American Iconicide

Some days I really hate Leftists. Then other days I really, really hate them. These days they are making it harder and harder to see any “good” in them and dismiss their silliness as ignorance.


Forty years after his death, John Wayne’s views on race and homosexuality have suddenly sparked a firestorm of tweets from users who believe his comments are somehow representative of America as a whole in the Trump era.

After a viral tweet began to circulate over the weekend, highlighting portions of a famous 1971 Playboy interview, the phrase “John Wayne” was trending on the platform by Tuesday evening as users found their feeds flooded with both outrage and confusion at the new-found relevancy of the interview.

The tweet highlighted particularly jarring portions of the interview, such as Wayne’s belief that films portraying homosexuality were “perverted,” and statements asserting that “blacks” were uneducated and therefore lacked adequate “responsibility” for leadership positions. (RELATED: Twitter Responds To Complaints About Reza Aslan’s ‘Punchable Face’ Tweet)

Pia Glenn, an actress who played Condoleezza Rice in Will Ferrell’s 2009 political comedy “You’re Welcome America,” asserted that there exist “direct lines” between Wayne’s language “and the country today.”

“I love the tweets explaining how John Wayne was born in the early 1900’s so we shouldn’t be horrified,” journalist Elon James White wrote. “Ya gotta pick one. Are we trying to go back to those times or were those times terrible? Ya can’t make America great again while making excuses about how shitty it was.”

Others pointed out that comments made almost 50 years ago by someone born 112 years ago are bound to be outdated.

“I am shocked that John Wayne, who was born in 1907 (!) made some un-progressive remarks in 1971. Just shocked. This is me being shocked,” Reason Magazine editor Robby Soave joked.

These calls to denounce Wayne come just weeks after Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign amid evidence that he appeared in a photo containing both blackface and KKK garb only 32 years ago.

Thanks to the viewpoint-bias by Twitter and Facebook when it comes to their moderation rules, you can’t express yourself freely unless you are a Leftist. If you are a Trump supporter you have to be extremely careful with what you say or you can quickly find yourself suspended or banned. It’s frustrating, but then again I doubt that I could fully express what I feel right now with anything less than a Louisville Slugger.

I’ll try to stay calm and use my words and my “indoor” voice.

How do you kill a culture? You do it by attacking its inconography. You burn their flags and smear their heroes. You rob them of their symbols

The Left wants to destroy America. Literally.

Not the land, the culture.

America has no greater iconic image than John Wayne.

I know he wasn’t really a cowboy or a Marine. He was an actor. John Wayne wasn’t even his real name.When WWII came along he didn’t go fight, he made movies. So what? The importance of a symbol isn’t what it is, it is what it represents. John Wayne represents rugged individualism, strength, and freedom. He personified the lone hero of Western Civilization.

John Wayne is anathema to global socialism. They’re all about submission to authority (theirs) and dependence on government. Not to mention that they kinda need to change the subject right now.

Did you know that in the original script for John Wayne’s last movie (The Shootist) his character (J.B. Books) was supposed to shoot a bad guy in the back? Wayne insisted that they change the script to that the guy was facing him when he got shot because John Wayne only played good guys and good guys never shoot someone in the back.

John Wayne was not a racist. If you read the whole interview you will see that he supported civil rights but thought that black people needed to take responsibility for improving their own lives. His views were quite liberal in comparison to many others of that same era, like George Wallace.

As for his views on homosexuality, in 1971 the American Psychiatric Association considered homosexuality to be a mental disorder. and all 50 states considered gay sex (sodomy) to be a crime. John Wayne died in 1979 and didn’t get the benefit of 40 additional years of social evolution like the rest of us. Nor can he defend himself now.

I will only point out that the interview was published in 1971 and it did not cause a controversy back then.

As for this halfwitted assertion:

“Ya gotta pick one. Are we trying to go back to those times or were those times terrible? Ya can’t make America great again while making excuses about how shitty it was.”

I would reply that it is possible to be great and not perfect. Part and parcel to American greatness is that as we rose up from non-existence to become a superpower of previously unimaginable wealth and accomplishment, we changed ourselves and the world. We didn’t invent slavery, but we put an end to it.

When we saw that we weren’t always living up to our own lofty ideals and standards, we didn’t lower our ideals and standards, we raised our level of performance. We extended the right to vote to women and minorities not because they forced us to do it or because we needed their votes, we did it because it was the right thing to do.

When we realized that racism was wholly incompatible with our ideals of liberty and equality, we set about purging it from our society. We were so successful at eliminating racism and making racists into pariahs (without actually outlawing racist ideas) the Left has such a hard time finding examples of racial bigotry that they have had to keep redefining racism to include things like “microaggressions” and “privilege.” And despite their claims that America is a racist country their primary evidence turns out more often than not to be a hoax.

