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No, Matthew McConaughey, America is Not ‘Going Through Puberty.’

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In a strange Independence Day message, actor Matthew McConaughey suggests to his countrymen that we, as a nation, shouldn’t be discouraged by the social turmoil and political violence that we witnessed in 2020, because this is all just evidence that we are going through the ordinary growing pains that nations must endure in order to grow.

“But let’s also remember that we’re babies as a country,” McConaughey said to his followers, continuing:

We’re basically going through puberty in comparison to other countries’ timeline, and we’re going to go through growing pains. We are going through growing pains. This is not an excuse, it’s just the reality, and this is good, because we got to keep learning, we got to keep maturing, we gotta keep striving, we gotta keep climbing, we gotta keep building. And we gotta make sure we maintain hope along the way, as we continue to evolve.

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Some conservatives have perplexingly found this stupid analogy to be a gem of hipster wisdom. While admitting that much of what McConaughey says is “platitudinous nonsense,” Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire argues that the driving point “is actually really smart. McConaughey is saying, this is a young country, and we’re going through puberty. And that is certainly true.”

All of that should seem a funny thing to suggest about a nation that is........

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