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ACTORS ROB LOWE AND MIKE MYERS ON THE “AMERICAN DREAM”

Father, help us to maintain justice and to do what is right in Your eyes. Isaiah 56:1

According to Mike Myers, cynicism and hopelessness are not in America’s nature. The actor, writer, and comedian stopped by Rob Lowe’s podcast “Literally!” and, amidst the old friends’ engaging discussion of “SNL,” “Wayne’s World,” and celebrity encounters, began talking about the importance of positivity and hope, both during the pandemic and in life.

Myers used the conversation to discuss his love of the United States. . . .

He drew out the fundamental difference between the cultures of the United Kingdom and Canada and the United States as between cynical doubt about others, in contrast to an optimistic sense that anything is possible. He boiled down the distinction as a judgmental “Who do you think you are?” versus “Who do you want to be?”

The desire to create, to build, and to constantly push oneself and improve is intrinsic to the American Dream. In a time when fewer and fewer consider themselves proud to be American, it is heartwarming to hear the country’s virtues extolled in an apolitical and genuine manner. . . .

Editor’s Note: Read the exchange below:

MYERS: It doesn’t seem American to me. I have to say, having British parents, and having lived in Canada, one of the things that I always love about America is this sort of sense of… if you make anything this is the best place in the world. Because in Canada, really in Britain (less so in Canada now), it’s ‘Who do you think you are?’ In America, it’s very, ‘Who do you want to be?’ It’s just, this kind of cynicism just doesn’t feel like it’s in America’s nature, you know what I mean? America’s nature is, ‘Let’s go do it, man. Let’s make it.’ That’s what I love about– You know, I became a citizen, took the oath, take it seriously. My kids are American. I love the United States. We’re sort of out of character right now. It’s very strange.

LOWE: Agreed.

MYERS: That’s America that we all know and love, is Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra.

LOWE: And I think it’s there. I think it’s there as much as it ever was, but you know, there are elements that want us to believe it’s not for the sake of ratings, for the sake of selling newspapers, for the sake of their own political agendas, for the sake of selling you something. You know, I don’t think anything’s changed except how we perceive it and what were sold.

MYERS: I can tell you, as somebody of English heritage, you know, cynicism, you know, ‘Who do you think you are?’ as opposed to ‘Who do you want to be?’ – which is America’s true nature – it’s a the ‘can do’ thing is so infectious and so right-on and so, what we all, those of us who are lucky enough to be allowed into this country, and I’ve lived in other countries, we admire that so much. I know it’s corny, but it’s true.

Being somebody who’s made things his entire life, I’m so grateful to the United States for just having the whole mindset of ‘let’s go make something. It’s possible.’ You know, if you were to have a restaurant in New York, you know in any other place in the world, they go, ‘You know, the restaurant business is hard.’ In New York they go, ‘Really? What kind of food is it?’ You know what I mean? I love that!

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Article by . Photo from Getty Images.)

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6 Replies to “ACTORS ROB LOWE AND MIKE MYERS ON THE “AMERICAN DREAM””

  1. Totally agree. I was a young foreign grad student in Illinois In the late 60s. There I was generously welcomed by fellow students and by teachers and the very diverse range of people that I got to know. During summers I had amazing work experiences in two leading USA companies. There was so much opportunity, so much encouragement. It was ‘land of the free’ with the freedom to be who you dreamed of being!
    The US’s Christian faith was the foundation of its hope and potential. Thank you America for giving me an opportunity of a lifetime!

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  2. Thank you for standing to keep America Dream Alive, but we all need to stand together as America and Not allowed the Government to take away our Right, but to fight the injustice that been corrupted against Humanity for so Long.God created this world and created Mankind in the Image of HIM..Let put God Back in his World, that he has allowed us to Breath,Eat,Work,have a Family,and to build better Live for Us and others.

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  3. SI hope and pray to save America and what it was inspired and idealized as being. What our forefathers died for in WW2. We are now fascists and soon to be autocracy. Wake up. What part of making America Great again tears down the United States post office with the help of newly appointed Post master general who owns portiins the post office competition. To make it impossible for some to vote. Also have private militia to attack its own people. Coming to a city… near you

  4. When all you hear in the “lamestream” media is how much Hollywood actors hate America, it’s encouraging to see one who loves his adopted country.

    The haters get all the press.

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  5. Loving Father,
    Thank You for this article.

    In Jesus’ name many such celebrity who is able to honestly share what is America to them and dare to use their platform to share with their followers.
    I Jesus’ name I pray that these 2 will know and draw near to God.

    Thank You Father. Amen.

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  6. Yes, agreed with, “let’s go make something”, but the problem is that we stopped making things here. Everything is made in China! Look at almost everything you buy. Look at labels, turns things over to see where it’s made. It’s very sad that we’ve allowed this to happen. President Trump is trying to change this. He truly is the people’s President. God bless him.

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