Samuel L. Jackson ‘really wanted’ Calif. terrorists to be white

 

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It was only a few years ago that Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson literally admitted that he only voted for Barack Obama because of the man’s skin color. Marvel’s “Nick Fury” was back in the news over the weekend when he told The Hollywood Reporter that he “really wanted” the recent terror attack in San Bernardino to be committed by white people.

Seriously.

Jackson told the website Sunday:

“When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God, these terrorists!’ And I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino – I was in Hawaii – how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh, sh-t. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way,’” Jackson said Sunday.

“Now, OK, it happened on an Army base, and it happened somewhere else. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”

Let us now unpack the race-card schizophrenia on display by the “Hateful Eight” star.

Men of Mr. Jackson’s politics will lament “white privilege” on any day of the week, but when a terrorist attack happens they find themselves wishing for a white attacker — whose actions will be culturally washed away by … white privilege.

Jackson acknowledges that his ideological opponents will have a “legitimate reason” to analyze Islam. Likewise, his response indicates there are legitimate reasons why the culture embraced by young black men needlessly dying in, say, Chicago, should be subject to national scrutiny. Note again, however, that Mr. Jackson’s ideology prompts him to yearn for the very thing he claims to despise.

He only wants to have national conversations on race and religion in the United States when reality does not conflict with his cookie-cutter talking points.

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and wounded 21 on Dec. 2. As their massacre unfolded, the vast majority of Americans simply prayed for the dead and wounded. They hoped the FBI would quickly find and apprehend those who were accountable — no matter what they looked like, their religious convictions and mental health.

If you have ever wondered why complex problems in the U.S. go unresolved for decades, then simply look at men (at both ends of the ideological spectrum) like Mr. Jackson.

Any evidence that makes the “team” look bad is seen as something that must be swept under the carpet or, if that is not an option, denied.

Instead of having an adult conversation about reality as it is, the Jacksons of the world dig in their heels and spout a phrase that all fans of “Mythbusters” know: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.”

To borrow another well-known saying: “This is why we can’t have nice things.”

Samuel L. Jackson: Violent films pay my bills — so ignore guns and see Django Unchained

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Sameul L. Jackson believes that we don’t teach people the “value of life” today. Oddly enough, he’s also the guy who would freak out if conservatives started talking about social issues. (Image: Marvel)

It wasn’t too long ago that Samuel L. Jackson was telling American voters to “wake the f**k up.” Do you know who can’t wake up, Samuel? Dead people. More specifically, dead people whose lives were extinguished because a mentally deranged person riddled their bodies with bullets. And so, it doesn’t surprise me that with Django Unchained about to open you’re doing everything within your power to direct attention away from this fact: You’ve made millions of dollars due to depictions of graphic violence on the big screen.

“I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life … I don’t think movies or video games have anything to do with it. … We need to stop deranged people from getting access to guns,” (Samuel L. Jackson).

Where are people taught about life, Samuel? Parents. The family. The local community. Religious institutions. Those are all places where it is imperative that individuals be instilled with the kinds of values most likely to produce upstanding citizens. But the mosaic of influences at work on the individual psyche includes another part: popular culture.

Who determines what’s “cool,” Samuel? Where do our young people turn at a time when their minds are like little sponges, soaking up the values that will stay with them the rest of their lives? The answer: Hollywood. And while I think the impact is negligible when an individual comes from a loving attentive family, the same can’t be said for the kids who come home from school every day to an empty household. (Mom and Dad both work.) Or maybe there is no mom. Maybe there is no dad. Maybe there is a mom and dad, but other factors (e.g., alcohol, drugs) leave their parenting skills in shambles. The point is this: The entertainment industry cannot escape culpability if liberals are going to frame any conversation about shooting rampages on a “gun culture.”

Question, Samuel: Wouldn’t respecting the “value of life” begin by not calling the extermination of millions of children “choice”? Shouldn’t respecting the value of life begin with the most innocent and helpless among us? If we chased the falling public policy dominoes back to the first one tipped over, do you think it might begin with abortion? Just wondering. Maybe instead of talking about a “gun culture” we should talk about the “abortion culture.”

