Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sean Penn takes ‘love thy enemy’ to another level

This Week’s Top Scrooge


I used to be a peacenik. You know the kind. The one that wants to get along with everyone. The give-peace-a-chance kind. Also, the one that asks, "Can't we all just get along?" ala Rodney King.

So, I still kind of understand where actor Sean Penn's head is at when he goes to totalitarian led countries and hobnobs with psycho leaders. But I only kinda of get it.

In fact, I don't have much sympathy for Penn's "fact finding" tour in Iraq or his recent visit with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez. The whole enchilada tastes of sour milk.

Thirteen years ago, I was naive and misguided. I thought evil was something you could shake a stick at and it would go away. I understand evil better now and it is real and not something you can invite for a cup of tea...or a jaunt in the countryside as our friend Penn did.

I'm not a sappy American patriot either, but I love my country. Penn's schmoozing with a guy that hates the U.S. shows that although the actor may be intelligent, may really think he is doing what is best, he is really is quite stupid. So stupid, that I've picked him as This Week's Top Scrooge.

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