Dressed in jeans and a black sweater, Redford recalled the time he spent in France and Italy when he was a student, saying it probably still influences his outlook -- and even the Sundance Film Festival, which he launched in the 1980s.Question: if change, like s**t, "happens" - i.e., it's inevitable - why do we need the government to nudge it along? And even if government subsidizes movies, how are you going to make people watch them? Is that something else liberals believe the government can mandate?
More generally, he added: "For years and years and years, you've all experienced what we had to live with, the fact that other countries are far more supportive of their artists than we are...
"But when you have congressional narrow-minded people, people who are afraid of change when change is the only thing that succeeds, the only thing we know is going to happen is that things are going to change.
"There are people that are afraid of it so they fight it .. it's just tragic that we don't support our artists more than we do. And as long as we're going to have that kind of thinking in Congress, we're going to have to fight it."
Friday, January 20, 2012
If you ever wondered why there's not a book called The Wit and Wisdom of Robert Redford...
... wonder no more. Note how Redford conflates European culture and government handouts: