Former “Saturday Night Live” star warned in a radio interview Friday that America is on the fast track to socialism.
“Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of,” he told Philadelphia’s 1210 WPHT.
The comedian’s remarks were made during a broader discussion on how today’s current political environment has made things difficult for people in his profession.
He said that most comedians are encouraged to either stay away from politics or to promote political beliefs that lean to the left.
“There’s a polarization that’s happening … I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it is out of control now,’ and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered,” he said.
The comedian went on to criticize President Barack Obama for his handling of the economy and other domestic issues.
“There’s not one segment of business under the Obama administration that hasn’t been hurt … he attacks for-profit schools, which is totally an elitist thing from a guy that went to Harvard. I think for free, by the way,” Schneider said.
He also accusing the media of siding with Washington, D.C., against the American people.
“We don’t really have freedom of the press. It’s owned by about eight different companies, and it doesn’t really express or help the average American,” he said.
Prior to the 2012 election, Schneider announced he had “come around” and that there was no way he could vote for “crappy” Obama, and last year, he announced that he was formally switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
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