Paul Schrader, washed up has-been.

Paul Schrader (above) wrote the classic Scorsese movies Taxi Driver  and Raging Bull. Skip forward a few decades and Mr. Schrader’s Hollywood  career has languished. His latest film — Dog Eat Dog — was not well received. “Movie fans might be better off watching a dog actually munch on another dog,” New York Daily News pronounced. “All Dog Eat Dog reveals is a group of talented people with their best work long behind them,” Starburst opined.

Perhaps Mr. Schrader’s search for street cred — or ticket sales for the [latest] Nicholas Cage turkey — led him to post the following on Facebook: (emphasis added):

I have spent the last five days meditating on Trump’s election. Upon consideration, I believe this is a call to violence. I felt the call to violence in the 60’s and I feel it now again. This attack on liberty and tolerance will not be solved by appeasement. Obama tried that for eight years. We should finance those who support violence resistance. We should be willing to take arms. Like Old John Brown, I am willing to battle with my children. Alt right nut jobs swagger violence. It’s time to actualize that violence, Like by Civil War Michigan predecessors I choose to stand with the black, the brown and the oppressed.

So, this tough talking Trump hater from Lake Carmel, New York — an admitted cocaine abuser who kept a gun in his desk in case his psychosis required ballistic intervention of one sort or another — wants take up arms to start the second American Revolution and live out his fantasies of violence. And he’s volunteering his children to the fight with him in his Quixotic quest. That’s worthy of a nomination for Dad of the Year!

Mr. Schrader now claims that he’s received a barrage of death threats and “racist” name calling. He’s pulled the earlier post, but isn’t done with opening his mouth and removing all doubt of his foolishness. Here’s his latest:

Infowars has “listed” me resulting in a barrage of death threats and racist name calling. I just posted this retraction on the Inforwars comments section: “I retract my statements about a call to violence. I neither own a gun nor know how to make a bomb. Violent times inspire violent reactions, true, but given the latest report from the journal Scientific Advances http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/11/e1501923 which states that given current environmental models human life will not be sustainable on earth after 2100, it doesn’t make much sense to fight a system doomed in our grandchildren’s lifetime. Now is instead the time to look within for inner peace and without for divine consolation. Paul Schrader”

And now he claims he doesn’t own a gun or know how to make a bomb? That’s going to be one short-lived insurrectionist fight!

As for his doom and gloom, I remember my EEE105 professor at the University of Illinois telling me in 1986 that the world would be out of oil by the end of the last century and that the earth couldn’t sustain its population. Looking back, he should have been fired for his alarmist propaganda posing as education. As for Paul: I think we’ll be okay in the year 2100.

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103 Responses to Hollywood Director Paul Schrader Calls For Civil War Against Trump

  1. Actions speak louder than words, tough guy.

    That said, this clown should be charged for any violence that is a direct result of his statement.

    • “That said, this clown should be charged for any violence that is a direct result of his statement.”

      I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if he pulled that comment when he got a ‘friendly vist’ from the Secret Service…

      • I didn’t read anything that was a threat to the President-Elect. I read protected revolutionary rhetoric. The guy’s completely wrong, of course, but…#1A

    • Noone should be “charged” for exercising free speech. Even the infamous silliness about fire in a crowded theater was obviously a step too far kin hindsight.

      Dude must have gone completely mad. He is one of the absolute greats in the movie biz. Him and Sean Penn should team up and make a movie about hating Trump and controlling guns while doing blow…. It can’t help but becoming a classic.

  2. This week minded and boneless boy not a real man backed out of his statement because that is considered a terrorist threat when you call for violence on a public media site. He could be federally charged if he didn’t retract his previous statement. And if I was the FBI I would go ahead and have him arrested and interrogated and charged with inciting violent terroristic activity. What a complete moron. Don’t you love how all these anti-gunners are so ready to get violent talking about guns and building bombs what the hell is wrong with these freaking people?

    • In view of the circumstances (published statements) and the law, it appears to be a legitimate public-safety concern here. The prudent thing to do is to indite him, offer a no-jail plea bargain to a felony (or 2-year misdemeanor) and then list him in NICS so he won’t be able to buy a gun and commit any violent acts by his own hand. He certainly seems to be a member of the class of people who “shouldn’t have a gun”.

