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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo and Now... Rio Estupido (River of Stupidity)—They’re after John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, as reconquistas Seek to Turn Orange County into a Sea of Favelas

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:31:00 P.M. EDT

(Breitbart) Party leaders are demanding the removal of actor John Wayne’s name from the local airport due to the “racist and bigoted statements” that the Hollywood star made in a 1971 magazine interview.

In a resolution issued on Friday, they are calling for John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana to revert back to its original name, Orange County Airport.

“Orange County is now a diverse region far different from the time when John Wayne was chosen as namesake for the airport,” the party said in its resolution.

There have been several attempts in recent years to rename John Wayne Airport. But the latest effort from O.C. Democrats is the first to invoke the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which have targeted historic statues and monuments around the country for destruction and removal.

“A national movement to remove white supremacist symbols and names is reshaping American institutions, monuments, businesses, nonprofits, sports leagues and teams,” the O.C. Democrats said. “It is widely recognized that racist symbols produce lasting physical and psychological stress and trauma particularly to Black communities, people of color and other oppressed groups.”

The party said the removal of racist symbols “provides a necessary process for communities to remember historic acts of violence and recognize victims of oppression.”

John Wayne gave an interview to Playboy magazine in 1971 in which the Oscar-winning actor made comments that O.C. Democrats now view as “racist and bigoted.”

Here is the section of Wayne’s interview that has incited the most controversy:

“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.”

O.C. Democrats also called Wayne “anti-LGBT” and “anti-Indigenous.”

In the 1971 interview, Wayne described the movie Midnight Cowboy as a “a story about two f*gs.” The Western star was also asked if he felt empathy for Native Americans.

“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking. 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.”

John Wayne Airport was given its current name in 1979 in honor of the True Grit actor who died that year and was a local resident. It is the largest airport in Orange County, which owns and operates it.

The O.C. was once a Republican stronghold. But it turned blue during the 2018 midterm elections, with all of its congressional districts now represented by Democrats.
GRA: "Well, pilgrim, looks like there’s a lot more of them than there are of us, so we’re just going to have to fight a helluva lot better than they do. So let’s not just sit here—let’s give them a fight they’ll never forget—and toast our victory tomorrow.”
--What “the Duke” might have said today.
--GRA
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 12:52:00 A.M. EDT

“Orange County is now a diverse region far different from the time when John Wayne was chosen as namesake for the airport,” the party said in its resolution.

GRA: The “party” tries to make it sound as if “diversity” is an improvement over the previous 200 years of non-diversity—that’s the constant drumbeat. Since when are hundreds of Mexican slums better than white, middle-class neighborhoods for a city, state, or country?
--GRA


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