Jon Voight – Picture Of An Idiot
I will admit that I didn’t know much about the actor Jon Voight before writing this blog post. I knew of course that he is at times a good actor and has been in a lot of movies, several of which I have actually seen. But, he’s not on my personal list of actors that I really like. My list has nothing to do with politics or religion. There’s just something about them, usually their acting ability. Maybe I saw them on a talk show and they made me smile. Sometimes my opinion changes. For example, I used to love Tom Cruise but over the last few years I have lost that loving feeling. So today I read an offensive article written by Jon Voight today condemning two actors I don’t even really care about that much.
I guess what set Jon Voight off was that these two actors condemned Israel for killing the shit out of Palestinians. Apparently Jon Voight is all for the mass murder committed by Israel. I guess, if you don’t agree with everything Israel does it makes you anti-semitic. I don’t think anyone disagrees with Israels right to defend itself. I think what is offensive to most compassionate and logical human beings is the complete bullshit that Israel is using to justified it’s killing of so many Palestinians. Any military response needs to be proportional to the original attack. You can look at the death tolls and see that Israels response is anything but proportionate.
According to Jon Voight this makes you anti-semitic? That’s bullshit. To put it another way, it’s why when we sentence a killer to death, no matter how many people he or she has killed, we don’t also put his whole family and all his friends to death.
Jon Voight makes another stupid statement in his response. He says that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem owe their success to America. I hate to tell him this but both of them were pretty big stars long before they were noticed by U.S audiences. In fact, they aren’t even U.S citizens that I am aware of. Though they maybe now. They had one child in the U.S. Maybe since then they have applied for citizenship? But, it’s irrelevant. They don’t owe their success to America. They worked long and hard at their a careers before they ever became famous in the U.S.
Now, I have to admit there was a lot of truth in Voight’s comments. However, I find the irony of his comments to be overwhelmingly offensive. He condemns these two Spanish actors for not getting their facts straight and then to justify his own feelings turns around does the same thing. But, I am not calling him a racist because he only attacked Spanish people for showing their disgust at the mass killings. I am just simply calling him an idiot.
Anyways, it made me wonder what other stupid shit has he said? I remember several years ago he was crying on some talk show because his daughter, Angelina Jolie wasn’t talking to him. At the time I didn’t really care. I felt embarrassed by his public outcry. But, now I wanted to know so I did a little research. It tuns out that way back in 1977 Jon Voight cheated on his wife, Jolie’s mother. Though she was aware of this Jolie apparently tried to keep a relationship with him. But, after her mother’s death in 2007 a friend of the Jolie’s mother released some letters written to her that detailed the pain Jolie’s mother went through over Jon’s affair.
So if your keeping count, we got two strikes against Jon Voight. Hypocrisy and cheating. Sure none of us are perfect. I don’t believe it’s any one single thing that makes us a bad person or a good person. It’s the sum of all our parts. And, with Jon, there’s a whole lotta stupid parts
Next up, his 2008 letter to America calling the democrats and Obama “socialists”. This is something conservatives have a hard time grasping. Wanting a government to take care of it’s people does not make you a socialist. Liking some things that socialists like or believe, does not make you a socialist. I like when the bad guy get’s blown away at the end of the movie. If that person happens to be black it, doesn’t make me a racists. If I think free healthcare is a good idea, it doesn’t make a socialist. It makes me a human being. If we can spend trillions on two wars that were completely unnecessary, we can spent less money and give everyone free or very, very low costing healthcare. I support the death penalty in some cases, it doesn’t make me a member of the Tea Party. See how this works?
Keeping in mind his letter was written before Obama became president, if you take the time read his letter you will see it’s filled with total bullshit about Obama. This nonsensical fear of democrats conservative morons have is laughable. He also said in the letter that Obama wanting to end the war is a bad thing because Obama doesn’t understand our enemies. That if we leave our enemies will take over.
Now, some might say that Voight was obviously right because we left Iraq and the bad guys are trying to take over.. He’s not not right. He left out the part the that the main guy running Isis was released thanks to deal that Bush made before leaving office. Voight also leaves out of his letter that Iraq had been our enemies long before Obama ran for president. Oh and there’s more he left out or simply forgot to mention. It was the U.S that helped to put Saddam in power in the first place. And, most of all what he forgot to mention was that our war with Iraq was the first time in this countries history that we ever attacked another country that didn’t attack us first. Let’s also keep in mind that not only did we start the war with Iraq, it was completely unjustified. That the rumors of WMD’s was a lie. That the reports of al-qaeda in Iraq was also a lie. The two reasons we started a war with this country were both based on lies told by the republican leadership. But, it is all Obama’s fault for wanting to get U.S and allied troops out of there. That he no longer wanted our troops to die over war based on a fucking lie and Obama is the bad guy. So once again, Jon Voight proves himself to be an full shit of idiot like just about all of the conservative membership.
What else is there? I know, he’s a liar, a cheater and politically delusional but could there be any more reasons why he’s an idiot? Yep!
2010, he writes an open letter to Obama calling him a liar and promoting anti-semitc views when Obama didn’t do anything of the sort.
Jon Voight says he supports Israel because of the bible. That’s great, it’s good to know that he must also then agree with racism, bigotry, sexism and believe that being gay is sin. Or maybe he’s just one of those douche bags that picks and chooses what he wants to believe in the bible based solely on what they want to believe and nothing else.
As I said, it’s not just one thing that proves Jon Voight to be an idiot of epic of epic proportions, it’s a long list of stupidity that leads any rational human being to this conclusion.
*We have gone to “war” with other countries that have not attacked us first. Though those times were considered conflicts and not wars I was technically right in claiming that. However, calling something that killed so many a “conflict” is just ridiculous. If you have soldiers on the ground taking fire, tanks and planes and bombs, it’s a war, end of story.
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