Matthew McConaughey celebrated July 4 by reminding Americans that the country is still growing, comparing him to a child going through puberty.
The “Dazed and Confused” star took to Twitter on Sunday to share a video of himself sitting in front of an American flag and offering a message to his followers on what this particular Independence Day means given the year. difficult that was 2020.
“As we celebrate our independence today, as we celebrate our birth as a nation, the day that sparked a revolution to conquer our sovereignty, let’s admit that this past year, this journey around the sun, has also been a another puzzle, ” the star started after wishing the country a happy 245th birthday. “But let us also remember that we are babies as a country.”
The actor noted that the United States is “essentially going through puberty” compared to other countries in the world who are, in essence, much over 245 years old. As a result, the 51-year-old wants Americans to realize that it doesn’t matter if they are still going through “growing pains.”
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“It’s not an excuse, it’s just reality, and that’s good, because we have to keep learning, we have to keep maturing, we have to keep striving, we have to keep climbing, we have to keep on climbing. must continue to build, “added the actor of the” Dallas Buyers Club “. “And we have to make sure that we keep our hopes up along the way, as we continue to evolve. Why? Because that is what we are. Why? Because the alternative sucks.”
The Oscar-winning actor, who has spoken much more about politics over the past year as he continues to publicly reflect on a potential nomination for governor of his home state of Texas, concluded his post from the independence day with a note on unity at a time when the country felt divided.
McConaughey noted that he thought America was “ambitious” and suggested that coming together on the things that make people different is, in essence, the country’s greatest strength.
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“Hence the ‘United United States, ”he said.
He ended by telling those who cannot overcome their differences with other Americans to leave the country for good.
“Of course, we are each unique, we are independent and we have innate capacities that others do not have as persons and as States, but at the same time, we are all in the same boat”, did he declare. “And if you don’t buy that, go your way. Go somewhere else.”
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Despite his politically-oriented rhetoric, the star quickly runs out of time to materialize his desire to throw his hat off in the race against incumbent Governor Greg Abbott in the next Texas gubernatorial race.
Politico had previously reported that McConaughey had quietly called on influential people in the state’s political and business circles to see if he would have enough legitimate backing to topple Abbott if he entered a gubernatorial race.
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However, it is possible that he is aiming lower in his political aspirations to begin a career pivot in politics.