Actor Jon Voight Blasts Nancy Pelosi, Democrats, and Anti-Bush Propagandists

Think all Hollywood elites are Bush-bashing liberals falling in lockstep with the leftwing dogma being espoused by Democrat leaders and the media that support them?

Well, if you do, you'd better prepare yourself for an alternate reality.

Actor Jon Voight, on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” Tuesday evening, made some statements that are likely to get him tossed out of Club Hollywood if he’s not careful.

After a brief discussion about his film “September Dawn,” Voight went into a shocking monologue about what he sees wrong in the nation today, including shots at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and "extremists who really believe all the propaganda that they are being fed on a daily basis by very cunning professionals" (video available here):

My heart is very heavy, and I‘m really terrified by what is happening to our great nation.  Our country is being divided by extremists who really believe all the propaganda that they are being fed on a daily basis by very cunning professionals

I mean, here we have American people in this country, in this city, in D.C., defacing our president, calling him unthinkable names.  And what is the agenda for which they are doing this?  And I find it‘s just to bring their party to power.

And these people that—and I‘m stepping way into something now—but these people who are wanting to rule with this aspect of technique have no real answer as to how they‘re going to do it, as witnessed by Nancy Pelosi‘s trip recentlyAnd the real sad part is that they don‘t realize that they‘re feeding the enemy all the nutrients that they need to destroy us. 

Shocked? There was more:

We‘re engaged with a serious enemy here.  And we seem to have forgotten about 9/11.  I‘m sure the families haven‘t forgotten.  So it‘s a very serious—you know, it‘s a very serious time.  And maybe it‘s this film that‘s brought me into real research about what the enemy really is, the face of the enemy that we‘re facing today, and it‘s stirring many things in me

Wow.

What follows is a full transcript of this segment.

JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST:  Actor Jon Voight is no stranger to the spotlight or controversy.  These days, the Hollywood legend is known for his great acting and his being Angelina Jolie‘s father.  But he‘s also unleashing some very non-Hollywood-type views aimed at Congress, just as his controversial new movie about Mormons is set to hit theaters next month. 

I talked to Jon Voight about all the controversial topics in America and his life, and he didn‘t hold back. 

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

JON VOIGHT, ACTOR:  (INAUDIBLE) will be the chosen instruments of death and carrying out this merciful deed (INAUDIBLE) and to our church.  The orders of those in authority are that all the immigrants must die.

In 1857, a Christian wagon train going to California was stopped in Utah.  And 120 men, women and children were murdered by a group of Mormons.  And it happened—the day it happened, it was 1857, 150 years ago on September 11th.  What I saw here was kind of an anatomy of religious fanaticism and how it uses a religion to find acceptance for murder. 

SCARBOROUGH:  And you certainly had to be intrigued by the fact that the event that this movie is about—and, of course, the most famous event over the past 50 years—both occurred on 9/11.  Do you think there are parallels between the religious fanaticism that is in this movie, that the Mormons showed, and the religious fanaticism on September 11th, 2001?

VOIGHT:  Yes, I do.  I think that, if you go to see this picture—and people who have seen it, they‘re shocked by some of the parallels and, of course, just generally the stories is reaching a lot of emotional buttons because of it.  It shows us how the workings, programming of certain ideas and propaganda builds this passion for things and this distorted notion and this madness. 

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  God has revealed to me that I have the right and the power to call down curses on anyone that tries to invade our lands, therefore, I curse the gentiles. 

SCARBOROUGH:  What‘s it like for you seeing your daughter being a constant source of tabloid stories, churning this garbage day in and day out, regardless of whether you two are getting along famously or not?  That‘s still your daughter.  And my God, it‘s constant.

VOIGHT:  Let me say I‘m crazy about her.  I love my children.  I‘m there for them at a moment‘s notice, as I have been all their lives, and I love them.  I wish we would get less interested in things that are not of substance and are manipulated lies to sell magazines.  Of course, I‘m definitely part of that for all of the media.  I wish we would just take a step up. 

Can I get very serious, Joe, at this time? 

SCARBOROUGH:  I wish you would. 

VOIGHT:  My heart is very heavy, and I‘m really terrified by what is happening to our great nation.  Our country is being divided by extremists who really believe all the propaganda that they are being fed on a daily basis by very cunning professionals. 

I mean, here we have American people in this country, in this city, in D.C., defacing our president, calling him unthinkable names.  And what is the agenda for which they are doing this?  And I find it‘s just to bring their party to power.

And these people that—and I‘m stepping way into something now—but these people who are wanting to rule with this aspect of technique have no real answer as to how they‘re going to do it, as witnessed by Nancy Pelosi‘s trip recently.  And the real sad part is that they don‘t realize that they‘re feeding the enemy all the nutrients that they need to destroy us. 

We‘re engaged with a serious enemy here.  And we seem to have forgotten about 9/11.  I‘m sure the families haven‘t forgotten.  So it‘s a very serious—you know, it‘s a very serious time.  And maybe it‘s this film that‘s brought me into real research about what the enemy really is, the face of the enemy that we‘re facing today, and it‘s stirring many things in me. 

(END VIDEOTAPE)

SCARBOROUGH:  No doubt about that.  My thanks to Jon Voight.  His new film, “September Dawn,” opens next month.  You‘re going to want to see that.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.