Sean Penn thinks you’re a “stupid hick” if you voted for Donald Trump.
In a long-winded and meandering diatribe published over the weekend, Penn blasted the capitalism of Hollywood, CNN “propaganda,” and of course, Donald Trump. He wrote how on the day after the election he “went numb, then got up and like many, I suppose, dragged myself through a day of utter bewilderment.”
And then Fidel Castro died, and the free world rejoiced. So many haters! No one understood the depth of Fidel’s soul like Sean Penn, who fondly called him “The Commandante.”
Penn entered the rarified presence of Fidel Castro at his home in 2005, when he and his family traveled to Cuba. While in the country they partied with artists, writers, and Cuban officials in Havana’s diplomatic zone. You know, the kind of place one finds the average Cuban.
It was after one social gathering that he met Him. The Commandante. Fidel Castro. And the swooning Penn found Castro to be “practiced, brilliant, and philosophical.” The conversation went on “for hours,” when finally Castro turned to Penn’s 14-year-old daughter, who had been sullen all evening.
Young Dylan had refused to shake hands with Castro because she, unlike her idiot father, was knowledgeable of Castro’s abuse of gays. She bluntly told Castro so.
Castro listened to her rant for several minutes, and then responded with this, according to Penn:
“We did not invent homophobia in Cuba, but we are of a lineage of Latin machismo. A quality of sometimes blinding superficiality. We have made many mistakes, including the ones you’ve spoken about. We are continuing to make some mistakes, but we are also continuing to learn.”
Latin machismo! Well, that explains everything! Forget that gays were treated like animals in Cuban gulags. Never mind that if a young woman who wasn’t an American movie star’s daughter sassed off to Castro, she would find herself in prison. Fidel threw out the BS, and Sean Penn ate it up like a hungry dog.
And Cuba itself? Penn was enthralled at a nation that lives “without raging lawlessness” (because you can easily be thrown into prison), a nation that “exports more doctors worldwide than any other” (gee, I wonder why doctors are leaving), and no road rage (just how many of those clunker cars are there?). Oh, and Penn acknowledges that Cuba is a poor country, but it has healthcare! Healthcare! I guess it’s lovingly provided by all the doctors who are leaving that hellhole.
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