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Posted 8/4/16 , edited 8/5/16
Pretty sure most 80 year olds would think today's generation were pussies...
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He's not wrong that everyone today is incredibly over sensitive, and quick to bicker over trivial issues but it does all stem from overloading stress and economic turmoil witch not for nothing today's generation has been just more or less handed to deal with.

If he wants to chew someone out for it should be the Boomers that his generation raised that mistake good fortune in combination with economic progress for actual earned success n self-entitled sense of superiority not blame millennials that are doing there best to flounder and find a place in the worst world economy in decades. In the end world is what it is, no point complaining or finger pointing at peoples attitudes just get to work, put in action, make shit happen.
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True stuff. He forgot to mention "special little snowflake syndrome". However, we have plenty of people out there who will do that anyway when this kind of stuff comes up. If you want to think about something humorous, think about the same kind of PC people getting drafted for war. Just firing a gun would probably make them vomit. In that kind of scenario, being offended wouldn't seem like a major issue.
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bunch of pussies huh

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PC my butt! Anti-irrational hatred and fear is more like it, and more exact for my generation.

Ugh, their generation gives me a headache sometimes, but it's a complaint that consistently appears against every new generation. Especially, when things change so much.
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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.

People are reading too much into his age and era than they are his words. He didn't defend the racial status quo of his time; he's saying that people call others racist for unjustifiable reasons.

One time on this forum I was talking about black people, said "African American", and someone literally told me they didn't want me to refer to black American's as such. This is what he is talking about, I believe.

I don't know if he ever bought into that racism as a young adult, or if he still holds any racist beliefs from his time, but his words struck me more as "I've experienced true racism, and this stuff you kids get offended over doesn't hold a candle to it."
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:


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.

People are reading too much into his age and era than they are his words. He didn't defend the racial status quo of his time; he's saying that people call others racist for unjustifiable reasons.

One time on this forum I was talking about black people, said "African American", and someone literally told me they didn't want me to refer to black American's as such. This is what he is talking about, I believe.

I don't know if he ever bought into that racism as a young adult, or if he still holds any racist beliefs from his time, but his words struck me more as "I've experienced true racism, and this stuff you kids get offended over doesn't hold a candle to it."


Getting followed around in stores, being racially profiled by authorities and in some parts downright discriminated against isn't as bad as being lynched or segregation but it still sucks regardless. It's hard for people who have never experienced it to understand.
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Its stuff like this that makes me sad that I am part of the human race and I wish when I died and I had the choice to stay on the other side and go back that I wish I had made the choice to stay.
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I think Clint Eastwood is right. This generation is full of pansies. Can't say this or that or someone will get offended. It's really annoying. Safe spaces? Trigger warnings? Really? Trigger warning were intended for soldiers with PTSD that might trigger an episode. People trivialize the pain our vets endure and what real trigger warnings and trauma really is.
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The problem is some people think "Not being PC" = acting like an asshole. Saying that, some people do taking being PC a little too far.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I thought this thread would be about....you know....how to get....I mean Clint Eastwood must've gotten....nevermind.


lol i was like what but i held my mouse and saw pussy generation.
yep thats clint
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MakotoKamui wrote:

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.


At the convention, Clint THOUGHT he was doing the Republican equivalent of one of Mort Sahl's old scathing-political monologues from the 60's. If you don't know those, well, there ya go. You weren't alone.
But when he pretended that "Obama" had told him to go eff himself, then it just turned into some foul-mouthed production of Harvey.
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You just don't like being called out for things that people were able to get away with saying before
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I think political correctness is good and has a place. However, some people are overly PC, such as the SJW types. People who hate political correctness and don't abide to any of it are the other extreme, and I don't agree with never being PC just because the overly PC crowd rubs you the wrong way.

Thing I've noticed in life is that most times, either extremes on any given matter are not good or not ideal.
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Posted 8/4/16 , edited 8/5/16
I like Clint, but fuck him.
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