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The Duke Of America (Remembering John Wayne, The Cinematic And Conservative American Icon Alert)
The American Spectator ^ | 06/28/2007 | Liza Fabrizio

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: americanspectator; conservatism; culture; hollywood; johnwayne; lisafabrizio; theduke; western
A wonderful review of that immortal American cinematic AND conservative icon, John Wayne. I've always had a fondness for Westerns. Its such an underrated genre yet its Tough Guy American. Wayne embodied ideals now seemingly forgotten. But its hard to forget and every one who has seen a John Wayne picture understands why he towers over the American landscape like a Colossus.

"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

1 posted on 06/27/2007 10:18:36 PM PDT by goldstategop
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2 posted on 06/27/2007 10:30:16 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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[IMG]http://i13.tinypic.com/6fzijau.jpg[/IMG] all American Hero
3 posted on 06/28/2007 12:40:01 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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4 posted on 06/28/2007 12:43:26 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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The Duke to Iran:

“I’m not gonna bomb ya. I’m not gonna bomb ya.”

“The hell I’m not gonna bomb ya.”


5 posted on 06/28/2007 4:52:28 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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The Duke to Ahmainjihad:

“Fill yor pants you sonuvab*tch!”


6 posted on 06/28/2007 4:58:35 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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“If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.”.

7 posted on 04/28/2008 1:03:23 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, youÂ’ve got it made." Groucho Marx)
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