Matthew McConaughey Shared Some More Deep Thoughts On The Left And The “Illiberal Left”

December 16, 2020 / Posted by:

Matthew McConaughey continues his Greenlights book tour which so far has amounted to him talking with some British dicks about American politics. After getting together with Russell Brand and tsk-tsking the left for breathing a fucking sigh of relief after having spent 4 years with our anuses clenched, Matthew’s moved on to telling Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain what kind of liberals we need. He’ll allow regular liberals, but you “illiberals” better hightail it out of town before Sheriff McConaughey his centrist posse run you out.

Now Matthew’s a poet don’t forget so you’ll have to forgive him for not being specific or direct about his criticisms of “cancel culture” and the “illiberal left,” which is a new one for me, so his opinions are reduced to an overdressed word salad. Yes, it’s ranch dressing. Of course, it is. According to Deadline:

Matthew McConaughey has elaborated on comments he made last week about the “illiberal left” and has explained why he thinks our society’s tendency to avoid true confrontation is “unconstitutional”.

Appearing live today (December 15) from his home in Texas on ITV show Good Morning Britain, the actor discussed topics ranging from fake news to freedom of speech.

“We need liberals, what I don’t think we need is illiberals,” he told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. “What I don’t think some liberals see is they’re being cannibalized by the illiberals. There are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair… the extreme left and extreme right completely illegitimize the other side. They exaggerate the other side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense. That’s not fair.

If I were a cheerleader, my cheer would be “Be, Specific! Be, Be Specific!” because, what the fuck? First I’m going to need a definition for what Matthew considers a “liberal” to be before we even get into what an “illiberal” is. Am I a liberal or an illiberal? I would like to defend myself if I’m being accused of cannibalism, a serious crime indeed! At least if it’s not consensual. If two people who respect each other want to consume each other’s flesh, who am I to judge? If that makes me an illiberal, then lock me up and throw away the key. While Matthew may not have provided clarity on illiberalism, he’s finally cracked the true meaning of cancel culture, offering a nuanced understanding of the nature of political debate. I’m kidding this salad’s drowning in honey mustard.

The actor also broached the topic of cancel culture. “Where the water line is gonna land on freedom of speech, what we allow and what we don’t, where this cancel culture goes, is a very interesting place that we’re engaged in as a society and are trying to figure out. We haven’t found the right spot,” he said.

I thought that we already learned that we live in a society, but I can see now that it is not so simple as the Joker would have us believe. Matthew continued:

You’ve got to have confrontation to have unity. That’s when a democracy works really well,” he commented. “I would argue we don’t have true confrontation right now, confrontation that gives some validation and legitimizes the opposing point of view. We don’t give a legitimacy or validation to an opposing point of view, we make it persona non grata, and that’s unconstitutional.”

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse named Concrete Example! Matthew did illuminate this possible illiberal about “fake news” though, so I shouldn’t complain. Matthew says it’s all fake, or it’s not, “who knows what the heck to believe”!

He continued. “What leaders do we trust? What media outlets do we trust? There is so much distrust right now, you start distrusting yourself, that leads to some really tough places. We have to find some form of leadership that we can listen to – agree with it or not – but trust it.”

Guys, bowlegged as he is, I think he’s running.

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