Now They’re Doing a Job on John Wayne! By Bruce Bennett

     Most John Wayne fans knew about this along ago, but in a 1971 interview with Playboy magazine, iconic actor John Wayne said that he supported “white supremacy”:

“Wayne was also asked about educator/activist Angela Davis and discrimination. He responded, “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. 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.” Lewis then shot back at Wayne, asking if the actor was equipped to judge “which blacks are irresponsible and which of their leaders inexperienced.” Wayne responded, “It’s not judgment. The academic community has developed certain tests that determine whether the blacks are sufficiently equipped scholastically. But some blacks have tried to force the issue and enter college when they haven’t passed the tests and don’t have the requisite background.”

     This has to be understood in the context of the time, one of great civil unrest, that disturbed the older establishment. It is shocking today, because everything whites say is by definition racist, according to some sociologists and critical race theorists, even though races don’t exist, except when they are needed to for punishment purposes. But, if the progressives are going to go after John Wayne, it is also time to take down Abe Lincoln, who had really super-racist views:

“During his famous debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln explained to the crowd: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races … I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” Lincoln was no different than most white males, North and South, at the time. He was a white supremacist.”

     Go to it, take Abe down too!



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