Looks like Easy Rider’s Peter Fonda has joined the Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker on the list of sixties icons who have lurched rightward during the Obama years.
Peter Fonda, the star of Easy Rider, suggested to Mandrake that he was encouraging his grandchildren to shoot President Barack Obama.
“I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles,” said the actor, 71. “For what purpose? Well, I’m not going to say the words ‘Barack Obama’, but …”
He added, enigmatically: “It’s more of a thought process than an actuality, but we are heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have nots. I came here many years ago with a biker movie and we stopped a war. Now, it’s about starting the world.
“I prefer to not to use the words, ‘let’s stop something’. I prefer to say, ‘let’s start something, let’s start the world’.
So, if I follow you Peter, you believe that we’re “heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have nots,” and you’re dedicated to taking up arms . . . on the side of the haves?? A regular Robin Hood, you are.