The Cloonster: He’s not Just a Mimbo, He’s a Proud Liberal
He said, after being seriously maligned by his comrades in Hollywood for fighting to get the movies, "Syrianna" and "Good Night and Good Luck" distributed. “Too many people run away from the label. They whisper it like you'd whisper ‘I'm a Nazi.’ Like it's dirty word.” And it certainly is in Hollywood. Look at all of the Bush supporters in the Hollywood community. They continue to make millions and millions of dollars – their films are the only ones lauded with awards – their actors the only ones given Oscar gift bags.
But Mr. Clooney will not be silenced when it comes to discussing today’s hot topics, bravely addressing the need to outlaw “Jim Crow” laws and give women the right to vote, “But turn away from saying ‘I'm a liberal’ and it's like you're turning away from saying that blacks should be allowed to sit in the front of the bus that women should be able to vote and get paid the same as a man," Wow. Take that, Conservatives! He's speaking about today's hot political injustices - not still cashing in on Lincoln freeing the slaves or Eisenhower's sending the National Guard to defend the "Little Rock Nine" - which happened years ago - and which conservatives still trot out to make their case for being an historically "progressive" party.
"The fear of been criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullshit." Mr. Clooney stated. He knew there were no weapons of mass destruction, why didn't the Clintons, John Kerry or France? I'll tell you why. Unlike the Clintons, John Kerry or France, Mr. Clooney is not so afraid that he will stick his head in the sand and pretend everything is okay just because it's fashionable. It was that simple, that plain and that easy.
Foreign policy is his hobby when he's not acting. And he has a gift. We all can see it - he just knows things. Despite so-called proof - the Cloonster knows there were no terror training camps in Iraq. No threat to the U.S.A. - the country that Clooney loves so deeply. Saddam Hussein was good to his people and Iraq was a stable, happy place until the evil Bush empire thrust Democracy onto them against their will.
In short he summarizes, "Bottom line: it's not merely our right to question our government, it's our duty." A message to those trying to silence or bully him: don't. Because he won't shut up for anyone.