Archive for the ‘actor’ Category

Civil Rights supporter dies at home.

April 7, 2008

I am, of course, referring to the Oscar winning actor, Charlton Heston. In addition to his efforts to support the Second Amendment, he was fighting for Civil Rights long before it was the “cool” thing for the Hollywood crowd to do.
Jay Severin knew this:

But just one thing is missing in the media’s unceremonious death notice. Do you know what it is?

Somehow lost in translation of the “news” media’s coverage of Charton Heston’s passing is the fact that he marched with Martin Luther King for human and civil rights…in the 1950s.

In the 1950s.

Long before today’s civil rights gods – like, say, the Kennedy’s, the Gores, et. al. – even privately thought about it.

Jeff Soyer also knows his history:

Few will mention that he was very active in the civil rights movement of the ’60’s, appearing on stage with Dr. Martin Luther King in 1963 during the March on Washington, where King delivered his “I have a dream. . .” speech.

Even fewer will mention that he opposed McCarthy, was outspoken against racial segregation, and that his movie, Planet of the Apes was a metaphor about racial intolerance, etc.

I also remember that hilarious walk-on he had in Wayne’s World. . .

R.I.P. Charlton Heston. Prayers to his family.

The puppet was a better actor.

April 2, 2008

It’s as if the Sean Penn puppet in “Team America” came to life as a propagandist.

He’ll never work in Hollywood again.

April 20, 2007

Actor Jon Voight commits in the unpardonable sin of speaking the truth.

You recently visited with wounded troops at Walter Reed. What were your impressions?

I was deeply impressed by them. Most I spoke to were young people, around 20 years old. And they were really very eloquent, very positive, very respectful. You have to be proud of the children we’re turning out from looking at this group of people. For me, I would much rather hear from these guys than the people who are presenting the news on television on a daily basis.

Were you able to gauge the mood among the troops—have they lost a sense of mission?

These guys say, well, it’s possible to win it. And I’ll tell you one thing they said that was very remarkable: the increase in troops that has been recommended by the president, they say anybody who’s over there knows the value of backup and we should be behind this. When you’re out in that situation in danger, you want to know you’ve got backup. Only one guy said he wasn’t going back to Iraq, and he had been wounded a couple times. But all the other guys wanted to go back. One young woman, a very attractive young woman, had her leg amputated. But she says she’s going to find a way to get back into it. She just reupped and she said they would find something for her to do.

Do you think it’s possible to win the Iraq War?

Here’s what I think: this is a real war, extended beyond the borders of Iraq.

As in the more general war on terror?

The war on terror is real. People would have you believe it’s not real. This is not Vietnam. This particular situation is not the same wherein we can walk away and just leave destruction behind us. No, we can’t. Anyone who has paid attention to what [Iranian President] Ahmadinejad is saying, what all the mullahs are saying in this country and in England, and in all of the Arab world, this is serious—they’re calling for the destruction of America and all democracy and that’s what’s going on. We could lose this war.