The Democratic Party of Orange County CA, recently passed a resolution condemning John Wayne for “racist and bigoted statements” he made during an interview with “Playboy” in 1971.
The resolution called for the Board of Supervisors to remove Wayne’s name, statue, and other likenesses from its international airport and “restore its original name: Orange County Airport.”
• “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.”
• “I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves.”
• “I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. (Native Americans)… 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.”
He also considered movies such as “Easy Rider” and “Midnight Cowboy” perverted, and used a gay slur to refer to the two main characters of the latter film.