August 6, 2008


My concerns for America (Jon Voight, July 28, 2008, Washington Times)

The Democratic Party, in its quest for power, has managed a propaganda campaign with subliminal messages, creating a God-like figure in a man who falls short in every way. It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.

The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to bring forth whatever is needed to program their minds. I know this process well. I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement. The radicals of that era were successful in giving the communists power to bring forth the killing fields and slaughter 2.5 million people in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Did they stop the war, or did they bring the war to those innocent people? In the end, they turned their backs on all the horror and suffering they helped create and walked away.

Those same leaders who were in the streets in the '60s are very powerful today in their work to bring down the Iraq war and to attack our president, and they have found their way into our schools. William Ayers is a good example of that.

Thank God, today, we have a strong generation of young soldiers who know exactly who they are and what they must do to protect our freedom and our democracy. And we have the leadership of Gen. David Petraeus, who has brought hope and stability to Iraq and prevented the terrorists from establishing a base in that country. Our soldiers are lifting us to an example of patriotism at a time when we've almost forgotten who we are and what is at stake.

Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood (JEFFREY RESSNER, 8/6/08, Politico)
Voight’s piece slammed Democratic candidate Barack Obama, praised GOP contender John McCain, and even repudiated his own Vietnam War protests as the naïve flailings of a deluded youth. It was a stunning bit of self-revelatory memoir from the now-conservative “Coming Home” star.

The political blogsosphere, of course, went ballistic. Then Jeffrey Wells, who runs the movie and pop culture site, took Voight to task for his right turn, and wrote that if he were a studio executive he might think twice before hiring Voight for any future film work. “[Voight is] obviously entitled to say and write whatever he wants,” wrote Wells. “But it's only natural that industry-based Obama supporters will henceforth regard him askance. Honestly? If I were a producer and I had to make a casting decision about hiring Voight or some older actor who hadn't pissed me off with an idiotic Washington Times op-ed piece, I might very well say to myself, ‘Voight? Let him eat cake.'"

Voight seemed particularly taken aback by Wells’ blog postings, which many have interpreted as a call for blacklisting the actor. “It’s out of line to insinuate that we should blacklist people for speaking their minds,” Voight told Politico.

...if it isn't run by patriots any longer why shouldn't it blacklist them?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 6, 2008 11:49 AM

I cannot conceive of Jon Voight as a conservative.

It's just impobible.

Posted by: Benny at August 6, 2008 12:18 PM

You didn't watch Voight play a shotgun wielding Donald Rumsfeld in Transformers.

Posted by: Gideon7 at August 6, 2008 1:15 PM

Um, John Voight's been quite open about his complete support for the War On Terror and disdain for those opposed to it for years now. Of course, it's been via appearances on various talk radio shows which means that most of Hollywood had no idea...

Posted by: b at August 6, 2008 1:49 PM

Talk radio is the dullness.

Posted by: Benny at August 6, 2008 1:55 PM

I listened to talk radio for awhile, but I just got sick of it. When they replaced G. Gordon Liddy with Glenn Beck I quit. Liddy may be a lot of things ("bug-scat crazy" comes to mind) but dull isn't one of them.

Posted by: Bryan at August 6, 2008 6:23 PM

We may applaud actor Voight for his attention to rectified names, correctly denominating the so-called peace movement as the so-called, peace movement. This reminds us that we need not, should not, accept the other side's false definitions.

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 7, 2008 3:33 AM
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