Comment by Jim Campbell
February 23rd, 2019
It seems as though, liberals have far too much time on their hands, if they didn’t, articles like this one would not be considered for publication.
Most people who use the facility recognize the call sign “SNA”
Like his idol Napoleon, Santa Anna found himself exiled on several occasions after being deposed from power.
O.K. so equating the city of Santa with the Mexican reprobate was a reach, but we had to provide a little hook even if the names aren’t the same.
In doing so we also provided some additional history, so now you know.
As he once referred to himself of part of the “Vast right wing Conspiracy,” he found his real home as a left-wing apologist.
Michael Hiltzik Turns From Reporting To Character Assassination (Source)
He proclaimed himself the “Napoleon of the West.”
His banishment following his last stint as dictator brought the former Mexican leader to an unlikely location—the future New York City borough of Staten Island.
After Santa Anna met with U.S. Secretary of State William Seward on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in 1866, con men convinced him that the United States—the country against which he had fought during the Mexican-American War—would back his attempt to return to power in Mexico and depose Emperor Maximilian,
the ruler hand-picked by Napoleon’s nephew, French Emperor Napoleon III.
When Santa Anna arrived in New York City in May 1866, however, he learned that he had been duped.
After spending years on Staten Island, Santa Anna returned to Mexico shortly before his death in 1876. (Source)
It’s too late to blacklist John Wayne, and it’s too illegal to ban his films, so critics are going after the only emblem they can: John Wayne Airport.
After Twitter exploded with vitriol toward the actor over a rediscovered 1971 interview with Playboy, people began calling for a boycott of Wayne’s films.
Because that’s not enforceable, and righteous rage loves company, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik argued that “It’s time to take John Wayne’s name off the Orange County airport.”
In his opinion piece published Thursday, Hiltzik writes that no one remembers why the California airport adopted Wayne’s name in 1979, but it might have been because Orange County, like John Wayne, was predominantly conservative.
Now, Orange County is only slightly conservative, and we all suddenly remember that Wayne had problematic views, it’s time to scrub away his name:
Orange County today is such an economically and ethnically diverse community that it’s hard to justify asking any member of that community to board planes at an airport named after an outspoken racist and homophobe, with his strutting statue occupying a central niche in front of the concourse.
Wayne’s comments included that gay love stories were perverted, he believed in “white supremacy” until black people were more educated, and Native Americans were “selfishly” trying to keep their land.
The actor’s opinions have been in print for almost 50 years and, contrary to what some may think, they were problematic back then, too. Removing his name from Orange County’s airport now only validates what many Americans are coming to believe: You can’t say anything anymore, darn it, without being discovered and punished by the mob.
If you want to rename the airport, fine. Find out where to get the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars it will take to rebrand and call it “Orange County Airport” or “Leo Fender.” But for goodness sake, not yet.