Robert De Niro was awarded an honorary degree from Brown University over Memorial Day weekend.
In a commencement speech, he decried what he sees as the country’s current state, which he put “in movie terms,” and called upon graduates to repair it. “When you started school, the country was an inspiring, uplifting drama,” he said. “You are graduating into a tragic, dumbass comedy. My advice is to lock the Van Wickle Gates and stay here. But if you do leave, work for the change. Work to stop the insanity. Start now so the Class of 2018 will graduate into a better world.”
Of course, there is zero chance DeNiro has any understanding of how to move the country in the direction of liberty. Indeed, he probably doesn't want to. He just wants his central planners in charge.
When it comes to movies, he has had a hit and miss career, with a couple of really strange ones. When it comes to understanding policy and liberty, he is just a man in the masses, who shouldn't even be mistaken for Mike Rowe.