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Clint Eastwood Calls It Generation Beta Max

In case you haven’t heard, Gran Torino is a moving story about trust, friendship, manliness, desert, and community.  Wonderful film.  Riffing on similar themes in Esquire, Clint christens the current  generation, the generation of the beta male: 

We live in more of a pussy generation now, where everybody’s become used to saying, “Well, how do we handle it psychologically?” In those days, you just punched the bully back and duked it out. Even if the guy was older and could push you around, at least you were respected for fighting back, and you’d be left alone from then on…

I don’t know if I can tell you exactly when the pussy generation started. Maybe when people started asking about the meaning of life.


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