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byClear wrote:

Though the way he stated it isn't 100% ideal, it's fairly true that people a fucking pussies now. We need to find the line between whats actually morally wrong and people just disliking something. America's a great place to live, y'all just need to stop making problems where they don't need to be. Like if I laugh at a joke that's kinda messed up I don't need a whole flock of sensitive people to come running up to me and telling me that I "shouldn't find that funny, I shouldn't laugh, or that I'm 'fucked up in the head'".


Dis is truth.

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I'm sick and tired of PC culture myself. I'll continue to be extreme anti-PC until it dies.


Anti-PC? Why are you on a internet forum???

Because I can be.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Because I can be.


What? Using a PC to proclaim Anti-PC?
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"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 yeah, when you grew up it wasn't racist to tell someone to give up their seat and move to the back of the bus either.


Because that happened all the time in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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Jophar_Vorin wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Because I can be.


What? Using a PC to proclaim Anti-PC?

... Damn it.

I see what you did there now.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

... Damn it.

I see what you did there now.


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Posted 8/4/16

Jophar_Vorin wrote:


byClear wrote:

Though the way he stated it isn't 100% ideal, it's fairly true that people a fucking pussies now. We need to find the line between whats actually morally wrong and people just disliking something. America's a great place to live, y'all just need to stop making problems where they don't need to be. Like if I laugh at a joke that's kinda messed up I don't need a whole flock of sensitive people to come running up to me and telling me that I "shouldn't find that funny, I shouldn't laugh, or that I'm 'fucked up in the head'".


Dis is truth.



Dis is truth. You're both right and i love you both
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Posted 8/4/16 , edited 8/5/16
You know, while he's not entirely wrong about our generation being a little oversensitive, it feels like Eastwod's just using this as an excuse to be a cranky old man and complain about how "the good old days" were superior to the era that we "shitty young'uns" now live in. I mean look at this.

Clint: "When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist"

Yes Mr Eastwood, but in the 1930's and 40's, it also wasn't considered racist to treat black people as actual second-class citizens, nor was it racist to round up the descendants of immigrants from enemy nations and put them into internment camps for fear that they would turn on you.

Not that this is unique to Eastwood though. Every generation likes to look at their childhood years with rose-tinted glasses and accuse the new generation of screwing it all up. Its a self-repeating circle, and I'm sure us millennials will be on the other end of it eventually.
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Let's only spend what we have, great idea. Oh wait old people want their social security benefits? They want their pills? Fuck that raise the debt!


Uh, you do know that we pay into social security right? It's the freeloading kids that get on social security that cause the problem, not the old people who have paid into it for 45 years.


Not quite. Congress has raided funds earmarked for Social Security and written IOUs repeatedly since the Reagan era. That's on both sides of the political spectrum, not just one.

In regards to Mr Eastwood, he's entitled to his opinion. Some of it is valid - many of us do seem a bit more thin skinned than in the past. On the other hand, we do need to treat everyone with dignity, regardless of our personal opinions (simply reading forum responses to political stories is enough to make me wonder if we've been fed something to both release inhibitions and lower IQ at an early age).

I don't think it's being politically correct to be mindful of someone else - it's being courteous and treating others as you'd have yourself treated.
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True. Despite being a fan of his movies back in the day, now every time I hear about him, all I can think of is:


I still want to know whether it was a joke or not. Not from the media, from him. Because it's funny as f* that that happened xD

I feel if Hillary weren't the Dem candidate, he wouldn't vote for Trump. It's because she stands for everything wrong with politics that he sticks to Trump.

However, Trump is everything wrong with most anything.
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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.


No offense to Clint Eastwood, but he seems to have forgotten that when he grew up racism was the social norm... It was completely acceptable back then to send people of color to the back of the bus, make them attend school separate from white people, make them drink from different water fountains, etc. The people who enforced these rules didn't call it racist. They just thought that they were preserving their culture in some twisted logic they had. It wasn't until Clint Eastwood was in his 30's that these things were outlawed for being racist.

As a libertarian, a lot of his political and economic positions are reasonable to some extent. It's just this part about racism and his support for Donald Trump that's odd. Trump and Hillary are both horrible for libertarianism. I assume he's only backing Trump because he views Hillary as the worse option rather than because he likes Trump.
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Posted 8/4/16 , edited 8/5/16
I don't know about the current generation being little punk ass bitches but they sure are fucking lazy if nothing else.
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He's 80 something years old. *shrugs* It's not like he wasn't lying...
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Did he happen to deliver this gripping interview to an empty chair?
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Posted 8/4/16

walker1455 wrote:

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Not that this is unique to Eastwood though. Every generation likes to look at their childhood years with rose-tinted glasses and accuse the new generation of screwing it all up. Its a self-repeating circle, and I'm sure us millennials will be on the other end of it eventually.


I agree with you and this doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is when they don't realize it.
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