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March 19, 2003

By Jon Christian Ryter
Copyright 2003 - All Rights Reserved
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o sooner did 9-11 happen than the socialist elites in the Hollywood far left began blaming the tragedy either on Israel (whom they believed was attempting to frame the Arabs) or on the Bush Administration. Many of the communist elites in Hollywood and New York believed that George W. Bush had either orchestrated the disaster, or (like Wilson before the U.S.S. Lusitania was sunk, or Franklin D. Roosevelt before Pearl Harbor was attacked, knew the attack was imminent and did nothing in order to justify an ill-advised attack on the Muslims in the Mideast for the express purpose of stealing their oil, or to use a war to prop up a sagging economy that went south only after Wall Street realized that an inept, unintelligent, bumbling clown had somehow managed to steal the 2000 election from Vice President Al Gore, Jr. (who actually did everything humanly possible for 36-days to steal the election from Texas governor George Bush.
     The Gore Campaign tapped the Hollywood liberals hard in 2000, just as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hit the purveyors of sin and corruption hard in 2002. The religious harlots were at the gates of Sodom and Gomorrah, and if the Republicans were not defeated, sex and debauchery--the bedrock of all constitutional rights--would be abolished, the right of women to kill their unborn children might be restricted, and those condemned on death row not because they mercilessly killed their victims, but because they are minorities who had mercilessly killed their victims, might be executed before liberal justices reinterpreted the rule of law, tempering it with social justice that tragically mitigates the crimes of racial and ethnic minorities simply because they are “disadvantaged,” or because they can’t afford a Madison Avenue legal defense, arguing that there are four times more blacks on death row than whites. (Skipped in this equation is the fact that roughly 80% of all capital crimes in America is committed by blacks. But, that’s another story for another time.)
     Barbara Streisand, the aging diva of song believes she is qualified to call herself an expert in the area of politics because she donated over a half million dollars in 2000 to Democratic candidates--most of it to Al Gore. And, that is what qualifies most Hollywood types to shoot off their mouths...and what makes them think they know what they’re talking about. All of them put their mouths where their money went...into the back pockets of socialist politicians who don’t mind protecting sin and debauchery in exchange for the campaign contributions they need to get re-elected.
     Movie stars, stage actors, athletes, singers and entertainers in general are viewed by the media as public figures. And even though they put their pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us, they are accorded a special status that they simply don’t deserve. Common folks like you and me are supposed to look up to them, all googly-eyed, when they tell us that moral values are obsolete, that God does not exist, and that conservative politicians are destroying the bedrock of both decency and democracy in America. But, until the sin-sucking Hollywood crowd decided to attack President George W. Bush and the War on Terrorism, the American people either believed them or tolerated them. Now the American people are fighting back...and the Hollywood crowd is shocked--and more than a little frightened.
     The Screen Actor’s Guild, which represents the Hollywood bunch was shocked that the American people decided to fight back by boycotting unpatriotic “stars.” This had never been done before. In the past, the Tinseltown crowd used their vast financial resources and their personal charisma with their fans to influence the outcome not only of pet issues, but even national elections. When a popular movie star endorsed a particularly bland, colorless, generally undeserving, socialist political candidate, the candidate usually got elected. America loved the Tinseltown crowd and obediently anointed their candidates with their votes.
     When the Dixie Chicks did their London concert in February, 2003, Natalie Maines decided to give an interview to the London media. Because she is blonde and stupid, Maines said: “Now we’re standing on the brink of war--brought here by the posturing of a marginally intelligent president and a group of power-crazed manipulators with God knows what agenda.” Noting that the Dixie Chicks were from Texas, Maines added:      “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.”
     Maines, and the Dixie Chicks discovered upon their return to the United States that most Americans were ashamed that the Dixie Chicks were from the United States. Most of them would rather they go back to London even though British Prime Minister would rather they go to France with actor Robert Altman who, when George W. Bush was running against Al Gore, said that if Bush was elected, he was moving to France. “It would be a catastrophe for the world,” Altman said, “if George Bush [was] elected. You won’t see me for dust. I for one will be leaving the country and living in France.”
     Don’t we all wish? Of course, Alec Baldwin was going to move to London. That didn’t happen either. After the election Altman said: “This present government in America I just find disgusting. The idea that George Bush could run a baseball team successfully--he can’t even speak! I just find him to be an embarrassment. I was over here (in Europe--of course, that’s where most of the Tinseltown lefties goes to make their anti-American speeches)when the election was on and I couldn’t believe it...when the Supreme Court came in and turned out to be a totally political animal, the last shred of naiveté that was left in me has gone. When I see the American flag flying, it’s a joke.”
     Altman and the Hollywood liberal friends are the joke--and the joke may finally be on them. America appears ready to do what it should have done in 1954 when Senator Joe McCarthy was railroaded out of office after he and Congressman Carroll Reece linked J.P. Morgan & Company, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Council on Foreign Relations to the American Communist Party--run the commies out of the United States. If the liberals want to support Saddam Hussein, let them move to Baghdad. I understand the real estate is very cheap--if you can find four walls and a roof. If the liberals believe the United Nations should be the ultimate governing voice in what they plan to be a communist world government, let them move to Brussels, Paris or Bonn, Germany..
     It was the fear of a new communist (or at least, a leftist) witch hunt that led the Screen Actor’s Guild to go on the attack when angry conservative Americans flooded Nashville radio station WKDF-FM demanding the station pull all recordings by the Dixie Chicks, and threatening a boycott of WKDF advertisers if any songs by the Dixie Chicks were aired.
     The group released a statement saying that “...the anti-American sentiment [in London was] astounding.” I guess they felt America-bashing would give them points with the British CD-buying market. Maines issued a separate statement in which she basically gave American the “index finger salute” when she said, “I feel the President is ignoring the opinions of many in the United States, and alienating the rest of the world. My comments were made in frustration, and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view.”
     SAG, in doing damage control for the liberals who believe that freedom of speech means flag burning, the unbridled promotion of pornography, and the right of homosexuals and lesbians to promote their unsavory, illicit lifestyle in the public schools of America while denouncing the right of students to carry a Bible into their classrooms as they are being forced to learn the Qur’an, argued that “...it is the fundamental right of citizens to express their support or their fears and concerns. While passionate disagreement is to be expected in such a debate, a disturbing trend has arisen in the dialogue. Some have recently suggested that well-known individuals who express unacceptable views should be punished by losing their right to work. This shocking development suggests that the lessons of history have, for some, fallen on deaf ears...In that spirit, the Screen Actor’s Guild Board of Directors, appreciating the value of full and open debate and devoted to the belief that the free flow of information, opinions and ideas contributes to the health of our nation, supports the right of all citizens, celebrated and unknown, to speak their minds freely, on any side of any issue, as is their Constitutional right. In the same vein--and with a painfully clear appreciation of history--we deplore the idea that those in the public eye should suffer professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views. Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation.”
     Clearly, the only “blacklisting” that has surfaced this far is a very patriotic, very angry American public that is making it very clear that if the movie stars and other entertainers who have earned millions of dollars from American fans are ashamed to call America home, they need to pack up and leave. China will likely welcome them for political purposes. So will Saddam Hussein who desperately needs human shields who don’t mind being blown apart to protect Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. (They are even more welcome if they bring their own body bags with them.) Of course, if they’re Jewish like Babs Streisand (even if they believe the sun rises and falls on Yassar Arafat), Saddam doesn’t want to use them for cannon fodder. (Cant’ have a Jew stealing 72 Muslim virgins.) France would probably welcome them, providing they drink a lot of wine since the vineyards of France have suddenly run onto hard times.
     It is interesting that from the onset of the Clinton years the Hollywood crowd has demanded the boycott of any conservative organization that endorsed the funding of family values programs, argued on behalf of the appointment of conservative judicial nominees, advocated an end to abortion, wanted to strengthen America’s borders, or denounced global warming as the myth it is. Somehow, in their mind, it is okay to destroy conservative businesses through liberal boycotts, but there is something sinful about conservatives using the same tactics against liberals with whom they vehemently disagree.
     What is most shocking is that SAG, like the liberal Hollywood idiots themselves, has been so isolated from real America for so long, that they have no idea what patriotic idioms are held by most Americans. They actually believe they determine what America thinks because they have control of the magic media. They may have fooled a good many Americans into believing they are alone in their belief that homosexuals and lesbians are perverts; or that a majority of Americans believe abortion is a sound, moral method for controlling a rampantly out-of-control population when it is nothing more than the murder of unborn babies. But America has not lost its patriotic pride. Old men still choke up at sight of the American flag fluttering in the morning breeze. Those who have served their nation by fighting in the first Gulf War, in Somalia, in Panama, in Grenada, in Vietnam or in Korea understand the horrors of war and know all too well that America needs to step up to the plate one more time--this time to protect America from Muslim extremists who are determined to destroy us because they believe the free enterprise system is the worst evil in the world.
     And, the communist-leaning leftists among us--the Hollywood ingrates who don’t appreciate the wealth that the moviegoers in this free enterprise society have showered upon them by attending their movies and buying their videos and DVDs, and the recording artists who have used their artform as a method of protest since the 1960s when the communist party took over the recording industry in the United States--have used their celebrity status as a podium from which to denounce everything noble, normal and patriotic about the nation which provided them a bountiful livelihood.
It is time to call them to account.
     Those like Alec Baldwin, Robert Altman, Ani DiFranco, Jessica Lange, Natalie Maines, Sean Penn and others who are embarrassed by their nation and wished they lived elsewhere, need to move elsewhere.
     Those like actress Whoopie Goldberg, who told Bill Maher on his TV show, Politically Incorrect, that “...I don’t really view communism as a bad thing,” explaining it is the best form of government since she experienced it first hand when she lived in East Germany, needs to go to a real communist country--like North Korea and try starvation for a while.
     • When she was attending a film festival in Spain in September, 2002, Jessica Lange declared to the media (not realizing her words would follow her back to America): “What Bush intends to do with Iraq is unconstitutional, immoral and illegal. I find it particularly reprehensible the way he acts like he was in a western, intimidating the rest of the world. What can I say? I hate Bush. I despise him and his entire administration. It makes me ashamed to come from the United States. It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It is humiliating. In my country, the atmosphere is poisoned. Unbreathable for those of us who are not on the right. So thank you for inviting me to this festival and allowing me to leave there for a few days.”
     • Up and coming movie actor Edward Norton, who apparently believes kissing the lower, rear faces of the two-faced Tinseltown producers will enhance his career and get him more lucrative parts in the future, found a liberal podium in England to denounce America. “It’s nice being in Europe this week,” he told the BBC, “Almost everyone in Germany and England is in sync with their governments. I almost forgot what it’s like to be proud of my government.”
     • Dustin Hoffman has had a distinguished career in movies with roles like Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy, and as the sexual neophyte in The Graduate. But he is also a “dues-paying” liberal in Tinseltown. Like most liberals who believe terrorism is fine (as long as its in someone else’s backyard), but war is terrible and should never be fought to end totalitarian or despotic regimes--unless those regimes are friendly with the United States, when he was asked about September 11 and the possibility that the United States might go to war with Iraq, Hoffman said: “For me, as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe [the Bush Administration] has taken the events of 9-11 and has manipulated the grief of the country. And, I think that’s reprehensible.. If they’re saying it’s about the fact they have biological weapons and might have nuclear weapons and that gives us the liberty to preempt and strike because we think they might hit us, then what prevents Pakistan from attacking India, what prevents India from attacking Pakistan, what prevents us from going into North Korea? I don’t think, like many of us, that the reasons we have been given for going to war are the honest reasons. I believe--though I may be wrong because I’m no expert--that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.” Hoffman is right. He is no expert. But, history confirms the fact that every war ever fought was fought over hegemony, money and for both political and economic power.
     Both World War I and World War II were instigated by global politicians and transnational industrialists and bankers who wanted to create a global nation without borders that hindered trade. In Korea, the communists above the 38th parallel decided they wanted to entire peninsula. It was the same in Vietnam. Today the instigators of war are Muslim terrorists who have created a new form of warfare by engaging in a war against innocent, unarmed people within the sovereign states they hope to overthrow through chaos.
     Since the liberal believes the cause of the terrorists is legitimate, the means they use to achieve their goals are likewise justified. In this regard, Hoffman’s comments about Bush are unpatriotically misguided. Hoffman uses an argument that suggests a nation cannot morally protect itself until it is attacked. If Saddam has biological, chemical or nuclear weapons, and destroys Detroit, Chicago, or New York, then we are justified in attacking him. But, until massive amounts of Americans--apparently many more than 3,000--are killed, no action by this government to preempt another strike against an American city is justified in Hoffman’s mind.
     • Ani DiFranco says “It’s hard to stomach. It’s hard to wake up every day with a feeling that you’re ashamed of your country and then get out onstage and find something inspirational, something hopeful...I have been attempting, through my work, to deal with it, but sometimes I get a little lost. I love America. I hate the American government....The government seems to be acting completely contrary to the will of the people again and again and getting away with it. Everyone knows it’s a sham.”
     DiFranco probably understands, for the first time since 1992, how 58% of the American people felt throughout the Clinton years. Liberals like DiFranco who believe Clinton was elected by a popular mandate don’t realize that he was elected by a smaller percentage of the voters in both 1992 and 1996 than George W. Bush was in 2000.
     • Chrissie Hynde, a member of the band “Pretenders,” pretends she knows everything about politics. She thinks she does because as a 60s Vietnam protester she witnessed the shootings of the Kent State students by National Guardsman during the anti-war riots at the Ohio University. She is as much a hate monger today as she was then. Hynde generally uses her concerts as platforms for anti-American speeches. During a concert in San Francisco on March 1, 2003, Hynde shouted: “Have we gone to war yet? We f***king deserve to get bombed. Bring it on! Let’s get rid of all the economic sh*t this country represents! Bring it on! I hope the Muslims win!” Does Hynde believe, under an oppressive Muslim regime like the Taliban, that she would ever be allowed the freedom to get up on a stage to perform--or even to speak? Of course not. She’d be in a burqua, ten steps behind her husband--who would likely beat her soundly before bed every night.
     • You might think that Michael Moore, who is much farther to the left than Teddy Kennedy and more racist than Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton put together, discovered somewhere along his journey to the left that he was the illegal offspring of Barney Franks and Maxine Waters from the rhetoric that spews from his lips. Even before the white ash of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center had settled, Moore decided that whomever blew up the World Trade Center did it to get back at Bush. “Many families,” he said on September 11, “ have been devastated...This just isn’t right. They didn’t deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who did not vote for him. Boston, New York, DC, and the plane’s destination of California--these were places that voted against Bush!” Moore is every bit as stupid as he looks in the photo on the left, if he really believed the Muslims blew up the World Trade Center to personally get back at Bush. In addition, his twisted view of the heroic action of Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Edward Felt and Jeremy Glick on Flight 93 shows an even more drastic lack of grey matter in the head. He declared that “The passengers were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If the passengers had included black men, those killers with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes.” Moore also had unkind words for the President: “You know [Bush is] there illegally. You know he was not elected by the popular vote or by the vote in Florida...We know all those facts and what Katherine Harris did, and the private firm that took African Americans off the voting rolls and prohibited them from voting. But I’ve been surprised in this first week how many average Americans were not aware of all the trickery and deceit that took place in the year before the election to fix it for George W. Bush. The governor who hired that “private” firm to remove voters was Governor Lawton Chiles, Jeb Bush’s Democratic predecessor.
     The “fraud” Moore mentioned started with political demographics consultant Bob Beckel who was hired to profile the political leanings of every County Clerk in the nation so that those who hired him would know which were conservative and which were liberal. Only Beckel wasn’t hired by Bush, he was hired by Gore. The data was used the weekend before the election wherever it was beneficial to the Democrats across the nation to bus homeless people, known felons, college students (some registered to vote absentee ballots elsewhere and some unregistered) to the County Clerks’ offices to register them and allow them to cast absentee ballots in that jurisdiction. In every instance, the weekend voting was illegal since voting registrations can be recorded by the County Clerks during normal business hours. Over two million Gore votes were cast during the weekend voting where “voters” were paid for their votes with cigarettes or cash. Without those illegal votes, Gore would have lost the popular vote as well as the election.
     Furthermore, before noon on November 7, the Democratic National Committee hired a telemarketing sales company called Telequest to call every registered Democratic voter in Palm Beach County and to suggest to them that the butterfly ballot used by the county was confusing, and those who cast their ballots for Gore might have accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan. Those paid calls by Telequest created the confusion that started the Florida recounts. On November 8, the Gore team hired Telequest to recall all of the Democratic voters in Palm Beach to fan the fires of confusion even more by suggesting that initial tests suggested that many Democrats did accidentally vote for Buchanan. Telequest asked the voters, if they thought they may have accidentally voted for Buchanan, to call the voting precinct and demand the right to re-vote. There were no miscast ballots. The entire ballot flap was a ploy to achieve precisely what Gore got--a recount that would allow him to manipulate the ballots to steal enough votes to win. What the Gore people did, Moore gladly blamed Bush.
     • Actor Sean Penn is not much smarter than Moore even though Moore was smart enough not to go to Iraq and become a pawn of Saddam Hussein. “Simply put,” Penn said from an Iraqi provided podium in Baghdad, “if there is a war or continued sanctions against Iraq, the blood of Americans and Iraqis alike will be on our hands. My trip [to Iraq was] to personally record the human face of the Iraqi people so that their blood--along with that of American soldiers--would not be invisible on my own hands.” His words aside, Penn came away from Iraq believing Saddam had disarmed and had not weapons of mass destruction because the Iraqis took him everywhere and he didn’t see anything. Penn should have stayed in Baghdad and offered himself as a human shield to protect Saddam’s body with his own. That way, his Iraqi visit would have been appreciated equally by Saddam and the American people who feel it is time to disarm Saddam
     • Another American who would make an ideal human shield is Woody Harrelson who played the likable bartender on Cheers before firmly planting his roots in liberal Tinseltown. Harrelson calls himself “...an American tired of lies. And, with our government, it is mostly lies.” In Harrelson’s mind, he hasn’t heard any truth come out of Washington since Bill Clinton left office. Doesn’t that make you wonder how actors and actresses are smart enough to learn their lines? Most apparently use the same old truth stretchers that Harrelson used to spout fictitious facts about Iraq. “We’ve killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf War--mostly by blocking humanitarian aid. The war against terrorism,” Harrelson concluded, “is terrorism. The whole thing is just bullsh•t.” I think Harrelson is confusing the United States with Saddam, who wiped the Kurds twice during a decade: once during the Iraq-Iran War in 1988 and again to put down a Kurdish rebellion in 1998.
     A good many of the liberal elite are just anti-Republican, anti-family values, anti-conservative, or just anti-George Bush because he, not Al Gore, was elected. Most of them have failed to grasp the simple truth that by spending their free time (provided by the largess of their American fans) denouncing George W. Bush, they are lending aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States--Saddam Hussein. But, frankly, none of them care. When Bush failed in his efforts to align global support through the UN to forcibly disarm Saddam, or if the Iraqi dictator successfully unleashes a biological or chemical weapon against American troops, or if Bush is, once again successfully pressured by the global community or by the Democrats in Congress to end the war against Iraq without deposing Saddam Hussein, Bush will be a one term president. That is what the Democrats and their allies in Tinseltown want to happen--even if it means hundreds or thousands of American soldiers die in Iraq. War is, after all, simply local politics on a much larger global stage.
     • David Clennon who has found a degree of popularity in a role on The Agency, is much more representative of the loyalties found in the CIA in the Clinton years than the CIA depicted in the popular Saturday evening CBS series. Clennon, who apparently believes he is more than a mere actor earning a buck on TV, has become an anti-George Bush advocate. “I’m saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler’s Germany. I’m not comparing Bush to Adolph Hitler--because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Hitler...”
     • People can get really vicious about presidents they didn’t vote for. Danny Glover is one such person. Glover decided George W. Bush was a racist because the NAACP told him Bush was. “Yes,” Glover insists, “he’s racist. We all knew that (i.e., the African American community), but the world is only finding it out now. As Texas governor, Bush led a penitentiary system that executed more people than all the other U.S. states together.” That statement, of course, is not true. But it does make a powerful statement to people who will not take the time to verify the truth of the statement. “Most of the people who died from [the] death penalty were African Americans or Hispanics...Bush promoted a conservative program, designed to eliminate everything Americans have accomplished so far in matters of race and equality.” Tragically, Glover’s statement about Bush was racist. But, under the rules of political correctness, a minority cannot be construed as making a racial remark since he is a member of a minority ethnic or racial group--but a white person pointing out that a minority made a racist remark is usually construed to have made a racist remark about the minority who made the racist statement. In the classification of racism by the politically correct, only white males can be construed as racists.
     • Jennifer Aniston and her husband Brad Pitt can be ugly when their candidate fails to steal an election. In an interview with Rolling Stone, while flipping a double bird to show her contempt for the President of the United States, Aniston said: “Bush is a f**king idiot.” Then, talking about Bush’s daughter, Jenna, Aniston said: “[Brad and I] would pass[Jenna] in the hall and Brad would say, ‘Heyyyy, Jenna, wanna beer? I got one in the truck!”
