Say Anything: John Cusack’s Inane Tweets

John  Cusack, the far less funny brother of Joan Cusack, purports to be an actor and political activist.  He is also an avid user of the social medium, Twitter.  Combine all three and you get the inane and foolish ramblings of a self-deluded Hollywood “star” who has obviously forgotten what has secured him both fame and fortune in the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

Tweeting to his 200,000 “followers” this past Sunday night, Cusack wrote:

“I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS,” (Tweet not originally in red; added by yours truly for effect)

Why would he tweet such a thing, you might ask?  Seems one of his followers asked him a question regarding his support for the Ground Zero mosque in lower Manhattan.  This was the reasoned, thoughtful response of Cusack, a supposed intellectual heavy hitter.  What brilliance that emanates from the profound punditry of one John Cusack. 

If he were really smart, though, he would have substituted Sarah Palin for Dick Armey in the above Tweet.  Armey, a former Texas Republican Congressman, served as House Majority Leader from 1995 until his retirement from Congress in 2003.  I’m sure there is some logical, albeit double-secret, reason why Cusack chose to Tweet about an individual who has been out of elected leadership for seven years.  Not to mention, most of Cusack’s followers probably have no clue as to who Dick Armey is.  But who am I to question the wisdom and political savvy of John Cusack?

I don’t believe for one minute that Cusack or any other Hollywood celebrity should be prevented from speaking their mind or stepping into the political arena.  The First Amendment protects their right to not only make movies or television shows, but also protects their right to spout (or Tweet) foolish nonsense.  And, in a way, the unedited rantings of these “talented” stars do the little people a favor.   With the increasing cost of movies (including the rip-off 3D glasses which cannot be reused — a post for another day) and the countless choices for television viewing, the more celebrities like Cusack intentionally offend a portion of the viewing public, the easier it will be to exercise our First Amendment rights by not paying to watch their movies or wasting time on their TV shows.

So, to John Cusack and his fellow Hollywood A-listers: Go ahead and keep Tweeting.  Keep speaking your mind.  Keep letting us know just how smart you think you are.  That’ll make it a lot easier for us — the unwashed masses — to figure out if we want to spend our money on your movies.  Smart.  Very Smart!

9 comments for “Say Anything: John Cusack’s Inane Tweets

  1. Peter Hepburn
    September 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Since brevity is the soul of wit
    and tediousnes it’s outward flurishness
    you are a d***. (edited by blog owner)

    Death to the plant, Doctor Cusack.

    Too bad I loved in Grosse Point Blank.

    PJ Hepburn, PhD

    PJ Hepburn

  2. Peter Hepburn
    September 1, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Since brevity is the soul of wit
    and tediousnes it’s outward flurishness
    you are a d***. (edited by blog owner)

    Death to the plant, Doctor Cusack.

    Too bad I loved you in Grosse Point Blank.

    PJ Hepburn, PhD

    PJ Hepburn

    • September 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM

      Peter,

      Thanks for reading and commenting (I did edit one word in your comment because of the offensiveness of the word). I have like some of Cusack’s movies as well, but in the last decade (perhaps with the election of GWB), he has gotten more strident in his views and in expressing those. I think that Cusack has the right to say anything he wants, but we also have the right to tune him out or not pay our money to see his movies. That more celebrities haven’t figured that out what they say may have an affect on the box office indicates they may not be as smart as they think they are. Thanks again for stopping by. God bless,

      Howell

  3. September 14, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Seventy six percent of the United States’ citizens identify themselves as Christians, so I really don’t understand why these actors and actresses want to alienate Christians. Eventually we are going to get fed up with their rhetoric and stop seeing their movies.

    • September 16, 2010 at 9:08 PM

      Thanks for the comment. While 76% of Americans identify themselves as Christians, I’m afraid that the percentage who live a consistent Biblical worldview would be much smaller (Barna puts it at around 10%). I do think more and more Christians and Conservatives are choosing to withhold financial support to some of the Hollywood elites by not paying to see their movies. I would defend Cusack’s right to say inane things, but we also have a First Amendment right not to see his movies. God bless,

      Howell

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