Actor, Dax Shepard Compares Navy SEAL Movie ‘Act of Valor’ to Hitler Propaganda Film

Never heard of him – but apparently, he made an ass of himself on Twitter, yesterday:

Star of TV’s Parenthood, Dax Shepard, compared the pro-U.S. military film that stars actual Navy SEALs, Act of Valor to Adolf Hitler’s Triumph of the Will. On his Twitter feed the one time Ashton Kutcher prank boy from Punk’d wrote: “Saw ‘Triumph of the Will’ tonight, oh wait, I mean ‘Act of Valor’ great action.” Apparently the reaction to Shepard’s obnoxious tweet, comparing this week’s #1 movie starring active duty Navy Seals to a Nazi propaganda movie was immediate, as he attempted to walk back his comments.

Shepard lamely claimed he was: “not comparing our military to nazis. Pointing out the exceedingly high level of propaganda in both.”

See Newsbusters for screenshots.

Yes, this is a tough one for the Hollywood left. It’s pro-SEAL, pro-US Military, so naturally they feel compelled to slam it. But how does one do that without slamming the heroes who are the subject of the film? How awkward.

I watched the film, last night, and I can tell you that the film stayed away from politics and ideology. In fact, I didn’t even know if it was set during the Bush era , or Obama’s. All I know is it was post 9/11.

The movie was pure good vs evil – Navy SEALs saving the country from a terrorist attack – so any comparison of this movie about SEALS to Nazi propaganda is a gross insult to the SEALS who starred in it.

As Paul McHugh wrote in The Daily Journal:

 Guys such as Peninsula home-boy Rorke Denver, born and raised in Los Altos, After college, he went straight into the SEALs, and like my hat, Denver was a willing volunteer.

After joining the teams, he took down drug lords in South America, helped American citizens escape from war-torn Liberia and even fought to stabilize the hellhole of Anbar Province in early days of the Iraq War. Most recently, he served as XO of the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command in Coronado. In “Valor,” he leads a platoon trying to disrupt an unfolding terrorist attack on the United States.

Denver had doubts about being in the film, but then decided to embrace the project to help the American public better understand who’s fighting for them, what the job is like and why they do it.

“People say there’s romance in war,” Denver said. “If so, you only see it when you come home, and think about the way your brothers went out so valiantly to meet the enemy. Some paid heavily. Fighting is real hard work. You just grind it out, and it’s scary and hard and challenging and a very emotionally raw experience to be immersed in it.

“Why do we do it? I hope this film reveals a few things about our special SEAL community, the pride we take in the way our skills and teamwork get the job done. How much our guys care about our brotherhood and our families, and by extension, care about all the families in this country. That’s for real.”

At the end, the audience sat in silence as a scroll of all the SEALs killed in action since 9/11 unfurled onscreen. Then we filed out, blinking, into the sunlight — and into a slice of the world where peace obtains at present, thanks to the sort of courage we had just seen portrayed.

“It’s not a movie where you come out just feeling happy,” one nephew said. “More like, you’re sober.”

“You begin to realize that names on a war monument are not just names on a wall?” I asked. He nodded.

Well, MOST of us come out feeling sober. Some of us even had to go to directly the bathroom to fix our makeup after watching the last few minutes of the film and the scroll of SEALs killed in action since 9/11.

One guy shook his head and soberly remarked, “What would we do without them?”

And then some of us thought that it was just NAZI stuff.

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Bruce McQuain at Blackfive has a few choice words for “D-list actor”, Dax Shepard.

John Hinderaker, Powerline: Liberals Decide They Don’t Like Propaganda

Ed Schultz Fill In: Tea Party supporters would like to “lynch black people for real”

I honestly didn’t think it was possible for a liberal pundit to be any more transparently demagogic, embarrassingly fat-headed, clueless, and asinine than MSNBC’s low-rent chump, Ed Schmultz, but his radio fill-in, yesterday actually managed.

The audio below ranks as one of the most hateful and vile rants ever broadcasted on the air.

Radio Equalizer, Brian Maloney sets it up by comparing him to another liberal cretin who he deals with on a regular basis:

It takes a great deal of vitriol to beat extremist “progressive” Mike Malloy at his own game, but libtalker / notorious trial lawyer Mike Papantonio has managed to crown himself the King Of Hate.

Where Malloy’s infamous rants are the product of improvisational derangement, Papantonio’s smears appear premeditated, as though he’s reading from a script or rehearsed them in advance.

“Script” is right. The “tea party is racist” talking points are being pushed by the Obami to detract from the fact that Obama’s policies are a complete and utter failure. They couldn’t make it any more obvious.

Behold Hope and Change’s “post-racial” America:

Uh-huh, yeah, well – look. We understand the strategy of the Obama camp for 2012 is to make race an issue in order to guilt whites into voting for him again. We get it – Obama has nothing positive to run on, so left-wing hacks are reduced to vile racial demagoguery.

Um, guys…..it’s not working. I almost hesitate to smack these libtards with a cluebat, because I think their race-baiting strategy is so full of fail it will drastically backfire.

They just sound desperate and pathetic constantly using this line of attack.

It’s a testament to just how poisonous their rhetoric  has gotten that this actually needs to be said in response - no, the millions of average Americans who oppose the President on legitimate grounds have no interest in lynching black people.

Incidentally – I do know of some folks who were caught on tape not too long ago saying they wanted to see a black man “strung up”, but they weren’t tea partiers.

These left-wing smear merchants might want to review their own party’s history when it comes to treatment of blacks – they might find that Democrats have a whole lot more to answer for than Republicans.

MORE RACE-BAITING:

AoSHQ: MSNBC’s Wolff Opposition To Obama’s Speech Based On… You Know…

They really need to elevate their game. They will be demolished if they keep pushing this.

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Video: CBC Travels The Country Spreading Racial Division; Declaring War on Tea Party

Congressional Black Caucus: We’re Not Going To Bother Responding To Allen West…

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Video: NBPP Leader Malik “Zulu” Shabazz Lies and Spins Throughout Megyn Kelly Interview

This is a somewhat tougher interview for Malik Zulu Shabazz than the one he did with Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher:

Part one:

Part Two:

A couple of things…

#1: Even though Megyn Kelly managed to elicit from Shabazz an admission that King Samir Shabazz violated “the organization’s” rules by carrying that nightsick, (which he joked about in a private meeting with New Black Panthers)…”little Shabazz” has been welcomed back to the fold with open arms. Video here.

#2: He said Megyn  mischaracterized his words, as quoted by Nagee Muhammad, and  claimed Muhammad is not affiliated with the the NBPP -(see 5:00 in the 1st video).

ORLY?

Exibit 1: Nagee was affiliated enough to be a featured speaker at the NBPP sponsored Black Power convention in May of this year..

Exibit 2: NBPP Crocket County, TN, Website:

Statement of The New Black Panther Party For Self Defense on the Plot to Kill Barack Obama and Black Schoolchildren in Tennessee and on Black voter intimidation of Blacks Nationwide”

“We will not allow some racists and other angry whites, who are getting upset over an impending Barack Obama Presidential victory to intimidate Blacks at the polls.  Most certainly we cannot allow these racist forces to slaughter our babies or commit other acts of violence against the Black population, nor our Black President.  We must organize to counter and neutralize these threats using all means at our disposal.  This is a great time for our people and we must ensure that peace prevails for our people.”

“We love Barack Obama, he gives our people great hope and light for advancement!  Every President America has had has been a white man, now the Black Man must be given his time to rule.  Obama is a man of justice and a leader who wants to do right.  We warn you, leave Barack Obama alone and leave our babies alone because Black People are a spiritual people and a people who are trying to do right and we will not hesitate to take up our legal rights of self defense, this case in Crockett County Tennessee is not isolated.  ON ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, We will be at the polls in the cities and counties in many states to ensure that the enemy does not sabotage the black vote, which was won through the blood of martyrs the of our people”

Black Power!

