August 11, 2012

Just Another Traitor to His Country

Yes, I know, we already know that about Sean Penn, who long ago joined the ranks of celebrity traitors.

From Jeffrey Kuhner via Washington Times 24/7:

Sean Penn loves dictators, especially if they are anti-American leftists. Recently, the Hollywood star visited Venezuela to campaign for strongman Hugo Chavez. Mr. Penn joined Mr. Chavez at a major rally in the city of Valencia. The actor has been a longtime friend of the despot. With Venezuelans going to the polls on Oct. 7, Mr. Penn came to bolster Mr. Chavez’s re-election efforts. He should be ashamed; Mr. Penn’s actions border on treason.

“Thank you very much for visiting us again, dear friend,” Mr. Chavez said, while introducing Mr. Penn in front of a large crowd. “We’re all Americans, from the north, the center, the south. Long live the American continent!”

Mr. Penn, sporting expensive sunglasses and wearing a white shirt, was accompanied by Argentine producer Fernando Sulichin. The actor waved to the audience, and then embraced the Venezuelan socialist. Although he didn’t speak, Mr. Penn’s message was obvious: He backs Mr. Chavez’s Bolivarian revolution. In other words, the Hollywood star supports a brutal tyrant who is a mortal enemy of America and capitalism — the very nation and economy that have enabled Mr. Penn to attain great wealth and celebrity status. He is not just a colossal hypocrite, but obtuse.

Mr. Chavez has transformed his country into an oil dictatorship. Since 1999, he runs a military regime characterized by human rights abuses, economic nationalization and neo-imperial socialism. Political opponents are harassed. Critics have been imprisoned. He has cracked down on the independent media. He controls the judiciary and the central bank. He has expropriated private property. He has raised taxes on the rich. He has engaged in massive social spending and redistribution of wealth, using nationalized oil companies as a personal piggy bank to reward his constituents. The results have been disastrous. He has amassed massive deficits and crippling debt. Inflation is soaring. Poverty and unemployment have risen. The middle class has been eviscerated. Government corruption is rampant. Businesses and investors have fled. The rule of law has been overturned. Basic freedoms are repressed. The Catholic church is persecuted. Venezuela’s fledgling democracy has been dismantled. It has become the Cuba of South America — a failed Marxist police state.

Moreover, like communist Cuba, Chavez’s Venezuela seeks to export revolutionary socialism abroad. Mr. Chavez openly meddles in the internal affairs of his neighbors, subverting their democracies. He arms and funds Marxist guerillas in Colombia; he props up anti-American leftists in Bolivia and Nicaragua; and insists on forging an axis with Havana. Mr. Chavez may despise supposed Yankee imperialism. But he has no qualms coddling up to a resurgent Russia, Islamist Iran or an expansionist China. He has even called for Iranian nuclear technology, Chinese missiles and Russian bases to be stationed on Venezuelan soil. In short, Mr. Chavez despises America, and openly advocates the downfall of our capitalist system.

Instead of trying to produce a decent movie, Mr. Penn prefers to jet-set around the globe. He is aiding and abetting a murderous dictator who is in bed with hostile powers. To be fair, he is not the only Hollywood leftist to glamorize communist despots. Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, Robert Redford — the list goes on of wealthy Hollywood elites who have made pilgrimages to Cuba’s island prison, extolling the supposed virtues of Fidel Castro’s Marxist utopia. They are not just willfully blind to the economic misery and political enslavement caused by communist rule. They willingly choose to side against their own country. They are self-hating Americans, who prefer the false promise — and false existential meaning — of revolutionary politics. For them, ideological fanaticism trumps patriotism.

Yet, even by Hollywood standards, Mr. Penn is extreme. Several years ago, he visited Iran. He praised the mullahs of Tehran, claiming they want “peace” with Israel and “social justice” for poor Iranians. In short, he allowed himself to be used as a propaganda tool for an Islamic fascist regime that has been waging a covert war against the United States for decades. It is one thing to be a degenerate Hollywood liberal, smugly lecturing Americans on how bad their country is while endlessly snorting cocaine and bed-hopping with prostitutes. It is quite another to actively help brutal governments that oppress their own people and seek to undermine America on the world stage.

Mr. Penn is an embarrassment to his profession and his country. The sad thing is he probably doesn’t even realize that a wealthy, decadent hedonist like himself wouldn’t last long if he lived in Iran’s medieval theocracy or Mr. Chavez’s thug state. Both Islamists and socialists would confiscate his money and drugs, curtail his career in film and imprison him for any criticisms against the state. They don’t care for self-absorbed narcissists who spout anything that pops up in their drug-addled heads. Sadly, we in America do. And it’s time we show the likes of Sean Penn if they want to be traitors that is their choice. But we will no longer watch their movies. Hollywood must clean up its act or face the consequences of American patriots launching massive boycotts against actors who betray the nation.

The emphasis above is mine, and other than that I will add nothing else because a) the article speaks for itself and b) a treasonous organism like Sean Penn is simply too contemptible to waste any further words on.

I was reading a post at a favorite blog of Hard Astarboard’s that defines true feelings of ones patriotism (in this case British), something Sean Penn and his ilk know nothing about, rather succinctly.

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under Traitors, Traitors To America, Treason
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6 Responses to “Just Another Traitor to His Country”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    Sean Penn can act, but I can barely watch him.

    Usually, I ignore actors’ politics. But Penn is vile — really vile.

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Always On Watch

    I’ve always liked his acting, too, but since his last visit to Chavez and then learning about his other “exploits”, I tend now to think of Jane Fonda on steroids every time I hear his name. :-(

    I don’t think I’ll ever go to, buy or rent another film with Penn in it.

    If these anti-American actors and actresses feel the way they do, they should put their money where their mouths are and move to these countries they think are so great, put all their money in those countries’ banks and become citizens of those countries, completely subject to their governments the way their nationals are.

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    What is it about the current generation of ‘actors’ or ‘thespians’ that makes them think their being able to play a role in a make-believe world on a film stage or sound stage, gives them ‘insights’ into how the world should be run? Frankly most of them are, at best chameleons. They live cosseted lives, paid vast sums the majority of the ‘poor’ they purport to represent can never even dream of and then feel a need to oppose anyone else making a living - unless through their socialist controlled Utopian state.

    I found Ms Fonda’s antics during the Vietnam War (which I confess I didn’t support - but then I’m not a US citizen anyway) disgusting and frankly she should have been made to face treason charges. I’ve not watched any movie with her, Ms Redgrave or any of the others of that coterie since. Now I have added Sean Penn and one or two other UK based actors to my list…

  4. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    These people really ought to be shipped off to those third world pockets of brutal tyranny they purport to be better than the western world so they can “enjoy” living under the glorious regimes they so heartily endorse. :-)

  5. The Gray Monk Says:

    True, but they should also be stripped of their fortunes, or they will simply join the privileged elites that run them.

  6. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    Absolutely, I feel the same way, though I think that many of these regimes, once they had all the traitor’s assets under their auspices (in their countries’ banks) and felt that these creatures’ propaganda value was exhausted, might do the same thing.

    After all, who respects a traitor? :-)