Just as the cartoon states, when people try to censor speech, we must resist the censorship or lose our free-speech rights. There is no hate-speech exception to the First Amendment, even though the idea that such an exception exists is now fashionable.
Taken at Rancho el Mosquito in late April when we had had a good bit of rain. The actual river channel is behind the trees. The white tip to the left of center is the top of a fence post. I was standing in shin-deep water when I took the picture. Had I waded to the fence, I would have been in over my waist.
Josef Stalin apparently heard of John Wayne through a Soviet film maker. Considering Wayne to be a threat because of his anti-Communist beliefs, Stalin ordered his assassination.
Good grief. Because the Cold War has been over for so long, we tend to forget how nasty it could be. Wayne, however, reportedly took the news in stride.
It seems our enemies had a high opinion of the influence of American popular culture.
I discovered the above links in an article on Pajamas Media.
If true, this is disgraceful.