John Wayne - the Airport, the Icon, and the Actor

Posted On: Saturday - February 23rd 2019 4:43PM MST
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  Political Correctness  California  Movies  Race/Genetics  ctrl-left

The internet says that there are people out in Orange County, California (Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington/Newport beaches, and about 100 other jammed-together cities) that don't appreciate the late iconic western-/war-movie actor John Wayne anymore. In The Attack on John Wayne Is an Attack on White America, by writer Paul Kersey* of the "stuff black people don't like" blog**, Mr. Kersey explains that the demographics of Orange County have changed much since the time of John Wayne. From getting the busy airport in Santa Ana (code SNA - doesn't make sense, but most don't!) and a 9-feet tall statue of him located at the entrance to being dissed now by 10's of thousands of twitterers for perfectly decent honest remarks made in a Playboy interview*** from 1971, you may notice that people don't seem to think the same of him.

What's changed about the attitudes toward John Wayne, along with more importantly, Orange County going from a John Birch Society stronghold of Conservatism to a blue (for Socialist, you'd think red, but ...) state? Could it be that this particular very-populated country went from being 86% white in the early 1970's to < 50% white today? "Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation", but, I'm pretty damn sure that it does in this case.

Before I go further let me discuss John Wayne. I gotta say his movies were out a good bit before my time. I've enjoyed a few, as I do remember seeing The Searchers on DVD. Clint Eastwood as the star of the Western genre is more memorably. Just as with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne was the, OK, PLAYED, the taciturn, tough righteous American hero. That's what's made him iconic. If people didn't identify with him, they at least wanted to. That was the America of 1945 through 1975 though.

Thing thing is that John Wayne was just an actor. Peak Stupidity really doesn't have any particular respect for actors and actresses. Is he entertaining and realistic? Is she entertaining and realistic hot? Good, then I'll watch. If not, I won't. Simple. Mr. Wayne was not any particular kind of hero in real life. I can compare him to two more actors, Clint Eastwood and Ronald Reagan to him, as they (well Ronnie wasn't nearly as big a star) played conservatives in the movies too. All 3 of these men were conservative in real life too, which was a bit harder for Clint Eastwood in a later time period (though, per the article, John Wayne was given grief for his views even in 1971). One of Peak Stupidity's favorite Presidents, Ronald Reagan, used his conservatism for the good of the country (till being Deep-Stated, IMO by a .22 magnum shot - I meant to write a post on that - coming soon).

Here are some of John Wayne's views on race from the past:
The academic community has developed certain tests that determine whether the blacks are sufficiently equipped scholastically. But some blacks have tried to force the issue and enter college when they haven’t passed the tests and don’t have the requisite background.

There has to be a standard. I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves. . . . Now, I’m not condoning slavery. It’s just a fact of life, like the kid who gets infantile paralysis and has to wear braces so he can’t play football with the rest of us.

I will say this, though: I think any black who can compete with a white today can get a better break than a white man. I wish they’d tell me where in the world they have it better than right here in America.
I can't argue with any of that. Most people couldn't have in 1971 either. Now, not only do a different type of Americans argue with him, but they go back nearly 5 decades to argue with a dead man. From the grave, the American iconic actor says: "Never apologize, Mister, it’s a sign of weakness."

The ctrl-left has basically the same idea as the Commies of old, your Lenin's, Mao's, Pol Pots, and even has taken a page from the Taliban, in working hard to erase vestiges of history of the traditional American people. This John Wayne hate is part of it. Arguing with them is not gonna cut it, just as it didn't with the Commies of old.

* In case this pen-name of the writer rings a bell, yes that's also from the movies, as Paul Kersey is the righteous vigilante character played by Charles Bronson in the 5-movie Death Wish series.

** now hosted on Unz is a brave man, I'll give him that.

*** Playboy interview? Who read those things to begin with? I wonder how the original twitterer got ahold of the interview out of a 48 year-old magazine with most of the pages stuck together ... ah, nevermind.

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