May 24, 2017

Clint Eastwood warns that the west is killing itself with political correctness, says we've lost our sense of humor

StaffRebel Columnist

Clint Eastwood, arguably the most Conservative voice in Hollywood, raged against political correctness at the Cannes Film Festival.

In a speech on Sunday, the famed actor and director said his 1971 film Dirty Harry wouldn't have made it in today's politically correct society.

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“A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,” he said. “That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct.”

“We’re killing ourselves by doing that,” Eastwood added. “We’ve lost our sense of humour.”

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commented 2017-05-25 10:31:43 -0400
Eastwood has been a perennial favorite of mine over the years – far better than John Wayne – and the reason is because of his hard-working, honest biting roles for the most part. His conservatism is a bright light in Hollywood. His roles are predominantly the underdog hero and freedom fighter. Keith and Helen, you forget his role in Million Dollar Baby (as a father figure) and perhaps his best role, in Gran Torino (as good role model for young adults against violence). He is certainly not a pussy, like most lead actors out there now.
commented 2017-05-25 09:41:13 -0400
As Jesus said when the crowd was about to stone an accused prostitute to death “he who is without sin, should cast the first stone.” We all fall short of perfection in this world, and it’s only by the grace of God that we will be saved.
commented 2017-05-25 07:08:26 -0400
Keith and Helen Harvey Everybody has their faults including Clint Eastwood but he was part of a bigger picture than just the relationships that he had in his personal life… He was/is a true freedom fighter.!!!
commented 2017-05-25 01:53:47 -0400
As much as I agree with Eastwood’s take on society today, he is not really the best spokesperson for the right. He is a failure as a husband, from what I gather not the best of fathers, he is just another Hollywood personality that makes his living in the fantasy world. As an actor he didn’t have a broad spectrum of roles and essentially played the same character in all his movies. I can’t think of one role where he played a family man raising children, that kind of role would be too difficult for him, it’s outside of his talent range in a movie and in real life. I never cared for Eastwood especially when he was supposed to be the good guy but basically raped a female character in one of his westerns. Movies he has made in recent years I consider to be crap, if I ever meet him I’m going to ask for my money back that I paid for that dog of a movie “Million Dollar Baby.” Just because a lot of people go to see a movie and it makes a lot of money doesn’t make it any good. And that is part of the problem with things like Political Correctness or the issues generated by the Social Justice Warriors, people just blindly without question follow the flow. They don’t do any research, use any common sense or listen to both sides of an issue, they just heard like sheep and support what the majority is behind. A perfect example of that is Climate Change, the Anti Trump Campaign or the blindness about the Islamic Invasion.
commented 2017-05-25 00:54:23 -0400
He is prove right by the fact that no one in Hollywood is brave enough to call him out on this, even at his age they are scared sh*tless of him.
commented 2017-05-24 22:49:44 -0400
Quebec man kills 6 islamophobia is the problem
Muslim kills many with a truck Muslim likes 22 and injures 50 Muslim kills about 50 in Orlando night club so some one tell me what is the problem ? Can’t be Islamophobia . Nonbelieveraphobia?
Clint is right the left has lost their sense of right and wrong and political correctness has a lot to do with it
commented 2017-05-24 22:25:40 -0400
LEVITICUS 2013, I agree. I just thought it might be helpful to remove our rose colored glasses. David and Solomon seemed to have had the same problem.
commented 2017-05-24 22:14:06 -0400
Builder… Why aren’t you in politics…??
You are profoundly well read with a grip on philosophy in such a way that everybody understands what you’re saying.
Canada need statesman.!!
commented 2017-05-24 22:12:29 -0400
Maurice… Everybody has their faults including Clint Eastwood but he was part of a bigger picture than just the relationships that he had in his personal life… He was/is a true freedom fighter.!!!
commented 2017-05-24 20:01:53 -0400
To expand on Eastwood’s contention that PC is Killing the west (civil rights and freedoms) :

As a student of communist governing systems the first thing that becomes starkly apparent to you is the omnipresent state propaganda was not intended to persuade, much less to inform, but to humiliate; for citizens (in reality more like free range inmates under that system) had not merely to avoid contradicting party line in public (political correctness), but actually had to agree with it in public. So, from the point of view of the ruling power, the less true and more outrageously false the propaganda was, the better. For to force people to agree to propositions that are so obviously and outrageously false, on pain of losing their livelihoods or worse, was to crush them morally and psychologically, and thus make them docile, easily manipulated, and complicit in their own enslavement. This was the purpose of politically correct propaganda in cold war Soviet Russia and Maoist China and Trudeau’s Cuban utopia under Castro.

Increasingly in our daily lives Canadians find ourselves in similar situations to those under soviet communism, especially if we have the misfortune to work for bureaucracies or Academia or media, we must not only keep silent about the politically correct propositions that we find not only false but ridiculous, but agree to them, to show willingness and demonstrate that we are (to use the vile verbiage of politically correct tyranny) “on message”. The message must never be of our own devising arrived upon by observation and our own reasoning processes, but instantly accepted at face value when given to us by one of these government or government camp-follower interests. Revealed “truths” from politically correct autocrats and their new media cohorts will be absurd and unassailable at the same time.
commented 2017-05-24 19:50:09 -0400
Clint for president ! Then he can kick that cuckold “Bin Zoolander” Trudeau back to the mosque he crawled out of.
commented 2017-05-24 14:50:32 -0400
Clint Eastwood is a great actor, a great director, a legend, and a man who ain’t no pussy. Vast majority of “Tinsel Town” are mediocre dumb-asses with shit for brains.
commented 2017-05-24 14:45:51 -0400
Well said Clint.
Time for more people to “man” up!
Ladies also should forget about political correctness.
When we wer kids, we said:
“Eenie, munie moe, catch a nigger by the toe . . . "
Now, kids say:
“Eenie, munie moe, catch a tiger by the toe . . .”

It is not politically correct to use the word “nigger” if you happen to be white but blacks can use the word “honky” and nobody says a damned thing.
commented 2017-05-24 14:32:02 -0400
Political correctness is cowardice and fear of islam. Clint is from another generation, the one that had courage and common sense.
commented 2017-05-24 13:57:42 -0400
Clint Eastwood’s politics and attitude toward this politically correct snowflake generation, for the most part, align with the views I hold, but he was a serial adulterer in every “committed” relationship he’s ever had. So I don’t think we should canonize “Saint Clint” just yet. Like the rest of us, he has his warts and, at least for me, that’s a big one.
commented 2017-05-24 13:53:21 -0400
The man is absolutely correct!
commented 2017-05-24 13:34:18 -0400
Clint Eastwood, one of the few remaining real men in Hollywood.
commented 2017-05-24 12:57:38 -0400
I’m somewhat of an Eastwood groupie, have been since I was a kid. He really does embody the America which was great – he walked the walk to defending freedom in the air force and sacrificing his own safety to save American lives, he ran for office and became a mayor at a great cut in pay, to give back to his community. He portrays in his films a very real America where things are set right by people taking action against true injustice – an America where the only limits on what you can achieve is you yourself – I does not surprise me Eastwood is aligned against the most vile poison in American society, political correctness and the degenerate left which promote this tyranny.
commented 2017-05-24 12:16:49 -0400
Torino was one of the best movies Clint Eastwood ever directed or starred in…
It was full of racial slurs that were ment to be interpreted properly and led to the outstanding nature of this movie..
At no time was the course humor ever to be taken literally and the audience watching it I knew that beyond a doubt..!
Excellent movie Clint… We’re going to miss you when you’re gone, along with other normal actors like Charlton Heston Yul Brenner and so on who brought us years and years of quality entertainment before Hollywood went really stupid.… Carry-on like things were normal.!!