      • Everyone should have a gun, and everyone should be able to exercise their right to free speech to say whatever the heck they feel like without being harassed by a bunch of tax feeders. And noone should be forced to listen to the guy, if they don’t like what he’s saying. That’s what a free country is all about, quaint as such a halcyon place might seem by now.

    • With this last election, we, here in sunny CA, legalized dope, restricted self defense, and released 50000 violent criminals from prison…. we are quite self destructive out here.

      • But dude legal weed is the holy grail those 50 000 newly released dudes are gonna be so chill, better than alcoholics. Ever seen a anarchy break out in Colorado lately?

        • Denver is rousting out the homeless right before winter, hoping they’ll all get on a Greyhound to Sunny CA before it gets cold, here. We’d love to export a few anarchists…

        • No anarchy, instead you have a bunch of brain dead stoners packing our roads and homeless shelter and dirtying up the national parks and monuments. Not to mention all the assholes who have turned a once reliably red star into froseable blue state.

  3. I really see trouble in the future for our new president Trump. Dealing with all these nutjobs from the Democratic Party is reason alone for opening up the state-run Mental Hospitals again. I think we could fill five or six thousand Mental Hospitals with all these crazy-ass Democrats that believe violence is the way to solve everything when they are preaching save the children with the bloody t-shirts can you say hypocrite I knew you could. I wish they would all move out of this country maybe they would like a third world country like Mexico let them all moved in Mexico. Bunch of dirt balls.

    • Eh, he should just have them all charged with threatening the life of the President (a legit charge) and they’ll be slam dunk felony cases, thus removing millions of Democrats from the list of eligible voters. Problem solved!

    • If I was Mike Pence I’d keep abreast of the issues and stay sober. He might just find himself ‘promoted’ by one of these crazies. One with more balls and or less sense than this guy.

      • Mike Pence would be the worst nightmare of these worthless cunts. While I like Trump, the result of a Trump presidential assassination would end the DNC for a century. It would almost be worth it.

        Almost.

        • No. That would embolden them. The alphabet-soup networks would declare it a righteous response to Trump’s racism and fascism (Say what now?). Most university professors would agree and the leftist press would clap and swoon.

          In the 1960s, few of the political left hated America. Today, many more do. They have been brainwashed by the schools to really believe that America is evil and that an elitist-run socialism would be fair and just by comparison … especially after those hateful conservatives and patriots were all sent to the work camps!

        • You forget that a Trump assassination would allow us to declare the entire DNC a terrorist organization, have their legislators arrested and their leaders executed. Then we would have basically complete control of all branches of all state and federal governments.

  4. Fight a civil war with what, spoons? The people you’re wanting to attack have the guns and we practice with them because they’re fun! This guy didn’t think his plan through very well did he?

    • No, that guy did not think his plans through because, like all Progressives, his brain operates on altruism, fantasy, and emotion:

      Altruism
      Progressive ideology leads to utopia and everyone should embrace it with open arms. If evil-incarnate (Trump) stands in the way, Progressive champions have a duty to remove said evil-incarnate by any means necessary.

      Fantasy
      A huge number of rank-and-file Progressive champions will answer the call to arms to remove evil incarnate and usher in utopia. And those Progressive champions will somehow prevail over the “people of the gun” who are actually masters of firearms and woods craft.

      Emotion
      Progressives have to lash out because they are enraged, ENRAGED I TELL YOU!

      (The irony in the fact that said utopia will come at the barrel of a gun — which violates their utopia — escapes them.)

  5. Syealing and twisting eminems words, Trump has the money to have him killed by somebody who has nothing” all these life threatening Trump haters should probably remember that when they smack their gums, not to mention, such threats against any other presidential person of authority would land most folks in prison.

  6. Slanted article.

    What about all the pro-herr trumpers militias and survivalist nuts calling for violence against a champion of american freedoms and liberties who should’ve been the the real president of the US.

