The late, great American patriot and legendary movie actor, the megastar of his era, was as All-American badass in real life as he was in most of the characters he portrayed for three decades.
In the following 1975 interview we just recently uncovered, John Wayne, who passed away in 1979, sounding a bit irritated, nuked multiculturalism, political correctness, as well as radical feminism — all pillars of the pagan religion of progressivism — also known as Cultural Marxism — which had really begun to take hold in America in the 1960’s.
Wayne began by slamming those who are always “whining and bellyaching” about America’s past sins while not recognizing her greatness as a beacon of freedom.
More specifically, “The Duke” accused, presumably Democrats who are typically the guilty party, of “kowtowing to minorities” in order to get their votes. Wayne shed light on the divisiveness of minorities referring to themselves as “hyphenated Americans” instead of seeing themselves as “Americans.”
“We’re being represented by men who are kowtowing to minorities, where they can get votes. And I think it’s bad for our country, and I’m sad to see minorities make so much of themselves as a ‘hyphenated American.’
I wish they’d all get to thinking that they are ‘Americans’ as they should, and as they have — luckily — been born here and couldn’t be better off in any other place.
There shouldn’t be so much whining and bellyaching.”
Wayne explained that such polite gestures as a man opening a door for or tipping his hat to a lady were being taken away from men by the radical women’s liberation movement when the interviewer shifted the conversation to “civil rights.”
“What about the civil rights? the interviewer asked. “I mean…”
“What about the civil rights?” Wayne gruffly interrupted.
“Well, we have 20 million blacks on this continent,” the questioner said. “It was necessary to extend rights to them that perhaps for her first 199 years we denied them in this free America,” he stated.
John Wayne replied:
“I guess that they [blacks] have had a pretty tough break, but not quite as bad as you and your do-gooder friends would have ’em believe. They live as well here as they live in any other country — over that 199 years!
True, I think they do have a right to more rights, but it isn’t a thing where the rest of the country should feel terribly guilty about anything, because they have had a better life here, and their fathers and mothers than they would have had any place else.
And I want to see them have everything! I don’t squawk and cry-baby and say ‘Geez, I had to go without meals when I was 16 and 17-years-old, it’s a terrible thing!’ I don’t think that you should look back and whine and belly-ache or try to hold somebody else guilty for everything you did.”
The anti-free speech PC police would never allow this kind of brutally honest assessment today. Can you imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth snowflake progressives would have if an actor of John Wayne’s stature said something so politically incorrect today?