Note to Samuel L. Jackson: I Vote With My Dollars Too

Over the weekend, the story came out that actor Samuel L. Jackson has told Ebony Magazine that he voted for Barack Obama because he is black.  Jackson went on to say he didn’t care much about politics, but was instead simply voting as others, allegedly for somebody who “look like them.”  This is typical fare for Jackson, apparently:

“I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” the actor recently told Ebony magazine via Page Six. “That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”

First of all, let me simply say that this is clearly a racist sentiment. Yes, if this is Jackson’s belief, he’s a racist. He then went on a tirade in which he dropped the “N-Word” several times:

“I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do,” Jackson said. “I know politicians say [bleep]; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected.”

“When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [bleep]. Because, what’s a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [Bleeps] don’t have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?’ I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ’cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”

Actually, what is scary to me is that Samuel L. Jackson sees everything through the lens of race.  What is scary to me is that with all the hatred in the world, this Hollywood jerk is running around talking this way.  What’s scary to me is the primitive racist who thinks it’s perfectly fine to think this way, never mind speak this way publicly.

Here’s the thing Mr. Jackson ought to know.  I tend to vote with my dollars, and I do so in various ways.  As a matter of habit, I won’t go to movies with certain leftists in them because I refuse to give money to their support.  I do this as a matter of moral and philosophical consistency, and the cost is that fewer and fewer movies are made that I will watch, simply because of the cast.  At this point, Mr. Jackson joins such ignorant people as Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin on my “do not watch” list.  Yes, it’s clear that as leftists in Hollywood make themselves known to me, my list grows longer, and the number of moves I will watch shrinks.  Too bad.  I love books more anyway.

What Mr. Jackson should understand is that while he votes for people who “look like [him,]” I find that method of selection repugnant, and since I vote with my dollars, no more of mine will be traveling to him.  That’s how that works.  The world is filled with more than enough irrational hate without supporting people who add to the sum.

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7 Responses to Note to Samuel L. Jackson: I Vote With My Dollars Too

  1. carlirwin12 says:

    I can only say, thank you Mr. Jackson, another well informed and knowledgeable American voter. Oh yes this country has a bright future ahead of it, because that dribble that you heard from Jackson is from a man at the top of his profession, just imagine what the real clueless people must think about when they vote?

  2. jan says:

    What a shame….seems like we haven't changed too much over the last generation.

  3. Sue Green says:

    This time, I have to agree with you whole heartedly!!!!

  4. Donna C says:

    Very well said Mark, I was called a racist b/c I didn't vote for Obama. I voted smart for McCain/PALIN. And you wonder why I don't or never did like Jackson.

  5. jan says:

    My parents voted for obama because they thought it was a good time to have a black president. I had done my homework and tried to enlighten them on Obama. It didn’t matter, our country needed a black president.
    It is like we bestow a gift for whatever frivilous reason we can come up with to make someone a President. If we survive this presidency and I mean ‘IF” we survive, I hope people have learned to take their responsiblity of voting more seriously. What really amazes me is that those who are democrat, like successful farmers, won’t talk to me because I told them agout Agenda 21: sustainable Development; the denial to the right to own private property. They can’t bring themselves to not vote their pocket book and don’t want to hear the truth.

    Jan

  6. Stand Taker says:

    We’ve got al-Qaeda still on the lam, Iran swinging dangerous actions and rhetoric around, the world economy hangs in the balance, and we have people like Mr. Jackson voting in our elections. The humorous part of all these threats is that the voters are the most menacing challenge we face.

    The racism in his, and likely others, motivations and beliefs is staggering but the stupidity is by far the most debilitating for our nation. As we all already know, the 2008 election was a popularity contest waged on layers of sweet tasting lies being served to the negligent masses like an afternoon snack in Kindergarten.

    It’s one thing to have your personal beliefs. If someone actually believes Democrat/liberal policies are good and can prove they work (not possible), then fine.

    But as an American citizen, you DO NOT have the right to trivialize our elections and endanger yourself and the lives of others with willful ignorance of the truth. If you cannot be an honest human first and foremost before any political beliefs are factored in, your vote is sedition.

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