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Actor James Cromwell warns of 'blood in the streets' if Democrats don't win election

By MisterLefty following x   2018 Nov 2, 3:42am 393 views   12 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Character actor James Cromwell was honored at the fourth annual Carney Awards, where he used his platform to call for change in the United States and warn of violence if President Trump and his allies remain in office.

Cromwell, a noted character actor known for roles in projects such as "Babe," “The Green Mile,” “Big Hero 6,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “American Horror Story,” is also a political activist who has worked with organizations such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He’s frequently been arrested for his role in planned, peaceful protests at places like SeaWorld and a natural gas power plant in New York.

Speaking to Variety at the event, he warned of the turn that he sees America taking and cautioned there will be “blood in the streets” if Republicans remain in control.

“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell said. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”

The star, who previously played George H.W. Bush in Oliver Stone's "W," echoed these sentiments during his acceptance speech, where he warned that he believes the country is headed toward the possibility of a violent revolution.

“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” he said. “We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the event, which honored fellow character actors such as Joe Morton, Jessica Walter, Joe Pantoliano, Bruce Greenwood and M. Emmet Walsh.


1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Nov 2, 6:43am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That'll do Ratbastard
2   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 2, 7:09am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Liberal tears of blood a vampire feast.
3   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 2, 8:30am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Typical Leftists can’t stand people voting/acting in their own best interests.
It’s amazing how they can twist the word “democracy” to mean “rule by the elite” and “fascism” to mean “popular support for political will.” Every day is Opposite Day when you are a Leftist!
4   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 Nov 2, 8:34am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But it’s Trumps unquoted dangerous rhetoric that’s triggering all the crazies, right?
5   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Nov 2, 9:30am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        



Anytime James.
6   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Nov 2, 10:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I didn't know he was also a comedian.
7   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Nov 2, 11:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
“We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption,

By voting democrat?

MisterLefty says
we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”

I think the guy is sincerely worried of where the flaming partisanship is going.
But (1) this is all made up by too much propaganda. People don't care that much when they're offline. And (2) when push comes to shove, no one will go against the militarized police.
8   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2018 Nov 2, 11:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Attacks. All the comments are attacks.

I get it. I do the same thing myself whenever a right winger fool posts something I attack it.

Whenever asked to defend a statement never do it, because that’s a strategically weak move to make, as soon as you go down that road you are losing.

Marcus, for example, comes up with detailed defenses for his posts and all it ever gets him is more attacks, if not on topic then gleeful ad hominem.

There is no discussion possible because facts depend on what media you consume, and they are opposed 180 degrees.

The big difference between the two sets of reality is that the Republicans need you to vote against your own interest so they can slash taxes, social programs while they undermine workers rights and civil liberties to facilitate profit taking more efficient for the top 0.1%.

That is what they do and that is what they’ve been doing for 40 years getting away with calling anything that benefits you “communism.”

So they have their powerful network of liars which is not completely broken yet, but that day has to come, and that’s what the OP is talking about.
9   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Nov 2, 11:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Actors are not qualified to comment. hehe...

10   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2018 Nov 2, 11:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The blood in the streets will be represented by the dollars that Republican businesses aren't seeing from boycotts.
11   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 2, 11:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
undermine workers rights and civil liberties to facilitate profit taking more efficient for the top 0.1%.

Jazz, that's been both parties the last 40yrs. Republicans have just been more honest about it, while democrats were full of shit outside of government employees.
12   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 2, 11:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Republicans had their go at unions and workers. They tried every dirty trick to marginalize and usurp the power of collective bargaining. But at the end of the matter, people can look at the wages and benefits commanded by union vs non union labor and make their own choices. Unions are coming back. No question.
Trump’s MAGA movement accepts unions as a fact and moves on to make MOAR money in the more natural ways of growing the economy and trade while bolstering innovation. He’s been Consistently against the movement (now openly supported only by Democrats) to boost illegal migration to undercut wages for American workers. These two reasons are reasons enough to support the President. He can make all the disparaging comments he likes of feminists and Muslims and democrats and fake news. I only care that he’s addressing the core issues and is in the side of the American Worker for a god damned change!

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