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Celebrities like John Voight could be so helpful -- they should be encouraged and invited

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Sep 22, 2007 at 16:51

Pop personalities and actors have been very helpful in gathering "Anti-War" supporters.

Unfortunately, as in "Group Think and The Academy" the same applies in the Entertainment Industry. Those who differ from the "crowd" are understandably fearful of being isolated and shunned.

But here is John Voight (an activist and a man who made one of the most influential anti-war movies of the early 70's -- which makes his voice a very profound contribution) who had the courage to speak his mind on Fox TV. Notice, he starts to talk about our "schools" but he doesn't get enough time. If he spoke out more often, more celebrities would find the courage.

I hope he is encouraged and invited to join in on a campaign (and bring his friends) to inform the American public of how they are being mislead and what is going on.

He'd be a great help speaking about, for instance, the work of Campus Watch, on TV talk shows, etc. etc. James Woods also had been speaking in the past, but, for whatever reason, he's been silent for a long time now. I hope it's not because of pressure and fear.

April 26, 2007 --



August 16, 2007 - Mark Levin Radio -- He speaks about his re-consideration of his position about the Vietnam War -- He speaks about the current anti-war movement and a "romanticized connection with the 60's -- about 2/3 of the way through, he speaks about moviemakers -- their possible fear regarding the making of movies about Islamists because of intimidation as in the Theo Van Gogh murder and the Cartoon riots.



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