Hollywood actor Bryan Cranston, like many of his leftist comrades in the entertainment industry, has nothing but disdain for former President Donald Trump, his “Make America Great Again” slogan, and the millions of Americans who supported him and embraced the nostalgic phrase.
During a recent interview, the actor best known for portraying a chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer lectured his interviewer and asserted that the MAGA phrase could be “construed as a racist remark,” Breitbart reported.
The actor, who has been engaged in a sort of self-flagellating racial Marxist struggle session for more than a year, also unironically proclaimed himself to be part of the “woke world” and has atoned himself for the “privilege” of his skin tone and the past societal sins of others.
MAGA is “racist,” according to leftist actor
During a recent interview with CNN host Chris Wallace, Cranston referenced the prior history of slavery in the U.S. and pivoted to say, “When I see the ‘Make America Great Again,’ my comment is, do you accept that that could possibly be construed as a racist remark?”
“And most people — a lot of people — go, how could that be racist? Make America Great Again?” he continued. “Just ask yourself from an African-American experience, when was it ever great in America for the African-American? When was it ‘great’?”
The would-be White savior of Black American victims added, “So if you’re making it ‘great again,’ it’s not including them. So it’s to teach us, in the woke world, to open up and accept the possibilities that our privilege has created blind spots for us. And maybe I haven’t seen what is really happening yet in all my years.”
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Cranston wrestled with his “white blindness” and “privilege”
Breitbart noted that this wasn’t Cranston’s first apparent struggle session and “woke” lecture on the nation’s prior history of slavery, racism, and discrimination, as he did so almost exactly one year earlier in an interview with the Los Angeles Times to confront his “white privilege” and promote a theatrical production he was involved in that spread the message of a need to constrain and limit the American people’s most cherished freedom of speech.
In discussing the realization of his “white blindness” in reference to his previous involvement in a humorous play mocking the Ku Klux Klan that the “woke” crowd found unfunny, the actor said, “And I realized, ‘Oh my God, if there’s one, there’s two, and if there’s two, there are 20 blind spots that I have … what else am I blind to?”
“If we’re taking up space with a very palatable play from the 1980s where rich old white people can laugh at white supremacists and say, ‘Shame on you,’ and have a good night in the theater, things need to change, I need to change,” he continued.
Limited speech and hypocritical ideals
Thus, the Times reported, the actor became involved in a new play about a “free speech absolutist” professor who angered students by seeking to debate a white supremacist Holocaust denier — with the ironic and contradictory message being that no tolerance should be shown toward those with intolerant viewpoints.
“There need to be barriers, there need to be guardrails,” Cranston told the media outlet of the right of free speech. “If someone wants to say the Holocaust was a hoax, which is against history … to give a person space to amplify that speech is not tolerance. It’s abusive.”
“What is safe? Well, emotionally safe. Without judgment safe. All-inclusive safe. Empathetic safe. And that’s what gives me hope with new generations,” he continued in reference to “safe spaces” for those who continue to believe they are discriminated against and oppressed.
He then completely undercut the entire ideal of “tolerance” for others when he hypocritically added, “Because it’s a beautiful thing to say, ‘We’re all entitled to be who we are without judgment,'” even as he was in that very moment casting judgment upon those who hold different viewpoints than his own.