“They’re boring everybody. Chesty Puller, a great Marine general, once said, ‘You can run me, and you can starve me, and you can beat me, and you can kill me, but don’t bore me.’ And that’s exactly what’s happening now: Everybody is boring everybody. It’s boring to listen to all this shit. It’s boring to listen to these candidates.”
There’s something I have always appreciated about Clint Eastwood, the way he dealt with bureaucracy as Inspector Harry of the Los Angeles police in the 1970’s. See Clint Eastwood defends Trump’s ‘racist’ remarks: ‘Just get over it’. I have no more sympathy for Trump than I have for Le Pen or UKIP in England, but at the same time I find the liberal left of Hollande, Obama and Hillary Clinton so deadeningly boring.
In the same way, I have disengaged myself from most churches, because they are so boring. It was something I noted about Jesuits in the 1980’s. They were boring and had nothing engaging or passionate to say. The only exception I came across was Fr Hugh Thwaites in London, who is now no longer with us.
Racism, political correctness, multi-culturalism. Everything becomes bad and boring as soon as it begins to be discussed. In bygone days, blacks and whites got on just fine. Jewish people were tolerated if they were decent and honest. Muslims and Christians generally got on together in northern Africa with a the exception of some atrocities. What do we expect politicians to do for us?
I get the impression that we are at the end of politics, and the strongest and meanest will the ones who will win. Bully for them! I’m not interested whether they are “liberal” or “conservative”, left or right. We need to remember that Clint Eastwood is an actor and doesn’t go around gunning all the bad guys down. Would we like him to blow away all the galoots in the saloon?
Well, do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?