Friday, October 23, 2015

Jon Voight: 'Progressive' is Very Devious Term--Created as Substitute for 'Communist'

Actor Jon Voight, 1969's Oscar winner for "Midnight Cowboy" and currently starring in the hit Showtime series "Ray Donovan," is interviewed in the December issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine.
On politics: 
“There are a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and they’re not very welcome. It’s a big surprise that we’ve come to this juncture where people with patriotic thoughts could not find a home in Hollywood.
“I think the word ‘progressive’ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist.' What they propose is the reverse of progress. It’s some that that does taste of communism and Karl Marx’s pernicious philosophy.”
On his Catholic faith:
“I think when we want to do something for the good—to help other people—we get the help we need. At one point in my career, I made that commitment, and I got help. The hardest lesson is to acknowledge my own weakness and to forgive myself for my mistakes. And to overcome my meaner leanings. But self-forgiveness is a big deal.”
On daughter Angelina Jolie:
"I love my daughter, I'm very impressed with her directing. I thought 'Unbroken' was brilliant."

By Mark Judge | October 21, 2015 | 3:27 PM EDT

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