October 13th, 2011
01:33 PM ET
Celebrities keep dropping by as the Occupy Wall Street protests continue, and Victoria Jackson is the latest to check out what's going on at the NYC protest.
Camera in hand, the former "SNL" star said in the video below that she was visiting Occupy Wall Street "to ask the protesters what they're protesting. I think they're against capitalism and I think capitalism is a great thing. That's how our country got to be the best in the world."
She speaks to what appears to be a passerby as well as a few of those protesting, inquiring of one man to explain what Occupy Wall Street is about, to which he responded that in his view, the outcry was about "capitalism gone awry" and "the vast inequity of the system. Not necessarily capitalism, not necessarily corporations, but the inequity."
Her rebuttals: "Oh. So how do we fix the inequity without the government telling people what to do?" and, to the idea of increased taxation on the top one percent, "Don't the rich people, aren't they the ones that create all the jobs? Poor people don't create all the jobs."
In an interview with a University of Maryland at College Park alum (who loved Jackson on "SNL"), she says of his assertion that people shouldn't forget about the poor, "How are you going to make everyone equal in good looks and smart brains? Everyone's not created equal."
According to the gentleman, that was perhaps the most inane question she'd asked up to that point in their conversation. "I don't think you can ever have a completely equal system," he responded, "but you can not have a system where the obscenely wealthy break the system for everyone else."
The conversation then devolved into questions about why violence is being promoted and whether he thinks President Obama is stirring up racial and class warfare, "straight out of 'Rules for Radicals' by Saul Alinsky."
Of course, this isn't the first time Jackson's viewpoints have drawn attention: Earlier this year, she stirred up controversy when she critiqued the Fox show "Glee" for airing a kiss between two gay characters.
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