Oscar-Nominated James Cromwell: 'Revolution... Blood in Streets' if Dems Lose


Liberal actor James Cromwell told an audience on Sunday that there will be a potentially violent revolution if Democrats lose the 2018 midterm elections.

Cromwell made the first of his horrifying comments while on the red carpet for the Carney Awards Sunday night, as reported by Variety.

“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. “If we don’t stop (President Donald Trump) now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”

Cromwell reiterated his comments during his acceptance speech for one of the Carney Awards — honors for notable character actors named after the late Art Carney.

“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 began.

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Then came the comments about a violent uprising.

“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.”

This kind of violent rhetoric has become commonplace for liberals, but calling for a violent revolution is extreme even by the left’s low standards.

However, it’s unlikely that Democrats will publicly denounce these comments.

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After his comments were reported, Cromwell made a statement on Twitter calling himself a “pacifist.”

“Not promoting violence, voting against it. You will never see me raising a fist. I’m a pacifist. My words were taken out of context. I’m worried about the blood of the dissent, protesters, more children shot at school, people shot while praying, for who they love and who they are,” Cromwell said.

That’s a lousy defense. No one reading what Cromwell said about “blood in the streets” on Sunday would have taken it the way Cromwell was claiming on Monday.

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The only “context” that’s the problem here is the one where Cromwell got cold feet when he realized how many people had hear or read what he actually had to say.

Naturally, though, the veteran actor of film and television is lilkely to get away with it, because the liberal media will take care of its own.

Any conservative who made a similar comment, of course, would be roundly, and rightly condemned.

But for Democrats, it’s apparently perfectly fine.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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