Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sam Jackson Hoped San Bernardino Attack was Some ‘Crazy White Dude’

samuel-l-jackson*Samuel L. Jackson has built a very successful acting career off of giving it to you straight.

And the entertainer’s personal views are not exempt as he broke down his reaction to the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, among things during a recent podcast interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Regarding the attack, Jackson voiced that he hoped it wasn’t an act of terrorism on U.S. soil upon getting word about what happened.

“I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino … how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims,” he said during the podcast.  “Because it’s like: ‘Oh, sh*t. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’”

For Jackson, increasing suspicion of innocent Muslim-Americans is comparable to how young black men are treated in the United States. The actor’s comments come as he gears up for the release of his upcoming film “The Hateful Eight.” The movie, which also stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Channing Tatum, marks Jackson’s latest collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino, who is known for freely using the N-word in his films.

Touching on criticism of Tarantino’s use of the N-word, Jackson had a blunt response.

“It’s bullsh*t. What word do they want him to use?” said Jackson, who pointed out that while Spike Lee and other directors have used the N-word many times in their films, why shouldn’t Tarantino, who he said embodies a “black consciousness” despite not being black.

“How do you describe me in a Tarantino movie if there are rednecks?” Jackson rhetorically asked.

In recent months, Tarantino has generated headlines for participating in an anti-police brutality march in New York. On the topic of police brutality, Jackson attributed it to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffered by war veterans who come back from fighting abroad and enter the police force.

He went on to clarify his comment, saying, “Now, not every cop in the world is guilty of that—there’s good cops and there’s bad cops.”

“Until we get somebody policing from the inside out, those things that happen from outside to us are gonna continue to happen.”
Politically speaking, Jackson mentioned that he plans on voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“I’m forever a Democrat, you know, and I’m gonna vote for Hillary,” he said. “I mean, I love Bernie — Bernie’s a man of the people — but he can’t win. So I gotta cast my vote for a person that can keep those other people from winning, okay?”

Despite occasionally golfing with Donald Trump, Jackson expressed that the Republican presidential candidate is running on “hate.” Still, Jackson believes that Trump isn’t the only candidate that is.

“There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s saying that are running also … that have just as much ill-will toward the common man,” Jackson said, “and not just the common black man.”

To see Jackson defend Tarantino using the N-word, check out the video below:

 

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  1. Samuel L. Jackson said that an increase in racial profiling sentiment following recent terror attacks is turning Muslim Americans into “the new young black men.”

    It is true that African American people and Muslim people are being harmed by a human ignorance that results with people being oppressed and profiled.

    Though I believe there is a clear distinction in who and what is responsible for this oppression.

    Today, sadly, there is a substantial population of African American children being oppressed and harmed by America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

    *Child Abuse and Neglect* that is primarily responsible for our prisons and far too many American communities being populated by depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults *(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    *Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect* that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, *PATIENCE* and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of their childhood.

    I believe the oppression affecting Muslim people stems from their fervently held religious beliefs and practices that a good number of peaceful, fairly or well educated people across our tiny blue orb believe deprives human beings from experiencing the joys and personal satisfying rewards from being independent thinkers, free to express their joys, thoughts and concerns about our world without fear of being emotionally and physically harmed by those practicing their faith who wish to stifle free thought.

    Sadly I believe Mr. Jackson is one of many Americans who wish to ignore Child Abuse and Neglect that causes many kids to mature into depressed, angry teens and men like 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar and popular rappers Tupac, Curtis Jackson III, Dwayne Lil Wayne Carter, all victims of Early Childhood Abuse who matured into depressed men rapping or speaking in public about their depression and suicidal thoughts.

    Child Abuse – When time doesn’t heal all wounds | Dr. Robert K. Ross – Ted x com Video

    Dr. Ross’s 13:00 (thirteen minute) presentation is a MUST WATCH & LISTEN for depressed, tormented people OF ALL AGES who were victims of crazy, less than stellar parenting, though listening to the doctor’s words and absorbing them is more crucial.

    Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsCNuB_KBUw

    After watching Dr. Ross’ presentation one of the questions all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, *”What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”*

    I also believe there is a population of self absorbed Americans selfishly willing to stir-the-pot simply to draw attention to themselves and whatever for-PROFIT endeavor they are currently attempting to profit from, whether it be music, movies, books or speaking engagements.

    Peace.

    Black *(Children’s)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

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