In a recent article in GQ, Clint Eastwood was named “Badass of the Year”. In this article he is quoted saying “We’re becoming more juvenile as a nation. The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.”
Can you say refreshing? I love it when someone in the “liberal Hollywood scene” says something as true and to the point as that. Society has gone away from making the heroes played by Clint Eastwood as idols to the idols we have today. Who do you think has more moral character, the heroes of Clint Eastwood movies, or the heroes of Reality TV? Instead of us looking at characters like Lt. Morris Schaffer in “Where Eagles Dare”, Sergeant Thomas Highway in “Heartbreak Ridge”, Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan in “In the Line of Fire”or Frank Corvin in “Space Cowboys”. We are looking at heroes like Joe Gosselin, Richard Heene, and David Arhuleta.
What has happened to that traits like “Integrity”, “Honesty”, and “Truth”? They have been put on the back burner. They are at times even scorned as traits that will get you no where in modern life. “Livin’ in a cruel world, pays to be a mean girl.. Plasma gettin’ bigger, Jesus gettin smaller.” – Toby Keith “American Ride”. How far has society digressed? We are not becoming a moral society, we are becoming a society of self centered “teenage twits”.
We are now a society where the Bible, The Ten Commandments, and Prayer are no longer given a place in public. And along with those items being removed from public view, we have removed the traits or characters they represent. We have removed “Love”, “Caring”, “Fidelity”, “Truth”, “Integrity” with traits of “Greed”, “Ambition”, “Promiscuity”, and anything else that suits our selfish fancy.
It is time that we as a society started to get back to the basics. Where someone is rewarded for being a Man (or Woman) of “Integrity”, “Honesty”, and is applauded for searching and standing up for “Truth”.
We don’t need more politicians, we need statesman. We don’t need more people talking about “Family Values” we need people who live “Family Values”.