HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » It's time to take John Wa...

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:08 PM

It's time to take John Wayne's name off the Orange County airport

Most people familiar with the life story of John Wayne are aware that the late movie star was a dyed-in-the-wool right-winger — after all, he was still making a movie glorifying America’s conduct of the Vietnam War (“The Green Berets,” 1968) well after the country had begun to get sick of the conflict.

But the resurrection of a 1971 interview Wayne gave to Playboy magazine has underscored the sheer crudeness of the actor’s feelings about gay people, black people, Native Americans, young people and liberals.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s impossible or immoral to enjoy Westerns and war movies starring John Wayne; that’s a personal choice. But it certainly undermines any justification for his name and image to adorn a civic facility.
I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.

We’re talking about Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. It’s long past the time that Wayne’s name should come down.

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-hiltzik-john-wayne-oc-airport-20190221-story.html

It sure is damn time to take that name off the airport.

14 replies, 1697 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 14 replies Author Time Post
Reply It's time to take John Wayne's name off the Orange County airport (Original post)
Zorro Feb 2019 OP
Loki Liesmith Feb 2019 #1
mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #3
mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #2
underpants Feb 2019 #6
mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #7
DonaldsRump Feb 2019 #8
mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #9
DonaldsRump Feb 2019 #10
empedocles Feb 2019 #11
Stare Decisis Feb 2019 #4
underpants Feb 2019 #5
Control-Z Feb 2019 #13
katmondoo Feb 2019 #12
MicaelS Feb 2019 #14

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. I couldn't care less either way

Airports are the worst and no one is actually honored by having their name attached to one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:15 PM

3. Lol ... man, you messed up my joke with your edit :P

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:13 PM

2. I could care less either way ...

And by that I mean ... I actually care quite a bit.

F*** John Wayne, that name should come down.

We're probably stuck with Reagan Airport, cause he was a POTUS, but Wayne's name doesn't need to be on SHIT in the way of public facilities. Prick.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:33 PM

6. Repo Man

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:36 PM

7. I knew I had 'F**k John Wayne!' in my head from SOMETHING ... nice!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:56 PM

8. Also check out "Fight the Power" from Public Enemy

which features a similar sentiment in similar words.

Reagan National Airport in DC is an outrage. This is the nation's airport, and it already had the name of a President, namely George Washington. Rename the Orange County Airport for Reagan and get rid of the nonsense of naming National Airport after a second-rate (AT BEST) person.

[link:|]

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:01 PM

9. WORD MY BROTHA!!!

Yeah, I know the song well

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:06 PM

10. Word Up, Bro!

[link:|]

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:22 PM

11. National Airport is so much more fitting than reaganblemish airport

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:21 PM

4. Gwen Stefani

 

is from the OC, just sayin!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:31 PM

5. When I first joined DU and started reading politics books

I think it was a David Corn book that ripped apart how the right had a coordinated effort to create icons mostly to counter the legacies of JFK and FDR. John Wayne was central to this. He was of the once mighty and powerful money sources of the GOP. Orange County. Reagan came out of there. George Laffer too, I think.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 10:10 PM

13. I live in OC to this day because

my father came here for the John Birch Society. Really crazy ultra conservatives who found even Republicans too liberal for them. My father would love today's republican party. At least the racists. The sexual perverts, no.

It took some years but we actually finally turned the county blue, if only light blue. But for years I would tell people that I was here for that very reason. To turn this country blue. It has now become friendly enough to want to live here. Lol.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 09:02 PM

12. I avoided watching any movie with John Wayne for years

I thought he was a terrible actor

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 04:08 PM

14. Why is this being brought up now?

The interview is 47 years old, and Wayne died 40 years ago. So what is the point?

Are people going to dig into the background of every famous person looking for shit?

Something is definitely going on, the question is what?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread