“President Castro, I think, has pointed out that in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age, that those things are human rights as well. I personally would not disagree with him.”
“American Sniper kind of reminds me of the [Nazi propoganda] movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.”
“[T]his is the only the country in the world where we don’t have healthcare. Countries embarrass us around the world. And this is the only country in the world, we don’t have gun law. I watched you, you know, talked about that.
You know, quite frankly it’s embarrassing. Obama was not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.”
“The United States is the dominant power in the universe, with its eavesdropping abilities, cyber abilities … It’s what they call in the Pentagon ‘full spectrum dominance.’
And the world is in danger with our tyranny.”
“We watched this gory hanging, this absurd hanging, of Saddam Hussein, while these thugs went about this thing on television. We watched this, on our watch. It happened because of us, we gave them the power to do this to the guy. Okay, you start making the big time moral decisions like that, saying ‘Oh, these are the good guys, these are the bad guys.’ I think it’s very dangerous.
…And by the way, if we don’t stop killings Arabs on international television one of these days — that’s all we do is kill Arabs on international television. We don’t fight Africans, we don’t fight Europeans, Who do we fight? Islamic people, on International television. I think that might have something to do with jihad, just guessing. Don’t you?”
“[I]t’s that kind of conversion process — people into People — that led, this week, to the public fears that the bombers would turn out to be Muslim. It’s the process that led, two days ago, to headlines like “In Boston Bombing, Muslims Hold Their Breath” and “For Muslim Americans, Boston Bombings Bring Added Anxiety” — and that led, this morning, to stories about Muslim leaders now “fearing a backlash.” The sad assumption carried in these reports is that Americans lack the intellectual equipment and moral imagination to tell the difference between an individual and a group. It’s an assumption that has, in the past, occasionally proven valid.”
“I think we’re a very frightened people. I think we’ve been frightened ever since we landed on these shores. …
And I was fascinated in that subject when making ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ of how fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve got to have a gun in the house. Now, not every house has a gun but we’ve got over a quarter-billion guns in people’s homes. And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder. So why is that? What are they really afraid of? What do they think of — who’s going to break into the house? Do they think it’s little freckled-face Jimmy down the street? I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s who they’re afraid of. And it cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved. And I thought it would be interesting to take a look at that in the movie.”
“Rt wingers luv to tout American Exceptionalism – today is a reminder that so many of the things that make us exceptional these days are bad”