Tuesday, July 29, 2008

VOIGHT: My concerns for America

From the star of National Treasure 1 & 2, Transformers, 24, and also the father of Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight has some pretty good thought on Obama.

From the Washington Times

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.

If Mr. Obama had his way, he would have pulled our troops from Iraq years ago and initiated an unprecedented bloodbath, turning over that country to the barbarianism of our enemies. With what he has openly stated about his plans for our military, and his lack of understanding about the true nature of our enemies, there's not a cell in my body that can accept the idea that Mr. Obama can keep us safe from the terrorists around the world, and from Iran, which is making great strides toward getting the atomic bomb. And while a misleading portrait of Mr. Obama is being perpetrated by a media controlled by the Democrats, the Obama camp has sent out people to attack the greatness of Sen. John McCain, whose suffering and courage in a Hanoi prison camp is an American legend.

Gen. Wesley Clark, who himself has shame upon him, having been relieved of his command, has done their bidding and become a lying fool in his need to demean a fellow soldier and a true hero.

This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.

Jon Voight is an Academy Award-winning actor who is well-known for his humanitarian work.


thevaguequeen said...

Very cool. I knew I liked that guy. :)

Amy R. Derby said...

Wow, that's a pretty strong statement against Obama, especially coming from Hollywood. Very interesting...

Kristi said...

Good stuff! It's nice to hear an actor with a clear head on political matters.

Brian said...

That is a brave, brave man. I'm guessing he doesn't get invited to many Hollywood parties.

Stephen Bittner said...

A Hollywood actor like Voight who is able to voice his convictions so strongly is very impressive. That's the kind of guy that we need in politics.

JosephDaniel said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Stephen, I'd have to disagree. I think we need more people like him in Hollywood.

Dutchess said...

Very wonderful words, wonderful indeed....I agree with you about staying in Hollywood...we're not always called to leave our current situations, just because we're called to tell the truth....if that makes any sense...

Stephen Bittner said...

You mistake my meaning.

Proposing that anyone in any work who is conservative and is unabashed in proclaiming their convictions should leave their work and go political is absurd - I didn't mean that at all.

I meant our politicians currently in government, more specifically, the ones who label themselves as Republicans, should follow Voight's lead - there are quite a few compromising, "conservative" politicians
(I could list a few names, but I'd have to look them up again - lets just stop at McCain) who are more worried about their social status and getting re-elected than they are about justice.

Jacqueline said...

Hey now, you need a post about what you and Stephen are doing over there.
I miss you both lots!
Love you!