind of a "wuss."
And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.
Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.
So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.
We are all Muslim.
Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.
And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong -- at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You're not so tough, Donny, and I'm glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.
We are all Muslim. Deal with it.
Moore closes with a call to his Facebook followers to visit his website and sign the following statement: "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM."
"Then post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying 'WE ARE ALL MUSLIM' on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag â€ª#WeAreAllMuslimâ€¬. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us."