Actor Richard Dreyfuss launched The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative to make sure kids understand what America is all about. But he’s still not wildly optimistic about our future.
America was the worst revolution in the history of mankind because it produced America.
I think Colbert is handsome
Sadly, most Americans today choose the lowest common denominator. They relish in ignorance allowing the stupid level overall to reach epic proportions.
This guy is the most boring, mediocre Jew I have ever seen
Land of the free, you didn’t have gay marriage till last year
Someone tell Gabriel Gundacker about this
America for Trump as President:) Vote Trump:)
What is this guy talking about ?! Americans always pride themselves to be part of a free country. I think they know, Richard
France did it first :/
Damn, i wanna know what Richard was about to actually say at the end there. I think he bit his tongue cuz he realized he was being somewhat of a damper on the mood haha
Wow, what an uplifting interview.
Yes. He’s awesome already
Was this guy the doctor in What About Bob?
HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT IS THE BEST CHOICE!
The United States of America – the land where you (if you have a lot of money) are free to rip other people off until they are left with literally nothing. Oh what lovely freedom.
With all the current candidates on both sides how can one be “optimisitc”?
If ppl were White and had Money, then YES! ppl got that opportunity. Otherwise, I think history has shown the difference.
This guy seems kind of ignorant. The greatest revolution of all time…?
To really respect and maintain the constitution, we need smaller government and reduced public spending to allow more economic freedom.
Fuck Ruchard Dryefuss, the future is brighter than ever.
“If you can get here…if you can manage to make the journey to get here…[on your own accord–not tethered in the bowels of a slave ship–and you are white, and you are heterosexual, and you are male], then you can have….” Let’s be real, Dick.
Gonna need a bigger….HOPE! *fapfapfap*
Hope may be for losers, but if there is hope, it lies with the Proles. With us.
Love the guy. This country’s an experiment in democracy. And, in that it may resemble a democracy to anyone other than those who exploit its people, it’s failed miserably, so far. This “representative democracy” thing was a fraud from day one. Only pure (or “direct”) democracy can this country ever live up to its stated principles.
Look. He is so old now. What a loser! #JustKidding
Um greatest revolution? Look, it was pretty great, the USA did pretty well, but seriously dude the French Revolution was probably the most influential revolution in the history of revolutions
What a lousy old fuck -_-
“Rights” are automatic upon birth. Countries have nothing to do with rights…except controlling and taking them away.
Self centered much? Also, Trump is the essence of democracy. Power to the people!
Here’s the thing: Republicans vs Democrats is a system that’s been in play for a long while now — not the country’s entire span, but a long while — It served us well through both world wars, but after WWII things started to progress and some people want to stop the progression. Some people want to see it go forward.
The people who want it to stop, want to see it revert back to the 1950’s and keep it there for all eternity. They want the world to be in their hands, and nobody else’s. They do this through misinformation and fear mongering.
When you have a large group of people who believe what a small group of people tell them, it feeds into hatred and fear which grinds the country to a halt. People do not look at others as people; they look at others as alien beings who are not allowed to be here.
If you are a Republican who can look at the world as it is, and consent that yes there are some things that need to change then more power to you. However, if you’re a Republican who believes that the POTUS should never be in his office because of the things you heard on the news and never bothered to research yourself then you should look at more news sources. There is no better way to get yourself educated than to look at MULTIPLE sources, from what you agree with and what you DON’T agree with.
If you hate Obama because he’s a Democrat, and no other reason, then perhaps you should find a legitimate reason to hate him. One that is an actual flaw. I will concur that the ACA is lackluster, but I believe that it was a magnificent step in the right direction. I, however, do not believe that his religion (which is Christian) is a valid reason to hate him. We live in a country where people can believe in whatever higher power they want to believe in. We live in a country where you are free to do basically whatever you want.
But if we choose Trump or Cruz for POTUS (neither of which will happen), the country will come to a grinding halt and our infrastructure will crumble. Our economy will collapse, worse than it did in 2008. Our rights will be taken away. WWIII will start and we’ll all be dead. Every. Single. One of us.
The problem isn’t that Donald Trump is able to run for President. Anyone should be able to run for President. The problem is that people are ignorant enough to vote for him.
I just can’t wait to see Trump try to diss Richard Dreyfuss
But Hillary Clinton is the personification of corruption in politics and Bernie Sanders is a communist.
There are no good candidates, apparently.
Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’em That’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
I think that this guy has eaten a big old slice of American exceptionalism.
At least in other countries people tend to acknowledge just how enslaved they are … Oh well, … that’s just Murica I guess .
Dreyfuss is right. Americans are not being taught civics anymore. It is vital to put civics back into the curriculum!
Trump is able to buy his way into anything he wants.
Thucydides, author of The Peloponnesian War, recorded a speech from an Athenian leader with one of my favourite quotes: “Athenians do not hope; Athenians calculate!”. Given that they were the inventors of democracy, and given that they lost that war, I would say we modern democracies ought to take heed. I like this guy’s way of putting it too. Hope is for losers.