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Does the “Hand of Hope” story tie in with gun violence? I believe it does, perhaps more than we’d like to admit. (Image: Fox News)

It’s hard to look at the 21-week old hand of a “fetus” and really believe it’s “just a fetus.” To stick with the dominoes analogy, it’s a human life that has been set in motion. It’s not just some random collection of cells. It’s not just a mistake or “punishment”. It’s life. And if actors like Samuel L. Jackson want to talk about valuing life, then it would be nice if they weighed in on abortion more often. But they won’t, because a guy like Mr. Jackson — who admits he only voted for President Obama because of the color of his skin — is never asked tough questions. With the right letter after your name you are rarely thrust into embarrassing Q&A sessions. Nobody asks you if God would prefer if babies conceived during rape were dead. Nobody asks if that little hand of Samuel Armas clutching the doctor’s finger stirs something inside you that screams: “This is so much more than I was led to believe! This is real. This is a human being and someone needs to stand up for its right to life.”

As a conservative, I’m repeatedly told not to talk about social issues. And then there is a mass shooting and guys like Samuel L. Jackson say that it’s because we “aren’t taught the value of life.” Well, whether you want to talk about abortion or not, the statement essentially demands that social issues come up. So which is it, Samuel? Should the crazy conservative shut up and not talk about social issues, or are you going to try and say with a straight face that “the value of life” can be talked about without broaching subjects along the lines of faith, family and religion?

Samuel L. Jackson to Robert Downey Jr. circa 2008: I hope you die in a hurricane

Samuel L. Jackson has a habit of proving that just because someone has a lot of money, it doesn’t mean that they’re happy. In fact, it seems as though there’s a positive correlation between the money that lines Jackson’s pockets and how angry he gets in public. With the success of The Avengers, he’s now wishing that Hurricane Isaac had slammed into the Republican National Convention.

Apparently, “God’s plan” would have made sense to Jackson if a hurricane smashed into Tampa Bay and washed a whole slew of dead and bloated GOP bodies out to sea. It tells you a lot about the man’s psyche that he would publish such a thing, and even more about the kind of followers he attracts (apparently wishing watery death and destruction upon political opponents is a ‘favorite’ among 247 of Jackson’s followers).

Here’s one for you, Sam: Maybe God’s plan was to show the world that people like you exist. Perhaps He wanted to remind us that sad, angry and bitter men who lash out with profanity-laced tirades when they disagree with someone are out there. Maybe God’s plan was to show us how immature, intellectually lazy Hollywood stars react to the political process, so that the rest of us might find a way to have a more reasonable discourse. Just a thought.

And speaking of things to think about, perhaps we should return to the question of Robert Downey Jr.’s politics. People have been confused about where Downey falls on the political spectrum, due primarily to comments he once made to the New York Times (i.e., he learned lessons in prison that are incompatible with liberalism), his attendance at the 2008 GOP convention, and his 2012 political donation to the Obama campaign. As I said in May:

When Hollywood liberals start attacking the man, it sends up red flags to the world that they have him on notice: Shut up and keep quiet, “re-educate” yourself, or the character assassination will continue. Now that Downey has given up cold, hard cash to Obama, is he still a materialist? Probably not, since once liberals “evolve” their past is forgotten about.

The Avengers is an ensemble cast — and we’ll assume that all of them are Democrats. After having witnessed the kind of vitriol that “Avengers” like Samuel L. Jackson fling at conservative Americans, is it that far fetched to wonder if Downey — again, who attended the 2008 GOP convention — might have made a calculated decision to shuffle on over into the Democrat’s tent? What if Marvel’s Tony Stark was down in Tampa right now? Would Samuel L. Jackson still have tweeted the same thing? If so, it would have made some of the interactions on the set of The Avengers 2 rather awkward.

With that said, take a moment to imagine the reaction if a Hollywood star of Jackson’s caliber — a white one — had sent out a similar tweet about the Democratic National Convention. What do you think the job prospects for that actor would be over the next few years? What kind of scripts (if any) would show up on their doorstep? Unlike questions that pertain to “God’s plan,” we don’t need Divine Intervention to figure that one out.

