Many people born in the 80’s would likely be familiar with Clint Eastwood. In an era where Western movies dominated world cinema the American actor, 86, projected a strong masculine image in a savage wild wild west.
Even in the surreal world of make-believe, Clint was a force for good and not evil. The actor’s recent remarks praising Donald Trump has, however, put him at odds with his numerous roles in the world of film.
In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine, the actor paid glowing tributes to Trump whom he said had spoken his mind in the face of criticism. “Everybody’s walking on egg-shells. What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good”, he said.
It is understandable that most people in their 80s would tell things as it is, but Clint Eastwood’s endorsement of Trump’s unbridled remarks is bizarre. Surely, it is one thing for Donald Trump to speak his mind as an American citizen, but another thing for him to speak as a prospective president of the USA.
Many of Trump’s brutish remarks isolates sections of society and goes against the ideals of the founding father’s of the nation which he seeks to preside. And unless Trump is re-inventing the wheel, it will be interesting to observe the kind of government he will be running when he’s elected.
Clint praises Trump for speaking his mind in what he chooses to call a ‘pussy generation’ but what hope is there when Trump threatens to take us back to the era of the caveman? The world has hardly recovered from the effects of poor, and sometimes senseless decisions made by leaders who are only too eager to gratify themselves and a selected a few, and Donald Trump doesn’t appear to offer an escape hatch out of this chaos.