Statement by Dr. Malik Shabazz, Esq, leader of Black Lawyers For Justice and attorney for the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Delivered by Minister Najee Muhammad (NBPP National Field Marshall) and Minister Hashim Nzinga (NBPP National Chief of Staff)

Exibit 3: News/Talk 101.5 out of Jackson, TN reported on these events just prior to election day 2008:

These are photos of Minister Najee Muhammad and his soldiers from the NBPP.

Audio from Black Panther Rally in Crockett County 11/01/08
National Black Panther Soldiers talk to a crowd gathered on the street corner prior to Press Conference. A group of about 20-25 African American Crockett County residents gathered in front of a store prior to the press conference andlistened as Black Panther leader Minister Najee and others gave what sounded like a recruitment pitch.Flyers were distributed that gave contact information. The audio quality is less than perfect due to circumstances and recording conditions…Audio File

Audio from Black Panther Press Conference 11/01/08
Minister Najee, National Field Marshall for the National Black Panther Party addressed the media with a statement from their organization They also presented other speakers…Audio File



Skinhead Arrests bring Black Panthers
to Alamo TN

by Keith Sherley

Keith Sherley was the only reporter in the crowd as Panthers spoke to the residents gathered. Attached is an audio clip from part of that rally. 

Impromptu gathering on the street
prior to the press conference

New Black Panther National Field Marshall Najee Muhammad meets Alamo Police Officer Patrolman Cole and shows him the recruitment flyer from the NBP Party. They discuss the ideals of the Party as Panther Soldiers look on and watch the area. Patrol Officer Cole greets a few of those beginning to gather:



More pictures from the press conference, here.

CASE CLOSED.

Malik “Zulu” Shabazz was engaging in a little taqiyya with Ms. Kelly, not that she was fooled for a minute.

One more thing:


#3: Once upon a time, team Obama wanted nothing to do with this motley crew. When Malik Zulu Shabazz put up a Black Panther webpage on the My Barack Obama website in March of 2008, a (right-wing) media firestorm erupted, and the Obama campaign quickly took it down, and pretended it was a hoax:

Post from Sam Graham-Felsen’s Blog:

Response to Fox News “story”
By Sam Graham-Felsen – Mar 19, 2008 9:30:21 PM ET

Apparently, today was a slow news day.

So Fox News evidently decided to pore through our millions of user-created pages on My.BarackObama.com and put a screenshot of inflammatory content on the front page of FoxNews.com.

You see, more than 700,000 people have created accounts on the system. You can create one right now if you choose, in about a minute — anyone can.

Now, from time to time people get up to no good — creating fake profiles (like one for Sean Hannity created today), or posting profane or inappropriate content. When they do, the community reports the offending content and if it violates our terms of service it is removed (as the Sean Hannity profile was).

My.BarackObama.com has been at the core of our bottom-up organizing strategy. The tools available have been put to work by a community of supporters that is bigger and more powerful than anything presidential politics has ever seen.

Evidently, Fox News didn’t think it was a big deal that hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans are participating in the democratic process creating groups and local events in communities all across the country.

But they did think it was a big deal that one random person on the Internet, without the knowledge of the Obama campaign, posted a profile in the system with the image of the New Black Panther Party on it.

When we were alerted of the existence of this page, we pulled it down. Yet even after we pulled the page, Fox News continues to disingenuously and prominently feature this “story” on their homepage.

Shabazz wasn’t offended by the brush-off, according to Aaron Klein, who interviewed him about it:

The removal by the Barack Obama campaign from its official website of an endorsement from the black supremacist New Black Panther Party, or NBPP, was decided upon for “understandable political reasons,” according to the party’s national chairman.

