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May 22, 2007

Hugo Chavez 'Hearts' Film Star And 'Anti-American Communist' Danny Glover

Topics: Venezuela

... at least his anti-American, pro-communist, views!

Although film and television star Danny Glover is well known for his 25-year body of work as an actor, off screen, Glover is a leftist ideologue.

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, he said that the U.S. was in no position to pass moral judgment on the terrorists who had perpetrated the slaughters. "One of the main purveyors of violence in this world," said Glover, "has been this country, whether it's been against Nicaragua, Vietnam or wherever." Criticizing patriotism in general, Glover has stated, "It's basically this rabid [post-9/11] nationalism that has its own kind of potential of being maniacal, in some sense. As we march down and wave the flags, we must be sure of what we're waving them for."

... Glover was a signatory to "The Conscience of the World," a public letter signed by 160 artists which condemned the War in Iraq, and pledged support for the Communist dictatorship of Cuba. He also supports the Maoist group Not In Our Name (NION), which "pledges resistance to endless war, detentions and roundups, [and] attacks on civil liberties," and is directed by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party.

Now the communist dictator Hugo Chavez is repaying Glover for his loyal endorsement and embracement of Chavez's anti-Americanism:

Venezuela's Congress says it has approved financing for two films by actor Danny Glover, a close supporter of President Hugo Chavez.

The lawmaking body, which is closely allied with Chavez, said in a statement on its Web site Thursday that it approved $20 million for two Glover productions.

They include "The General in His Labyrinth," which deals with the life of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. It is based on a novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will be directed by Venezuela-born director Alberto Arvelo.

The other is "Toussaint," which the statement said Glover plans to direct documenting the life of Haitian revolution leader Toussaint Louverture.

Government officials and Glover's representatives were not immediately available for comment.

The statement said that the funds will come from proceeds Venezuela obtained from a recent bond sale with Argentina.

Glover is among a number of high-profile U.S. supporters of Chavez. The group also includes singer Harry Belafonte and Princeton University scholar Cornel West, who have defended the Venezuelan president against accusations of democratic abuses.

Glover has met Chavez during visits to Venezuela and even appeared on his television and radio talk show, "Hello, President."

While Danny Glover has every right to embrace Hugo Chavez's communist/socialist dictatorship, I in turn have every right to refuse to watch his damned movies, and I shall. I've had enough of Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and Cornel West, and others like them, helping America's enemies in a time of war, and Hugo Chavez is just as much an enemy of the U.S. as his close friend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Hat tip - Harry Owens

Posted by Richard at May 22, 2007 10:11 AM

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