R.I.P. Mr. Heston

Charlton Heston was not my favorite actor. He wasn’t even my favorite conservative. And, yes, I know I’m late in writing about this, but hey, I was working.

What I don’t know about Mr. Heston would fill a large reel of film. What I do know about him is plenty though. He marched with Dr. King. For Civil Rights. At a segregated theatre in Okla-frickin’-homa. Against his own movie. That tells me he had a pretty firm idea about what he thought about Liberty as it applied to all people. So how is that a Left quality?

I ask because story after story mentioned prominently that Mr. Heston made a Right-hand turn politically in his later life.

So. Can anyone in the audience tell me how marching for civil rights in support of the First, Ninth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments is any LESS Right than supporting the Second Amendment? Can anyone tell me why some of our Enumerated Rights seem to be more palatable to the press than others? Can anyone tell me why the Fourth Estate, a direct beneficiary of the Constitution of the United States of America, choses to spend more time on the man’s politics than his art; politics they apparently disagree with even though his stance is the very one that they themselves should be crying to the mountain?

Yeah, that was kinda the answer I expected.

Rest in Peace, Chuck. Veteran of WWII, actor, and conservative; all in the finest senses of the words.

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5 Responses to “R.I.P. Mr. Heston”

  1. Joan of Argghh! Says:
    April 7th, 2008

    Damn fine observation right on the point!

    I don’t know what you missed from us, be we certainly missed you.

    Welcome back.

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  2. Joan of Argghh! Says:
    April 7th, 2008

    Hell, Heston was more of a black man than Obama and Wright combined. He had more creds for being truly “poor and disenfranchised” by his life’s circumstances and his government’s choices during the Depression.

    He first made his way by learning to speak eloquently, much as Obama has. Difference is, he learned to speak of truly important and transcendent things. Damn, but he’ll be missed.

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  3. Ted Bronson Says:
    April 7th, 2008

    Thank you, Joan.

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  4. Blackwing1 Says:
    April 8th, 2008

    I was reading his bio on Wikipedia, which was relatively even-handed (it usually gets hijacked by the collectivists). What I found interesting was that his personal life, unlike the vast majority of Hollywood stars, appeared to match his public stances. Married exactly once, at age 20…and when he died at age 84, his wife of 64 years was by his side. Call me a sentimental fool, but that kind of devotion to your partner brings a tear to my eye.

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  5. George Chatzipetros Says:
    April 8th, 2008

    He was a great actor and as it seems a great man as well. I will always remember him in Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes and Touch of Evil. I will also always remember how graceful he was in dealing with that fat scumbag in Bowling for Columbine.

    Regards,
    George

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