Venezuelans are in the streets fighting for free press. Their dictator, Hugo Chavez, has taken-down the most popular television station there, and replaced it with a state-sponsored station.
Glover thumbed his nose at Venezuelan liberties (he need not worry, American troops are protecting his) and aligned himself with deep pockets and dictators, revealing his true lack of concern for freedom, for the poor and the down-trodden.
Glover snagged his $20-$30 Million (depending on whose reporting you believe) before Venezuelan actors, anchors, agents, writers, camera crews, and grips lost their jobs. Three thousand people out of work and a station operating for 53 years is gone. Glover will make two movies in Venezuela, but no, the jobs for those in television will not be replaced by Glover’s ventures. On Glover’s love of America:
Glover was a signatory to “The Conscience of the World,” a public letter signed by 160 artists which condemned the War in Iraq, and pledged support for the Communist dictatorship of Cuba. He also supports the Maoist group Not In Our Name (NION), which “pledges resistance to endless war, detentions and roundups, [and] attacks on civil liberties,” and is directed by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
As Glover attempts to add legitimacy to dictatorships, Chavez controls the military, the legislature, the courts, most private industry, including our American oil companies – he also controls former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
For thoughts on loss of free speech in Russia, read Russians Mourn the Loss of Free Press
This a day to remember just how precious are our freedoms and to fiercely battle back against those who would hastily feed the gators, hoping they will eat him last.
A closing thought on how we make freedom ours:
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free. Clarence Darrow