Zod – AKA Michael Shannon, Is A Whiny Bitch

zodmeltdownSay it ain’t so… General Zod – AKA Michael Shannon is the latest in a long line of celebrity crybabies to go off on his fellow Americans because of the way they voted.  Now, for the record, I really think that this guy is a great actor.  I love everything that he does.  He makes every film in which he appears, absolutely watchable.  It doesn’t matter what it is – he brings the intensity.  Most often, he plays a heavy – General Zod, The Iceman – Richard Kuklinski, so imagine my shock when he broke the fourth wall with a whiny interview in which he comments about the 2016 election:

Can you make sense of any of that for me—how Trump was elected? 

Yeah, I’ll tell you how to make sense of it: This country’s filled with ignorant jackasses.The big red dildo running through the middle of our country needs to be annexed to be its own country of moronic assholes. You can call it the United States of Moronic Fucking Assholes.

Well – that’s a very pleasant piece of commentary.  Wouldn’t it be much easier to move all of the folks in the concentrated blue areas of this country to their own state?  I would be down with that, Mr. Shannon – because if you look at the electoral map – the whole nation is red.  The blue areas are metropolitan specs.  So, liberals loving to be mashed together in filthy metropolises should be fine with say… Vermont.  They could build wind turbines all over the place.  They could erect huge tenements to toss the little people into like they do in every city across the land – and play holier than thou from their protected enclave (while guzzling maple syrup).  What do ya say, Mike?  Sound like a plan?

Do you think those assholes started off that way, or that people are inherently good and lost? 

I don’t know how people got so goddamn stupid. But it’s really weird, because it’s like the last eight years, now it feels like a lie. Like, this has been festering underneath the whole time. Racists, sexists. And a lot of these people, they don’t know why the fuck they’re alive. They know it. They’re doing drugs, fucking killing themselves. Because they’re like, ‘Why the fuck am I alive? I can’t get a job, I don’t know anything about anything, I have no curiosity for life or the world.’ So this Trump thing is like getting a box of firecrackers, or something. It’s like, ‘Well, this will be fun for a little while, this’ll kill some time.’ Because, y’know, the jackass will be amusing on television, stay stupid shit. Make everybody clap. Hillary would have been too boring, I suppose. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened. It’s the worst. This guy is going to destroy civilization as we know it, and the earth, and all because of these people who don’t have any idea why they’re alive.

Way to boil it all down, Mr. Shannon.  So let me get this straight, people with no lives voted against their interests by electing Trump?  That has to be what you’re saying.  You have to be saying that somehow, some way, Hillary was going to make it better for them – despite her and Obama not being able to achieve this feat in the multitude of years that they have been at the levers of power.  The person with the firecrackers is actually, you.  You have been given a box of firecrackers by way of Mr. Trump’s victory and it is you that is tossing them around like a jackass.  Your rhetoric defies logic – but what would you know, you’re just some guy that memorizes lines and emotes.  It isn’t like you’re curing cancer OR running a country.  You’re likely unfit for much more than … well, reciting lines and looking glum.  It was nice of you to stay in character – your most noteworthy credit might now be – Hollywood Douche.  Trump flipped states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin not because of racism or sexism – but because the people in these locations are hurting and have been ignored by people like Hillary, Barack and you.    I would compel you to look at a county by county count of how the electorate flipped from 2012 to 2016.  You being partisan; I’ll use a liberal source (NPR) and do your homework for you.  Lots of counties in the northeast.  Lots of counties in the Rust Belt.  This wasn’t about racism.  This wasn’t about sexism.  This wasn’t about simmering hate.  This was about JOBS.  There are 95 million people that have been shut out by the wonderful works of Barack Obama and his leftist cohorts.  They’re angry about that – not some narrative “ism” that has been forced down your throat by a media that is packed full of liars and propagandists.  It’s so sad that you’ve fallen for it.

Do us all a favor Michael Shannon – think before you speak.  Investigate before you form an opinion.  Don’t trust what your buddies tell you over champagne at Spielberg’s house.  Use the good sense that God gave you – and think critically.  I’ll continue to love your work – and you can continue to be a moron.  If you’re reading this, you’ll likely think me an asshole – but really – I’m your biggest fan.  *snickers*