Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Sean Penn



"...it is you [George W. Bush] who have misused it [your authority] to become our country's and our constitution's most devastating enemy....The needless blood on your hands, and therefore, on our own, is drowning the freedom, the security, and the dream that America might have been, once healed of and awakened by, the tragedy of September 11, 2001." – Sean Penn

"Every day, this elected leader [Hugo Chavez] is called a dictator here [in America], and we just accept it! And accept it. And this is mainstream media, who should – truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies." – Sean Penn

I find it interesting how left-wing actors like Sean Penn called George W. Bush a dictator while giving passes to real dictators like Hugo Chavez. Penn had no problem calling Bush "our country's and our constitution's most devastating enemy”—an “absolute evil” who had "devastated our democracy” and "should be in f***ing jail” along with his administration—but if somebody speaks ill of his socialist buddy Hugo, he wants them thrown in jail.

Ironically enough, people have been thrown in jail, though not here in America. In Venezuela, countless political dissenters, politicians, journalists, and even judges have been arrested for criticizing Hugo Chavez. Meanwhile, here in America, Sean can safely print an open letter to the president in The Washington Post without fear of being arrested for treason.

Bush may not have had the best track record with civil rights (the Patriot Act, anyone?), but at least he didn’t have anyone arrested for speaking out against him, unlike Hugo Chavez. Free speech and political dissent are the major differences between a president like Bush and a dictator like Chavez.