Samuel L. Jackson, Man of the World


H/t National Review and originally at The Hollywood Reporter:

He continues, “And then I looked around at the world and I was kind of like, ‘Okay, that’s the Catholics and the Protestants — that’s sort of the Crusades.’ And then I started looking at the rest of it and said, ‘Oh, they’re still doing that over there, too.’ Now it’s the Protestants and the Muslims. ‘They’re still doing that?’ So we’re still fighting the Crusades. How many thousands of years has this been going on? But we weren’t in it — Americans weren’t in it. We had our race stuff going on, then we had the anti-[Vietnam] War movement and we had all this other stuff, but we still weren’t in that religious fight, you know? We Samuel-L-Jackson-Bedtime.jpgwere progressing — we were making advances here, making advances there, you got your cell phone, you got your computer — and then all of a sudden, it’s like [swoosh sound]! This thing connected us to a whole bunch of sh[**] that we had nothing to do with for a long time. All of a sudden, Bush and those guys put us in that fight. And as soon as we drew blood in that war, we became part of something that’s been going on for thousands of years. It’s like, ‘Well, you killed my cousin Akhbar,’ duh-duh-duh, and it’s like, ‘Oh, sh[**].’ So we’ll never be out of it now because people hold on to grudges in that kind of way — we’re the Hatfields and the McCoys in the world. So that’s happened.”

He is of course, entitled to his opinions.  If only we could figure out what they were.

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4 Responses to Samuel L. Jackson, Man of the World

  1. Paul Krendler says:

    As a political thinker, he as good an actor as you’re likely to find. It’s good he’s found success at something, though…some people content themselves shouting into empty rooms and downing too much brown liquor.

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  2. Toastrider says:

    Someone needs to mail Jackson some goddamn history books. We’ve had troubles with that corner of the world since President Jefferson took offense to people being attacked and enslaved by the Barbary pirates.

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  3. wpdavidd says:

    Sam, Sam, Sam.

    1. The Crusades were wars of re-conquest, not wars of conquest–it was the Muslims who were waging wars of conquest. Do you remember the names of any of St. Paul’s Epistles?

    2. Bush didn’t put us into a fight with the Muslims unprompted. Remember 9/11?

    3. Do you remember 9/11/1683? I’ll bet the Muslims do. 9/11–now why does that date sound familiar? Oh, yeah.

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