Many a problem of the cultural West has could be solved by following models set forth in John Wayne movies. Take the first 30 minutes of Hondo, for example.
Here are some choice Hondo Lane quotes from that first 30 minutes:
“You’re a good cook ma’am. A woman should be a good cook.”
“Always sink a blade in a log, Son. It keeps the edge clean.” (Teaching a young boy to chop wood.)
“Mrs. Lowe, people learn by gettin’ bit. Youngster just learned.” (After telling the boy not to pet a dog that would bite him but the boy insists.)
“I’m not talkin’ about rights, I’m talkin’ about lies. Why’d you lie to me”
“Women always figure every man comes along wants ‘em.”
“Bein’ pretty isn’t much. I know a lot of pretty people I wouldn’t trust with a busted nickel-plated watch. But some others, somethin’ comes out of the inside of ‘em, and, you know you can trust ‘em.”
“A long time ago I made me a rule. I let people do what they wanna do.”
These are just a few, and just from one movie. Credit to the writers of the Wayne films generally for imbuing them with a particular philosophy, and to Wayne for embodying and portraying them so well.
Another great film is The Undefeated, which takes place in post civil war U.S. and Mexico. If there was ever a film to show people with very different views burying the hatchet, it’s this one. I heartily recommend it.
[Here's an excellent audio clip of John Wayne talking about what's wrong with the U.S.]