Skip to comments.The Duke Of America (Remembering John Wayne, The Cinematic And Conservative American Icon Alert)
Posted on 06/27/2007 10:18:33 PM PDT by goldstategop
And why not? John Wayne was born Marion Morrison 100 years ago last month in the dreaded Midwest, before his family moved to a California that had yet to see the "golden days" of left-wing infiltration. He played football at USC before a surfing injury caused him to lose his scholarship and he soon found work as a Hollywood stuntman before stardom found him.
He was incredibly handsome in youth and despite his large and rangy frame, had a lithesome quality to his bearing, even late in life. It is a cliche used in reference to many actors that women wanted him and men wanted to be like him, but this is in no way truer of anyone more than the Duke. Think of the greatest fistfight in film history -- Wayne and Victor McLaglen in The Quiet Man -- and one of the greatest love scenes from the same movie, between the Duke and Maureen O'Hara in the stormy Irish graveyard.
John Wayne reigned as one of Hollywood's kings for nearly 40 years, and his support of his country's war efforts -- from American settlement of the West to stopping Communism both here and abroad -- got him into trouble as the nation's ideas about patriotism took a sharp turn to the left. One wonders what Wayne would think about the current notion that it is patriotic to restrain our armed forces from doing the job they volunteered to do: defend their country.
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The Duke to Iran:
“I’m not gonna bomb ya. I’m not gonna bomb ya.”
“The hell I’m not gonna bomb ya.”
The Duke to Ahmainjihad:
“Fill yor pants you sonuvab*tch!”
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow..