John Wayne Wasn’t Heidegger Who Was Actually A Nazi

I was cutting up this philosophy lecture to use in a new film. The lecture was about the Frankfurt school. The professor was talking about the theory that the embrace of the rationalist enlightenment ideal by leaders inevitably leads to fascism. He was talking about Sartre and Camus and freedom and responsibility and what consciousness is and being……and then he came out with this line “…In Other words Heidegger was a nazi”. Boy that really struck me a funny for some reason..The first thing I thought of was the MDC song “John Wayne Was A Nazi
Here’s the video of the song.

That was such a great song. It was so catchy i can almost remember all the words. which were….

John Wayne was a Nazi
He liked to play SS
Kept a picture of Adolph,
Tucked in his cowboy vest
Sure he would string up your mother
Sure he would torture your pa
Sure he would march you up to the wall
Sure he would hang you by your last ball

[Chorus:]
He was a Nazi
But not anymore
He was a Nazi
Life evens the score

John Wayne slaughtered our Indian brothers
Burned their villages and raped their mothers
Now he has given them the white man’s lord
Live by this, or die by the sword

[Chorus]

John Wayne killed a lot of gooks in the war
We don’t give a fuck about John anymore
We all heard his tale of blood and gore
Just another pawn for the capitalist whore

[Chorus]

John Wayne wore an army uniform
Didn’t like us reds and fags that didn’t conform
Great white hero had so much nerve
Lived much longer than he deserved

[Chorus]

Late show Indian or Mexican dies
Klan propaganda legitimized
Hypocrite coward never fought a real fight
When I see John I’m ashamed to be white
Death bed Christian of this you avowed
If God‘s alive, you’re roastin’ now
Well John, we got no regrets
As long as you died a long and painful death 

Not only is the song catchy but the sentiment is personal.  Not only do we hate John Wayne but we like that he had to die and wished him pain.  Of course john Wayne wasn’t a Nazi and the song really wasn’t personal. It had nothing to do with John Wayne it was all about the stupidity of those men who idolized him.  Dim slow men sitting around in there chairs drinking . Doing what they were told without out really giving it a second thought.  The song is more about the media or popular opinion.  We look back at the old cowboy film and we think “well we don’t think like that anymore” and yet then we see thing happen in  Vietnam and then Central America and we think well now that we know…….

At least that’s what we used to think back in the eighties but it’s 2012 and we currently live in a country that makes the good old eighties seem like some kind of freaking Disney theme park.

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John Wayne Wasn’t Heidegger Who Was Actually A Nazi

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