With that last line (from both), this interview lost all credibility of seriousness that Dreyfuss was trying to bestow (assuming he was).
Trying to mix seriousness of our civic and political system with a joke about a particular candidate just doesn’t make him (Dreyfuss in this instance) appear as he might know what he’s talking about.
I”m “defending” Trump *only* as an American — not his political views.
That flinch. A great flaw of our democracy is that we can(‘t) elect anyone? Even a bumbling moron such as Dub-Ya Bush. What?
DOCTORRRR! LEEEO! MAAARVIIIN!
We need to pass a constitutional amendment: Orange people aren’t allowed to run for president.
FREEDOM FROM WHAT is the first question . . .
USA IS SPECIALIZED IN GIVING PEOPLE THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM….
I don’t dare think about America’s future without the Republican party, that’s for sure. What would America do without the GOP? I guess you would just have to make enormous social progress and increase the standard of living millions of disadvantaged people.
Subtitles said Bernie Sanders instead of Bernie Madolf
i just wish we could make two separate countries, one rep. and one dem. and people could freely choose where they would like to live. The dem would probably be full of scientists and smart people and probably flourish. ahhh what an almost utopia it would be.
Only clicked this because I thought it was Bernie Sanders ???
best wishes future self bernie 2016 february 23, 2016
they cut out the best part where he rants about how schools aren’t teaching our kids a damm thing and how this country is going down the tubes.
cue the ppl that say we dont have real freedom here. as if to say youtubers/social media commenters tried to achieve all their goals and have been personally stopped by the US government. shouldn’t try for urself to see that just cuz u want something, “freedom” is just gonna make it fall into ur lap?
we might be declining but fuck dude we live in the best country in the world every country has its negatives and without negatives we wouldn’t be as successful as we are as a country
What day are episodes of Maddof airing? I saw the pilot but I don’t know when the other episodes air
God im tired of the colbert smug
Freedom of worship and freedom FROM worship should be stated also.
I love America, but I hate it when Americans say they are the greatest. Have you guys heard of humility?
oh am early i should make a joke. the tramp fans in the comment section
Talk about THE GUY perfectly poised to play Bernie Sanders in the inevitable movie, eh?
He speaks against Bernie Madoff at 2:39 but his description perfectly summed up our current enormous government.
Bernie Sanders for president
Wow, Richard Dreyfuss is so old
i swear my caption says bernie sanders instead of bernard madoff. must be the doing of the clinton campaign.
I lost all respect for Richard Dreyfuss he’s a full fledged idiot when it comes to common sense on run in America because Donald Trump is a fascist dictator he is just running for president so he is of the pay is fair share in taxes and he couldn’t care less about the common people America. He’s just a part of establishment just like the republicans and Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is a corporatist democrat just like Obama that is making the Health Insurance Company ranch by making individuals to work jobs to pay for Health Insurance or the get fined. Bernie Sanders is only one they can save America and he knows a lot more than Richard Dreyfuss does because he does a one to pay its fair share in taxes. He’s just a typical actor just some phony fart that got rich off of people seeing his movies and he can care less about the common people that pay to see his movies now because he’s wealthy.
Can’t any of you people even listen to the man before you bash him and what your own country once stood for. Do any of you have any pride in the good parts of your own history? Any at all? The fact is our freedom has corroded since 9/11 but our country has become the greatest superpower the world has ever known. The way we fix our problems is not to come here and bash this old man and his ideals but to stand up against the men who have taken our liberty from us and take it back from them.
Watching this, and reading the comments has actually made me depressed. Jesus Christ on a cracker no wonder the fucking suicide rate’s been spiking. “Hope is for losers?” Go suck a movie producers cunt you dick. Hope is always there, and as long as it is there the potential for good change is there. We still have power over the political process, and guess what? Everything the president does has to go through congress. The president hasn’t had any power since the days of Reagan, and Kennedy. You know what the president is now? A mouth piece.
I’m going to keep living my life, and living as best i can while trying to make other peoples lives better in small ways. That’s how i express my hope. I certainly won’t be taking a jaded Hollywood monkey at his word when he says “Hope is for losers.” that’s for fuckin’ sure. So yeah. Kinda hate Richard Dreyfus, and his Russian wife now.
“Flee, flee for your lives!” – Vote Denethor, 2016
People act like if Trump is president that all gays, people of color, and Muslims will be hanged. Weird.
America…..still looking to actors for guidance …..and philosophy.
Stephen at the end: “Oh, you so cute, Richard!”
RIP AMERICA! THE ENEMY OWNS THE MEDIA AND ALL OF THE CORPORATIONS.. THEY HAVE FAKE POLITICIANS WHO ARE OWNED BY THE LARGE BANKS.. THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.. YOU REALLY DONT.
Gee Golly what would make you think that!
Vote Trump and we are screwed.
Poor Richard. He’s lost.
HIS SMILE AT THE END IS THE EPITOME OF CUTENESS
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