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Maria Conchita Alonso’s Blasphemy, chapter 2

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Further proof that "liberals" have intensely despotic tendencies.

"Disagree with our views and we will crush you."

The San Francisco Inquisition is now itching to roast Maria Conchita Alonso alive.  The charge: blasphemy.  She not only dared to support a Tea Party candidate for governor, but also used the term "illegal" in reference to migrants from south of the border who sneak into the United States without a visa or any kind of permit.

As a result, the politically incorrect actress has been forced to drop out of  an upcoming play.

The most ironic aspect of this insidious case of censorship is that the actress was due to perform in a Spanish-language production of one of the most vulgar - and most "correct" plays ever staged: "The Vagina Monologues".  The play is ostensibly a celebration of the freedom of expression.

Is there some double standard at work here?  You bet.  Ask any of these intolerant hypocrites about the blacklisting of leftist authors and actors back in the 1950's and you will get an earful. That was wrong, they'll say, but this is so, so correct.

From CBS San Francisco:

Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.

Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.

Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across.

“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” Donnelly said in the ad.

Standing next to Donnelly, Alonso jokingly translated in Spanish, “We’re screwed.”

Alonso is an actress of Cuban and Venezuelan descent.* She is perhaps best known for her role in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson” which also starred Robin Williams.

The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.

Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Alonso received an earful from listeners of Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM in San Francisco on Friday, after she said in an interview that she supported many of Donnelly’s views on illegal immigration. Several listeners took her to task after she used the term “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Continue reading HERE  (contains a link to the "offensive" video).

*Note: This article is incorrect: The actress was born in Cuba and her family fled to Venezuela when she was five years old.

2 comments to Maria Conchita Alonso’s Blasphemy, chapter 2

  • asombra

    Alonso had to know there'd be a backlash. Of course, if a liberal actress, no matter how far left, had lost a job due to expressing her political views, that would NOT be acceptable, and all hell would break loose to defend her. Same old hypocritical shit, different day. San Francisco may be a beautiful city and all, but if this is how it works, it's not seeing any of my money any time soon, if ever.

  • Rayarena

    Asombra, you of course are correct! Let me add that one of the ways that the pro-castroites and the "left" has traditionally attacked Cubans is by calling us intolerant. We can't even voice opposition to any performer, politician, artist, businessman, etc.. that offends our community, because there's an immediate outcry that includes editorials in the New York Times. Just think back when Cubans simply voiced opposition to Juanes, we were called INTOLERANT, or when we exercised our constitutional right to protest the Grammys, or when we didn't want MIDEM in Miami Beach! We're expected to keep quiet and to be docile, while they can run rough shod over someone like Maria Conchita, but alas, nothing will happen. There will not be an editorial in the NYT's condemning those intolerant chicanos!