Monday, August 4, 2014

#1136: Martin Sheen

A.k.a. Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez;

We’ve sort of refused to give an entry to Charlie Sheen, since he doesn’t appear to be the right kind of crazy. But his father, Martin Sheen, is a different matter. Martin’s crazy seems to be far more … systematic, for lack of a better word. Martin Sheen has a long career as an activist, having allegedly been arrested some 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience, and seems, indeed, to be rather unselective in the kinds of causes to which he will lend his voice. In particular, Sheen has come out as a troofer; indeed, he was supposed to feature in the movie September Morn (together with e.g. Woody Harrelson and Ed Asner), a fictionalized account of 9/11 written by Howard Cohen and directed by BJ Davis, but the project seems to have run into some problems (apart from the obvious ones). According to Martin, he started “asking questions” about the official story after having discussed the matter with his son Charlie. No, seriously.

Diagnosis: Well, it’s really just another celebrity being dense – but since many are more than willing to give such celebrities a microphone to rant incoherently (mental acuity was not the reason they became celebrities in the first place) about matters on which they have no expertise or insight, someone like Sheen may actually have some influence.

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