    Trump is nothing but a corrupt hitler-reincarnated tyrant. What about the news reports of the election being illegally rigged in that tyrant’s favor, What about the Pro-herr trump groups were physically assaulting innocent people of race, orientation and religion.

    What about the pro-trump gun attacks against peaceful protesters?

    What about the pro-trump groups calling for deaths against innocent people?

    Oh wait, I forgot…That “never happened”.

    Then please explain WHY the gun lobby and the neo-nazi rifle association and it’s klansmen are celebrating?

    Yeah.. I said it, Sheep and it’s cult leader robert farago are pathetic closet klan supporter… and that’s the label you’re getting for the next four years because you’re not even enough of a men to own your convictions.. you duck and evade like all the other little white supremacist cowards out there who REFUSE to stand on their own with their convictions.

    When the majority rules, you have “Democracy.”
    When the minority rules, you have “TYRANNY!”

    “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” -Sinclair Lewis

    https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19

    • Then please explain WHY the gun lobby and the neo-nazi rifle association and it’s klansmen are celebrating?

      Because the Supreme Court of the next generation or two will not be chosen by Hillary.

      • Trump is no Tyrant my God man you’re comparing Trump to Hillary freaking Clinton. She’s a freaking pedophile her and her husband both I’m waiting for the NYPD to press charges on the basis of the computer they recovered showing positively conversations of her and her husband talking about sleeping with underage bahamians. And let’s not forget her best event Benghazi or how about all the emails she erased give me a break the b**** is a criminal needs to be behind bars I hope trumpets are there.

    • If fascism is coming, now is the time to arm yourself. If Trump is the return of Hitler, then it would make sense for his potential targets to make themselves as powerful as possible, and as capable of resistance as possible.

      In our world, the current “reincarnation of Hitler” is paradoxically aligned with people dedicated with making this as easy as possible, and the “oppressed masses” have dedicated themselves to removing the possibility of armed opposition to government power. If this were a movie script, it would get trashed as completely implausible.

      • You Poor, Poor, Poor, Disillusioned fool.

        You fail to realize people like you are the reason things are going to hell and your too brainwashed by this propaganda website to understand anything that is going on.

        You “POTG” fail to realize you yourselves are the enforcers of tyranny and oppression.

        I refuse to be a follower of evil and destruction as you celebrate your false messiah.

        • “I refuse to be a follower of evil and destruction as you celebrate your false messiah.”

          Obama?

        • @AmericanPatriotsAgainstProGunOppression, you seem soooo sad. May I recommend more crying? For you, not me. I’m laughing. At you.

        • The term disillusioned refers to a person whose illusions have been stripped away, and who as a consequence now sees the truth with clarity.

        • So “ProGun”-Oppressors, where are you heading? Might I suggest Middle-East, China, or Africa, where you will surely be appreciated and revered.

        • “You “POTG” fail to realize you yourselves are the enforcers of tyranny and oppression.”

          Oh man, really? Do I get a uniform? Maybe a bit roomy in the crotch for the huge murder-boner I must be sporting from all this tyranny & oppression…

    • Your tears make me feel warm inside. Pleas keep ranting, the USSS will be along shortly to throw your terrorist ass into GITMO.

    • Americasnwhateverthehellelseyoucallyourself, you do realize you’re the nazi here, right?

      If you don’t, you really need meds.

    • That’s a pretty cute petition you’ve got linked here. Stands absolutely no chance of effecting any change, but it at least gives delicate progressives like yourself some sort of feeling of accomplishment. Well, I suppose it’s better than what the rest of your progressive ilk are doing – rioting, vandalizing, assaulting, murdering. Those items will be equally ineffective at bringing about the change you seek. Your post is seething with hatred, and it’s increased significantly since the election didn’t go the way you’d hoped. Trump won. You’ll have to eventually leave the children’s table and come eat with the adults. Your vitriol and ignorance isn’t going to change a thing.

    • Hitler murdered 12 million outright in the camps, and at least partially responsible for 35 million more in Europe and Russia. When you begin your screed with a Hitler comparison, you’ve lost all credibility. But thanks for doing it so soon, it saved me the time reading it.