I don’t know what God’s plan is for you, Mr. Jackson, but I know that I don’t go around wishing you would die. I’ll say a little prayer for you tonight, simply because deep down I think you’re probably not really that mean of a guy. You’re probably just stupid.

Cheers,

Doug

Downey went from attending the 2008 GOP convention to donating to President Obama. If his move was politically calculated, would you blame him? Samuel L. Jackson looks at the 2008 version of Downey and wishes that he gets swept out to sea by a hurricane.

Samuel L. Jackson Admits He’s an Idiot. Nick Fury Now Slightly Dumber.

Even when Samuel L. Jackson isn’t wearing his Nick Fury eye patch he apparently can’t see correctly. It turns out he only sees the world in black and white. Sad.

I really wanted to see The Avengers this summer. I guess I still do, but it’s really hard when Mark Ruffalo (i.e., the Hulk) goes out of his way to lecture us on oil pipelines, and now Samuel L. Jackson (i.e., Nick Fury) goes around telling moviegoers he only voted for Barack Obama because he’s black. At least the Hulk is supposed to be a dumb ogre when he transforms into a monster, so it almost helps Ruffalo out to say stupid things…but Nick Fury isn’t supposed to be a dunce. He heads up Shield (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division). And now conservative comic fans have to deal with this?

“I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them … That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”

Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling [Ebony magazine], “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [bleep]. Because, what’s a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [Bleeps] don’t have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?’ I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ‘cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”

Samuel L. Jackson has an incredibly warped mind if he thinks anything close to resembling the majority of Americans give a rip what color Barack Obama is. They don’t. They care what their bank accounts look like. They care about family and friends. They care about their country.

I would vote for Chunk or Sloth from The Goonies if I thought they would be advocates for a simpler tax code and a strong national defense. If Samuel L. Jackson thinks the United States is still living in the 1800’s then it says more about the liberal Hollywood bubble he lives in than it says about the rest of the country.

When Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ellen Page were promoting Inception, they apparently decided that it would bring in viewers if they acted like partisan tools during interviews. Apparently, Samuel L. Jackson got the same memo. Or maybe they’re all just ungrateful jerks going off script because they know they’re in summer blockbusters anyway—whether it’s in a Christopher Nolan film or a Marvel movie that’s been about a decade in the works.

The truth is, when actors get overtly political, customers do less to spread word-of-mouth than they would otherwise. In some instances we refrain from seeing the movie altogether. And perhaps that’s fine—but my guess is it’s not with a lot of people in Hollywood—since they’re promoting internet censorship bills like SOPA (with the help of mostly Democrats) to recoup lost sales from pirating.

In this particular interview Jackson proves himself to be a double-buffoon, going for politics AND race. So a “nigga” wouldn’t “let some white dude” interrupt his speech without talking back? Would it have been okay if it was a black guy? And would the President of the United States really say, “Who the f**k said that?”? Way to dispel stereotypes there, Sam.

The President of the United States is the president of all Americans, a fact that seems lost on Jackson and the current president (remember when President Obama called those who disagreed with him on immigration “enemies”?). Ronald Reagan used to make it clear he was the president of all Americans. When critics called Bush a Nazi he shrugged it off and said at least we live in a country where critics could freely voice their opinions. President Obama seems to take criticism personally, but that might be because his head is filled with the same mush that’s been spooned into Samuel L. Jackson’s.

I don’t hate the color of the president’s skin, Mr. Jackson—I hate 15 trillion dollars of debt. I hate leaving a lower standard of living for the next generation. I hate lying to people about the financial disaster we’ve created for ourselves. And I’m sad that people with large megaphones use those megaphones to cultivate mistrust and division between different races.

At least The Avengers has Robert Downey Jr. He has a few conservative streaks in him, but unlike the rest of the clowns he works with he generally keeps his views to himself.

Update: Check out Tina Korbe’s take on Jackson over at hotair.

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