Actor John Cusack ripped into the establishment Democrats on social media, labeling them full of sh*t” and accusing them of selling off the working people for generations.
Reports show his comments saying the Obama corporatist Democrats, who are to follow in the footsteps of Richard Nixon on domestic issues, have played a key role in setting the perfect circumstances for fascism to grow. He also claimed that the Democrats had betrayed the working class, and they do self-centered and horrific things and get away with it.
At the conclusion of his rant, he said that Obama’s signature campaign phrase, “hope and change,” had degenerated into another branded scam.
The 57-year-old actor continued his critique of the party’s not-far-enough-left policies and ignoring of some values, as well as its complacency with the affluent.
He said that the trajectory of the party leadership had prepared the way for the success of Republicans like Trump.
The statement was made in reaction to a report in Jacobin Magazine that said some high-ranking Democrats want to do away with federal wealth taxes.
According to a report, former President Donald Trump has been a frequent target of Cusack’s criticism; the actor has even called for Trump’s impeachment because of his alleged mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak.
He also criticized Trump’s voters for electing what he called a sick, child-abducting, virus-spreader, Nazi and rapist.
A report shows Yashar Ali, a writer for New York Magazine, sent a screenshot on Twitter in 2019 showing Cusack responding with “follow the money” to an anti-semitic meme showing a blue Star of David on an enormous hand that is crushing a bunch of people. On the side of the meme is a Voltaire quote that said, to understand who controls you, find out who you are not permitted to criticize.
The actor then claimed he had intended to endorse a tweet that was supportive of “Palestinian justice” after deleting it. He said he hadn’t meant to send the meme to anybody, but he admitted he was wrong.
Ali was unconvinced by Cusack’s explanation, noting that the actor had repeatedly justified his decision to share the image before finally deleting it.