Monday, February 25, 2019


The wolves are howling for the renaming of John Wayne Airport because Wayne made racist and homophobic remarks in 1971 during a Playboy magazine interview

Oh my God in heaven, not John Wayne too.

Just a couple of days ago I published a Lincoln quote in which Honest Abe said: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races ….. there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

And now an old interview has resurfaced in which John Wayne said he believed in white supremacy, made disparaging remarks about American Indians and referred to gay men as fags.

Wayne’s remarks were made in 1971during a Playboy magazine interview. Here is some of what he said.

About white supremacy

With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.

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.

About selfish American Indians

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. Look, I'm sure there have been inequalities. But what happened 100 years ago in our country can't be blamed on us today.

About the movie Midnight Cowboy

A story about two fags.

That did it! The wolves are howling for the renaming of John Wayne Airport. And I’m sure they also want to destroy the statue of Wayne that stands in the airport lobby.

OK, so John was racist and homophobic. So what! When they named that airport after him, they weren’t doing so because of his personal views, but because of his achievements as a movie actor.

I enjoy watching his movies on the Grit TV channel and on the Western channel of Encore. Are the wolves also going to howl about banning all John Wayne movies from TV?

Wayne was a hero to my dear departed wife. She loved his movies. She must be turning over in her grave at the thought of renaming John Wayne Airport.

Let’s see now. Indian oppressor Christopher Columbus, slave owners George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston, any Confederate heroes, and white supremacists Abraham Lincoln and John Wayne must be erased from history. No more statues of them and their ilk, and no more cities, schools, parks and streets named after them. I suppose they can all be replaced by MLK and the likes of Malcom X, Barack Obama, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan.

And why not honor the Black Panthers too. That Queen Bitch Beyoncé did it during the halftime of the 2016 Super Bowl.


Trey Rusk said...

I liked John Wayne, he made some pretty good movies, but he was just an actor. My favorite John Wayne movie was The Searchers. It was filmed in Monument Valley, Utah and the story was based in West Texas. Big scenery difference.

bob walsh said...

I liked THE QUIET MAN best myself. Maybe they could rename it the SPIKE LEE INTERGALACTIC SPACEPORT. That would be cool.