I generally don't care about the political viewpoints of celebrities. Their ideology is no more or less valid than mine or yours, and frankly, I've never understood why someone who has gained notoriety for acting or sports necessarily merits being asked their opinions. But every once in a while, you run into something so hactackularly bad, so astonishingly free of facts or logic that you simply must call attention to it. Such is the case of Jon Voight's op-ed in The Washington Times. At my most charitable, all I can tell you is that Voight has changed from the man of Coming Home and Catch-22 to the man who made Anaconda and Bratz, and that's a very sad metamorphosis indeed. (emphases mine)
We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up.
Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr. Obama will run this country in their mindset.
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.
OMG. I don't think there's a single sentence (and there's more at The Washington Times) that I don't have the desire to shred apart. Teh stupid, it hurts. The saddest part is that I think that Voight's entire body of knowledge of Obama comes from either Sean Hannity or those anonymous forwarded emails so easily debunked at Snopes. At least now we know where that deep well of support for Giuliani came from.