I don’t think it needs to be broadcast. But it was. These days, I tend to gloss over these things, shake my head and wish for a better tomorrow. John Wayne has an airport named after him. He’s clinging onto the zeitgeist so I’m glad on some levels that I’m aware of his character. I don’t like to be fooled by simple narratives. I.E. the sweet old man’s man. So I’m happy to know the truth, wherever it lies. People on twitter who let this ruin their day. I feel bad they can’t find peace, and wish they could learn to settle down.I just don't get looking for trouble. And by trouble, I mean, looking for a surly, dead man's thoughts from 40 years ago...what purpose does it serve...?
"Yeah, well, Thomas Jefferson owned slaves!!!"
So, I've heard...do you really find it healthy to keep reminding yourself, the downtrodden (or those who act downtrodden on another's behalf), of that unchangeable fact...?
If the claim on the latter is education...ok, in a measured sense, that is acceptable...in the former, it has no visible application...
I wouldn’t chime in on a disagreement about how long ago it was ok to be like this. It’s not interesting and it doesn’t change minds. I engaged with MIMH because he was showing some sort of plea to leave the poor man alone...or something like that. That’s not a thing. He’s dead. He can’t be hurt. He also was proud to give that interview, so plant/grow n’at. Leave his family alone. Don’t call for banning his movies. But he doesn’t deserve respect simply because he’s not alive at the moment.