Occupy Wall Street: Former 'SNL' Actress Victoria Jackson Grills Protesters (Video)
Former Saturday Night Live actress Victoria Jackson is an infamous conservative who has never been afraid to share her views. She decided to take her schtick down to the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York that have been raging on for more than three weeks now.
Jackson is the latest in a growing number of actors, musicians and filmmakers who have stopped by the demonstrations in New York that are protesting corporate greed and corruption. Kanye West, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo have all made appearances.
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Jackson’s 15-minute video starts off with some comments that many may find offensive, and give a preview for what’s to come in the rest of the video.
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As she drives by the New York City skyline, she points out that the Twin Towers aren’t there anymore because "some Muslims flew into" them.
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She explains that she wants to ask the protestors what they’re thinking, saying “I think they are against capitalism and I think capitalism is a great thing. That’s how our country got to be the best in the world."
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In the cab, she asks her driver if he knows about Jesus Christ and gives him an informative pamphlet. He tells her he’s a Christian, so she doesn’t need to worry about him.
When Jackson arrives at the protests, she spends most of her time interview just two men. One doesn’t seem to be involved in the protests at all, but just talks about why he thinks they are protesting.
She asks one man if he’s concerned that President Obama is a Marxist.
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“You’re speaking to a democratic socialist himself, so no, I don’t believe that he’s a Marxist in the true definition,” he responds. Their debate meanders through a variety of subjects, including illegal immigration, taxation and politics.
“End the wars, tax the rich. That’s how we get out of the deficit,” he said. After a long grilling, the guy takes a photo with her.
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"If you want everyone to be equal, how are you going to make them equal in good looks and smart brains? Everyone's not created equal,” says Jackson at one point.
More of Jackson’s comments and questions from the video:
“But Jesus said a man should work for a living, not get a hand out.”
“So if socialism is so good, why does everyone around the world come to our country?”
“So you don't think Obama is stirring up racial and class warfare and its straight out of Rules for Radicals written by Saul Alinsky?"
“I have a picture of him with the Black Panthers. It’s on YouTube yesterday.”