(TheRedAlertNews.com) – John Cusack, a well-known left-wing actor, participated in a pro-Palestinian march in Chicago. He later expressed his strong feelings about the situation in Palestine via the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter.
Although he didn’t comment on the recent Hamas terrorist attack that resulted in the horrific death and kidnapping of tens of Americans and hundreds of Israelis, Cusack did state:
“I was out at the Palestinian march in Chicago – I’ll tell you what I didn’t hear – – I didn’t hear death to Israel – – I didn’t hear death to Jews – – I didn’t hear people celebrating the murders of Israeli civilians. What I DID hear is – we must free Palestine from a brutal occupation – people concerned for their loved ones, in a hell zone, stuck without food, water and power. Deep anguish over people being told to leave and bombed as they left.
“I heard people share personal accounts of family members who have been jailed humiliated, harassed, persecuted, targeted and killed for generations. Family members that have been hit with tear gas for no reason and they go on with similar stories about occupied life: young men, women and children whose entire families have been wiped out, who are now alone angry, humiliated and denied basic human rights – and have come to the place where they would rather die fighting than stay imprisoned or murdered – knowing that if you try to defend yourself or your family – you’re by default labeled a terrorist – that’s how it is there.
“They say these things as realities they continue to live through. Palestinian civilians didn’t ask for a massacre – they know the military might of their occupiers – they know they stand no chance – I asked one man – does he support Hamas – he looked at me, sighed and shook his head – ‘if you’re there – what choice do you have?’
This was the grim sober truth for him. I realized my moral litmus test without historical context is, given the realities of the situation – meaningless.”
Cusack often shares his thoughts on social media, which generally align with left-leaning ideologies.
In 2019, Cusack faced criticism for sharing a controversial cartoon and quote on Twitter that was clearly antisemitic. The post showed the Star of David pressing down on people, accompanied by a misattributed quote to philosopher Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Cusack added his own comment, saying, “Follow the money.” After facing backlash, he backpedaled and apologized.
In a different post, Cusack also likened 30% of Americans to Nazis and criticized Biden’s intention to bridge gaps with the right, stating: “I know why Biden is preaching reconciliation But 30 % of country that Are nazi – are enemies.”