“It’s the game of politics,” the NBPP’s Malik Zulu Shabazz told WND. “The Obama camp’s move to remove our blog doesn’t mean much because I understand politics. We still completely support Obama as the best candidate.”

Just a year later, the Obama Justice Dept. dropped a clear-cut case of voter intimidation against the now favored, and protected group.

You see? It WAS a “story”.

UPDATE:

Video: Malik Zulu Shabazz and “friend”.

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Appeasing Ignorance

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”– Dean Acheson

A freind of mine said something disturbingly flavored with the taint of truth today:

I predict that a time will come in the very near future when black becomes the new n-word. It will be considered the equivalent of calling someone a nigger if you call them black.

Write it down:
Hotspur
June 11, 2010

Well, we haven’t reached that point yet, but we are getting close.  Who could forget this stunning display of political correctness in action?

 

Now this wasn’t all that long ago.  And this guy is still says it is racist.  Why?  Because it’s “black”.  Duh!

And the “explanation” only gets stupider the longer he talks.

Where to begin?  Do we start with the idea of perpetual victimhood that requires not only the purported victim to identify something that victimizes them, but also requires others to find victimization on their behalf like the famous addition of the word “Boy!” to Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst “You Lie!” as the President stood before Congress and…well, lied?  I know I saw the clip numerous times, and I never heard the word, but seeing as how I’m not “enlightened” enough to shovel shit write for the New York Times, like the correspondent who claimed she heard it nonetheless, maybe there is a secret ability of such people to hear things never said.  She didn’t say Congressman Wilson was thinking it, but the implication was there just the same, and he was tarred with it, as the following controversy demonstrated.

This pretending to know what people are thinking and not saying would be reprehensible enough…we can expect a certain level of conduct in the daily discourse of civility, but this tacit notion that some people have a right to declare their knowledge of what people they don’t like are thinking, and ascribing these unsavory thoughts to people who have never said them smacks of a craven cowardice seeking to avoid an honest discussion.  And yet the rest of society entertains this notion that the victims have a right not to be offended by things that were never said, or by how they wish to interpret them, rather than the plain (and sometimes stated) meaning of the speaker.  And like many good intentions, it can lead us to places we don’t want to go.

So today, as I drove home from the office, I heard this story:

Once is a coincidence, twice is a trend.  And once again, a card that has been on the market for three years has been pulled from the market to appease the ignorant victimhood of the a civil rights group that has clearly lost its way.  Reading the news story only made it worse.

It is a graduation greeting from Hallmark that says, “Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice.”

Members of the Los Angeles NAACP did take notice. As characters known as “Hoops” and “Yoyo” banter on, African American leaders hear offensive language.

“And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back,” the card vocalizes.

“That was very demeaning to African American women. When it made reference to African American women as whores and at the end, it says ‘watch your back,’” said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.

Who knew the study of the Universe could be so racist? I never suspected that Stephen Hawking was actually “very demeaning to African American women”.  Of course, seeing as he’s actually a British subject, one might reasonably ask if his intent was actually to be very demeaning to the female British population of African extraction.  And it only gets more embarrassing from there.  He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.  Who will Barack Hussein Obama throw under the bus for this? 

Once the claws were out, the NAACP decided to flex its muscle.  And once more, concessions were made to appease the offended.

When Hallmark was reached by phone, they said the card is all a misunderstanding. The card’s theme is the solar system and emphasizes the power of the grad to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes.

The card company says the card speaks about the power the grad will wield.

“The intent here is to say that this graduate is not afraid of anything,” explained Hallmark spokesman Steve Doyal.

But that’s not what some people heard.

Meaning be damned.  This was about POWER, damn it!

Hallmark is now notifying all of its stores to pull the card. Walgreens and CVS are doing the same.

“In any situation where there is a circumstance that we need to be sensitive to, we try to learn from that experience,” said Doyal.

