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