Who’s your hero, Lone Ranger?

The new edition of the Lone Ranger is out to ‘correct’ the sins of the past. The new Tonto, Johnny Depp, wanted to play an Indian in a more sypathetic light. The truth Johnny Depp wants to hide about the real-life Tontos: How Comanche Indians butchered babies, roasted enemies alive and would ride 1,000 miles to wipe out one family tells a different story.

“By casting the cruelest, most aggressive tribe of Indians as mere saps and victims of oppression, Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger perpetuates the patronising and ignorant cartoon of the ‘noble savage’.

Not only is it a travesty of the truth, it does no favours to the Indians Depp is so keen to support.”

People these days seem so confused about their heroes. Perhaps that is why Egypt is in such turmoil.

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