Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Another Actress Heard From...

This is what happens when (some) actresses speak without a script:

“In any case, she has no desire to be in America; if she hadn't been here already, she would certainly have moved after Bush was re-elected. 'I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's becoming a scary place. It takes someone very brave not to be quiet, someone who doesn't mind death threats, their life being turned upside down, news cameras outside their door. There is no freedom of speech in America anymore. They are not living up to the constitution. There's so much fear in America and control.' For this reason, she relishes our overtly critical press, for all that it used to send its photographers to stand outside her house.”

Guardian Unlimited Interview with actress Gillian Anderson

(emphasis mine)

Where do these celebrities and other kooks get these ideas? I read blog articles by Cindy Sheehan. I read the about the kind of hate mail Michelle Malkin gets. Molly Ivins is published in my local paper, which is also carrying daily reports about Cindy Sheehan and the woes of the Iraqi Constitutional Convention. Uh, guys—it took the U.S. two tries and thirteen years to get it right. And that was without outside interference and an international press looking over our collective shoulders. Although I understand that the betting in London and Paris was that the new “United States” would self-destruct in a matter of years. (War of 1812, anyone?) Let’s give the Iraqis some credit and some breathing room.

Where is the fear? Where is the control? Maybe people are not protesting the War in Iraq because they support it? Or don’t care about it? Or think—at the minimum—we need to stay until the situation is stable (the “We broke it, so we have to fix it” camp)? Am I missing something? Does the Looney Left really believe the only reason people aren’t out in the streets like they were during ‘Nam is because we’re too afraid and that our freedom to speak has been curtailed?

Quick! Someone tell DailyKos so he can be shut down and wipe his hard drive! Someone tell Camp Crawford before Cindy and the Rev. Al are arrested!

I’m SO confused!