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    Frankly, my dear,

    I can't believe how stupid the world has become.

    https://etcanada.com/news/250988/mem...sitive-racist/

    Tearing down Confederate monuments continues to be a hot-button issue in the American South, and the controversy has apparently spilled over from statues to films set in the era of the Civil War.

    This, in fact, is what led the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, to axe the 1940 Oscar-winner “Gone With the Wind” from next year’s summer schedule following a screening on Aug. 11, after which the theatre received “numerous comments” from the public, reports Entertainment Weekly.

    After meeting to discuss the issue, the theatre’s board agreed that showing the film classic starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, which depicts the Civil War from a Confederate perspective, would be “insensitive” given the current political climate.

    “While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” read a statement from The Orpheum Theatre Group. “The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community. The recent screening of ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the Orpheum on Friday, August 11, 2017, generated numerous comments. The Orpheum carefully reviewed all of them.”

    According to EW, the theatre’s Facebook page was deluged with comments about the film, with one commenter calling the film “racist” while another added, “slowly but surely, we will rid this community of all tributes to white supremacy.”


    I want to throw up now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    I can't believe how stupid the world has become.

    https://etcanada.com/news/250988/mem...sitive-racist/

    Tearing down Confederate monuments continues to be a hot-button issue in the American South, and the controversy has apparently spilled over from statues to films set in the era of the Civil War.

    This, in fact, is what led the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, to axe the 1940 Oscar-winner “Gone With the Wind” from next year’s summer schedule following a screening on Aug. 11, after which the theatre received “numerous comments” from the public, reports Entertainment Weekly.

    After meeting to discuss the issue, the theatre’s board agreed that showing the film classic starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, which depicts the Civil War from a Confederate perspective, would be “insensitive” given the current political climate.

    “While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” read a statement from The Orpheum Theatre Group. “The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community. The recent screening of ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the Orpheum on Friday, August 11, 2017, generated numerous comments. The Orpheum carefully reviewed all of them.”

    According to EW, the theatre’s Facebook page was deluged with comments about the film, with one commenter calling the film “racist” while another added, “slowly but surely, we will rid this community of all tributes to white supremacy.”


    I want to throw up now.
    Better still they should present the original ‘Birth of a Nation’ with its portrayal of black men as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. You’d like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    Better still they should present the original ‘Birth of a Nation’ with its portrayal of black men as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. You’d like that.
    I don't think that is very nice at all. Birth of a nation is a propaganda peice comparable to mass little red book. Works like Huckleberry Finn and gone with the wind are not.

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    Generally speaking, before accusing anybody of being a KKK sympathizer, it would be prudent to quote even one post where the person said something racist.
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    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    Tassman is just a liberal commie troll who supports antifa domestic terrorism and mass murderers like Stalin.


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    I have never actually watched Gone With The Wind but as far as I know it is just a romance movie and does not contain any sort of racist or propaganda stuff in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    Better still they should present the original ‘Birth of a Nation’ with its portrayal of black men as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. You’d like that.

    What I'd really like is if you weren't an idiot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    Tassman is just a liberal commie troll who supports antifa domestic terrorism and mass murderers like Stalin.

    Where's the sarcasm in this post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    Better still they should present the original ‘Birth of a Nation’ with its portrayal of black men as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. You’d like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    Better still they should present the original ‘Birth of a Nation’ with its portrayal of black men as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. You’d like that.
    I, for one, approve of this labeling of everyone who politically differs with you as a white supremacist Nazi. I find it extremely effective.



    Edit: It's even more effective than "racist" and "bigot." (If such a thing is possible.)
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