    • Look at who is the good little useful idiot and got his talking points for the week and is coming on here to copy and paste them even though he cannot comprehend what he is posting.

      He doesn’t even understand the Constitution and why the founders created the Electoral College. he honestly believes Hillary should be the president.

      I would love to see all these people that were attacking peaceful protesters. I bet he cannot find one single shred of evidence of this happening. Yet I can show him dozens of videos of innocent people getting attacked by liberal protestors just because they are in line for a rally. They even attacked a veteran in a wheel chair.

      Oh no he is going to label us from now on? He wants to call all of us cowards yet it is the liberals that are the biggest cowards on this planet. I am sure he needed a coloring book or safe space after the election. Now that he has wiped away his tears he wants to act tough sitting behind a keyboard.

      Where did you get that definition of tyranny? When the minority rules you have tyranny, haha! The next 4 years are going to be so much fun.

      BTW will you please come back on here after December 20th when your pathetic little change.org petition fails so we can all laugh at you once again?

      • I won’t come back to him, even to laugh at him, his insignificance will be palpable (if you can forgive the obvious oxymoron).

    • Let’s get one thing very clear. The United States of America is NOT A DEMOCRACY. This is a “CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC”, which our founding fathers established to ensure MOB RULE did not exist. If you want a Democracy go someplace else. The Electoral College ensures we are not RULED by a minority of States. There are many reasons why States Rights are one of the most important aspects of our Constitution. but you would have to study to understand that. I hold out no hope for you to ever understand what this Country is, versus what you and the rest of the Progressive, Humanist Communists want it to be. God forbid, that we should ever become a pure Democracy.

  7. “I felt the call to violence in the 60’s and I feel it now again. This attack on liberty and tolerance will not be solved by appeasement. Obama tried that for eight years.”

    Did he hang with Bill Ayers and the weather Underground during the 1960s? And give me a break. The left has not sought to appease anything over the past 8 years. Indeed, it has been quite the opposite. Obama, Pelosi, and many others have done nothing but attack anyone who disagreed with their world view, in an intentional move to divide the populace into small factions fighting each other (divide and conquer). Obama has attacked those who enforce the laws even as he admitted he did not know the details of the case. It is the left whose intolerance has led to the student demonstrations/riots, which revealed that half those arrested in Portland had not even voted, which today accuses the right.

  8. I don’t think that drugs have anything to do with this. I’ve seen a lot of people do a lot of beak (nose candy, blow, whatever you wanna call it) and never utter a word about violence. All they do is talk your ear off about inane crap.

    This guy is your common, run of the mill nutbag with some violent fantasies that he’ll never grow enough balls to act on.

    That said, John Brown might have be mouldering in the grave for 150+ years but after what this asshole said, using Mr. Brown’s name, I’m sure he’s spinning at high RPM. Hopefully his soul is marching on and ignoring this ignorant fucktard.

  9. That got garbled that the in there even though I hope trumpets are blaring when she’s arrested. That was supposed to say I hope Trump puts her in jail.

  10. So far the only violence seen has been on the part of people who didn’t bother to register or vote (or aren’t legal) in the lefty enclaves. They are harming only their own communities since Soros would never dare bus them to locations where they might encounter well armed shop owners for obvious reasons.

  11. I don’t think “he” would fare very well against “us”. Typical keyboard warrior, probably never trained a day in his life.

  12. Why are all the nut job, assassin mass murders lefties and communists? John Wilkes Booth, Sirhan Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald, Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat
    – Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – liberal/Obama voter
    – Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
    – James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
    – Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
    – Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat
    – Chris Harper Mercer, Upqa College shooter hated Christians to name a few?
    – James J. Lee

  13. Ever notice these people are always shriveled up and nasty? I think they have no joy in their lives and the meanness bubbles up to the surface and mars their faces.

  14. The illogic of the left knows no bounds. If Trump is the a reincarnation of Hitler who wants to dispense with liberty why in the world would he promote gun ownership? He would be a gun grabber like Hillary. Did I forget to say that the Democrats are about to turn over their party leadership to someone who is aligned with Arab Nazi Party aka the Muslim Brotherhood?

