Perhaps emulating a doomsday scenario from one of his many superhero action films, actor Samuel L. Jackson blasted supporters of President Trump as “complicit” in the planet’s destruction.
In an interview with Esquire Magazine, Jackson claimed that people like himself – those who despise the President – must feel the way opponents of Barack Obama did for eight years. With one very key caveat: Obama, as opposed to Trump, was supposedly trying to make everybody’s lives better.
It requires quite a bit of digging between expletives to find the quotes, but Jackson boldly claims that Trump is “ruining the planet.”
We say boldly because, for some bizarre reason, the interviewer suggests that speaking out against the President in Hollywood is tantamount to career suicide.
“You’ve been vocal about Trump,” Esquire says. “A lot of people have their beliefs but are careful about stating them, because they don’t want to jeopardize their career.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 13, 2019
Ruining the Planet
If you can stomach the inability to say two words without peppering in expletives, here are some interesting quotes from the Jackson interview.
“This motherf***** is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit,” he said, channeling ‘like,’ some R-Rated version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “And the people think that’s okay.”
“It’s not f***ing okay,” he raged. “And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit.”
The star of the recent blockbuster ‘Captain Marvel’ and staple of the entire ‘Avengers’ series declined to provide specifics. But aside from condemning roughly 42% of the American people as being complicit in the planet’s destruction, Jackson claimed Obama was actually the hero in this political story, having spent eight years trying to save the planet.
“I think we feel the same way that all of the motherf*****s that hated Obama felt for eight years,” surmised Jackson. “We feel the same way that they feel or they felt about Obama being the man, even though he wasn’t f***ing ruining their lives; he was trying to help their lives.”
Because presiding over a wretched economy, allowing for the rise of ISIS, and forcing Americans to purchase health insurance was an attempt at ‘helping’ people’s lives. Wonder where blaming a YouTube video on the deaths of four Americans falls in the spectrum of ‘helping people’s lives.’
Like Southern Racists
Jackson wasn’t simply content with insinuating the vast majority of Trump supporters are destroying the planet, he had to toss in some good ol’ ‘they’re racists like the South in the 1960s’ rhetoric for good measure.
“Trump and all those a**holes, Mitch McConnell. But they’re the same f***ing guys,” Jackson said.
“When I hear their voices, I hear the same voices. Those twangs where they didn’t specifically call you [n-word] … There was no doubt about where they stood, that you were never going to be their equal and, if possible, they were going to make sure you never had as much s*** as they had.”
It echoed Jackson’s previous comments that likened President Trump to a slaveholder and plantation owner.
“[Trump] said he’s done more for African-Americans than almost any other president,” a TMZ reporter told Jackson, citing the President’s criticism of Hollywood director Spike Lee.
He responded simply, “Yeah, he’s got a bigger plantation.”
Do you know who might disagree? Another Jackson – specifically former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. who once revealed in an interview for the book “Bamboozled” that, “Secessionists in the South saw themselves as Democrats and were Democrats.”
He added that “so much of the Democratic Party’s history, since it is our nation’s oldest political party, has its roots in slavery.”
Maybe it’s melodramatic, factless commentary like Samuel L. Jackson’s that is actually ruining the planet.