Should John Wayne Be Banished?…

Date: June 29, 2020

01) John Wayne’s Son Defends Dad Over Shocking Interview

“John Wayne’s son is crying foul over a call to have his father’s name removed from a California airport…

“The views that he expressed in 1971, I think, were extremist even for 1971,” says Hiltzik. “That was not a prehistoric period.”

Among Wayne’s remarks: “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility”; Midnight Cowboy was “a story about two fags”; Native Americans “were selfishly trying to keep (the US) for themselves”; and “We’ll all be on a reservation soon if the socialists keep subsidizing groups like [Native Americans] with our tax money.”

Yes…he was something of an a-hole…

…but I’m going to stick with my normal position…

If the people of that community wish to change the name of their air port, then it is perfectly fine to do such…

…but don’t let the pearl clutchers badger and bully you into doing it.

Do it only if there is a real, positive desire for a new name among the population.


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