I’ve always enjoyed actor Morgan Freeman’s performances in movies, especially in Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” and playing God in “Bruce Almighty” with Jim Carey.
But never have I enjoyed one of his performances as much as his recent interview with CNN’s race-baiting host Don Lemon.
Lemon is a chief proponent in the “victim card” movement continually peddled by all too many self-professed black leaders. But when the young whipper-snapper tried to play the “race card” with Freeman, he got his butt handed to him like you wouldn’t believe.
Here’s how Bob Amoroso describes the exchange…
Lemon attempts to suggest that racial discrimination among African-Americans is by extension an economic issue, saying; “Do you think race plays a role in wealth distribution?”
Freeman momentarily taken aback by the question and seemed a bit bemused responded, “No. You and I are proof of it.”
Which apparently doesn’t satisfy the CNN host, as he tries again to illicit a response more to his liking, suggesting that some individuals might find it too hard to “pull themselves up by the bootstraps.”
Freemen’s bemusement instantly evaporates, and he begins schooling the young progressive pup by reminding him he was born over 70-years ago in a place called Memphis, Tennessee, then stating “um, I had a long haul from where I came from to here…but here we are.”
Lemon interjects saying: “not everybody can do that.”
Freemen sitting back on his chair exclaims “BULLSH*T, everybody can!”
It is a thing of B-E-A-U-T-Y!
You really need to watch it for yourself. It may be Freeman’s most brilliant and significant scene on screen – but one that surely won’t gain him any friends in liberal Hollywood or at the NAACP.
P.S. Let’s talk a little bit about so-called “hate crimes” and how ridiculous they are…
And for this quick examination, consider the following priceless quote by the character Mona Lisa Vito in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” about the character played by Joe Pesci asking what he should wear to go deer hunting…
“Imagine you’re a deer. You’re prancing along. You get thirsty. You spot a little brook. You put your little deer lips down to the cool, clear water. BAM! A f—in’ bullet rips off part of your head! Your brains are laying on the ground in little bloody pieces! Now I ask you: Would you give a f— what kind of pants the son of a b—- who shot you was wearing?!”
Exactly. If someone assaults or kills another human being, what does it matter if he “hated” the other person for whatever reason? The scumbag should be prosecuted and convicted for assaulting or murdering someone – and punished accordingly (death penalty!).
Adding a “thought crime” to the mix accomplishes absolutely nothing other than to fuel racial tensions.
“Donald Trump has a can-do, take-no-prisoners attitude. Be your own person. Demand what you want in life. Do not let other people run your life. Do not let people push you around. If someone crosses you, do not lie down and take it; fight back, kick ass, and get even. Make your own rules, and do not care what other people think. That is what Donald Trump is all about.” – Bill Zanker, founder of The Learning Annex and co-author with Trump of “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life” (2007)
NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
Word on the Street: The Republican establishment is working feverishly behind-the-scenes to anoint next year’s GOP candidates for Nevada’s 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts.
The early favorites are tax-hiking State Sen. Scott Hammond for CD 3 and term-limited Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony for CD 4.
Don’t expect either to get a free ride from conservatives, especially Hammond.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“There is nothing glamorous about death.” – Actor Roger Moore, who starred in seven “James Bond” movies and died yesterday. RIP