Sometimes I get lost in the character an actor plays in the movies. Despite the fact that he played some great characters Samuel L. Jackson will always be Nick Fury to me, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D, and the only one who can keep the Avengers together…well at least until today. Today Samuel L. Jackson became just another Hollywood liberal sounding like an idiot when he tried to talk politics.
The Washington Times reports that in a Hollywood Reporter interview Sunday, Jackson said,
“When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God, these terrorists!’ And I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh, s–. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’ Now, OK, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now?
“It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”
Gee when I first heard that San Bernardino was happening, how much I really wanted them to be lousy shots, or running out of bullets before anyone got hurt. When the shooters escaped I really wanted them to be captured before they hurt anyone else.
Before it was reported in the mainstream media, I heard one of the shooter’s names (Syed Rizwan Farook) on the police radio, but didn’t report it until it was confirmed. Strangely though I looked at the terrorists the same way I looked at any mass shooter, including the crazy white dude.
And just as I don’t look at Nick Fury as a black man, I do not look at all Muslims as terrorists, just the ones that try to kill a whole bunch of people (whether they be black or white). But with his comments apparently Jackson puts them all neatly in the same box.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 215 black victims of the 9/11 attacks, their killers were radical Islamic terrorists, were they the new black man?
Here’s the real problem with Samuel L. Jackson, that Nick Fury eye patch must be messing with his brain…because he sure sounds crazy. Too bad because I really wanted Nick Fury not to be an imbecile.