Saturday, April 30, 2016

Outrageous: Democrat Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day in California over racism concerns

John Wayne, The Searchers, Public Domain


This is an old false claim attributed to John Wayne for years. 
The man wasn’t a racist.  All his three wives were Latinas and all his children are half Latino.  He is and always will be an American icon and that’s why he’s hated by Leftists.  That’s all this is.  
Fox 5 reports what a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.

The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society.

Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of movies including "The Alamo," ''The Green Berets" and "True Grit," for which he won an Academy Award, while portraying the gruff, rugged cowboys and brave soldiers who were his stock in trade.

Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper of Huntington Beach sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born.
"He had disturbing views towards race," objected Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, leading off a 20-minute debate.

Alejo cited a 1971 interview with Playboy in which Wayne talked disparagingly about 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," he told the magazine (http://bit.ly/1SwJCDa .)

Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, who is black, said he found Wayne's comments personally offensive.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, cited his comments defending white Europeans' encroachment on American Indians who Wayne once said "were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."

Several lawmakers supported the resolution, recalling Wayne as an American hero whose family created a namesake cancer foundation after his death.

"He stood for those big American values that we know and we love," said Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach.

Lawmakers have honored others despite controversies that eventually clouded their legacies, said Assemblyman Donald Wagner, R-Irvine. Wagner cited President Franklin Roosevelt, who has been honored despite his internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

"Every one of us is imperfect," Wagner said.

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John Wayne turned out to be right.  Look at Detroit and Baltimore.  When they were majority White cities they were thriving and bustling with economic activity.  But, when the population became majority Black and Democrat-only government, Detroit ends up going bankrupt with high crime and Baltimore is on the same track.   

5 comments:

  1. They just need to move it to Texas like the rest of CA is doing, have the ceremony at the Alamo.

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  2. Sunny brook Farm (above) is right.

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  3. His first wife was Spanish American, His second wife was Mexican, and his third wife was Peruvian, and the state (my state) should be ashamed of themselves because we all know it's because he was a conservative.

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  4. John Wayne is my favorite actor and has been for years. He's just an inspiration for me and I have a lot of his movies. He's a man's man. The type that extinct on TV today. I can't watch these soft pussy men on TV anymore it drives me nuts.

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  5. Sheeple politicians! They disgust me.

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