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Danny Glover, Hugo Chavez

Has Danny Glover gone nuts, or is he just plain money hungry?

There's no doubt that Hugo Chávez despises America. Although I disagree with most of President Bush's views, it angered me when Chávez called him a devil and that he smelled of sulfur, and it angers me even more to see pictures of Glover and Venezuela's president Chávez hugging!

So why in the world would Glover chose to be friends with the enemy? Was it for the 18 million dollars Chávez will soon give him to make a film?

I will never again go see another future Danny Glover movie, or any movie that Glover’s in.


Venezuela giving Danny Glover $18m
to direct film on epic slave revolt





This worries me. Does it worry you?
Poll: 1 in 4 U.S. Young Muslims OK With
Homicide Bombings Against Civilians




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neo_prodigy
May. 24th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
chavez trashed bush?

good for him.
playgirl
May. 24th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Chávez is an evil egotistical beast
I don't agree, Sweety Pie.

Chávez is an evil egotistical beast, and really has no right calling anyone nasty names, much less doing it on American soil.
Re: Chávez is an evil egotistical beast - neo_prodigy - May. 24th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
sabrarosa
May. 24th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Um, did you not read the whole article?
But the study also found that most of the nation's Muslim community is "largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world."

The poll also found that U.S. Muslims reject Islamic extremism by larger margins than do Muslim minorities in Western European countries.


OH NOES!!!! YOUNG MEN THINK VIOLENCE IS A GREAT IDEA!!!

Puleease! This is hardly extraordinary. This kind of thinking is common for most young men in American culture as well. Teenaged young men are known for having a tendency towards acting out in ways that are usually unacceptable and one can hope that their parents have enough sense to help them mellow out by the time they reach adulthood. We live in a country that glorifies violence too so we should not be so quick to point fingers at Muslims as "Scary monsters".

I'm more afraid of the average American boy behind the wheel of a car than I am of any Muslim boy.
donchep
May. 24th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Um, did you not read the whole article?
I agree with this. Once you assume the role of a persecuted minority such as it is in parts of Europe with the Muslim community, the mentality is to fight back. And by persecuted minority I don't mean our struggles for civil rights in this country but rather very strong feelings of paranoia and fears of extermination.
Montana and Idaho have entire militias with this mentality to show that it's not so much about a specific race or age group, but a feelign of isolation and fear of being hunted.
In this country in our history we hads youth movements that identified with counter-culture figures like Che, Malcolm X and for the most part those were tamer. So if a small group of muslim kids start to get sick of how they are treated and perceived that small paranoid groupm will seek out the only role models they've heard about who are part of a counter-culture. In this case it's the worst case scenario in that the role models happen to be suicide bombers and jihadists.
I still have doubts that its as high as 25%. I htink for the most part any kid who has assimilated the US is not quite ready to trade in video games, iPODS, the internet and a less strict way of living to make fatwa on us infidels.
Re: Um, did you not read the whole article? - playgirl - May. 24th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Um, did you not read the whole article? - sabrarosa - May. 24th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Um, did you not read the whole article? - playgirl - May. 24th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
ayoub
May. 24th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Considering he is most famous for being Mel Gibson's sidekick... I guess he wants his own fame...

And that poll is highly disturbing...
playgirl
May. 24th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
I find that poll very disturbing, also.
donchep
May. 24th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm on the same page with you about Glover and Chavez.
While I may have some liberal points of view I hate moonbat hollywood liberals who have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. So instead of Hanoi Jane we now have Caracas Danny?
Even Charles Rangel, one of the most liberal east coast Congressmen, blasted Chavez. He basically said, I may not agree with the president, but I will not stand by while you use the UN podium to call the President the devil while you seethe at the mouth like a crazed madman. Chavez is not just attacking Bush he's very much anti-USA.
He's a megalomaniac who sees himself as the reincarantion of Simon Bolivar the real liberator of South America.
It's laughable to think that he can creat this Bolivarist hegemony of socialists to counter the US's influence in the region. Don't get me wrong I still think we have a lot to answer for for what we did in Chile, Nicaragua and El Salvador and the dirty wars that got our ok back in the 70's and 80's, but in the here and now a lot of those militarist juntas are defunct and they are being replaced with naive proto-communist Mickey Mouse organizations that make sendero luminoso in Peru look like the board of directors of GM.
sonofabish
May. 24th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, poor poor Dubya. I mean, the man can stand before Congress and moonbat on about the "axis of evil", but heaven forbid he get something tossed back in his direction. Because we all know the he would never do anything like harbor a terrorist or lie about, oh, say, WMDs and start a war that has killed 50,000+ people and counting.

But Chavez is wrong. That's not sulphur he's smelling. It's blood on Dubya's hands.
(no subject) - donchep - May. 24th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sonofabish - May. 24th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - donchep - May. 24th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sonofabish - May. 25th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - donchep - May. 25th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Isn’t this man a tyrant - playgirl - May. 24th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Isn’t this man a tyrant - donchep - May. 27th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC) - Expand
edbook
May. 24th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
my understanding was that Chavez liked the American people (didn't he offer to sell the American people oil at a discounted rate?) and disliked Bush and probably a few others like Robertson who suggested that Chavez should be assassinated (which caused me to write to Robertson about how improper that was for someone in his position - I received a reply from one of his minions that it was an off-the-cuff remark to which I replied that as off-the-cuff, it showed his real self...)

