Peter Fonda the boomer icon who is probably best known for his starring role in the 1960s film Easy Rider has died. His death has made the world a better place because he was a very shitty human being.
Just prior to his death, he actually called for Donald Trump’s son Barron to be locked in a cage with pedophiles.
Actor Peter Fonda apologised Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from “his mother’s arms and put in a cage with paedophiles.”
The all-capitals tweet in the wee hours went on to call US President Donald Trump an expletive. The actor later deleted the tweet and drew sharp rebukes from first lady Melania Trump and Barron’s half-brother, Donald Trump Jnr.
No matter what anybody thinks of Trump, attacking his 12-year-old son like that was incredibly sick and the result of someone with a sick mind. Fonda’s apology was meaningless as far as I’m concerned.
Unfortunately, Fonda’s role in Easy Rider did a great deal of psychological damage to the boomers who watched that film. And this is probably the worst thing Fonda did during his life.
The film presented this idea that true freedom revolved around drug use, casual sex and riding around the country aimlessly on a motorcycle.
In many respects, I find the film interesting because of its historical significance.
It’s significant, because many boomers took the concepts presented in this film literally. It’s why you see so many boomers even to this day riding around on Harley Davidson motorcycles. This was not something they decided to do on their own. They were programmed to want to do this because Easy Rider told them that riding around on a motorcycle was the equivalent of having the ultimate freedom.
But the fact that boomers bought into these false concepts of freedom is exactly why we don’t have any real freedom today. Since Fonda played a contributing factor in this mass insanity, he is probably burning in hell as we speak.
The ending of Easy Rider is pretty good though. Best part of the film.