  15. Every time people call for violence like this, I wonder, do they truly understand what they’re asking for? Do they understand how lopsided of a fight it would be?

    • I know!

      While taking inventory last week, I realized I had enough ammo for a couple thousand liberals. Heck, if every Trump voter knocked off one Hillary voter, we’d probably end the civil war overnight (the squishy middle staying squishy in the middle).

    • Sedition is not a legal concept in the US. It is, however, treason. However, we have bigger fish to fry. He’ll get his turn against the wall soon enough.

  16. And you can be sure if this dope gets his way and there is armed revolt he will be in the part of the country that is farthest from any fighting.

    • Kill someone with a giant ceramic dildo? Kubrick did it already. Schrader would be ridiculed by his peers for the lift.

  17. To quote the meme, what are these people going to fight with, bongs and dildos?

    They’ll get stymied when they go try to legally buy a gun since in their states, there’s mandatory waiting periods. Then they’ll probably go try to get one illegally, and whomever is doing the selling will see an easy mark and either just relieve them of their money with no goods exchanged, or horrendously gouge them, leaving them with scant funds for ammunition.

    Of course if they go seek ammunition they’ll run into further hassles since most of the gun stores were chased out of their towns years ago.

    Simple fact remains, if they want violence, it’s not wise to pick a fight with a group of people (regardless of whether they are racist or not) who collect and shoot firearms for fun.

    The silver lining though is that a lot of progressives are finding out what the true intent of the Second Amendment is. If anything, we should somehow embrace these people when possible.

    • “The silver lining though is that a lot of progressives are finding out what the true intent of the Second Amendment is. If anything, we should somehow embrace these people when possible.”

      I agree with your sentiment, but the problem here is that in many of the cases I’ve seen of liberals talking about acquiring guns, it’s not for self defense or to fend off tyranny, it’s with the intention of murdering those who disagree with them politically. There might be a handful of them who could see the virtue of owning a firearm for the reason we do, but many are too mentally unstable and unhinged.

  18. The Secret Service should arrest him for the crimes he has publicly committed. Sorry, bunkie, you celebrity status garners absolutely nothing! Go directly to jail. Don not pass go, do not collect $200.00.

    You bloody, conceited jerk!

  19. So an OFWG threatens civil war? Good luck old timer. In related news I see Bobby DeNiro really is fleeing our shores. And I hope Donnie chooses Ted Cruz to head the justice Dept😄

  20. I think this pussy is the last thing we have to worry about. Maybe New York and CA should just succeed. Let’s see how bad things are without them

  21. This guy is 70 years old and he doesn’t look like he’s in good shape. He’ll be lucky if he can physically hold a firearm, let alone engage in combat.

  22. Schrader cites a report “which states that given current environmental models human life will not be sustainable on earth after 2100” The report that Schrader cites says no such thing! It predicts a temperature rise, but says nothing about sustainability of life. The man is drunk and/or full of crap.

  23. I see he is taking the Miley Cirus route in saying anything to try and stay relevant in the public eye.

    Typical death throes of those who have waning attention.

  24. So I guess the lefttard revolution begins AFTER the Cali mandated waiting period for transfers? They better hurry before January when the law changes and the evil destructive bullet button equipped rifles are banned and they are at an even bigger disadvantage.

  25. To begin by bluster, but afterwards take fright at the enemy’s numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence. -Sun Zi, Art of War.

  26. Classic Leftist….. willing to fund the movement instead of take part in it. Basically he wants someone else to fight for him. Someone else to take the risk of being possibly injured or killed. He wants someone else to get their hands dirty.

    Patriots fight their own battles. Globalists hire mercs and brainwash idiot socialists to fight their battles.

  27. You have to remember who runs Hollywood. Who are the money guys? And who runs the money guys? Actors wouldn’t know the differences in the policies of Trump versus Abe Lincoln. Actor’s walk the company line or they get no work and become pariahs among their peers. They’re just a flock of sheep.
    Further, tweets by jerks like this Paul Schrader are probably done in drunken stupors.
    Can you imagine airheads like Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan waging war on anyone?
    Ha!

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