Clint Eastwood, outstanding actor and all-round cool American icon, in an interview in USA Weekend:
So, socially, you’re live-and-let-live. How about politically?
I suppose. I don’t see myself as conservative, but I’m not ultra-leftist. You build a philosophy of your own. I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.
As an ex-politician, does that extend to your view of same-sex marriages? That could be the polarizing issue of the presidential race.
From a libertarian point of view, you would say, “Yeah? So what?” You have to believe in total equality. People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want — as long as they’re not harming people.
5 Responses to “Do Ya, Punk?”
Great interview, and “Mystic River” was excellent.
I hope he gets another great night at the Oscars…
His best movie was “The Outlaw Josie Wales”. A great libertarian theme. I recommend it.
“The Outlaw Josie Wales” is definitely a great movie. I’ve had professors in both political science and business ethics classes use it as an example. If I ever decide to teach, I’ll do the same.
I had a philosophy professor bring up Dirty Harry in a moral issues class. It was a fun topic.
Did you all say “Go ahead punk, make my day” when you disagreed with each other in class? 🙂