George Clooney: “Houston is Syria post Hurricane Harvey”

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Riiiiight. Because Syrian refugees and victims of Hurricane Harvey have so much in common.

Bonus: Not only does Julianne Moore want “re-education for everyone,” she also wants to “eradicate all these borders.”

From Hollywood Reporter: As George Clooney joins efforts to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma rips through Florida, the Hollywood star on Sunday likened Americans left homeless by catastrophic weather events to Syrians caught up in their country’s civil war.

“It’s going to take a long time … and we’ll all have to be involved, because Houston is Syria,” the multihyphenate said during a press conference for his film Suburbicon, which is screening this week at the Toronto International Film Festival after bowing in Venice. “People in Houston are now refugees based on something that had nothing to do with them. They didn’t do anything. They’re now victims and they’re out of their homes and they will be suffering for a very long time,” he added.

Harvey slammed into Texas’ Gulf Coast on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane. It was soon downgraded to a tropical storm but lingered for days, dropping up to 50 inches of rain on Houston and the surrounding area before moving eastward to Louisiana.

“We’re going to have to find ways to get involved — that’s our jobs as citizens of the world,” said Clooney. The Hollywood star directed Paramount’s Suburbicon, which features Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as a couple in over their heads with a dastardly plan in a caustic satire penned by Joel and Ethan Coen, Clooney and Grant Heslov.

Moore, also in Toronto to help promote the film, said humanitarian crises like in Syria and hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida remind Americans they need to come together to help one another. “This is happening everywhere, with people being forced out of their homes and their nations and are looking for places to go. The only way we can help each other is by eradicating all these borders and thinking globally,” said the actress.

Damon said Suburbicon, a drama about very flawed people making very bad choices in a seemingly idyllic 1950s community, also has resonance with the Trump era. “You never know when you’re making a movie. A lot of these current events, we couldn’t have predicted,” said the actor.

A movie inspired by the true-life story of African-Americans who were harassed by their white neighbors to get them to move out of their Levittown, Pa., community in the 1950s, Suburbicon will inevitably be overshadowed by recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Damon suggested.

“Everything was there, but the lid hadn’t been torn off yet. And it seems like this presidency has reinvigorated this certain element, and emboldened them to step out into the open,” the actor said of Donald Trump’s defiant comments about alt-right provocateurs in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy.

The U.S. president stirred controversy when he initially declined to single out the white supremacists and neo-Nazis whose demonstration against the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue had led to violence and the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville.

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16 responses to “George Clooney: “Houston is Syria post Hurricane Harvey”

  1. I believe clowney is another hollyweird actor who is being groomed for politics…he continues to put himself and his tranny “wife” in the spotlight by criticizing every good about our country….he should fulfill his own promise and leave the country and never return.

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  2. Just what we need . . . a story from the 1950.s that depicts racial hatred! As if the African-American community isn’t already worked up to a fever pitch. This just shows how stupid the people in Hollyweird actually are.

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    • Great anyalsis Auntie. And since when did citizens that lose their homes due to a disaster suddenly become refugees in their own country.
      Clooney is an idiot. And tells us Julianne, just how many of these invaders had you taken in?

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  3. Why is his commentary considered relevant anyway? He’s another product of “Hollyweird-The Land Of Make Believe”. REALITY is a foreign concept to him.

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  4. Another New World Odor shill earning valuable prizes. This guy makes me want to puke. Who the hell cares what some Hollywood phony says? He’s afraid of “his” beloved Muslims so he wants go leave what used to be England. For these opportunists the whole world is one giant cattle ranch.

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  5. Words have meaning.

    The Cambridge English Dictionary defines “refugee” as “a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war”. That makes Clooney calling Houston flood victims “refugees” completely nonsensical.

    Meanwhile, Clooney and Amal have donated $1 million to that leftwing, anti-Christian hate-group, Southern Poverty “Law” Center.

    http://aplus.com/a/amal-george-clooney-donate-1-million-southern-poverty-law-center?no_monetization=true

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    • Yes Doctor, they USED to have meaning. Now they mean whatever is convenient to the script. “Refugees” are all over Europe and the US, that have nothing to do with war and who “elected” to leave.

      Refugee sounds better than freeloader. In this instance his babbling doesn’t make any sense. Of course, “sense” isn’t their thing. EMOTION is their thing.

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    • Words have meanings which proggies love to try and redefine. I.e., “healthcare” is abortion, republic is democracy, illegal alien is undocumented immigrant, etc.

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  6. Did Clooney make trips to Syria with that traitorous McLameBrain to see what conditions Syrians live in?

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  7. Clooney sure is loony, but he’s somewhat right on one point: Yes, Houstoners are the victims of something they did not ask for. But to be fair, the same can be said about the Palestinians at the mercy of the Israeli state, and had Cloon mentioned them instead, then I’d be able to respect him for at least sticking his neck out.
    But, alas, it was not to be. You Know, George Clooney is one of those old dolls Mom bought at the store in the 1950s. You know, you pull the string on the doll’s back, and it burps out a phrase of some sort. Yep, that’s Clooney. But at least I can’t call him mind-controlled, because he hasn’t given us any evidence of having a mind—at least a highly-regimented one! Mr. Clooney, what flavor Kool-Aid did you drink, anyway?

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  8. Perhaps Georgie-Boy meant Syriana: “The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines.” -starring & exec. produced by George C. Looney. (Google)

    Interestingly: uses alcohol as an escape; brain fog? —
    In 2005, while filming Syriana — the movie that earned him his Oscar — Clooney suffered a spinal injury while performing a stunt that left him in so much pain he considered ending his life.

    “I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,'” the actor told Rolling Stone. “I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this.'”

    Clooney added that he even thought of what would be the best way to do it.

    “You start to think in terms of, you don’t want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine,” he said. “It seems like the nicest way to do it, but I never thought I’d get there. See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive.”

    Clooney then turned to alcohol to help alleviate the pain and has since had surgery, which has helped, he still suffers from occasional headaches related to the accident.
    [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-clooney-descendants-alexander-payne-261009]

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