Just when you thought that Liberals had run out of things to be offended about…
The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that
An almost 50-year-old interview with Hollywood legend John Wayne, which features the late actor espousing racist and homophobic views, has gone viral after resurfacing on Twitter.
In the interview, published in Playboy in May 1971, Wayne took aim at black civil rights activist Angela Davis for suggesting racial discrimination was the reason she was sacked from a professor’s post at UCLA in 1969.
“With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully 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 said. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to the point of responsibility.”
When questioned on the potential for black integration in Hollywood, Wayne said he only supported casting black actors in their “proper position”.
“If it’s supposed to be a black character, naturally I use a black actor,” he said. “I don’t go so far as hunting for positions for them. I think the Hollywood studios are carrying their tokenism a little too far… I suppose there should be the same percentage of the coloured race in films as in society. But it can’t always be that way.”
The actor was also asked about the representation of Native Americans in his Westerns, and whether he felt “any empathy with them”.
“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking,” Wayne responded. “Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
“Look, I’m sure there have been inequalities,” he continued. “But what happened 100 years ago in our country can’t be blamed on us today.”
The interview also finds Wayne pondering the era’s “perverted” films, including Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy, which he described as “a story about two fa–“.
“But don’t get me wrong. As far as a man and woman is concerned, I’m awfully happy there’s a thing called sex. It’s an extra something God gave us,” Wayne said. “I see no reason why it shouldn’t be in pictures. Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.”
The Duke passed away in 1979 at the age of 72 from lung cancer.
If you were to search for “John Wayne” on Twitter, you would find the Liberals absolutely losing their minds over an article that is 48 years old.
The views that John Wayne held were his own and were widely held beliefs at the time of the interview.
The Playboy interviewer attempted to trap the Duke into making controversial statements in order to sell more magazines.
And, to get men to actually read the articles in Playboy.
Angela Davis was a black radical. That probably had something to do with her firing by UCLA…don’t ya think?
After that interview, John Wayne went on to star in “The Cowboys”, alongside the very respected black actor Roscoe Lee Browne.
In his final film, “The Shootist”, well-known actor and entertainer Scatman Crothers played the role of the local blacksmith and had a couple of memorable scenes with the Duke.
As for his remarks about the movie “Easy Rider”, that is how homosexual males were referred to as back in those days. That’s just the plain truth of the matter.
The Liberal snowflakes had their turn. Now, it’s mine.
The Duke had their number in this interview from 1975.
…I always thought I was a liberal but I came up terribly surprised when I found I was a right wing conservative extremist…I have always listened to every human being I’ve ever met about how I should feel. But this so-called new liberal group… they never listen to your point of view and they make a decision as to what you think and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person. For some reason, maybe it’s these pictures, they have not been able to do that with me…it hasn’t affected my career in popularity in spite of the fact that they’ve tried to make them do it. There isn’t a hell of a lot we can do to change human behavior. We keep making laws to try to change human behavior but we can’t do it…You’re being conned into Keynesianism and socialism now but it isn’t going to stop the selfishness of human behavior. It isn’t going to stop the greed. If you take $20 and give a dollar to every son of a b!tch in the room, you come back a year later one of the b@st@rds will have most of the money. It’s just human nature. We’re never gonna whip it with a lot of laws.
As communication gets better and you make people conscious of somebody in trouble, starving or something like that, the average person will help…I think there are people who try to affect a thinking where they know more than some other son of a b!tch and try to pull a false impression on what human nature is. We’ve proven we go back to hope at the first opportunity…and bam they’re out there ready to grab it. So we are optimistic; we have to be optimistic. What else would we be if you lose optimism?” – John Wayne
Well, sir, I would say that if you lose optimism, you become a Liberal Snowflake who hangs out on Twitter all day, attempting to bring down deceased American Icons for things they said 48 years ago.
Until He Comes,