Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley). During a Sunday appearance on Face the Nation to plug his new Zelensky movie, actor Sean Penn decried the “cowardice” of the US government in its caution around provoking a nuclear exchange with its proxy warfare in Ukraine.
Sean Penn appears to possibly be snorting depleted uranium. With an after-cocktail of extreme narcissism, of course. Or else, celebrity of that magnitude must confer some extraordinary prescience that us lowlife can just never comprehend, but should aspire to if we wish to reserve our spot of enshrinement within the pantheon of war criminality. Thanks, I'll pass.
"...are we going to let a gangster with nuclear weapons dictate the way we live?" I think that's the way most of the world views NATO.
Fuck Sean Penn and Bono. These idiots have lived in their super-privileged fantasy bubbles for way way too long. Why in the world do they think they know anything? More importantly, why does anyone ELSE give a shit what they think or say?
Ah yes, the humanitarian US military. The military that called the invasion of Iraq a “turkey shoot”. The military that refuses to be audited. The military in which 1/10 female soldiers have been raped by one or more of their own colleagues and if they report it the armed service ends their career - army data.. The military of My Lai, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo and Diego Garcia. Dripping with kindness and human empathy. Well I give him a failing grade for Pennmanship. Who is he grandstanding for?
Dear Sean Penn: go to Hiroshima.
And thank you for recognizing that there are a lot of other species who will suffer in the event of a nuclear war.
Proof again that ideology is stronger than evidence. It doesn't matter whether the ideology is religious, political, economical, or culinary; for true believers it is the ideas and ideals that matter. Sean Penn probably settled on his thinking in late adolescence, like a lot of us. He wants to believe that the US is a force for good in the world, which is also true for a lot of us. The facts don't support that idea, but it's tough to change an entrenched attitude. It's just hard to change minds.
But why is Sean Penn so glib about nuclear war? That baffles me. He talks as though the nukes in the US are so powerful that Russia will cow to the US threat. Which, in his own gangster analogy, is just one gangster (US) bullying another (Russia) into submission. Maybe that makes sense in the Marvel Multiverse in Hollywood, but I don't get it. Even gangsters would see the hazard there: that the other guy just may call your bluff. And such things happen.
The US is an empire in steep decline, but still powerful and dangerous. With a bit of luck, it will collapse, like empires before it, but without dragging the rest of us with it. That's my hope.
"...Are we going to let a gangster with nuclear weapons dictate the way we live?”
Yes, Sean. It seems we are going to let a gangster with nukes dictate the way we live. That gangster's name is the USA. It dropped A-bombs on Japan in 1945 and has built the biggest collection of nuclear death machines imaginable since then. So, we should be cowards, Sean. We're playing Russian Roulette with the entire planet and warmongers like you want to pull the trigger--repeatedly.
It's basically letting your mouth write checks that your ass doesn't have to cash. Keyboard courage, internet tough guys, but this time on-screen.
If Penn and Massaro really were so brave, they could sign up. The nazi paramilitaries supporting the Kiev regime gladly accept foreign volunteers.
Sean Penn not only has the brains of a fried oyster, he has the brains of a fried oyster that's fallen out of a food basket at a New Orleans oyster shack so crowded someone walked away with it on the bottom of his shoe.
I could swear the CIA just promised Penn a lifetime supply of coke (and no indictments for his crimes) if he'd parrot their bylines.
Piece of shit wife beater that he is, of course he took it.
“Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs --to kill people and to destroy.” - General Thomas S. Power ..I would add theft!..
Ah, remember the good old days when the "left" were against war? Whether one agreed with their political philosophy they did have a moral one of betterment for the poor and anti-war. The current fake left platform would be too extreme in the era of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Does Sean Penn live really close to his underground bunker or something?
Something tells me he liked the occasional island getaway
It's not Vlademir Vlademerovich Putin who is a bully. It is the feeble minded, corrupt, marble mouth pedophile FJB and his minions. They, their entire administration, our military, the Neocon Nazis, Neocon Zionists in control of my country the USA. They have turned my beloved nation into a nation I hate, the world's foremost terrorist state.