Skip to comments.Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over actor's racist comments
Posted on 04/30/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT by StCloudMoose
California politicians have voted down a proposal to designate May 26 - the actor's birthday - as John Wayne Day. The idea was rejected after some said Wayne had made racist comments against blacks and Native Americans. The resolution for John Wayne Day was submitted by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, who described Wayne as the "prototypical American Hero, symbolizing such traits as self-reliance, grace under pressure, resolve and patriotism." But Harper's colleague Lorena Gonzalez said Wayne's movies showed a lot of Native Americans being killed and that they sanctioned the white occupation of the continent. Assemblyman Luis Alejo also complained that Wayne "had disturbing views towards race." The proposal was consequently voted down on Thursday, although several lawmakers, including Harper, claimed that the vote had gone in favor of "political correctness." Others also remembered Wayne's contribution to cancer research and his support for the US military. Support for 'white supremacy' The actor who became known under the stage name John Wayne was born in 1907 as Marion Mitchell Morrison and later renamed Marion Robert Morrison. Also nicknamed the "Duke," Wayne defined the quintessential cowboy on screen with his appearance of rugged masculinity and swaggering walk. His most famous movies include "The Alamo," "The Green Beret" and "True Grit," for which he received an Academy Award. However, the actor, whose film career ran from the early 1930s to 1976, was a conservative and ruffled feathers with his strong views on discrimination. "With a lot of blacks, there's quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightly so
But we can't all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks," Wayne told the magazine Playboy in a 1971 interview. "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," he said.
I’m putting John Wayne Day on the calendar. We’ll have steaks and watch “Rio Grande.”
California is so freakin messed up.
Is it racist if it's true?
Soon we won’t be able to order coffee “black”.
That’s the truth.
I’ll forget about it, but now that it’s on the calendar, the kids will say, “What’s this?” and I’ll say, “Aha! That means we’re going to have steaks and watch John Wayne movies and tell stories about your grandfather!” and they’ll be thrilled.
Our youngest daughter is named Kathleen after Maureen O’Hara’s character in “Rio Grande.”
I shall immediately stop using the term BLACK MAGIC.
Forget John Wayne Day.
I want John Wayne Month.
Heck, lets make it all year.
This country needs more people like the Duke and to get back to those ideals.
There are more than enough movies to last a month.
...but Harvey Milk Day is just fine with these clowns.....
What do they call that now, misappropriation?
This probably means there will be no “Bat Guano Day” in California either.
The “land of the fruits and nuts” succeeds again in showing the world how truly crazy they are. SHEESH!
Giving leadership to irresponsible uneducated people hasn’t worked out so well so I guess it is true.
Maybe if it’s retitled Marion Morrison Day it might slip by.
That is the basic premise of Affirmative Action and Diversity programs.
So that joke about liking your coffee the same as you like your men is out of the question.
Wayne told the magazine Playboy in a 1971 interview. “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,” he said.
Abe Lincoln pretty much said the same thing.
Mexifornia Has Been Lost
Build The fence At The Arizona/Nevada State Line
Can never see McClintock too much.
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