Robert Redford feels ‘out of place’ in bigoted, mean-spirited America

Robert Redford feels ‘out of place’ in bigoted, mean-spirited America
Robert Redford (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – He has options. Is he unaware of that?]

Veteran Actor and filmmaker Robert Redford wrote in a blog post published Friday that the “bigotry” and “mean-spiritedness” of contemporary American politics has left him feeling “out of place”

“For the first time I can remember, I feel out of place in the country I was born into and the citizenship I’ve loved my whole life,” Robert Redford wrote in a statement released by the Sundance Institute. “For weeks I’ve watched with sadness as our civil servants have failed us, turning toward bigotry, mean-spiritedness, and mockery as the now-normal tools of the trade.”

The veteran Hollywood star conceded it was understandable for younger generations to express frustration with their elder’s hyperpartisan and increasingly convergent set of values. “It’s hard to blame young people for calling us out, and pointing to our conflicts between the values we declare, and those we stand behind only when it’s convenient to partisanship,” Redford wrote. “Many people are rightly calling it a damn mess.”

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