“Happy 244th birthday, America. We is going through some growing pains in this one, aren’t we?” he began. “But growing pains are a good thing, because how the hell else are we going to grow up?”
McConaughey, 50, continued: “I think we gotta look each other in the eye … look ourselves in the eye, we gotta look in the mirror and ask ourselves, ‘How can I be better? How can I expect more of myself and others? How can I be more responsible? How can I have more compassion? How can I have more courage? How can I be more fair?’”
“How do I make sure that I wear the d–n mask?’” the “Dallas Buyers Club” actor quipped.
McConaughey added some positivity to his message by saying that if people start to wear masks and follow other guidelines to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus “we start partying again.”
“Looking around and thinking, ‘Oh yeah we always got work to do. We never arrive, but we improved.’ That’s our chance. That’s our opportunity. That’s on me. That’s on you,” he said.
McConaughey ended his message, “It’s game time. Ding, ding. We are in the ring, America. Let’s quit messing about and get it done. Just keep livin.’”