     • Julia Roberts says “...Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.” Her view of Bush? “He’s embarrassing. He’s not my president. He will never be my president.” Julia apparently prefers her presidents who are more like the clientele she serviced in her role in “Pretty Woman.” Betcha she liked Bill Clinton.
     • While in Finland on March 2, 2003, singer Harry Belafonte told a local television station that US leaders “...are misguided. I think they know exactly what they are doing and I think that they are men who are possessed of evil. I don’t think George Bush...is a man of honor. I think he has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power. I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.” Harry probably doesn’t realize it, but the people are represented by Congress, and Congress has given Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq...thus, the people have given their President authority to wage war against Saddam Hussein.
Talking about Colin Powell, Belafonte said: “There’s an old saying, in the days of slavery, that there were these slaves who lived on the plantation and there were those slaves that lived in the [master’s] house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. Colin Powell’s committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture.”
     • “Chicago” star Richard Gere does not see Saddam as a threatening sort of guy. “Bush’s plans for war are a bizarre bad dream,” Gere said, “There doesn’t appear to be any sort of basis for any of this.” Gere’s statement may be based on the fact that the President chose not to take the actor into his confidence. While Gere may believe he is the important characters he plays on the silver screen, most Americans realize he’s a make-believe character without too many original thoughts of his own. “I have a feeling,” Gere continued, “something hidden is at work here that will someday the light of day. I keep asking myself where all this personal enmity between George Bush and Saddam Hussein came from...” Because he is a flaming liberal, Gere failed to notice the same enmity existed between Bill Clinton and Saddam Hussein, or that Saddam hatched six different plans to assassinate Clinton. “It’s like a story of Captain Ahab and the great white whale from Moby Dick. We have to say stop, there’s no reason for war. At the moment, Hussein is not threatening anybody. It’d be different if he was staring somebody down with a loaded gun in his hand. But there doesn’t seem to be any indication whatsoever that this man poses an immediate threat to anybody.”
     From 1934 to 1939 when the League of Nations played the same dangerous type of delaying chess game with Germany that is now being played by the United Nations, Adolph Hitler armed his nation for war as the other nations of Europe disarmed, believing the world had achieved a state where nations could solve all of their differences through arbitration. Once Germany was fully armed, war became inevitable because Germany in 1939, like Iraq in 2003, was emboldened by the philosophical division among his enemies on the continent. Efforts at peaceful conciliation in the form of olive branches were offered by the British and the French as first Austria and then Czechoslovakia were swallowed up by Hitler who had an unquenchable appetite for land and a new territorial demand when the previous demands were met. Convinced by their conciliatory gestures that Europe feared him, Hitler’s Panzer divisions and Luftwaffe invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and then swept across Europe. By April 9, 1940 Germany occupied Denmark and invaded Norway, following on May 10 by their invasion of Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Germany entered Paris, with no resistance from the French, on June 13. France surrendered with barely a whimper on June 28, 1940.
     Any student of history, or student of the Iraqi leader, knows that Saddam Hussein sees himself as a modern day Nebuchadnezzar who is destined to control the entire Arabian peninsula. Hitler saw himself as a modern Napoleon. Gere could not have been more wrong in his assessment of Iraqi strongman Saddam. But Gere’s rhetoric was not based on political reality in the world, but rather on the typical anti-capitalist, anti-free enterprise system spin that emanates from the Tinseltown communists who no longer see themselves as “reds” since in Tinseltown’s politically-correct make-believe world, communism no longer exists except in China, North Korea and Cuba.
     • America’s ugliest actress (who would end up in a tie for first place with Janet Reno in an ugly woman contest if one was ever held) Sandra Bernhard thinks she’s one smart chick. “I’m an intelligent person from America..Any thinking person who lives in the world (where else would they live?) would be disturbed at what’s going on right now. I think Bush is amateurish and self-serving, and frankly its disgusting. I think everyone is covering their asses with the Enron scandal and it was very convenient that September 11 came along to deflect the fact that they should never have been in the White House in the first place. What happened in the election was completely corrupt.” Of course, I agree with Bernhard about the corruption in the Election of 2000. And Al Gore should be required to stand trial for his attempt to steal it.
     The smart chick (not to be confused with the equally biased Dixie Chicks) was asked what her IQ was. She replied: “I don’t even know when you were supposed to be tested for it. (Actually she received hers from her Maidenform. 34-Bummer! She admitted: “No, I don’t know what my IQ is, but I am interested. I don’t know if I want to go through taking a big test though.” In other words, Sandra thinks someone should be able to tell her what her IQ is based on her political wit. Being half-informed, I guess that makes her a half-wit. That’s why she is recognized by the other half-wits in the liberal community as an intellect when she spews pseudo-intellectual dribble like: “The infrastructure of America and the world is caving in, and George Bush is a figurehead of that. I don’t think he’s an informed person, or intelligent, or interesting. I think he got waylaid into the job by his family, he’s in over his head; and he’s kind of a dunce.” Bernhard, with her “high” IQ, thinks the sugar spun dribble that filters through Tinseltown somehow equates with real “news,” and being the recipient of that liberal spin somehow qualifies her to claim to be an informed person--but the President of the United States, who possesses factual data of what is happening, minute-by-minute behind closed doors around the world, is uninformed. Yes, I can see how Sandra might think she is smart. She can accurately disseminate the news from liberal Tinseltown gossip and spin. She’s every bit as smart as she is pretty. Her mother and father had to be doubly disappointed. They ended up with a baby girl that was ugly enough to be a boy and dumb enough to be a doorknob.
     • Cher, the has-been singing diva from the 1960s and 70s who has had more cosmetic surgery than Michael Jackson’s nose, has inserted her two cents worth as well. “Has everyone lost their f**king minds? Doesn’t anyone remember the illustrious Reagan-Bush years when people had no money and no jobs?” (I think Cher, who is now old enough to be feeling the first phases of Alzheimers--and almost old enough for Social Security--is thinking of the Carter era when interest rates skyrocketed to over 20% and global terrorism against the hated Americans reached epidemic proportions.) “I don’t like Bush,” she said. “I don’t trust him. I don’t like his record. He’s stupid. He’s lazy. Some woman said to me she was voting for him because she liked his dad. I said, ‘Good...because that’s what you’re getting.’ If somebody’s claim to fame is that they signed a law so that you can carry a gun to church--oh, give me a break.”
     Another well-informed liberal.
     And, yes...unfortunately, here’s another one...
     • Ed Harris who has played everything from an astronaut in Apollo 13 to a single dad raising a son in Milk Money, is a likable sort who enjoys a good stiff shot of booze with his politics. Give Harris a script, and he can be just as articulate as the next guy. But ask him a question, like what defines the measure of the man where he doesn’t have a script, he sounds as intelligent as Sandra Bernhard. He doesn’t like Bush because he doesn’t think the President qualifies as a man. “I haven’t even been drinking... but...at all...but, you know, being a man, I’ve got to say that we’ve got this guy in the White House who thinks he’s a man, you know, who projects himself as a man because he has a certain masculinity, and he’s a good old boy, and he used to drink. And he knows how to shoot and gun and how to drive a pickup truck, et cetera, like that. That’s not the definition of a man.”
Give the man another drink. And give his movies a pass. He’s not even smart enough to know when he’s being used by the left.
     • A real arch liberal is silver screen heart throb George Clooney who has never had a successful movie since he left the NBC hit series “ER,” and he hasn’t seen a conservative he wasn’t willing to attack to stay in the good graces of the celluloid star-makers as he searches for another box office dud to enhance his career. When it was announced that Charlton Heston was suffering from Alzheimers, Clooney lampooned the former head of the Screen Actor’s Guild by saying: “Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimers.” When he was chastised for his callous remark, Clooney said: “I don’t care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.” About former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Clooney said he looks like a dinosaur. “The man,” he said, “has no arms.” About Bush, Clooney quipped, “The problem is that we elected a manager. We need a leader. Let’s face it. Bush is dim. I believe he thinks [the war against Iraq] is a war that can be won, but there’s no such thing anymore. We can’t beat anyone anymore.”
     Clooney is still living in the Clinton era when we sent the US Army into Somalia with sidearms to fight a heavily armed warlord because our troops were on a “peacekeeping” mission and Bill Clinton and Madeleine A;bright did not think they would look too peaceful to the rest of the world if they were equipped as well as the terrorists they were sent in to arrest. Clooney is another of the Tinseltown crowd who needs a script to remember his own name. Defense Secretary William Perry took the fall for Clinton’s Somalia debacle. Clooney was right about one thing. Using UN rules of engagement, no modern war can be won since it is the intent of the world body to maintain the status quo--even when it comes to despots like Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
     • Writer Gore Vidal agrees with Clooney. And, why not? He’s every bit as liberal. “I don’t see us winning the war. We have made enemies of one billion Muslims. As dumb as this administration is, they don’t look ahead. They don’t know where any countries are...They don’t really know much about anything. Now you have people [in Washington, DC] who have no interest in the country at all. They’re interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian Sea oil.” One wonders if Gore Vidal knows where any countries are, since Bush is targeting the Arabian peninsula and Iraqi oil. The Caspian Sea is in Russian territory. The Baku oil fields are in Georgia.
     • Actor Mike Ferrell, who had a recurring role on M.A.S.H. apparently feels his role in a wartime TV comedy qualifies him as an expert in warfare (an error most Tinseltown executives make, since they believe if you are perceived to be an expert in something, you are an expert. “It is inappropriate for the Bush Administration to trump up a case in which we are ballyhooed into war.” Of course, the scripted role he was given during the Clinton years was to champion Clinton as the War President. “The bottom line,” he said at that time, “is that I think its appropriate for the international community n situations like this to intervene [in Kosovo].” In this case, the international community was helping Albanian Muslims steal the mineral rich province of Kosovo from Yugoslavia. But as far as Ferrell was concerned, Bill Clinton was the good guy. “I am in favor of intervention...” (Like his opinion meant anything to anyone.) “...On some level you have to say that at least somebody (Bill Clinton) is doing something.”
