Jon Voight Just Tried To Claim That Racism Was 'Solved' While Defending Trump Against The 'Angered Left', And People Are Pissed

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Hollywood actor and vocal Trump supporter Jon Voight created a stir over the weekend after sharing a video on Twitter.

In it the 80year-old actor declares that racism was actually "solved long ago" and that President Trump is "not a racist."

The video came after a weekend in which two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio claimed the lives of 31 people and injured dozens more, with many blaming Trump's rhetoric about immigrants for being a major contributing factor to the violence in El Paso in particular.

In the video, 80-year-old Voight states that "too many are angered by the voice of racism" pointing out how the issue has persisted for the black community since the Civil War.

But then he proclaims:

"But this has been solved long ago by our forefathers, for peace and love."

He continues:

"It seems that the angered left and the angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives. You see, we have been gifted with truth. And as I see it, anger is among the old chains that were binding to the people of slavery. Old wounds that still seem fresh."

After bringing up the Holocaust and then segueing into a patriotic speech about the opportunities that America provides, Voight then turns his focus to defending Trump, saying:

"These angered left-wingers preach love, but only pollute. We must understand that this is a nation of liberty, and this President is honoring all. He is not a racist, but a man who loves his country, and has every intention to make this land great again."


You can watch the entire video below:

People were quick to call out Voight's bizarre speech.

An old rich white man explaining that racism is over didn't sit well with many.

People weren't feeling any sympathy for Trump either.

Voight has famously had a complicated relationship with his daughter, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.

And if this is any indication of what Jolie has had to deal with her entire life, perhaps we can see why.

Not a good look, Mr. Voight.

The book America's Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics is available here to learn more about the current state of institutional, documented racism in the United States.

Perhaps someone could send a copy to Jon?

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

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Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

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Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.

Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.


Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.

Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.

Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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