If the photo of Glover and Chavez bothered you I'll bet the one of Saddam H and Rumsfeld making nice when Rumsfeld was giving him nasty weapons didn't give you a warm fuzzy feeling.


Peace, it starts in the heart
donchep
May. 24th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Don't believe the propaganda that Chavez lets out for our ears. His speeches blast the US all the time and any new administration will have to deal with his coalition that is predicated on the very notion that the US is the enemy and it's time to stop the American hegemony.
I don't advocate a violent solution to the problem but I think we have the power to undermine his cachet if we offer the olive branch first and we can force him to publicly deny an economic peace and make him out to be nothing more than an egotistical buffoon. Of course this won't happen with the buffoon we have in our office right now.
Painting the US as the enemy is the only power he truly has over the population of Venezuela.
Rumsfeld hugging Saddam Hussein - playgirl - May. 24th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
iamjustjules
May. 24th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
i think Danny Glover is right to take money from Chavez. Many other people in hollywood have made far worse movies with far more unreputable sources of money. chavez himself isn't evil. he isnt as bad as castro or pinochet or other latin american leaders. he opposes capitalism, and his ultimate goal seems to be using venezuala's mineral wealth in order to establish a stronger infrastructure and bring in revenue to get rid of the underclass in his own country. he's even helped by offereing to sell, and eventually succeeding in selling cheap natural gas and heating oil in the american northeast. i think he should be commended on providing for people that aren't his own, especially when our leader hasn't been able to do shit. he even uses the money that's taken from our paychecks not to help the people of this country, but "spread democracy" to a country that is quite willing to accept it and help our energy crisis.

i feel like many of the 80s movies funded through the drug trade should have been held to a higher standard as well, but what alot of people probably dont like about the story of toussaint l'ouverture, is that he, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and many other slaves ousted a corrupt government on their own. it's part of the reaosn why haiti is a failed state now, and why venezuala's being persecuted by another corrupt establishment.

if you think america's great, good for you. if you cant take someone who would challenge popular opinion, shame on you for not supporting the idea of democracy.
playgirl
May. 24th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Of course I can take being challenged
I don't think America is great; a country that is great just doesn't exist, but I do believe America is the best country in the world to live in.

Chavez doesn't do anything for anyone, unless he has an ulterior motive, and he's using oil to lure us to his side.

Of course I can take being challenged, and I welcome it. This doesn't mean I'll change my mind; although, I have on a few occasions. But nobody is going to change my mind about the feelings I have for Glover being buddy, buddy with Chavez.

I have no idea what you're talking about by saying I don't support the idea of democracy, when everyone knows this LJ is a place where anyone can express their thoughts, whether they agree with me or not on any given topic.
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - donchep - May. 25th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 28th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - donchep - May. 28th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 29th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - donchep - May. 29th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 30th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - donchep - May. 29th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 30th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - donchep - May. 29th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 30th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 31st, 2007 03:27 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Of course I can take being challenged - tigron_x - May. 29th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - donchep - May. 24th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
davev1968
May. 24th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
It bothers and worries me. It shows how violence and extremism, and it's resulting terrorism, is becoming more and more acceptable as a means of political expression.
playgirl
May. 24th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Dave, it worries me an awful lot, too!!
darkphoenixrisn
May. 24th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
You make Chavez sound like Bin Laden, which is just wrong.
playgirl
May. 24th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
do it in his own country
I believe it was wrong for this dictator to come into our country and say the things he did about Bush.

Don't get me wrong, I disagree with most of the things Bush stands for, but I personally find it offensive when a foreigner, who hates our country, starts saying the horrible things he did about Bush. We may not be tickled pink over him, but he is the President of the U.S.

Chavez can insult Bush all he wants, but do it in his own country.
stevie_stever
May. 24th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
There's a bit of a problem. Chavez, tyrant or good man, was nearly deposed in a US backed coup, complete with US military plane there to take him away to some undisclosed location. And while I dislike very strongly his grandstanding, I'm not really going to care that much if he has words even as harsh as 'devil' for Bush. He's earned that much, if nothing else.
playgirl
May. 25th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
I understand your feelings about this, but I just can't agree. Chavez is not a good man; he's truly a tyrant with his own people.
daddy
May. 25th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
apparently LJ does not want me to comment here. After 12 tries, this is the only thing I can post...

I wonder why...
playgirl
May. 25th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Really??!! I wonder why?

I know that on many occasions today, I've replied to comments left in my LJ, and when I click on "Post Comment," it gobbles it up, and I have to start all over again.

Please tell me if the problem persist!
moon_shine
May. 25th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Bush is a nut was that the Question? =o) I thought you posted this once already
playgirl
May. 25th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
No, Chavez is the nut! :o)
(no subject) - moon_shine - May. 26th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC) - Expand
cris_nicewelts
May. 25th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
this might give some insight to that "friendship"
playgirl
May. 25th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: this might give some insight to that "friendship"
Aha! Now I see! :o)
nishar
May. 26th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
We tried to overthrow Chavez a while back and even used spec ops guys to fire on a crowd. It's no wonder he hates us. Danny Glover has been trying to make that movie for years. I think he would be the devil's whore if that is what it would take to make this movie happen.
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