     • And, of course there is always Oliver Stone who has an opinion on everything. “Bin Laden is completely protected by the oil companies in this country who told George Bush not to go after him because it would piss off the Saudis.” It might shock Stone to learn that the Rockefellers, who own Standard Oil, Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Amoco, Texaco, Atlantic Richfield, Sunaco, Conoco, Sohio, British Petroleum and a fair share of the smaller independent oil companies and refineries--and a healthy interest in China Petroleum and the Russian Caspian Sea oil ventures, recognizes the need to stamp out bin Laden and al Qaeda because their brand of fundamentalistic Islam teaches hate and violence and perpetuates generational terrorism and advocate precisely that type of action on the part of the United States and its allies. Senator Jay Rockefeller [D-WV], speaking on Fox News on Friday, March 14, outlined precisely that type of scenario, adding that at the end of the conflict the United States and its allies would have to dump billions of dollars into the impoverished Muslim nations to eliminate poverty and, by doing so, eliminate the Islamic practice of sending all Muslim boys 10-years of age and older to the Tawhid schools which teach them to hate anyone not Muslim. The curriculum in the Tawhid schools are written by the Wahhabis clerics who issued the fatwahs that ordered the assassinations of the Saudi royals for supporting the United States and helping America fight al Qaeda. The scholastic syllabus of the Muslim extremists teach generational hatred. It was that which Rockefeller said must be eliminated before real peace in the Mideast can be achieved. We can therefore assume that Osama bin Laden is not protected by American oil companies and, we can therefore also assume that once again Oliver Stone doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
     • And, finally we have the queen bee of modern liberal protest. No, this time around its not Hanoi Jane Fonda. Fonda’s anti-American protest during the Vietnam era put her in good standing with the American communists in Tinseltown who pose as caring, benevolent humanitarians. But it did not put her in good standing with the American movie-going public. Fonda’s movie career was pretty much ended when she carried her antiwar protesting one step too far by going to North Vietnam. If ever a Hollywood type gave aid and comfort to the enemy and deserved to be tried for treason, it was Fonda.
Fonda mellowed after marrying CNN founder Ted Turner who, you will recall, decided to gift the United Nations with a $15 billion grant over ten years but defaulted when the empire he helped build began to crumble as Americans, disgusted with his penchant for communism, renamed CNN the Communist News Network and turned him off. Fonda claimed to have found Christ even though her lifestyle and language do not testify to her newfound Christianity.
     The new diva of the American communist movement is actress Susan Sarandon. Like Fonda, Sarandon is a pawn of the peacemongers who will always fight to protect the existence of the most oppressive regimes in the world. Saradon and her husband, actor Tim Robbins were deeply involved with the Tinseltown communist sympathizers who created in the Palestinian Liberation Front “support” organization, NOT IN MY NAME. NOT IN MY NAME poses as an Israeli grassroots organization that is fighting the policies of retaliation of the Israeli government. In reality, it is an organization designed to undermine the Sharon government and force Israel to surrender land to Yassar Arafat. After September 11, 2001, NOT IN MY NAME (an organization initially funded by several Pro-Castro and pro-communist organizations) began their anti-Bush, antiwar protests in the United States as the American military launched catastrophic air strikes against al Qaeda strongholds in Afghanistan, and in a matter of months, toppled the Taliban, drove al Qaeda into hiding and established a parliamentary government in Afghanistan.
Realizing that a blatantly pro-Palestinian organization (posing as a grassroots Jewish organization) would not bode well arguing against an American-instigated war with Iraq, the founders of NOT IN MY NAME (whose names--other than Rita Laser, Noam Chomsky and Miles Solay--are concealed from public scrutiny) decided to incorporate a new venture, called NOT IN OUR NAME.
     Under the guise of NOT IN OUR NAME, the Chomsky group, using Tinseltown celebrities as their mouthpieces, argued that any war initiated against Iraq by George W. Bush would be an extension of the war Daddy Bush lost to Saddam Hussein in 1991 (since Saddam remained in power at the end of the Gulf War). By painting any new conflict with Iraq as a personal “sour grapes” vendetta of Bush’s against Saddam, the celebs, like Susan Sarandon and her husband Tim Robbins, Alec Baldwin, Woody Harrelson, Janeane Garaofalo, Robert Altman and others could successfully argue that Bush could not legitimately wage a new war in the name of the American people since the American people had no vested interest in the Bush family’s personal feud with the Iraqi dictator.
     Eager to show herself as a transnational citizen of the world, Sarandon and her husband Tim Robbins became keynote speakers in the pilot protest of the new organization in a Washington, DC protest on October 6, 2002.
     The NOT IN OUR NAME press releases, which are posted on their website, www.notinourname.net, detail the script that was used in the protest, but not the names of the speakers who uttered them. Some of the comments are revealing. (The original website is www.notinmyname.com. When you click on the URL, it takes you to www.middleeast.org/mernew.htm.
     “We too watched with shock at the horrific events of September 11, 2001. We too mourned the thousands of innocent dead and shook our heads at the terrible scenes of carnage — even as we recalled similar scenes in Baghdad, Panama City, and, a generation ago, Vietnam.” (The liberals can’t seem to acknowledge the tragedy perpetuated against the American people without attempting to justify as “lawful” the Muslims’ acts of war and terrorism by mourning the deaths of our enemies.)
     “We too joined the anguished questioning of millions of Americans who asked why such a thing could happen. But the mourning had barely begun, when the highest leaders of the land unleashed a spirit of revenge.” (Once again the Tinseltown crowd, while decrying the acts of terrorism that scarred the face of New York and Washington, DC on September 11, 2001, seemed to feel that the evil Satan called America, with its 200 million “common” people, had a few thousand bodies to spare when the maltreated Mideast Islamic terrorists decided to protest America’s aiding the Jews in Israel, and the evil Satan’s attempt to force its economic system on the world by killing innocent American men, women and children.) “They put out a simplistic script of good vs. evil that was taken up by a pliant and intimidated media. They told us that asking why these terrible events had happened verged on treason. There was to be no debate. There were, by definition, no valid political or moral questions. The only possible answer was to be war abroad and repression at home.
     “In our name, the Bush Administration, with near unanimity from Congress, not only attacked Afghanistan but arrogated to itself and its allies the right to rain down military force anywhere and anytime.” (Tinseltown should realize by this time that they are so far out of step with the rest of America that nobody but the Sodomites do anything in their name. The policy now embarked upon by the United States government has the support of 71% of the people, so it is safe to say, that what Bush is doing is being done “in our names”--at least, in the names of the 71% who wanted Saddam’s regime out of power. Since Tinseltown has not “owned” a president since January 20, 2001, I can see where they believe that nothing the Bush Administration does is done in their name--it isn’t.) “The brutal repercussions have been felt from the Philippines to Palestine, where Israeli tanks and bulldozers have left a terrible trail of death and destruction. The government now openly prepares to wage all-out war on Iraq--a country which has no connection to the horror of September 11.” (The links between bin Laden, al Qaeda and both Saddam Hussein and Bashar Assad of Syria are blood trails that have been clearly established in documents seized from captured al Qaeda terrorists and confirmed by telephonic and electronic communications surveillance recorded by the Echelon spy satellites.) “What kind of world will this become if the US government has a blank check to drop commandos, assassins, and bombs wherever it wants?
     “In our name, within the US, the government has created two classes of people: those to whom the basic rights of the US legal system are at least promised, and those who now seem to have no rights at all.
     “The government rounded up over 1,000 immigrants and detained them in secret and indefinitely. Hundreds have been deported and hundreds of others still languish today in prison. This smacks of the infamous concentration camps for Japanese-Americans in World War 2. For the first time in decades, immigration procedures single out certain nationalities for unequal treatment.” (While the Tinseltown crowd of pampered socialists and arrogant, spoiled, and unbelievably ungrateful celebrities seem concerned that illegal Muslims (who had overstayed their visas, or entered the country with forged documents, or those will criminal records who bribed US Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia to stamp their passports) were being deported, vacuum heads with biotox injections in their wrinkles and saline implants in their breasts seem oblivious of the fact that all of the 9-11 skyjackers were in the United States on expired visas. Had the United States government cracked down on all Muslim students with expired visas, and those carrying “student visas” who had dropped out of college, none of the 9-11 skyjackers would have been in the United States on September 11, 2001. That does not mean that the Islamic extremists who planned the events of that day would not have found American born or naturalized Islamic extremists they could brainwash into becoming martyrs--or perhaps offer some of Tinseltown’s villains a “role” in the event.)
     “In our name, the government has brought down a pall of repression over society. The President’s spokesperson warns people to ‘watch what they say.’ Dissident artists, intellectuals, and professors find their views distorted, attacked, and suppressed. The so-called USA PATRIOT Act — along with a host of similar measures on the state level — gives police sweeping new powers of search and seizure, supervised if at all by secret proceedings before secret courts. In our name, the executive has steadily usurped the roles and functions of the other branches of government. Military tribunals with lax rules of evidence and no right to appeal to the regular courts are put in place by executive order. Groups are declared ‘terrorist’ at the stroke of a presidential pen.”
     It is interesting that when President Bill Clinton was championing the Anti-Terrorist Act of 1995 that would have usurped the Bill of Rights and specifically given him the power to declare his political enemies on the right as “terrorists,” the Sodomites in Tinseltown advocated that the oppressive measures in HR 666 be enacted. Of course, with a friendly president in the White House, their extravagant rights would not be infringed. While the patriot crowd--the flag-waving, gun-totin’ far right--viewed the USA Patriot Act (and what appears to be Patriot II in the wings) as a piece of legislation that would be used to infringe on their rights, the hard left--the Tinseltown crowd--saw it as a direct and very personal attempt by George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft to very specifically silence them. The Tinseltown crowd, according to the Wall Street Journal on March 13, 2003, has “...become the most visible opponents of liberating Iraq.” The conservative media made up a “Ten Most Dishonorable Americans” list. Headling the list were Danny Glover, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone.
     What is most shocking about Tinseltown’s abject horror of war is that when Bill Clinton was president, he was far less willing to seek approval from the United Nations before he started bombing Serbia than Bush was in seeking an 18th UN resolution before drawing his line in the sand over Iraq. Knowing Russia would veto any resolution offered by the Clinton Administration, Clinton launched a marathon 77-day bomb run over Serbia, blowing up, among other things, the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
     Clinton, playing the political cards dealt to him by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, did the Clinton shuffle as only he could do it. In 1998, speaking about Saddam Hussein’s dragging his heels about dismantling his weapons of mass destruction, Clinton said: “If Saddam fails to comply, and we fail to act, or if we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction...he will conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild [his] arsenal of devastating destruction. And someday, some way, I guarantee you--he’ll use the arsenal.”
     Today, Clinton, who eschewed the United Nations when he wanted to bomb Belgrade, thinks George Bush was wrong, and that he needed to seek the approval of the UN before committing the United States to war. And today, Clinton is now not too sure that Saddam has all of those weapons of mass destruction he knew the dictator had in 1998 after he threw the UN weapons inspectors out of Iraq.
     Let’s make sure Gulf War II does not require a sequel.



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