Since the Charleston shooting last week, liberals have been on a rampage against anything remotely associated with “racism” or “slavery.”
Yesterday, we reported that liberals are trying to have all military bases named after Confederate war generals renamed. This came after liberals convinced the South Carolina state capital to remove the Confederate flag from their display.
Earlier today, liberals targeted the Jefferson Memorial, saying that it should be destroyed because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.
According to Mediaite, liberals are now trying to get the classic movie Gone With The Wind banned because of it’s references to slavery. In Wednesday’s New York Post, movie critic Lou Lumenick called for the film, which is ranked the #4 movie of all time by the American Film Institute, to be sent to the dustbin. The film generated the highest box office revenue of all time (when adjusted for inflation), and Hattie McDaniel became the first African American Actress to win an Oscar for her supporting role in the movie.
Forgetting all of this, Lumenick wrote:
“Based on a best seller by die-hard Southerner Margaret Mitchell, “Gone with the Wind’’ buys heavily into the idea that the Civil War was a noble lost cause and casts Yankees and Yankee sympathizers as the villains, both during the war and during Reconstruction…
[W]hat does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the same things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the “GWTW’’ intermission?
It’s showing on July 4 at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the museum’s salute to the 100th anniversary of Technicolor — and maybe that’s where this much-loved but undeniably racist artifact really belongs.”
Reading this, you would think blacks are offended by the movie: but they aren’t. A recent poll revealed that 61% of blacks believe that Gone With The Wind is one of the best films of all time, and a whopping 87% say the film is at least “fair.”
It’s sickening that race-baiters are now trying to take away one of the best movies of all times, just because it references a period of history in which slavery existed.
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