On Tuesday an organization called Global Zero, or an “international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons,” published a video with a slew of celebrities who ultimately urge viewers to support the Iran nuclear arms deal, which is currently under review in Congress.
The video, which can be viewed below, features actor Jack Black, Morgan Freeman (the lighting on his segments is really good), actress Natasha Lyonne, actor Farshad Farahat (Argo), former CIA officer Valerie Plame, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Tablet contributor Thomas R. Pickering, the former under secretary of state and ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan.
In it, this line-up of VIP’s humorously pit what they love against the prospect of a nuclear explosion and war with Iran, which could occur, along with an arms race in the Middle East, if the deal is “sabotaged” in Congress (and Iran gets The Bomb). If this were to occur, what we love, and what they love—Black’s frisbee, “the sound of the waves on the Pacific at sunrise,” Lyonne’s Flannery O’Connor paperback, and the smiles of Morgan Freeman’s grandkids—would be wiped away, or, as they say, “melted” “toasted” and “super-dead.”
And after Freeman says that the deal is “the only sane solution,” Black does his best Sting impersonation.