Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ashton Kutcher earns admiration from uptight Conservatives and grown-ups

Ashton Kutcher reveresed the attitudes of many people who previously dismissed him, including me, and rightfully so.

Here is a descriptive article from The Blaze.

Mr Kutcher did so through a very simple speech to an audience that desperately needed the message.

Here is Glenn Beck talking about it.

Rush Limbaugh spoke on the speech:
Right on.  Now, don't ho-hum this, folks.  This is a message that young kids today are not hearing except maybe in their homes from their parents, but they're not hearing this. They're not hearing this from Obama. They're not hearing this from presidential or political leadership.  This kind of message of hard work, the traditional American route to success and happiness is what's being made fun of, it's what's being said is not possible anymore.  The reason why there is a malaise, this fog of depression that has rolled in over this whole country, is because young people particularly don't think there's any opportunity for them.  They don't think there's any left.  They don't believe there's any prosperity out there for them. 
They have been told that evil corporations and evil Republicans and the rich have taken it all from them.  Do not laugh.  The vast majority of even college graduates are taught this.  So when Kutcher, at the Teen Choice Awards, stands up and offers a traditional, uplifting, motivational, and inspirational speech on how he became successful, it's remarkable.  I say remarkable because the low-information crowd watching it is hearing it. They ended up cheering it, and they're not hearing it, except perhaps in their homes.  We don't know of course what goes on with their parents, but we know that everywhere else they go, we know that the songs they listen to, we know that the movies they watch, we know that the classrooms that they attend, do not give them this message.  Here's the next bite. He went on to talk about the importance of intelligence, which he says is what's really sexy.

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