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

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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.