And since the most recent racial hate crime hoax blew up in their faces they are pushing this bullshit in hopes of changing the subject.

Defaming the dead is patently unfair. And that is exactly what Leftists want – an unfair fight. (Apparently living people aren’t as easy to silence.)

If you look carefully at this photo you can tell that John Wayne was not Jewish.

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217 Responses to American Iconicide

  1. helenk3 says:

    when immigrants came here for the freedom to succeed, not for handouts

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Welfare System came long after my grandparents immigrated from Italy as children. It was meant to be a safety net, not a career choice. There was also no income tax, you kept every cent you earned. I think those folks had 3 jobs in those days because when you lived “12 to a room”, ya just had to get out of the house. 🙂

  2. DandyTIger says:

    The Left is at war. Right now they’re charging over the hill to kill dead people. They should be careful, they might kill some of the dead people that vote for them.

  3. helenk3 says:

    back in John Wayne’s time you were expected to take responsibility for your own actions. You were expected to do your best and have respect for your elders. Many things were not accepted then as they are today. Women were to stay home and raise the family, while men worked to support the family. Today not many families could afford that. Sexual matters were to be kept private and flaunted all over the place. What happened in the house , stayed in the house. That was not always a good thing.
    We have made some things better over time, but we have made some things worse. We are human and adept to the time in which we live,

    • DeniseVB says:

      WTF? I saw a similar story last night and thought it had to be satire. “Trump Insults Muslims By Banning Executing Gays”. It’s not just in Muslim countries either, so what’s the problemo ? What next, he’ll ask to end the barbaric treatment of women in those countries too?

    • lateblum says:

      I swear that is exactly what I thought would happen. There is nothing he can do that will mollify the haters. It’s their job… No. It’s their sworn duty to undermine whatever he tries to do regardless of how much they would support it if someone — anyone — else proposed it.

  4. blowme0bama says:

    I dunno, but this kerfluffle struck me as a clear “jump the shark” moment for the cultural marxists. I was never a John Wayne fan and there were a few friends I could tweak by making jokes about him. He really wasn’t anything to me. However, when I see the left sanctimoniously planting the flag of hatred in the corpse of an actor who’s been dead for 40 years, it immediately struck me as “you can’t be serious?!”. I’ve got to believe it struck everyone who isn’t stricken with SJW fever the same way.

  5. jeffhas says:

    That picture of John Wayne makes him look like a gay icon.

    Here is a John Wayne moment that is apt:

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    I am a John Wayne fan. My Hero!!!! ❤

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Another Icon ahead of his time….. 😀

  8. swanspirit says:

    Perfection, is an ideal, not a reality. Greatness, includes imperfections, and the ability to rise above them, and make great achievements. All great people have flaws,, faults, and feet of clay.
    So fucking what. There are no perfect people.
    The left, doesn’t care about any of this. They want to pick and choose, who they hang, and who they excuse. John Wayne never got blow jobs in the oval office, married his daughter (I am looking at you Woody Allen), or was a serial groper while VP of the USA.
    As long as the person they vilify, is a conservative, they are fair game.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Iowahawk was a fun read yesterday 😀

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  11. DeniseVB says:

    My boy, Kelsey Grammer, got Libslapped too yesterday. The comments in this thread, “hey, we can criticize his life choices, free speech man !” Also, in other butthurt news, he’s doing a theater thing in London, BOYCOTT the show! 😛

  12. helenk3 says:

    the left is upset over John Wayne, but this is ok on a college campus.
    call the cops over a cartoon that says hate has no place on compus

  13. helenk3 says:

    a hero of the left. Don’t they think they might have to stand in line?

    • Cisco says:

      If Commissar Bernie was ever elected president, guaran-f’ucking-teed Americans will be lining up for their government ration of bread.

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    • taw46 says:

      What I really like is every time he or Lin Wood tweet, people give them names of others they should look into suing.

    • helenk3 says:

      on Outnumbered today, marie harf made the comment about the lawsuit against Wapo. they better be careful, discovery might find videos showing the boys doing something wrong.
      I used my railroad language. They are teenage boys, they are private citizens, they were harassed and attacked by grown men. If the left think that is ok now maybe they should shut up when someone posted videos of the backtrack girls not acting like angels

    • blowme0bama says:

      Ah… family tentacle porn enthusiast and curator of Tucker Carlson binder, Kurt Eichenwald. Couldn’t happen to a shittier guy.

  16. taw46 says:

    Someone dropped a lot of videos from years ago of this commie. This is just one.

  17. Dora says:

    This story makes me immediately think of the Clintons.


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    The men face charges of being part of a criminal conspiracy, the Haitian Times reports, after being intercepted at a routine police road block.

    • Cisco says:

      There is no bottom to the depth of hatred and ignorance, no, stupidity of these people blinded by their own hate

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  19. DeniseVB says:

    There was a special election in Virginia’s 86th (NoVa) House of Delegates district yesterday. Can you guess the guy who won with 60% of the votes? It wasn’t the (R). Or the lndependent lady.

    • lyn says:

      The anti-Semite won.

      • DeniseVB says:

        It’s like the state GOP isn’t even trying or even listening to the grassroots. Hmmm, who should we run against the young, hot guy? How about a 60-something boring guy who looks like Mr. Potato Head ! I’m sure that (R) was very nice and capable, but com’on, this is war.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The biggest mystery of all, who/what was the motivation behind Juicy’s stunt? Yes, the lynching bill was perfectly timed. This was Chicago, subzero weather, the gangs aren’t even working the streets in January. This reminds me more of John Hinckley trying to get Jodie Foster’s attention trying to assassinate Reagan. Well, Smollett is dumber than him now. 😛

      • Miranda says:

        I figured the reason was that he came out on Ellen and no one cared.

      • lateblum says:

        I first read about Kamala’s Anti Lynch Bill on twitter in a tweet by Tariq Nasheed. He was pissed because LGBT language was added late to the bill and he “hated” the ”white LGBT” movement trying to claim or find common ground with the BLM movement. Then I saw Hill🐝Buzz go to town on #Jussie and all the “red flags” as it related to Kamala and Booker as well. This has been quite an eye opener. The swamp is murkier and murkier…

      • Anthony says:

        I think it was Obama helping #HeelsUp get her anti lynching bill relevance as well as smear Trump supporters and make MAGA hats a symbol of racism

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  22. Anthony says:

    More Kamala Toe and Juicy Mullet conspiracy…

    Jussie Smollet’s Connections To Kamala Harris Under Scrutiny As State Attorney Recuses

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  24. Cisco says:

    Mr. John Wayne, deceased is now under attack, I wonder what he would say about killing the unborn or just about to be born.
    There is no way I can clean up my language to express response to these a-holes.
    But I think a GFY’s will suffice for now.

  25. John Denney says:

    A Facebook friend posted a meme about there being 1000 cookies on the table, a billionaire taking 999 of them and then telling the American worker, “Don’t let that immigrant take your cookie.”

    I responded, “Someone should teach Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make coookies.” (The extra “o” in “coookies” was a typo in my response.)

    The original poster accused me of turning it into a sexist joke. Other friends of his (not mine) piled on against me, and a dear female friend said she was so sad that I would make such an incredibly sexist comment when I seem so nice and sweet in person.

    • lateblum says:

      People see what they want to see. Sad.

    • lyn says:

      I though sammiches were sexist.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s all they have John. If you disagree with their “wisdom” they must respond with calling you a name, so you won the debate! It’s why I left Dem activism, I wasn’t allowed to question Obama with stupid questions like “he has no personal or professional accomplishments, what qualifies him to be President?” At the time I was supporting Edwards, po’boy son of a millworker who became a self-made millionaire. Hell, he’s credited with saving Bill Clinton’s ass from Impeachment in the Senate. But 2004 was the year Obama gave a speech at the DNC convention, the year he was the “Chosen One”.

  26. helenk3 says:

    interesting. The difference between FDR handling and the new dem party handling government

  27. Dora says:

    Ninety-Two! Can you believe it?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Poitier didn’t need #OscarsSoWhite to win his award.

      • lateblum says:

        Neither did Hattie McDaniel in 1939 or whenever it was… for Gone With the Wind

        • DeniseVB says:

          Just keep them away from TCM. A couple of months ago they ran GWTW in it’s unedited entirety for 4 hours. I had never seen the movie uncut, uncommercialized before. Thank goodness they included the intermission! 🙂

          • lateblum says:

            It was pretty spectacular, wasn’t it?

          • taw46 says:

            I saw it a couple of times in the movie theater, when they re-released it. And when they came out with the VHS years ago, I bought it. So I have watched it many times (and read the book twice). Sadly, my VHS copy is gone. Wish I had seen it on TCM. I guess it’s racist to say I love that movie. 😉

          • DeniseVB says:

            I never got to watch it in a theater, for some reason I caught King Kong and Wizard of Oz on special viewings. Totally different experience than the tv/video versions. Local multi-plexes should dedicate one screen to classic movies always. I missed most of them as a kid in the 50’s, imagine what kids are missing today!? Some of the best classics came out in the 60’s.

          • taw46 says:

            Denise, I agree, I would love to see those movies in a theater. I was lucky, my mother loved movies so we went a lot when I was growing up. Also, there wasn’t a lot to do in our small town. Lol.

  28. votermom says:

    took doggeh out in the snow for 2 minutes to pee
    had to drag him back inb
    now he just stares longingly out the window

  29. lateblum says:

    The “ISIS bride” who wants to return to the US has been denied permission by SoS Mike Pompeo. He stated since she isn’t a US citizen, she won’t be permitted back into the country.

