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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Robert Redford Now Feels ‘Out of Place’ in the America ‘I Was Born Into’

Perhaps this Hollywood liberal and others can understand how many fellow citizens felt during the Obama presidency

Actor, filmmaker, and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford published an essay titled “A Brief Statement About Big Things” on the Sundance Institute’s website Saturday, writing that he feels “out of place in the country I was born into.”

Known for iconic acting roles in the classics “The Way We Were” with Barbra Streisand, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” with screen legend Paul Newman, and the Nixon-era Watergate investigation classic “All the President’s Men,” the 82-year-old is also well-known as the director of “Ordinary People” and “A River Runs Through It.”

Redford is known, too, as an outspoken liberal activist, and although he and other liberals might not ever acknowledge it, his feelings mirror how many Americans felt during the Obama presidency. That administration ushered in the Affordable Care Act, aggressive “comprehensive sex education” in the nation’s classrooms, the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” LGBT policy in the military, and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — which President Donald Trump abandoned earlier this year.

Redford’s “overtly political speech” was published the same day that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was voted onto the Supreme Court after a protracted and fraught confirmation process.

Kavanaugh is not mentioned by name in his piece, but Redford called out “bigotry, mean-spiritedness, and mockery as the now-normal tools of the trade,” which follows the liberal activist playbook.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is far from being alone.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he would like it better in Mexico--get out then!

Anonymous said...

That makes two of us. I find it hard to recognize the America in which I was born. The liberals have destroyed that America.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he was actually talking about the liberals because most of it is true. I think it is called reverse psychology. He can leave here, he got enough money. Good riddance. MAGA, without hollywood being here.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what planet he lives on, BUT I have felt our country was slipping away for Many years and NOW it's finally been exposed...The New World Order/ One World Government was upon us and we would be totally in it today IF Hillary had been elected. ONLY God saved us from this evil.

Anonymous said...

He's part of the hate America crowd and should leave maybe join his compadres in the south of France.

Anonymous said...

He’s still living?

Anonymous said...

Maybe u and him should Move to Iran for freedom.

Anonymous said...

Pack your sh#t and leave!

Anonymous said...

It is to the point I can't watch much because of turds like this and other favorites have exposed themselves to be no good for America. They may think it won't hurt their wallet but it will.

bob pinto said...

Of course, he IS out of place.

Most Americans earn their way. Liberalism has to be subsidized with massive numbers of people fooled.

Bobby, suspend your disbelief and meet some real Americans.
This ain't the movies.

Anonymous said...

Tell the clown that our friends to the north, Canada, has plenty of open spaces!!

Anonymous said...

Head to Venezuela old man. Then tell us how OUTTA place you feel. You were a good actor in the day. But you should stick to it.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't recognize it because democrats are trying to destroy it and he might have been saying that.

Anonymous said...

The world is a big place, move somewhere where you don't feel "out of place"

Anonymous said...

we the people have felt this way for many years...I suggest if you don't like it here anymore; you and your ilk MOVE...

Anonymous said...

I respect his view on how demented the Liberals have become. Their behavior must be acceptable to most all Liberals, as we don't hear very many of them complaining, including the DNC, which outright embraces these behaviors and uses them, with the help of the MSM.

Anonymous said...

Ditto

Anonymous said...

There are days when this 80 + natural born citizen of the United States of America gets up in the morning wondering what is happening to the Land I Love. I keep looking for the healers who will bring us together. I am Impressed by many of the young men and women I have met that seem to offer hope for the future of our country. We need to be encouraging them

Anonymous said...

A small group of radical people control the media and project themselves as a larger movement then they really are. If you control the airwaves you control the people