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Edward Norton Jr - Life Imitates Art

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April 04, 2012 – Comments (0)

In the movie American History X, the extremely talented actor named Edward Norton Jr., as skinhead Derek Vinyard, attends political rallies during which the movement's opponents (anyone who isn't white Protestant) are insulted and slandered with no regard to accuracy and no interest in the exchange of ideas.

In real life, Edward Norton Jr., as Edward Norton Jr., attends political rallies during which the movement's opponents (anyone who doesn't believe in Social Contract theory) are insulted and slandered with no regard to accuracy and no interest in the exchange of ideas.

This is how Eddie wound up in the video below, where he introduces Van Jones as one of the wisest people in a room with himself and the Dalai Lama.

After watching the video, my hope is that Ed is making a joke about the Lama's obtuseness.

As much as I'd like to get Edward Norton Jr. (and he'll always be Worm to me) into a jail house laundry gig with a young Ron Paul supporter, something tells me he wouldn't be as receptive to other ideas as Derek Vinyard was in X. Unfortunately, that's the difference between actors and the characters they play. In good movies, the characters are often unpredicatable and malleable.  In real life, the actors are a predictable group of Hollywood Hypocrites.

David in Liberty
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