Got Bin Laden (Allegedly) and USA “Freaks Out” on Fear,False Alarms, and 911 style forfeiture of Liberties
By Jack Blood, Deadline Live
So much for the John Wayne, or even Bruce Wayne style, “Cowboy Up” tough American settler myth/street smart caped crusader myth. Post Osama America suffers deja vu all over again as Government Officials, and bureaucracies fan the flames of fear, and discuss further potential clamp downs on transportation, and public events in a way that could even make George Bush blush.
Actually there is a famous antic-dote about John Wayne which if true does embody the former image of feral American life. It seems that the US Govt contacted Mr Wayne at some point during the “Cold War” to warn him of a Communist plot intercepted from the former USSR, to assassinated him; and with him the image of the rugged, No BS, Kill-em-all-and-let-God-sort-em-out American. The American Gov’t offered to place John Wayne under their immediate protection. Wayne’s reply? No Thanks. “Me and the Boys are fully armed here. Tell them Ruskies to bring it on! We’re ready, locked and loaded.”