World War Z creator and actor doesn’t understand why Trump and his supporters want to build a wall: ‘I try to understand where they’re coming from…’
In an interview with the New York Times, liberal actor and global activist Brad Pitt discussed a wide array of topics with the Left-wing paper.
Among the topics Pitt covered with the NYT’s Marlon James was Donald Trump and the rise of nationalism.
When asked about Brexit (Britain’s referendum to exit the European Union), Pitt stated, “Man, I never thought that would happen. Same way I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad. We have this great line in ‘The Big Short:’ When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies.”
Pitt, according to the NYT, keeps wondering aloud about “extremism, bigotry, religiosity and fear as part of an actual pathology” because, had Brad Pitt not become a movie star, “that could have been his fate.”
“Coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it,” Pitt tells the writer.
“It seems that the people who suffer the most end up betting for the party that would hurt them,” Pitt goes on to say. “And so I try to understand where they’re coming from.”
“You gotta understand,” Pitt says, “that it’s also in our DNA. Most Americans don’t have time to watch CNN and Fox and Al Jazeera. They’re trying to make the rent, get the kids fed, they’re tired when they get home and they want to forget about everything. And so suddenly when this voice comes in — and it doesn’t have to be a voice of substance — saying he’s fed up with all of this, that’s the part that hooks into the DNA.”
“What I’m most hopeful about is that we’re a global neighborhood now, and we start to understand each other more and more — and yet, you see this reactionary push for isolation and separation again.” Pitt shrugs, and says that he thinks a lot of people feel alone, and on a certain level, again because of his background, he knows what that’s like.
“A Trump supporter is fighting against just about everything,” he says. “What does he even mean, take our country back? Would someone please explain that to me?” Pitt looks at me, impish and totally serious at the same time. “Where’d it go?”
Ironically, Pitt—the actor who fought off a global zombie apocalypse in one of own films—seems to miss his own point.
It is his statement that we are “a global neighborhood” that Trump and his supporters mean when they say they want to “take our country back.”
And, it is the globalists with their “global neighborhood” agenda (with its open borders) that Trump’s supporters are hoping keep the zombies out.