Actor and comedian Rob Schneider has had a storied and successful career, but the funnyman said recently he is willing to risk all of it to stand up for his beliefs.
In an interview with conservative talker Glenn Beck on Monday, the host asked Schneider up front whether he was prepared for his political and cultural beliefs to get him canceled and cost him all he’s worked toward.
“Are you willing to lose it all for what you believe?” Beck asked.
Schneider didn’t hesitate for a moment: “Absolutely. Because if we don’t have it, then we have nothing.”
“I’m not — I don’t care about my career anymore,” Schneider added. “I care about my children’s — the country they’re going to live in.”
The Daily Wire noted further:
“And my hope is this — my hope is a beautiful story,” Schneider went on to tell a story about American fighter pilots during the early days of World War II, who after a particularly grueling period, had lost a number of their friends in combat. They went to the chaplain and asked him why they should continue to fly into battle if so many of them were just flying into the jaws of death.
“This is like the dog days, 1942, late ’42, and like — their friends were getting blown out of the sky,” Schneider explained. “They would go over in the bombers, and half would come back, two-thirds would come back, you know, but they were dying.”
Following an especially rough patch, the pilots went to the Army Air Corps chaplain and asked why they should continue getting into their planes and flying missions. Schneider noted that not a one of them said they didn’t want to anymore or that they would refuse to fly — “only that they wanted to understand why they should,” The Daily Wire noted.
“Humanity has come out of the dark ages,” the chaplain explained, according to Schneider. “We’ve come out of where people get burned at the stake and people believe and go along with this. There’s a darkness that we have come out of into more of an enlightened period. … This is a step back into the … darkest parts of humanity and we need to stand up for that.”
“So they all flew,” Schneider said, to which Beck responded: “And we are there again.”
“Yeah, and it requires a new set of fliers,” Schneider said in agreement.
On the Glenn Beck Podcast, @RobSchneider tells me why he’s “ABSOLUTELY” willing to lose it all for what he believes: “I DON’T CARE about my career anymore. I care about my children and the country they’re going to live in.” pic.twitter.com/8O3QJT24n3
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 30, 2022