Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sean Penn: Prison if You Call Chavez a Dictator

If you call Hugo Chavez a dictator, and you're in the United States, Sean Penn thinks you should go to prison. Not jail. Not be sued. Not censured. Go to prison.

"every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it! And accept it. And this is mainstream media, who should – truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

Hugo Chavez, dictator (whoops, sorry, Sean) of Venezuela, is of course a classic dictator - elected, but now industry by industry absorbing the whole country into his controllable sphere.

Of course if you say "dictator" in Venezuela, you would end up in prison.

But here, Sean, we have the 1st amendment.

It's people like you who make concentration camps possible. The 3rd Reich was built by people like you. Dictators like Chavez and Fidel Castro are putatively legitimized by you. Your ideas fit perfectly into Nazism and Communism - indeed, they could not thrive any other way.

Well, I guess you have your wish, Sean. People are in prison for using the wrong terms about their dictators - just not here in the U.S.

More here.

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