January 5, 2007, - 3:13 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I am getting e-mails by the boatload from readers angry with me for promoting the “Rocky Balboa” film because Sylvester Stallone just basically came out in favor of illegal aliens and against buiding a fence to help secure our borders:
“I support Mexicans who work in my country,” he said, adding that the United States depends on the hard work of Latinos to keep running.
In comments to Mexican media later, Stallone criticized plans to build 700 miles of fence along the border as an immigration-control measure.
Such a fence was “crazy” and “ridiculous,” he said, arguing that nations should be able to interact without being divided by walls.
Sounds like “Rocky 7: The Italian Stallion Gets Reprogrammed at the Ashram.”
I agree with those readers who are angry, knowing what we know now. Stallone has exposed himself as yet another Hollywood dolt out of touch with reality.
That said, on this site, I have reviewed many movies, many of which star those whose politics I detest. Usually, their films either reflect their politics, the movie just plain stinks, or both. But occasionally, far-left actors (there rarely are any other kind) star in good movies, despite their idiotic politics.
One is “The Departed,” which stars lefty enviro-hypocrite Leonardo DiCrapio and lefty U.S. military-hater Matt Damon, and co-stars all-around political scumbag, Alec Baldwin. DiCrapio’s great in the movie (which is apolitical). I usually try to mention their detestable politics but also give my honest assessment of the movie and their performances therein, politics aside, as I did with “The Departed.”
I draw the line at criminals and thugs. Mark Wahlberg, for example, also co-stars in that movie. But, in real life, he’s a criminal thug who robbed Vietnamese immigrants and took one of their eyes out with a meathook. Once a reader of this site, “bhmildy,” drew my attention to that, I felt I could never again fully promote anything he does or stars in, and, at the very least, I’d have to mention his crime again, along with my strong reservations.
As for Stallone, it disgusts me that he’s turned out to be yet another Hollywood dummy. Knowing his views now (I didn’t know them then–the article quoting his pro-illegal alien views wasn’t out until today), I’m sorry I helped him promote his film and make him money. But it still is a good movie. And I gave my honest assessment. And I always decry the violent, obscene, and just plain crappy movies with crappy messages out there. “Rocky Balboa” did not fit those descriptions. It’s better than that and, in general, a good movie.
I’m sorry to hear that in real life Sylvester Stallone is simply no Rocky.
He may have a lot of money. But he has no heart or mind. You can’t possibly have those and, at the same time, support the takeover of our country and our way of life by those who don’t deserve to be here and are lawbreakers.
So, I’m no longer a fan of Sylvester Stallone. I thought he was different. And he turned out not to be.
But I’m still a fan of “Rocky.” The average working class American, which Rocky represents (and with whom Stallone is out of touch), strongly supports the fence on our border and a crackdown on the millions of illegal alien lawbreakers who remain on our soil illegally.
Yo, Adrian. Your husband’s lost his mind.
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