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Liberal Insanity Is at an All Time High With This Critic’s Request for Censorship

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Despite what one may feel about the Confederate flag, the hysteria surrounding those who wish to have it and anything possibly associated with it, banned in light of the Charleston shooting massacre has reached a fever pitch.

Worse, the rush to ban things misses a significant point – scumbags who kill in the name of anything aren’t going to stop their hatred because a flag has been banned.

That said, the fact that this is the topic of choice over say, reviewing mental illness policies and diagnosis, is astonishing.

And it may have reached its apex with Lou Lumenick, film critic for the New York Post.

Lumenick would like to see the period film and all-time North American box-office champ, Gone With The Wind, banished to a museum, just like the flag.

The film critic asks, “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?

He then lashes out at the film’s ‘insidious, subtle racism’ and concludes by asking “What 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 … ?”

Comments on the film critic’s column were overwhelmingly in opposition to the suggestion.

Michael R. Bardsley mocked liberals for the fact that they “like to ban things.”

“What’s next?” he asked. “‘Dixie’ cups?”

He added, “If you can’t own it, can’t control it, can’t make people agree with you, you demonize it.”

Carla Gomes writes, “Everyone knows GWTW portrays a by-gone era and the fight for a “lost cause”. Glorifying or wanting it back, believing it “stands” for anything, is only in sick ignorant minds like yours.”

Another simply asked, “Is this a joke?”

Sadly, Lumenick’s desire to ban Gone With the Wind was not a parody. Should mainstays of American literature be next? Perhaps Huckleberry Finn should also be banned.

Banning language or concepts from a bygone era will never change history. It won’t bring back the innocent people murdered in Charleston by a deranged individual.

Rewriting history only allows us to gloss over the reality of Charleston – that 9 innocent people were killed based on their race. And isn’t ignoring that fact a bit racist?

 

Comments

11 Comments

  1. Norman says:

    It’s a movie, an American classic icon. It’s moronic to want to ban it, and anyone who thinks so should immediately start shopping for a new brain, or move out of the USA!

  2. John says:

    What sort of person claims to be a film critic and doesn’t cite ” Birth of a Nation ” in his tirade? We are surrounded by morons, both left and right.

  3. Stacey says:

    It is historical FICTION, and yes Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for her performance.

  4. Sharon says:

    Has anyone ever heard of freedom of speech? You have to be PC about everything anymore. What has happened to our country? We are all having to speak, the same think the same. We are now being told slowly and more often to follow the party lines. Take away guns rights freedom speech rights. Add in no jobs on ongoing poverty within the middle class. Gee it sounds like the things that were happening in Germany to me before Hilter took over. Hilter like book burning so is the first book to be burned here in the states going to be Gone with the Wind? If we start banning things now it going to end up with history repeating it self.

  5. Cheryl says:

    By the way, that is my favorite movie.

  6. Cheryl says:

    This is over the line to insanity. Haven’t the Muslims taken enough of our rights? Send them back to their own country with their own rules with them!

  7. Sid says:

    The First movie to have a Black person win an Oscar so they want to ban it as Racist. Sounds exactly like the logic we have lately *(in years not days ) been seeing from south of the Border. Can nothing be looked at objectively. I do admit I saw the Dukes of Hazzard thing coming even told a friend who it is her all time favorite show about it. Luckily she already owns a copy of them all. What’s next ban the movie Species because Dukes was the favorite movie of the “monster”

  8. Elaine says:

    You have got to be kidding me? GWTW is a love story! Are these people losing their minds? Theater confederate flag can’t be bought on Amazon now this? What they hell does a flag and a movie have to do with racism? WHAT ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS PROMISE TO ADDRESS MENTAL ISSUES AS A CAUSE FOR THESE SHOOTINGS? Stop banning other s@$t and work on their real cause!

  9. Keith says:

    If he thinks GWTW is racist and should be banned, what does he think about Mark Twain’s ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN? The whole story of that film/book was about racism. Racism was something that was in GWTW, but it was the central element of the plot of Huck Finn. The book has been protested and banned in communities since I was in elementary school. And of course there’s even earlier works that could be considered. This is a very bad move — the path it goes down leads to a very dark place. We’ve seen it before with the mass book burnings of NAZI Germany. Where do we draw the line?

  10. Dave says:

    Gone With The Wind was a love story set during the Civil War it did not represent the Confederate Flag as a racist symbol, and I will further suggest to those people to see the
    movie at a local theater or rent it on DVD and never t any time represent.

  11. Bronson says:

    This guy needs to go away .

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