“We will never forget. We will never forgive. We will never excuse.”
Ron Silver, who died this last weekend, delivered that great line not in a movie, on TV or as an actor: he spoke those words about the 9-11 attack by al-Qaeda upon the people of the United States as an American. And he spoke those words despite the fact that he knew Hollywood would reject him.
And Hollywood did reject him.
“It’s affected me very badly. I can’t point to a person or a job I’ve lost, but this community is not very pluralistic,” Silver told the AP in 2005. “I haven’t worked for 10 months.”
The land of the free and the home of the brave still has trouble in some places, at some times and among some people; in accepting alternate views.
Barack Obama is the anti-Ron Silver. Obama is about reaching out and discussing with the taliban and al-Qaeda, closing the terror prison at Gitmo, and going soft on terrorists. He has even done away with the words “terrorists” and “enemy combatants.”
We salute Ron Silver and all men who stick by their guns.
Ron Silver Dies