Sunday, April 06, 2008

From my cold dead hands: remembering Charlton Heston

"...the God fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle- class Protestant-or even worse, evangelical Christian, Midwestern or Southern- or even worse, rural, apparently straight-or even worse, admitted heterosexuals, gun-owning-or even worse, NRA-card-carrying, average working stiff-or even worse, male working stiff-because, not only don’t you count, you are a down-right obstacle to social progress. Your voice deserves a lower decibel level, your opinion is less enlightened, your media access is insignificant, and frankly, mister, you need to wake up, wise up, and learn a little something from your new-America and until you do, would you mind shutting up?"

Charlton Heston
A legendary movie star died yesterday. Funny thing is that while the liberals see this man as a lunatic conservative for guns, thanks to that "interview" from Michael Moron in Bowling from Columbine, and others like George Clooney, Charlton Heston was truly a great American who fought for the rights of the people of his country. For the right of people to have guns, he proclaimed that the government could only get his gun if they took it from his cold dead hands. He explains his position on the rights to have guns in these videos. But, also he was one of only a few actors, "long before Hollywood found it fashionable", who took a stand against racism during the civil right movement days.

And what about his movies? Planet of the apes, The Omega Man and Soylent Green are big time favorites of mine. As well as all the other movies he made, Ben Hur, The 10 commandments, El Cid, The agony and the ecstasy, etc...

Some of my fav. scenes from Planet of the apes, a true classic (I can post more scenes from more movies, but this is gonna get too long):

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