EDITOR’S NOTE: The following email has been circulating widely on the Internet in recent days. It has not yet been authenticated, but Scoop understands that the author, and alleged victim of “Bush-Whacker” (or should that be Bush Whacko?) and his increasingly heavy handed-security apparatus, is to appear on the Meria Heller Internet radio show sometime tomorrow. Watch this space.
Introduction From A Friend Of The Author
The attached e-mail is from my friend, Michael Moore. No, not the Michael Moore who produced "Roger and Me," wrote "Stupid White Men," and produced "Bowling For Columbine." But, my friend Michael Moore will be contacting the other, already famous Michael Moore very soon. I have known my friend Michael Moore for over 30 years.
He is 49 and a retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy. He is a mild-mannered nice guy who proudly served 20 years and three days in the U.S. Navy and told me recently he wished he had stayed in until they kicked him out.
Here is a guy who called me and asked if I would come to Goldston the first Saturday in November when the tiny town of Goldston hosted the First Annual Chatham County Veterans Day Parade in which Mike proudly donned his Chief Petty Officer's uniform and marched in the parade and passed out miniature American flags to the spectators. This is what happened to him yesterday. I'll let him tell it in his own words:….
By Michael Moore
Today, December 10, 2002 at approximately 1:00 pm EST, at my residence 1651 Goldston Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC, I noticed 2 then 3 then 4 cars enter my driveway. I went out to greet them and asked if I could help them with something. The gentlemen introduced themselves by name and stated that they were from the Secret Service, showed me their identification, and then asked if I was Michael Moore. One of the other gentlemen was the Chatham County Sheriff.
The agents said that they work with the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly on national security issues. One of the Secret Service agents (all were wearing side arms) approached me with why they were here to see me, in that they intercepted one of my email messages I had written to an online friend expressing my outrage over the election results where I called Bush "Satan" and that he’s the “third anti-Christ” among other things. They said that they had to assess the situation regarding my email to see if I posed a national security risk to the President, whom I’ll now call “Bush-Whacker”.
I allowed them to come inside my home after they asked if they could, because they needed to ask me some questions and fill out some forms, which they said would take about 30 minutes of my time. Actual time was more than an hour. They asked questions from “what drugs I am on” all the way to my ex-wife’s contact information. They had me to sign a form to allow them access to all my medical history in the San Diego, CA Veteran’s Hospital and to the Veteran’s Hospital in Durham, NC. They asked for all my family member’s names, addresses, and phone numbers. I was also asked for any friend’s names, addresses, and phone numbers.
They wanted to know if I had a history of mental illness, what I thought about assassinations, was I going to Washington, DC to shoot the president, when was the last time I was out of the state, had I had any sniper training in the military, what work I did in the Navy, if I had a grudge against the Navy, etc.
They wrote down information from my military Retiree’s I.D. card, my driver’s license, and my vehicle license plate number. The Sheriff and one other man wandered through my house casually everywhere while I was being interviewed by one of the other Secret Service agents in my dining room. The agents wrote down all my medication label information. When all of this was over, one of the agents took 4 Polaroid pictures of me and asked me in a kind way to not go to Washington, DC.
What kind of democracy is this in our “so-called” great nation when we cannot even write an email message without the fear of our government intercepting it and then being violently raped through an intense personal and very sensitive interrogation? I was absolutely correct in my interpretation of “Bush-Whacker,” and this ordeal today is THE prime example and proof of our democracy in the “Republic of the Divided States of America”.