It looks like Trump’s got an ally in another unapologetic, straight-talking personality. Long gone are the days where people could speak their mind—even unpopular opinions—without being branded a racist, sexist, or any other label with -ist at the end of it.
This is because we live in a society that’s traded hard truth and honesty for babying. I myself, as someone who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, watched our culture plunge into the pathetic mire we are now so comfortable with. We are afraid to speak our minds, for fear of being attacked. Our leaders in politics, pop culture, and the media tip-toe around facts in order to avoid offense.
I mean, what have we become, England?
But there’s at least a few people left who aren’t afraid to shoot straight. One of them’s Clint Eastwood, the original bad ass. And he’s got a few choice words for this generation.
From The Wrap:
In an interview with Esquire published Wednesday, the actor/director/producer said young America — which he has dubbed both the “kiss-ass” and “pussy” generation — needs to stop throwing the word “racist” around so freely.
“[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”
Those are some pretty strong words. If anyone else would have used them, they would be branded a sexist or an ageist or something equally ridiculous. Something tells me none of those things are going to stick on Eastwood.
He also expressed his disgust over Hillary Clinton.
Eastwood also said that he isn’t inclined to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if she continues upholding the status quo.
“I’d have to go for Trump … you know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps,” he said. “There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician.”
The man knows what he’s talking about and he’s not afraid to speak his mind. That’s what has made him a respected figure for generations, not just his acting chops, but his strength of character and resolve.
Sadly we have too few men like this in our day and day. Right now, we have a chance to elect a man with similar resolve to the White House, a man who will not be politically correct,and will do the hard thing for the good of our country.
Let’s hope more people will think like Eastwood.
Source: The Wrap