We stand with Dirty Harry!
Hollywood has become a cesspool of liberal ideology, where conservative films are blocked from being produced.
Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood slammed political correctness while addressing a crowd at the Cannes film festival in France. According to Eastwood, his signature film, Dirty Harry, would be too controversial to make today. (via Washington Times)
“A lot of people thought [Dirty Harry] was politically incorrect. 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. We’ve lost our sense of humor,” Eastwood said.
Dirty Harry was released in 1971, and follows a no-nonsense homicide detective who is willing to do anything to stop a serial killer.
The film was heavily protested when it was originally released, but Eastwood claims it simply could not be made today. Contrary to popular opinion, we are not becoming more permissive but more restrictive, as more and more topics become taboo.
Clint Eastwood considers himself a libertarian, and he openly supported Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Eastwood did not discuss politics at Cannes outside of attacking oversensitivity.
As a man of action, Eastwood is directly trying to counter the wave of political correctness by producing and directing proud American films full of patriotism.
Sully and American Sniper are the Hollywood legend’s latest offerings, and are true stories of American heroes. Eastwood is currently working on The 15:17 to Paris, another true story about American soldiers who help thwart a terror attack in Europe.
Clint Eastwood has taken aim at political correctness in the past. Recently, at the 2012 Republican convention, Eastwood addressed an empty chair representing Barack Obama to bemoan the dark direction our country was heading in.
“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. Secretly, everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said to the chair.
Clint Eastwood is a breath of fresh air in the stale liberal Hollywood landscape. We need more actors and directors willing to stand up for free speech.
Political correctness prevents us from even discussing the problems of our time – let alone solving them. We need to push back, and force a conversation to save our country.
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