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  31. John Denney says:

    Watch for calls to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA, and for his statue there to be defaced or toppled.

  32. Cisco says:

    Just wondering.
    This attack on Mr. John Wayne.
    Is it coincidence that this month, 23 February will be the day in 1945 that United States Marines raised Old Glory on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima.
    Or that the siege of the Alamo began on February 23rd.
    Two historic moments in history immortalized by movies in which Mr. Wayne starred in.

  33. lyn says:

    Ya think?

    “A majority of Americans believe officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI committed a crime by discussing the removal of President Donald Trump in 2017, according to a survey released by Rasmussen Reports on Feb. 19.”

  34. John Denney says:

    Modern high-tech archery equipment should be outlawed. When the Framers of the Constitution enshrined the Right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment, they could not have possibly imagined the deadly accurate, silent killing machines that have since been developed. /s

    Guy and gal walk out of a pizza joint without paying. Police catch the woman, but the guy disappears until he’s seen walking in a hotel hallway with a bow and arrow. The two are charged for the pizza escapade, and the guy for slapping a waitress’s behind on his way out, but no weapons charges.

  35. lyn says:

    • SHV says:

      That’s similar to John McEnroe being set up in an NPR interview when he said that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player, ever, and the woman interviewer said “Why not the best player ever?”. John said because the top 200 males players would beat her in three sets. He got a lot of shit for the truth and was disappeared from TV for quite awhile.

      • lateblum says:

        John’s been disappeared more than once, and not without reason. But this gender-based stuff has reached mass stupidity level. When Gillibrand says she supports a “third” gender, I say we introduce sports having separate events just for those third gender people and let them fight it out amongst themselves.

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  37. DeniseVB says:

    It appears the War on John Wayne has been fought for quite some time now.

  38. lateblum says:

    I saw this story on the news last night (I think).

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  40. Anthony says:

    Chitown police just announced that Juicy is now officially a suspect in his own case. He’s screwed lmao

  41. lateblum says:

    Between R. Kelly and #Jussie Smollett, Chicago is the city that never sleeps any more.

  42. Dora says:

    • Anthony says:

      It will die in the Senate. Another waste of time and tax dollars. Can we have a midterm do-over? Im really getting tired of this BS.

      • lateblum says:

        They should be arrested and charge$ with felonies and then taken into custody u til they can be arraigned. Maybe this is where Juicy got his inspiration for his false claims of abuse and hate based attacks.

    • elliesmom says:

      Elliesdad and I went to see a one woman show about Judy Garland. The actress playing her was a dead ringer and could she sing. Act 1 was biographical and act 2 was musical. We were given the tickets and probably wouldn’t have gone otherwise, but it’s one of the best nights at the theater we’ve had. I became a real Judy Garland fan.

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    FFS. My first thought, I hope this isnt a “joke”. I mean, who gets into a bad accident and tweets about it minutes later. Terrence, if you’re doing bad Jussie parody, I’m done with you. Not funny, he posted this on FB too, happened in Maryland.

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  46. lateblum says:

    So #JussieSmollett was just charged with disorderly conduct (a felony) and reporting a false police report. They broke into the “news” with this news. 😕

  47. Venus E. Lee says:

    The outrage over John Wayne’s 1971 Playboy interview is a perfect example of the Left in 2019: fighting battles that were over 50 years ago.

  48. taw46 says:

    Well, this will dominate the news for days. Because at the top of his list were Democrats and left journalists. They are already blaming Trump on twitter.

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    Lin Wood on Hannity’s show right now.

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      AngieNC_2‏ @ 2Angienc

      AngieNC_2 Retweeted Dana Goldberg

      Jussie exposed her for the bigot she is & she’s pissed! Lol

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  64. Anthony says:

    This could be a post all on its own 😀

  65. Somebody says:

    Oh my, seems I’m going to have a childless day with hubby…….whatever shall we do? 🤔

    Hubby came home this past weekend, he’ll be home for 5 weeks 😀 DD is attending a TED talk thing after class today, so she’s gone for the day. Youngest grandchild puked all over her room last night, so my son is calling in sick to deal with her and clean up the carnage.

    Also, hubby is still on no OT rules so he’s maxed out on hours……..whatever shall we fund to do all day? 😉

  66. Dora says:

    I hope this is true.


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  67. Dora says:

    Gotta love James Woods.

  68. Dora says:

    He seems to be enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame, I pray that it’s almost up.


    McCabe’s depiction of Jeff Sessions is pathetically unbelievable

  69. Anthony says:

    Roseanne is back. With a vengeance.

  70. DeniseVB says:

    Another Terrence update, has feelings in fingers and toes, good sign he’s not paralyzed. MRI’s later this morning.

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