Cheadle accused NBC of misleading the public in the way that they edited the Zimmerman 911 call. One detail edited was Zimmerman's assumption the teen was black without any prompting from the 911 call operator. The actor writes on Twitter and comments to a follower which was picked up by Twitchy, an entertainment social blog,
Don Cheadle has been active in our world on a variety of issues such as the Lazarus Effect, red pills that some media reports claim to help those who are suffering from AIDs in Africa live longer. Notice in the following video, Cheadle, as well as other celebrities around the web, talk about the "Red" campaign. I am always overly cautious about any heavy promotion of anything with star-power behind it. Cheadle has also been outspoken in the past: about issues in Darfur, voting, and the government's handling of certain political issues. In the last video, as seen below, at a conference he shares his opinion somewhat, but carefully. He isn't so straightforward like he was in his Tweet about the Trayvon Martin case.
It seems that because this actor has played in movies in the past that exposed issues in foreign countries and has a large international following, he is used as a mouthpiece to "make this world better for the people." Nothing wrong with that; however, take your eyes off the star for a moment and what you will be left with is a question, "Who or what stands behind this man?" Consider redirecting your focus from Cheadle to the rich and powerful groups of this world who decide what is important and what is not--at least for a time--follow the money trail. Ask yourself, "What do these stars really want with me?" I'll take the liberty to answer that, your money, time and mind to help them spread their affiliations' propaganda. Will you be getting paid? No. Will you make a guest appearance on someone's show? Most likely not. Will they help you with your existing business? It all depends. What are your connections?
When the latest tragedy, event, issue, campaign etc. fades to black, on to the next hot topic for the celebrity. Every star knows he or she has to stay relevant and useful even if these things aren't the first things on his or her mind, they are important, because bills have to get paid and guilty feelings have to be put at ease if he or she has done some strange things in the entertainment idustry in the past that this person may not want to get out. This isn't to say Cheadle has done any of these things, but there are many, many entertainers who have. The witnesses from servers to maintenance men at celebrity functions, homes and elsewhere have anonmously reported many things in mainstream media. But I digress...
Compare Cheadle's rogue tweets with the videos below. Do you see the difference? Cheadle does what many stars do, he uses his platform to share a message. When the celebrity is on camera, in a controlled atmosphere, he is less likely to come off wrong, say things he later regrets, and most likely someone watching he or she during an interview can flag him or her not to say that, wrap it up, hold your hand this way, look that way, etc.
When the star is off camera, with no managers, public relations people, and others, they aren't always prepped or told what to do and say and this is where they can get themselves into trouble. If a star stops loving money and goods so much, undo his or her brainwashing of needing a lavish lifestyle that is far more than enough, he or she wouldn't have to worry over whether saying or doing the wrong thing might lead to a career suicide.
Sooner or later, one will reach a crossroads in the pursuit of truth that will look something like this in one's conscience mind, "Do this and say that to free the people knowing full well what the consequences will be? Or say that and do that just enough to win friends on both sides while still getting a paycheck?" Hmm.
Notice how much power a person, who plays other characters, receives from the public. Did you see how he can use his platform "to apply pressure" on certain political figures to bring attention to a matter that truly has nothing to do with the masses? But because many love his movies and has listened to him in the past, they will respond, "Okay Don Cheadle, I will do what you say." What is scary about this and other videos on this site is that, you have gullible people you probably know in your own circles that you have tried repeatedly to get them to do certain things like pay attention to your family, teach your children, exercise, eat healthy, etc. but if a celebrity, who doesn't know anything about them, came into their homes and told them, "You need to...You should...Why don't you...?" you know they would listen at least for a time. Money and power go hand and hand and it can be used to get the so-called elect of our society to do things they wouldn't ordinarily do. Use your own money, power and platform wisely, you never know who is watching and listening.