Apocalypse Now actor Martin Sheen once played a fictional U.S. President on television in the long-running hit show The West Wing. Somehow, leftist Sheen seems to feel that this gives him the right to make ridiculous pronouncements about political and social issues.
Sheen, whose real name is Ramon Estevez, recently appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and claimed that illegal immigrants are blameless for the fact that have snuck into our country. Instead he argued that America is somehow to blame for them illegally immigrating.
Liberal host Smiley asked Martin what has “caused us to turn on immigrants if we are a nation of immigrants?” Replied Sheen with a very anti-American answer, “That’s the fundamental question of course. Particularly, let’s talk about the Hispanic community specifically. There is not a nation between Mexico and Panama that has not been affected by the United States either militarily, economically, or outright colonialized, you know, all of Central America.”
He continued, talking about President Reagan’s fight against Communism in the 1980’s, “So most of these people are coming from these countries — and the war in El Salvador, for example. So many hundreds of thousands of Salvadorians fled that war. We were supporting this very conservative, right-wing, basically military dictatorship all those years until it was finally — a peace accord was achieved. The same thing in Nicaragua, you know, we invaded that country how many times in the last century and in this century and controlled their governments, controlled their economy?”
Sheen then concluded that we are to blame for illegal immigrants, saying, “So all of the immigrants that are in the country from those countries and whose children are the, you know, came with them as tiny ones and some were even born here, probably would not be here in such numbers if it hadn’t been for our involvement in their countries in this hemisphere. So we’re looking at what we have — what we have wrought.” Why do liberals always blame Americans for the world’s problems? Watch below: