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On Wednesday’s The Ingraham Angle, the host, Laura Ingraham, and a frequent contributor on the show, Raymond Arroyo, took issue with the furor over a 1971 Playbοy interview of John Wayne that resurfaced this week because of controversial statements made by the actor.
In the interview, Wayne stated, among other things, “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.”
Arroyo, an author and journalist, said that people shouldn’t judge the past “in light of shifting moral, ethic and cultural codes of today.” Ingraham agreed and took the argument a step further.
“They’re either defacing statues or pulling them down,” Ingraham said of today’s critics of Wayne. “This is what the Taliban does. The Taliban used to rip down historical markers, destroy churches. ISIS did the same thing, does the same thing. They don’t want any vestige of what was. Even if it’s bad, they don’t want any vestige; even if it’s good, they don’t want it.”
Interesting to see the right wing nuts/pundits who think what Wayne said was OK in 1971. No, it wasn’t, not then, not 50 years before nor almost 50 years after. That Ingraham thinks so and posters agree shows the attitude that Trump fosters in today’s world where bigotry is not only OK, but practiced regularly by our government and much of the right wing media and a lot of the MAGA hate wearing haters.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast
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