Ok, it is about a greeting card company.  I get it.  They are in the business of catering to emotion.  That’s how they make their money, but really.  They have a card that features the phrase “”Black Hole” a term first used in 1967 to describe a cosmological phenomena that was first theorized in 1783.  What the Hell else do you call a gravity well so powerful that not even light can escape?  The 2011 Budget?  And now it is offensive?  I don’t recall the boycotts and picketing of this:

 

Truly, the opposition to the use of the phrase is ridiculous.  Black people do not have ownership of the word “Black” like they have taken the ownership of the word “nigger”, a word that no one and everyone have simultaneously determined that is automatically racist and evil if someone who isn’t black utters it, but perversely acceptable and celebrated if it passes the lips of a black person.  (And I use the word “black” because not everyone in this country with black skin considers themselves “African-American”.  I had a Haitian classmate who got very offended when anyone called him “African-American”. )  This hypocrisy aside, there is a marked difference.  The former is a word that defines a color, and therefore is used to describe any number of things that have that color as a characteristic; the latter was always meant as a derogatory term, even if at one time, it was not used to refer to blacks.  That said, it should be apparent to many readers that this isn’t just a case of political correctness gone amuck in the hands of people who have conflated “advancement” with “victimhood” and its thuggish cousin, “denunciation”, it is a symptom of a soft tyranny that is characterized by such petty displays and enthusiastic endorsement of dubious notions such as “hate crimes” which seek to make crimes more criminal by inferring intent based on the race or sexual orientation of the victim.  These notions rob all Americans of the genius and promise set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  In a world with hate crimes legislation or protests based on a descriptive word, there can be no equality before the law, because such things make some people “more equal” than others.  This perversion is pernicious.  It is pervasive.  And it will criminalize your thoughts, even if authority cannot know your thoughts, because they will be attributed to you regardless.  And even the well-meaning will learn that appeasement doesn’t work, as the last line of the story tells us:

However, NAACP members say they do not want to see the card on store shelves ever again.

This kind of victimhood, much like the license of the Congress and the Administration to blame their own shortcomings and failures of leadership on George W. Bush, must be revoked.  If they are not, they will destroy us.

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A Star Is Born: MSNBC Host Dylan Ratigan Teaparty Meltdown Becomes #1 Most Viewed News/Politics Video of the Day

Aw. This is what’s so nice about YouTube; it allows you to view these mutants on MSNBC without ever having to tune into their station. Which I avoid doing at all costs.

The video clip of  Ratigan ranting insanely about the NAZI RACISTS at the tea parties went viral, and became the  Most Viewed News/Politics video of the day.  It even became the 26th most popular clip on YouTube as a whole.

After Ratigan became the topic of the night for many Twitterers, and bloggers,  it caught Greg Gutfeld’s  (red) eye, and who better than Gutfeld to have fun with this awesome example of self-beclownment:

I wonder if anyone on the left has figured out, yet,  that they’ve pretty much jumped the shark with these racism accusations? Guys like this Ratigan fellow, Olbermann,  Max Blumenthol, and the entire  Media Matters stable, who  smear their political adversaries  with charges of racism at the drop of a hat…do they realize that they’re like the boy who cried wolf? Do they realize that while they charge their political enemies with  racism (sexism, homophobia, Nazism, baby-eating…) because they disagree with our politics, and want to destroy us, real examples of racism etc. are undermined?

Do they care?

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How To Become A Trending Topic On Twitter

Who is Dylan Ratigan, and why is he becoming a trending topic on Twitter?:

Dylan Ratigan is a nazi and a murderer.

Dylan Ratigan eats fetuses.

Dylan Ratigan killed all the Kennedys.

Dylan Ratigan causes cancer.

Dylan Ratigan’s pact with the devil caused the earthquake in Chile.

Dylan Ratigan is jack the ripper.

He sounds like an awful, awful man!

OH:

He is an awful, awful man!

Lori Ziganto, (Snark and Boobs) has more at Red State.

Hat tip: Caleb Howe on Twitter.

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