Orange County Dems DEMAND John Wayne’s Name Be Removed from Airport

( Somehow, we’ve gone from campaigning for justice for George Floyd to demanding that everything be renamed if it is inspired by someone the left considers racist. The Democratic Party of Orange County, capitulating to the demands of violent gangs of extremists in California, have announced that they intend to remove actor John Wayne’s name from their local airport.

They insist that the name be changed because of the “racist and bigoted statements” that the actor made way back in 1971 in an interview.


In a resolution issued by the local party on Friday, the California Democrats insisted that Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport be renamed Orange County Airport, which was its original name.

“Orange County is now a diverse region far different from the time when John Wayne was chosen as the namesake for the airport,” they said.

It’s not the first time that leftists have tried to do this, incredibly. Back in March 2019, the Los Angeles Times published a column that argued the airport should be renamed because of the comments Wayne made in the same magazine interview. Columnist Michael Hiltzik mulled the fact that Wayne was a “dyed-in-the-wool right-winger” who made movies “glorifying America’s conduct of the Vietnam War.”

The Orange County Democrats cited a “national movement to remove white supremacist symbols and names” as an excuse to rename the airport, despite John Wayne being a legendary Hollywood figure known all over the world.

“It is widely recognized that racist symbols product lasting physical and psychological stress and trauma particularly to Black communities, people of color and other oppressed groups,” they claimed.

I wonder if that’s peer reviewed?

The Orange County Dems also said that removing “racist” symbols is a “necessary process for communities to remember historic acts of violence and recognize victims of oppression.”

If you’ve never heard the comments by John Wayne, you’re not alone. Most people know him for his acting, and now his obscure comments from 1971.

“With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks,” he said. “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.”

If you hadn’t heard those comments, you can bet most people going through the airport hadn’t either.