Of course, Fast Times on Richmond High was a 1982 movie, and Sean Penn was play acting a stoner surfer there who had delusions of grandeur. This recent appearance on Piers Morgan was meant to be taken seriously and Sean Penn was playing himself.
Penn was promoting his activism for Haiti. But in the same breath of supporting his altruistic cause, he chooses to insult the electorate and the Tea Party while slandering Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
[T]he way peoples perception of political positions are, is a direct reaction to their lack of, of their education which is a huge problem that we're dealing with in the country.
and between of an uneducated people and the solipsism of people like Ted Cruz and their party.
It's a poisonous thing and these things with what we talked about with, you know, this is why this period of time, this is one of the things that's so fascinating to me in Haiti.
Penn's political pronouncements with Piers Morgan do not sound very coherent. But he was not on a script and TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) was otherwise occupied.
But I hate to break it to the activist/actor but if you are trying to raise funds for Haiti, you are insulting many of the people who AEI's Arthur Brooks argues are the most charitably inclined as individuals. But maybe after Penn's J/P HRO group received $8.75 million from the World Bank for Haitian relief, maybe he does not need more friends.
After Penn's "Crazy" diatribe on Piers Morgan Live, people can figure out who got wasted. Res ipsa loquitur-- the fact speaks for itself.