So now the Social Justice Warrior Left has dug up an old Playboy interview with John Wayne and discovered — surprise! — that the Duke was not politically correct by the standards of 2019.
John Wayne is never going to be confused for a progressive by anyone familiar with his life and career. The actor was famous as one of Hollywood’s staunchest conservatives: a onetime member of the reactionary anti-Communist John Birch Society, a producer for and actor in a film about the ignominious House Un-American Activities Committee and a vocal supporter of the Vietnam War after much of the public had turned against it.
But this week snippets of an old interview he did with Playboy magazine, in which he expressed racist and homophobic sentiments and railed against socialism, began circulating on Twitter. A tweet with portions of the interview sent Sunday night from a screenwriter in Tennessee went viral — and, with that, Wayne’s politics were news again.
In the 1971 interview, Wayne railed against “perverted films,” giving the interviewer, Richard Warren Lewis, two examples when asked: “Easy Rider” and “Midnight Cowboy.” The actor described the characters in the latter film with a homophobic slur, then went on to extol the virtues of sexual intercourse between men and women.
Imagine that! A heterosexual movie star endorsing heterosexuality. But wait, it got worse:
Harvard-educated First Lady.
Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America . The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington , D.C.
She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”
Excuse me? Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America ?
-Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania .
-Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James
Madison were born in Virginia .
-John Adams was born in Massachusetts .
-Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she
But, then again, maybe not. After all, she is a Harvard graduate. Isn’t she???
As John Wayne said …. “Life’s tough.
It’s tougher when you’re stupid!!”
Ps. This is like Obama saying while campaigning in Beaverton, Oregon on May 29, 2008, that he has visited 57 States
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