August 16th, 2012
(HigginsBlog) – Sylvester Stallone, start of the hit series Rocky and Rambo, unleashed a tirade of fury on twitter blasting corrupt US politicians and Wall Street Bankers.
Most of us know Sylvester Stallone as a Hollywood emblem of American Patriotism unmatched by that of any other big screen actor.
When trying to explain how the CIA created Al Qaeda to people who aren’t in the know about all the crazy things our government does I ask the person I am conversing with if they remember Rambo III and how Rambo trained the Afghani’s to fight the Russians.
Nearly every time I get an excited response about how awesome that move was, especially the parts with the bow and arrow explosives and the people on riding their horses and taking out the Russian tanks with Molotov cocktails.
I then go on to explain how while the movie was a dramatization that exact situation happened in real-life, except in the real-life version there where many, many CIA and other special forces operatives involved and unlike in the movie they weren’t abandoned by the US government — instead they were supplied boat loads of weapons, trainings, money you name it.
Then their jaws drop as I tell them the kicker — In the real life version of events those men Rambo were training and leading into battle were Al Qaeda and the Taliban and their leader, well that was Osama Bin Laden.
Normally that will wake people up and the discussion will turn political wondering how the terrorists we trained to fight the Russians ended up fighting us, but that is a subject of this article.
Off the silver screen our Rambo Star is just as nearly as patriotic as he is on the screen, at least when it comes to words.
Martin Hill over at The Liberty Fight Writes
How many people know that Sly Stallone, ROCKY, railed against criminal politicians, bankers, and ‘foreign enemies’ destroying our country!!? NO ONE reported on this. Freakin outstanding- the most underreported (non-reported) story of 2010. Even I didn’t know all the things he said until I went back to his twitter account (http://twitter.com/TheSlyStallone) and read it all in its entirety. Great stuff. In our celebrity obsessed culture, Stallone’s remarks should definitely get some play.
Checkout this flurry of tweets he blasted out on Twitter:
Condolences to Sylvester Stallone, an American Patriot
Only one week prior to his son’s death, on July 7th at 1:25PM Stallone posted a message on twitter (https://twitter.com/TheSlyStallone), writing: “I am ROCKY so I always root for the underdog, even though he rarely ever wins… I wish everyone could feel like a CHAMPION ONCE……..”
Stallone’s public comments about American politics are not too well known. As revealed below, Stallone is not only a Hollywood superstar and cultural icon, but he is actually a very politically aware person and one to watch. In November 2010, popwatch noted that Stallone and actor Charlie Sheen were friends. Stallone had posted a series of comments on twitter about a Halloween double date with Bruce Willis and their wives, followed by a visit to see Sheen at home. Sheen, an outspoken 9/11 truth advocate, spoke at Alex Jones 911 truth symposium in Los Angeles in 2006. I had the pleasure of attending that event and it was one to remember.
Bruce Willis himself has also boldly challenged the establishment by publicly scoffing at the official JFK assassination fable, featured in a June 2007 Vanity Fair article: “I’ll get killed for saying this, but I’m pretty sure those guys are still in power, in some form. The entire government of the United States was co-opted.” [See also: Bruce Willis Says JFK Killers Still In Power and Michelle Malkin's Neo-Con Blog Fears Bruce Willis Now 9/11 Truther.]
On Nov. 3 2010, The L.A. Times blog noted Stallone’s remarks referencing Obama as “the Manchurian Candidate”, but there was actually much more to the revealing exchange on twitter. In reality, what occurred is that Stallone spent Halloween evening 2010 talking with two politically informed fellow celebrities, Bruce Willis and Charlie Sheen. What followed was a noteworthy series of very insightful, albeit brief, political commentaries the next day. In what Stallone referred to as “difficult times” for the country, he railed against “manchurian candidates”, “giant banks controling YOUR MONEY!”, and lobbyists offering bribes to criminal politicians. The self-made movie producer also alterted people to “foreign enemies seeking to destroy America . Scary concept. Rise up!” He implored them to “Ignore the lies, OPEN your eyes!” and even invoked God’s help: “P.S. Carter was horrible like Bush & Obama. Help us LORD!” Following are all the relevant posts:
[Stallone's twitter posts- Page 3]Halloween is the only time people can become what they what to be without getting fired..
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Oct-31-10 5:28pm via web
last night was Halloween. Went out with Bruce w. and wives. Later dropped by Charlie Sheen’s place and talked awhile then headed home…
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-1-10 8:25am via web
Charlie looks absolutely like you see him on TV…Maybe better.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-1-10 8:29am via web
I voted did you? Gotta get the Manchurian Candidate out of the drivers seat before were ALL soaring off a cliff into Oblivion…Be smart.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 9:35am via web
the Manchurian Candidate was a movie about fake president who was put there by foreign enemies to destroy America . Scary concept. Rise up!
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 9:44am via web
The last MAN started the mess now the NEW MAN wants to make permanent…. Ignore the lies, OPEN your eyes!
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 11:32am via web
A great quarterback is only as strong as his team,Right? The MAN need a stronger line, people!
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 11:40am via web
To emotional,people, I’m just mixing it up.Getting the blood going ! Makes ya passionate, don,t it .Good! Happy with things? OPINIONS?
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 11:48am via web
I had a great workout. Great gym, going home to great family! Thanks for listening P.S. Carter was horrible like Bush & Obama. Help us LORD!
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 12:24pm via web
Dear one @shacmail You are right I just pity intolerant bullys who think they know how to run the but HATES any one who might have ideas
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 12:08pm via web
Don’t you get it- These aren’t REAL political parties that have your families interest at heart! They are giant banks controling YOUR MONEY!
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 12:47pm via web
Lobbist are nothing but bribing Machines! If you took a bribe, jail time, but THEY do it and get elected! It is a CRIME, folks, A CRIME.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 1:05pm via web
I am going now and I hope no one was offended, just trying to find some twisted humor during these difficult times,never give up HOPE..Love.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Nov-2-10 1:43pm via web
Stallone also revealed that he had wanted to cast his “buddy Charlie Sheen” for a starring film role, noting “my buddy charlie sheen would be a strong choice….Almost had him for the first one but his wife birthed.” The previous month, October 2010, Stallone had a contentious exchangewith some other twitter users regarding ‘haters’ on the internet. But as usual, Stallone ended the exchange with a message of love and encouraged readers to “Keep punching, my friends”:
The difference between cockroaches and HATERS? The Roaches are survivors and have prettier legs. You have one life nobody should wreak it..
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Oct-14-10 11:04am via web
WRECK Sorry,I get to emotional.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Oct-14-10 11:07am via web
Haters are the new BULLYS ,but now their just Keyboard cowards! In school BullyBusting was my favorite pastime . It’s just the ROCKY in me
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Oct-14-10 11:14am via web
LOVE AND PROTECT ……. see you soon .. Gotta go to work ….. Keep punching, my friends.
Sylvester Stallone tweeted on Oct-14-10 11:20am via web
I hope this page has conveyed that there is more to Sylvester Stallone than meets the eye. Yo- we love ya, Rock.
Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com
Source: The Liberty Zone
Here’s more on Stallone:
On Saturday July 21, Sylvester Stallone and family
laid to rest his son Sage, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, CA. Sage was 36 years old when he died on July 13th. He was reportedly found by his housekeeper.
I express my sincere condolences to Sylvester Stallone and his family over the tragic loss of their son. May his soul rest in peace.
Sage Stallone (1976-2012)
It is with the greatest sadness that we report the passing of Sage Stallone. Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever. We would like to thank the visitors to this site for their many messages and emails. Please continue to leave messages of sympathy in the comments section of this post. Thank you for respecting the privacy of the Stallone family at this time.”
Stallone is one actor I’ve always liked. I became a fan in 1979 with the release of Rocky II, which was my all time favorite-ever movie when I was a kid. It struck a cord with me and millions of others. Not only was it a blockbuster feel-good film about an Italian Catholic, (which I related to being a half-Italian Catholic kid) but it conveyed a poignant theme of hope and redemption- a marvelous story of the likeable struggling underdog.
When I saw the movie, I liked it so much that I bought all the memorabilia associated with the film: The Rocky II soundtrack on vinyl, the t-shirt, the book, & the poster.
As a matter of fact, I still have the soundtrack on CD and ironically got it out a few weeks ago to listen in the car.
It’s a wonderfully inspiring collection of music by Bill Conti.
Stallone himself even made reference to the insipring nature of the music in a twitter post on October 20, 2010, noting “Still healing getting stronger. Maybe I better keep listening to “Gonna Fly Now” in my head.”
The following track, OVERTURE, is one of my favorites from the Rocky II soundtrack:
As the years went on after Rocky II, I went and saw every subsequent Rocky film as it came out in theatres with my dad. It became sort of a family tradition; my favorites were Rocky II, III and IV. Not only was Rocky a great boxing movie, but his fighting spirit was representative of the relentless determination of the American resolve. The making of the film alone illustrated how sticking to ones convictions without compromise can pay off. One of the very first webpages I created on the internet in 1997 was a Rocky Balboa tribute page, which included the following information:
- Sylvester Stallone wrote the script in three days after he saw a boxing match between the unknown Chuck Wepner and Muhammad Ali in which Wepner went the distance.
- Sylvester Stallone sold the rights to make this film with the condition that he be cast in the title role. Producers offered him $150,000 to let Ryan O’Neal play the part.
- The studio agreed to cast Stallone as Rocky as long as the cost of the picture remained under one million dollars. The producers even mortgaged their homes. The overall production cost was 1.1 million dollars.
- The film was shot in 28 days.
- Sylvester Stallone insisted that the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and producers wanted to skip it. He had one take for that scene.
- Ending scene: Rocky and Adrian push their way through the crowded boxing arena to reach each other, and then embrace.
Rocky II official trailer and training sequence:
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