All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

10/24/2015

Tis Herself, and Himself Proper

Maureen O'Hara died yesterday.  I hate to omit it, but I had no idea she was still alive.  She was one of Hollywood's leading ladies from the Golden Age.  She was also my personal favorite actress to pair up with John Wayne.  Forget Marlene Dietrich, she may have been the Duke's long-term sperm receptacle, she wasn't half the actress or nearly as good of an on screen match.

Wayne and O'Hara in McLintock!:
George Washington McLintock: I saw your picture in the paper at the Governor's Ball. You were dancing with the governor.
Katherine McClintock: At least he's a gentleman.
George Washington McLintock: I doubt that. You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. He misses on both counts.
"You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman."

That's something our modern world has forgotten.  A gentleman is a man who embodies all the strength, raw courage, commitment and personal power of the Terminator and emulates the suave sophistication of Cary Grant.  Being genteel without red-blooded gallantry and courage is, effeminate. 

You have to be a man, first.  Period.

Our culture has forgotten this truism.  Limp-wristed metro-sexuals aren't gentlemen.  Pandering to the SJW imperative isn't accommodating and gracious.  It's suicide.  Political correctness and "safe speech" zones are self imposed gulags.  Being nice and smiling and agreeable in the face of falsehood isn't gentlemanly, its cowardly week and vaginal.

“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

A man must have a code.  I will not lie, cheat or steel, or tolerate those who do.  That's a man's code.  Here's another one: I will do as I say and say as I do.  A man rides, shoots straight and tells the truth. 

Frederick the Great was once asked why it was that he chose his officer corps only from the Junkers of Prussia, rather than other groups. Why not a clever baker’s son from Dresden? What’s wrong with a solid farmer from Pomerania?

“Nein,” he replied, explaining his preference for the Junkers, “Because they will not lie and cannot be bought.”

That is what a man looks like.  Men recognize what is honorable, true and just.  If a man is to be a gentleman, he must be a man first and foremost.  All the fancy manners, waltzes, polished shoes and tailored suites mean nothing without a distinctively masculine honor code.

5 comments:

  1. She retired when she married General Charles Blair. He ran a commuter airline in Bermuda or some such place. After he died she took it over and ran it herself until it was sold.
    I have heard it said that Technicolor was made for her and that fabulous red Irish hair of hers.

    I loved her in all 5 of the movies she did with John Wayne. She was the only actress I have ever seen who had the strength of personality to be able to stand on screen opposite Wayne and give as good as she got. She was also great in The Parent Trap. When she comes down those stairs, now THAT was a woman. None of the actresses today could light it up like that.

    She was so great in McClintock. But the big reason I loved The Quiet Man was the brawl of all movie brawls between Victor McLaglen and Wayne was so amazing, considering that McLaglen had 20 years on Wayne. His professional boxing skills really showed in that sequence.
    The documentary on the making of this movie said the only time they used a stuntman in that brawl was when McLaglen was to fall into the water. Other than that, it was all him doing the fisticuffs.

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  2. I will tell you who else is still alive, and that is Olivia DeHavilland. She is the last star from Gone With The Wind who is still alive. She lives in Paris with her daughter. She is 99 years old. Her sister Joan Fontaine passed in 2013 at age of 96. Those two ladies may have hated each other for professional reasons, but they sure made some great movies.

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    1. I think that women like O'Hara were just plain sexy. Sexy doesn't mean what it used to. Today it means something more like slutty. O'Hara looked like a real honest to goodness women who was feminine first last and always.

      Quiet Man had some great marriage counseling scenes in it.

      Q: "What kind of man have I married?"

      A: "A better one than ye be know'n Mary Kate".

      Good stuff. The Wings of Eagles was her best supporting role with Wayne. She really sold the home front side of that story.

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  3. Susan7:11 PM

    Real women, the ones who embrace their gender in all of its glory, are indeed very sexy. We know that we don't need to tear down tradition, or the male gender to feel good about ourselves. We do already in spite of it all. The feminists will never understand that until God heals their minds someday.

    Genesis said God created woman to be a man's helpmeet and provide companionship for the man. Then you read Proverbs 31 about God's opinion of what a woman is. And that her price is far above rubies.
    That is what feminists do not understand. The genders were created to COMPLETE each other, not to compete against each other.

    Have you ever watched the Wayne movie, Island in the Sky? That one is so good. That is the first and ONLY time you will see John Wayne ever come close to crying in a movie, the situation is so desperate.
    Based on a true story from the WWII era. You will not believe how many actors were in that movie, just starting their careers. James Arness for one.

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