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Huh? Actor Richard Dreyfuss Writes Rational Article for PJ Media
NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 05/11/2015 1:32:14 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Which is weirder: building a flat topped mountain out of mashed potatoes or an actor who until about four years ago was a left wing lunatic but is now writing a rational article for the conservative PJ Media? When your humble correspondent saw the name "Richard Dreyfuss" as the author of an article in PJ Media, he immediately thought it must be a writer with the same name as the actor. However, after scrolling down to the bottom of the story, imagine my surprise upon discovering that it was indeed the actor. Although Dreyfuss did display a refreshing moment of mental clarity last year on Fox News when he spoke out in favor of American Exceptionalism, it could have been written off as just a freak event. Apparently it seems to part of a learning curve.

In his PJ Media article, Dreyfuss starts out arguing for a better informed citizenry, especially the youth. Okay, that could be chalked up to just a standard good citizenship lecture but then Dreyfuss delivered an analysis sure to get him disinvited to many a Hollywood party chock full of liberals:


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Richard Dreyfuss seems on his way to becoming a Hollywood pariah.
1 posted on 05/11/2015 1:32:14 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Some liberal Jews have begun to notice that Obama hates Israel and may even understand that he absolutely HATES Jews.


2 posted on 05/11/2015 1:35:25 PM PDT by uncitizen (Pamela Geller - Peaceful Protestor)
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To: PJ-Comix

Come to the light Richard. Come to the light.


3 posted on 05/11/2015 1:35:59 PM PDT by Leep ("Soon you won't be able to live in America as a Muslim. The noose is tightening," Elton Simpson)
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To: PJ-Comix

He’s worth $55 million. Perhaps he feels he doesn’t need the work anymore and can say what he really thinks.


4 posted on 05/11/2015 1:37:28 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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Maybe, just maybe, he saved his money and don't need the roles anymore.

5 posted on 05/11/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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6 posted on 05/11/2015 1:39:24 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: uncitizen

Precisely. Anyone with one eye and a grain of sense can see by the way Obama has treated Israel and Netanyahu that he hates Jews.


7 posted on 05/11/2015 1:39:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (A free society can’t let the parameters of its speech be set by murderous extremists.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Dreyfuss, while he has remained a lib, has been somewhat rational for years. I don't think what he is saying now is anything new. He has been pushing for better civics instruction for years. Good on him for that at least.

Now, he just needs to tie me a sheepshank.
8 posted on 05/11/2015 1:40:12 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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Kids who grow up in a spiritual void may drift to ideological thuggery because we let go of its most powerful enemy, the mobility of mind that comes from Enlightenment values.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss wrote this? Something that makes sense? That's not logical or possible - - someone must have had a gun to his head...

9 posted on 05/11/2015 1:40:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (When terrorists in body armor came to kill cartoonists the media stood with the terrorists.)
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He has founded the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative. He is working to bring civics instruction back into the schools. I've always advocated that, although I'm not sure what twisted view of the Constitution today's union teachers would actually teach.

http://www.thedreyfussinitiative.org/

10 posted on 05/11/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Dreyfuss has for years been interested in “teaching.” Not enough to get a teaching degree but he is fascinated by teachers and that profession. Perhaps, like the wonderful Ron Silver - he has seen the light. I hope.


11 posted on 05/11/2015 1:42:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: "I should like to drive away not only the Turks (moslims) but all my foes.")
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To: PJ-Comix

When I read one of his article a few years ago I too thought it must just be a conservative writer who shares his name.


12 posted on 05/11/2015 1:42:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (A free society can’t let the parameters of its speech be set by murderous extremists.)
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Good for him!!!! I didn’t know this.


13 posted on 05/11/2015 1:42:49 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: "I should like to drive away not only the Turks (moslims) but all my foes.")
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To: PJ-Comix

My eyebrow raised upon reading his article.


14 posted on 05/11/2015 1:43:00 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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At some point liberals will either have to see the light or side with muslims. There is no middle ground in Islam. The sooner they do, the better for us all.

I would imagine it’s harder for lifers like him to come around than many simply because they have a long life that they must internally reconcile has having been wrong/mistaken. Rarely one does. But with 60% of the country clinically insane, it would be 100,000 years before the rate of conversion benefited anyone enough to matter. And we are long, long gone before then.


15 posted on 05/11/2015 1:52:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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As long as he is for teaching civics realistically as to how government truly works rather than how textbooks like to pretend how it works, good.

And a robust Thomas Sowell-based course on economics added to the mix is even better.

16 posted on 05/11/2015 1:56:20 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: PJ-Comix
Is he gonna need a bigger boat?


17 posted on 05/11/2015 2:01:56 PM PDT by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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From the comments section after the article: Indiana Mike -

Dreyfuss is most likely just scared of the Monster he helped create. As soon as the people he despises (Midwestern and Southern men) minimize the threat to him personally, Dreyfuss will happily return to again despising them. Dreyfuss and Spielberg are smarter than most Hollywood trash like Clooney, Damon, Affleck or Harrellson, so their actions are MUCH more evil. They remind me of Albert Speer; promoting evil with the full knowledge of what that evil entails.

Indiana Mike - So Dreyfuss has finally gotten scared that his 40 year effort to Liberalize and Socialize (except for HIS money) the Country is really working. Seems he has discovered that as a Jew, he and his family are teetering on the knife's edge and those Progressive Students he promoted have no morale aversion to actually KILLING him. So now he demonstrates a "foxhole conversion". YOUR judgement and YOUR actions created the type of people of which YOU are now so justly terrified, Mr. Dreyfuss!

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Indiana Mike may be on to something . . .

18 posted on 05/11/2015 2:19:07 PM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: uncitizen

I didn’t know he was Jewish........................


19 posted on 05/11/2015 2:21:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

http://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2015/05/11/election-coming-nobody-knows-anything/

[snip] We have eviscerated our children’s education and unconsciously treat them as people we hate, denying them any excellence or agility of mind. Western kids are reportedly trying to join ISIS; why? Perhaps because the only spiritual movement being discussed in public, however ugly its ideology, is extremist Islam. Judeo-Christian spirituality seems pallid and disconnected; certainly Americans are no longer learning the secular faith of the Constitution, the musculature of republican democracy, its values of individual worth, its religious tolerance, its embrace of opportunity and merit. [/snip]


20 posted on 05/11/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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