Recently, Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey gave the commencement speech at the University of Houston’s 2015 graduation ceremony. There, he made some “controversial” comments about conservative values that have landed him in hot water in liberal Hollywood.
McConaughey told the graduating class:
“Congratulations class of 2015. Life’s not fair. It never was, isn’t now and won’t ever be. Do not fall into the entitled trap of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.”
“Personally, as an actor, I started enjoying my work and literally being more happy when I stopped trying to make the daily labor a means to a certain end. For example, I need this film to be a box office success.”
He later went on to tell them what they should focus on in making the world a better place:
“Let’s make it a place where we break a sweat, where we believe, where we enjoy the process of succeeding in the places and ways we are fashioned to. Where we don’t have to look over our shoulder, because we are too busy doing what we’re good at.”
“Traveling towards immortal finish lines. We write our own book, overcoming our fears. We make friends with ourselves. And that is the place that I’m talking about.”
While Obama and his minions don’t want anyone to think for themselves so that they become totally dependent on him, McConaughey is encouraging America’s youth to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. It’s sickening that in today’s super-liberal world, a speech encouraging young people to work hard is seen as “controversial.”
One more note about this speech: McConaughey was paid $140,000 for it. Recently, he announced that he would be donating 100% of that money to the Just Keep Living Foundation. Unlike the Obamas’ school initiatives, which try to make young people dependent on the government, this foundation’s focus is helping high school children live more active lives.
We applaud McConaughey for having the courage to risk his career in Hollywood in order to defend important conservative values.