Hollywood calls Congress crazy?November 1, 2013 @ 9:19 am
The movie star may have been attempting a twisted form of humor, but his remarks invoked uncomfortable associations for those familiar with twentieth century history. The Soviet Union and other Communist states regularly punished dissidents by declaring them insane and torturing them in mental hospitals; thousands who dared question Stalinism suffered in this way.
Meanwhile, Sean Penn's life-long-immersion in Hollywood - not a community celebrated for its mental health or stability - hardly qualifies him for judging the sanity of conscientious conservatives
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