Theater Cancels Gone With the Wind

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind, 1939

This is one of the consequences of allowing the left to arbitrate what is acceptable in our culture.

Once you appease the left, on any issue, they, like all fascists, smell blood in the water, and move on to devour other issues. Same sex marriage leads to the the left’s current gender identity hysteria. Never underestimate the animating fervor of the multiple sexual pathologies that animate large slices of the left’s ideology.

And now you have a teacher traumatizing children by telling them a boy is magically a girl.

Once the left is given permission to tear down historical monuments, they predictably move on to banning classic movies. Soon copies of Margaret Mitchell’s novel will be gone from the bookshelves.

The lesson here is simple. We must never allow the left to dictate the rules of culture. Because when they do, totalitarian repression follows and free speech is one of the first casualties.

Because the left has one major goal: destroy the traditional family and replace it with big government.

I predicted this just a few days ago.

Gone With the Wind is now gone from The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. The theater’s board deemed the 1939 film “insensitive” to their larger audience after receiving “numerous comments” that stemmed from a screening on Aug. 11. As such, the title has been dropped from next year’s planned summer movie series.

“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.”

The statement continued, “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.”

Gone With the Wind, which won eight Academy Awards, features life on a Southern plantation during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Over the years, the subject matter has proven to be quite divisive for perpetuating a sympathetic view of the South during this time.

As posted on the Orpheum’s Facebook page event for the August screening, one user called the film “racist.” Another remarked over news of the canceled screening, “slowly but surely, we will rid this community of all tributes to white supremacy.”

The Orpheum will be “announcing an exciting movie series in the spring of 2018 that will, as always, contain both classic films and more recent blockbusters.”

Via: Entertainment Weekly

H/T Jorjett Strumme

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  1. Michael Kennedy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    The decline in domestic movie business will continue to be a mystery to them.

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  2. David Foster
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    “That’s a distinguishing feature of these resistance groups, and Arabs, and Democrats, and (outside of movies and sitcoms) Nazis, ym”sh: no sense of humor. ”

    Sebastian Haffner, who grew up in Germany between the wars, described the Communists and Nazis he knew:

    “They both came from the ‘youth movement’ and both thought in terms of leagues. They were both anti-bourgeois and anti-individualistic. Both had an ideal of ‘community’ and ‘community spirit’. For both, jazz music, fashion magazines…in other words the world of glamour and ‘easy come, easy go’, were a red rag. Both had a secret liking for terror, in a more humanistic garb for the one, more nationalistic for the other. As similar views make for similar faces, they both had a certain stiff, thin-lipped, humourless expression and, incidentally, the greatest respect for each other.”

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  3. Posted August 28, 2017 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    The world has gone totally nuts. And that trans-people business is really a rip-off. All the surgeries and hormones won’t make a male give birth nor a female pee standing. Will it?
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    • serene
      Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:59 am | Permalink

      If I told a trans-supportive group that my male dog had communicated to me that he believed–or if i just decided, based on the dog’s behavior and apparent predilections–that he was really a female cat, and that he wanted surgery to assist him in achieving his true reality, do you think they would help me pay for it? Or would they denounce me for attempting to pervert nature by performing cruel and unusual animal experiments?

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  4. serene
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    No doubt they will also forbid anyone to watch Carol Burnett’s classic parody, too, because of the cultural appropriation perpetrated by giving a white actress(Vicki Lawrence) a role that originated with a black actress (Butterfly McQueen). (Despite the fact that in this show, no curtains were actually harmed.)
    That’s a distinguishing feature of these resistance groups, and Arabs, and Democrats, and (outside of movies and sitcoms) Nazis, ym”sh: no sense of humor. A sense of humor indicates a sense of balance, of self-awareness and awareness of others’ sensibilities, an understanding of the reality of the world and the human condition–all of which these self-righteous, tunnel vision fanatics lack. But whether it’s a symptom or a cause, I don’t know.

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