In the politically correct war, leftists make it their mission to find and destroy anyone who either can’t defend themselves or who has trespassed against their collective cultural mindset espousing opinions that don’t line up with their warped view of humanity.
A debate is underway, led by liberal cowards, questioning if John Wayne Airport should be renamed to strip the iconic actor of his honor because of the social media mob’s outrage over a resurfaced 1971 Playboy interview.
The almost 50-year-old statements made by Wayne, who has been dead for nearly 40 years, have stirred up the mob. They were stripped of their prey in the Smollett and Covington student debacles, so they have viciously latched onto a ‘cause’ to vilify a man who has brought joy to millions.
“John Wayne Airport is located in Orange County, where Wayne lived for most of his adult life. The airport, previously named Orange County Airport, has been the subject of debate in the past, but mostly over concerns that the Wayne name fails to convey the airstrip’s location in Santa Ana.”
Wayne said he believed in “white supremacy,” at least until “irresponsible” black people became more educated, and that Native Americans were “selfishly” trying to keep their land.
When asked which films he considered perverted, Wayne listed 1969’s “Easy Rider” and “Midnight Cowboy,” before using anti-gay slurs in further discussing the films.
However, these were Wayne’s OPINIONS.
Why is okay to crucify a person based on their right to free speech?
Columnist Michael Hiltzik claimed, “Orange County today is such an economically and ethnically diverse community that it’s hard to justify asking any member of that community to board planes at an airport named after an outspoken racist and homophobe, with his strutting statue occupying a central niche in front of the concourse,” in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece.
“That should be evident from the results of November’s election, in which voters turfed out the county’s last remaining GOP members of Congress — some of whom had embraced Donald Trump in a fruitless effort to save their careers–and elected an all-Democratic congressional delegation,” Hiltzik wrote.
Ah ha! Now we come to the heart of the matter.
These liberals just can’t stand that President Trump was elected, or that he is killing it as president. Economic recovery, global stabilization, and other wins frustrate and anger them, so lashing out at anyone is the only way they can alleviate their vile and evil hate.
Wayne seems like an easy target for the mob because he can’t defend himself.
Nor do they consider the times. These people judge all cultures (except Muslims) by their own warped ideology, which is both ignorant and wrong.
“Removing his name from Orange County’s airport now only validates what many Americans are coming to believe: You can’t say anything anymore, darn it, without being discovered and punished by the mob,” Madeline Fry wrote in the Washington Examiner.
Fry suggested finding where to get the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars it would take to rebrand the facility “Orange County Airport.”
In a place where homeless populations are soaring, defecation and needles are widespread in public, and crime abounds, many people think that Californians would do better to address their crumbling and filth-laden city.
But, no. Something someone said nearly half a century ago is somehow more important than the people dying on their streets.