Why Clint Eastwood is right about Donald Trump
Eastwood has always been the subject of some controversy, especially within the realm of politics. The American Sniper director was recently lambasted by Twitter and the liberal media for his defence of the 2016 Republican Nominee in September’s issue of Esquire,
“[Donald Trump’s] on to something. Because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. 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.”
Well, it wasn’t so much his defence for Trump that Twitter took most issue with, since he admitted that both Trump and Clinton have said stupid things during each of their campaigns,
“He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. … But everybody – the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist’, and their making a big hoodoo out of it.”
So, what was it? The first mistake the media made was playing into the narrative Eastwood was working to dismantle. They mistook Trump’s stupidity for racism. Even more, they turned Eastwood into the straw man he was preventing Trump from becoming. If it can’t be Trump, then it’s got to be someone, right?
From the Independent, in response to Eastwood,
Eastwood was born in 1930, at the height of Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation and were mostly enforced in the US South, but were still present in states like California, where the actor is from.
So, not only are they drawing comparisons between Trump’s rhetoric and the Jim Crow laws, but they’re making Clint out to be both an aggressor and victim of systemic racism which no longer exists. Which is more than completely besides the point, since it wasn’t the real racism he was addressing. It was the false.
Eastwood’s message ultimately makes an excellent rebuttal to his experience in the media. He is not Jim Crow. Trump is not Jim Crow. Jim Crow is Jim Crow, and Jim Crow is dead.
When Eastwood says “this is a pussy generation”, he’s right. Because the media wants to feel victimized. Teenagers want to feel insecure and attacked. At the end of the day, they live to be pussies.
In the same interview, Eastwood went on record to say he would still rather endorse Trump than Clinton. And why wouldn’t he? The latter would only serve to enable this generation’s victimhood.
Now, please do, Twitter, find me some real racism. And as a tip, stay away from the 30's if you’re determined to defeat Trump, since it is, as you say, 2016.