Well another actor has made it to my "do not watch list" along with Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, and Danny Glover ....do these people seriously think it isn't anti-American to schmooz with dictators and American haters? IMO there are better ways to show your dissatisfaction with our government w/o getting into bed with the likes of Chavez......
Spacey meets Chavez in Venezuela
Tuesday October 2, 2007
Kevin Spacey met Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, one of the most outspoken critics of the US in Latin America, yesterday. It is unclear what the pair talked about, as neither was keen to spill the beans to the press after their three-hour encounter in the presidential palace in Caracas. Earlier that day Spacey visited a $13m film studio founded last year by the government to support local film-making - details of the rest of his visit were not released to the press. Chavez has often said he wants Venezuela to produce its own films to counter America's "cultural imperialism" - although he does like some Hollywood films. Spacey is the third US actor to visit the Latin American leader, after Sean Penn and Danny Glover.
Believe it or not I agree with what you're doing and I only wish it was a sentiment that more people shared. I wish that people would get informed about the actions of others and engage in boycotts when and where they can as their own form of silent protest. I wish people would get informed about the small business destroying, wages lowering, union busting, benefits denying activities of Wal-Mart and refuse to do their shopping there. I wish people would get informed about the price fixing, supply choking, environment fouling, labor abusing practices of the major oil companies and drive less or carpool or do something to reduce their gas consumption.
Despite the rapidly deflating value of the dollar I believe that in many ways the power of our dollar is more powerful than our vote and between election cycles it's just about the only real voice we have that any of these corporate swine will listen to. And maybe if everyone, or at least a good chunk of us, decided to withhold those dollars from people and groups and companies that engaged in these kinds of shenanigans, we might actually have something in this country that approaches the general appearance of democracy and our biggest problem actually would
be Hollywood stars visiting foreign leaders who our government and media tell us that we should hate.