Another left wing Hollywood actor is making threats of political violence. James Cromwell recently said there would be blood in the streets if Democrats fail to stop Trump in the midterms. What makes him think it’s OK to say something like this?
James Cromwell: ‘There Will Be Blood in the Streets’ if Trump Isn’t Stopped
On the red carpet at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif., he candidly shared his thoughts about the current political climate.
“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell told Variety on Sunday night. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”
Cromwell later echoed his statement during his acceptance speech for one of the six Carney Awards given out that night.
“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” Cromwell said. “We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”
What has to end? The great economy? Low unemployment? What exactly does Cromwell have a problem with?