Jon Voight: Hollywood Shifted Left in ‘60s When American Values ‘Were Turned Upside Down’

Conservative actor Jon Voight is used to making waves in the media for standing in direct opposition to their radical liberal viewpoints.

Voight appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio program Monday and shared how and when he saw Hollywood drift from its traditional American values and how that influenced culture.

Beck began the interview by asking Voight if he “felt a [cultural] change in Hollywood” after classic actors like Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart passed on.

“I did feel a change,” Voight responded. “The change happened in the ‘60s, when the values of this country were turned upside down," he stated. Voight recalled the shift happening soon after Kennedy was assassinated. “The left moved in, and when I mean, when I say the left, I mean Marxism moved in,” he stated.

"A lot of those people who were in the streets, you know, were, were being manipulated by Communists," Voight said of Vietnam War protesters. "The big marches of the '60s aside from the Civil Rights marches, these marches against the war were all orchestrated by Communists."

He elaborated, “People don’t realize that you know, SDS – Students for Democratic Society, which is a big left movement – had a meeting in Cuba with Castro.”

“Anyway, A lot of things happened in the 60’s and I think that’s where things turned aside,” Voight surmised.

After Glenn Beck prompted a comparison between the anti-war propaganda of the 1960’s to the cultural embrace of the recent Iran Deal, Voight agreed saying, “Absolutely. I agree with you. People have been kind of stunned by this Administration’s lawlessness.”

“On a daily basis we’re losing pieces of America,” the actor lamented.

Voight is not new to making strong statements on the culture and liberalism. He has long been a vocal critic of President Obama and Hollywood.

In a 2008 interview with Newsbusters, the actor explained the cultural shift in Hollywood that happened in the 1960’s allowed for anti-war “propaganda” to change many Americans perspectives and how that same influence was being seen today in children’s entertainment.

“We’ve got people who are programming our kids to think that capitalism is evil. America is imperialistic. My God, we’ve got to get together and stop this. This is a real plague, and it’s criminal,” he said at the time.

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