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Ron Perlman, the Hollywood movie star known for playing tough-talking, cigar-chomping loudmouths, recently endorsed the concept of a national divorce via social media.
“You don’t wanna live in my world and I certainly don’t want to live in yours,” Perlman wrote.
It\u2019s time that every state they would elect republicans to represent them, and all of the rest of us separate. You don\u2019t wanna live in my world and I certainly don\u2019t want to live in yours.— Ron Perlman (@Ron Perlman) 1643918640
Perlman’s disdain for conservatives and the Republican Party is well documented. After the passing of popular conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh, Perlman took to Twitter to express his condolences to the Devil, “who will no doubt have to spend the rest of eternity with Rush Limbaugh.”
The "Hellboy" actor also used his platform to accuse a disabled veteran turned ICE agent of having a Nazi symbol tattooed on him.
I know I\u2019m a leftist, \u201cD List\u201d actor, so my twitter feed is probably deceiving me, but is that an iron cross tattooed on this hero\u2019s arm? This is a mistake, right? Cuz the Iron Cross was a symbol of Nazi Germany.\n\nGotta be my twitter feed is leaning left again.https://twitter.com/icegov/status/1000032995384807425\u00a0\u2026— Ron Perlman (@Ron Perlman) 1529331563
Instead of simply apologizing when proved wrong, Perlman took the opportunity to criticize ICE, saying that the organization tends to “racially profile decent people.”
My apologies! I mistook the symbol on this man\u2019s arm before I actually knew the facts. So again, I apologize to the man in this picture for my mistake.\n\nMaybe it was the gusto, the relish this agency seems to project in their obsession to racially profile decent people.https://twitter.com/perlmutations/status/1008715802558672897\u00a0\u2026— Ron Perlman (@Ron Perlman) 1529335799
Ron Perlman’s elitist disdain for anyone beyond his leftist echo chamber isn’t a new development. Especially in recent years, Hollywood is more recognizable for its left-wing virtue-signaling than for creating decent cinema.
However, Perlman’s call for secession is unique. He joins a growing list of celebrities — who frankly have more influence than we tend to acknowledge — who have called for national divorce.
Last September, on an episode of her podcast, comedian Sarah Silverman said, “If people aren’t getting along, like in relationships, they break up. So why don’t we just finally realize these states aren’t working and divide up into like two or three countries?”
(WARNING: The following video contains explicit language)
I agree with Sarah Silverman!?youtu.be
Leftist thought leaders have also called for a national divorce. Prior to the 2020 presidential election, Ben Smith, the founding editor in chief of BuzzFeed News, suggested in the New York Times that if influential blue states threatened to secede from the union, they could persuade the rest of the United States to favor their political preferences.
Richard Kreitner, author of “Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union,” theorized that a national divorce would make it easier to enact large-scale progressive policies.
In the fall of 2020, while speaking to the Nation about his book, Kreitner said, “What if the United States broke apart? Would that be such a bad thing? Is it possible that the progressive policies and programs that I wanted to see put into place might be easier to enact in a smaller entity than the United States, with its 330 million people and the need to always convince people with very different attitudes and interests?”
Talk of secession isn’t only a left-wing phenomenon, however. Conservatives in Texas, in recent years, have suggested that the Lone Star State could secede from the union should Democrats “fundamentally destroy the country.”
Regardless of whether or not secession is a tenable theory — frankly, no legitimate secessionist movement could succeed without large-scale violence and economic chaos — it has rapidly gained popularity in multiple political circles.
A recent survey conducted by the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia found that 50% of Donald Trump voters and 40% of Joe Biden voters “agreed to some extent with the proposition that the country should be split up, with either red or blue states seceding.”
Despite how drastic a concept that national divorce truly is, it cannot be denied that it is becoming increasingly popular.
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