You should too as there is often a certain harkening back in his words to when the citizens of this country had no illusions about what was right and what was wrong.
I thought this was a perfect example of what I am talking about.
A couple of generations ago forthrightness was expected, every day, in every thing. It was a measure of maturity. Nobody got away with mushmouth spin, everyone kept to the simple truth as they knew it or they got eased out of adult society and sat at the kid's table come Thanksgiving. We owe each other our true thoughts in a straightforward way. We don't have to be right but we do have to be honest. Absent that, we devolve into frillery and artifice. This notion is mostly past tense now, as confirmed by political correctness—social anesthesia if you will. But there are those who carry on, convinced by experience that optimism is warranted only if you see things as they are, or close enough. They carry on not as a heroic mission mind you, it's just the way they are. We'll not name names here, they know who they are, it's a small club.