George Clooney did not shy away from criticizing the culture of hatred and disbelief of the Trump administration when presenting Emma Gonzalez at the Women's Power event in Variety. But that does not mean that I have lost hope.
After presenting himself as "the husband of Amal Clooney" ("I know, I know, I can read this room", he joked), the actor mentioned the work of the current administration to create "a moment in which fear it is our action in the trade "before highlighting the numerous positions of hatred that has taken towards people of different religions, races and genders.
"Fear of Muslims, fear of immigrants, fear of minorities, fear of strong women," he said. "And because our government needs us to be afraid, the question is, are we really afraid of all the things that really make the United States great? And if the answer is yes, then we will have to respond to the story. they are the Ideas that will define us for generations ".
Clooney warned that the government's actions would have repercussions, especially with the upcoming midterm elections in November.
"When you call a whole religion your enemy, it is very possible that you can turn an enemy into a complete religion, and when you tell a whole race of people that you value them less, you can not be surprised when they question your values. Women who show up to testify about their abuse is a joke, do not be surprised when they stand on their lawn, laughing on November 7, "Clooney said.
He continued: "After all the jokes, the insults and the frenzy of reality shows, what will be remembered, what will pass the test of time, is to blame these wolves with the clothes of wolves."
Clooney praised Gonzalez for his tireless efforts to obtain greater regulation of gun control, while reminding the audience at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California, that difficult times can also create inspiring leaders.
He highlighted Gonzalez's speech in the March for Our Lives campaign in March, during which he remained silent for six minutes and 20 seconds, the same amount of time a school shooter led to the massacre of 17 students at Marjory High School. Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. .
Gonzalez, Clooney said, became an overnight expert on gun control, and her heart is one of the driving forces of change today.
"She made us listen to her heart," Clooney said. "A heart that believes that we as a country can be much better, a heart that calls adults to act like adults so that children do not have to."