RUSH: Danny Glover, who is off and on crusades like you can’t catch a cab in New York because he’s a minority, is down in Venezuela, or was, over the weekend where the government of Hugo Chavez has given him about $18 million to produce a movie, and the movie is aimed at bashing us, the United States, western imperialism and all of this. This idiot, Leonardo DiCaprio, an Algore acolyte got his own global warming movie coming out in which he says we face extinction. Mikhail Gorbachev is one of the stars of the movie. Now, it used to be — I mean, Hollywood, how many decades went by with Hollywood claiming they were persecuted when they were accused of being communists, when they were accused of being in league with communists? Now look what’s changed. They can’t wait to throw up their hands and say, ‘Hey, we’re with the commies!’
RUSH: Now, this Danny Glover business, because it really is interesting, in the sense that it is a marked change among the liberals and the leftists from what used to be. Venezuela’s going to give the American actor Danny Glover about $18 million, $17.8 million to make a movie about a slave uprising in Haiti with president Hugo Chavez hoping the historical picture will sprinkle Hollywood star dust on his effort to mobilize world public opinion against imperialism and Western oppression. Not his alleged opinion of the alleged imperialism and western oppression, this is, by the way, the UK Guardian, and of course they don’t even question the notion that we are an imperialist nation and that we are oppressors. ‘The Venezuelan congress said it would use the proceeds from a recent bond sale with Argentina to finance Glover’s biopic of Toussaint Louverture, an iconic figure in the Caribbean who led an 18th-century revolt in Haiti. It will also give seed money for a film version of The General in His Labyrinth, Gabriel García Márquez’s novel about the last days of Simón Bolívar, who liberated much of South America from Spanish colonialism.’
Then we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio, and his new movie is called The Eleventh Hour. We don’t often do movie reviews here, but these are too good to pass up. His new movie is The Eleventh Hour. It’s supposed to help you grasp the urgency of saving the planet from the bogus notion that a few degrees of higher temperatures will destroy life as we know it. This movie claims we are going to go extinct. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. One of the stars of this movie is the former Soviet leader Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, and his role in the movie is to persuade viewers that average human beings have caused horrific damage to the environment. Now, how? Average human beings have caused horrific damage to the environment simply by improving their standards of living. Now, in this movie about the extinction of the human race, one of the stars, Mikhail Gorbachev, will not talk about the proven harm, the genocide that occurred in his own country. They inflicted massive amounts of genocide on their own people and they scorched the earth in a number of wars, death toll in the tens of millions, a track record of rampant corruption, widespread pollution.
Talk about oppression, how about the former Soviet Union? But, of course, none of that will be referenced by Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet commie boss. No, he’s going to target you and me and every other American he thinks is average for destroying the planet. He is going to be treated as a visionary, not as an apologist for communism. DiCaprio, by the way, credits Algore with educating him on global warming. So you got Algore educating the sponge DiCaprio, and then DiCaprio will educate the sponges that go watch his movies and so the propaganda train just keeps chugging on down the track. It’s too bad that guy out in LA didn’t park his car out in front of the propaganda train and try to derail it, but you can’t ask for everything. But what’s different about this? You recall, and there have been countless movies about this and books, all the liberals in Hollywood spent decades trying to convince the American public and countless congressional hearings, committees, that they weren’t in bed with the communists; that they weren’t secret members of the Communist Party USA; that this was blacklisting to say this about them; it was horrible character assassination to go out and say this and ruin people’s careers. Why, why, we can’t have that.
Now after decades of trying to make us believe that they had no contact with them whatsoever, now they’re embracing communists as a badge of honor. They are accepting money to go make their propaganda movies in the case of Danny Glover, still can’t catch a cab in New York, and DiCaprio, who’s doesn’t even need to be commented on. This, to me, is a remarkable change, and I think it’s all part of the same evolution here of the American left. They were able to live in the shadows, they were able to lurk in the shadows, hide who they really were. They can’t any longer and they are getting frustrated, just coming out and admitting it, in any number of different ways. It’s all there for you to digest. All you have to do is have the courage to believe what you are seeing.