The more progressives get, the more they demand.
It started with removing the Confederate battle flag from state capitols, an issue that got support and pushback from both sides of the aisle. It’s now moved into an annihilation of anything to do with the history of the South, slavery or the Civil War.
On Wednesday, New York Post movie critic Lou Lumenick called for banning one of the most iconic films of all time, “Gone With The Wind.”
In his column Lumenick praised Warner Bros. for self-imposing a ban on the sale of “Dukes of Hazard” memorabilia emblazoned with the Confederate flag and called on the company, which owns “Gone With The Wind,” to relegate the film to only being shown in museums.
“That studio sent ‘Gone with the Wind’ back into theaters for its 75th anniversary in partnership with its sister company Turner Classic Movies in 2014, but I have a feeling the movie’s days as a cash cow are numbered. 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,” he wrote.
But it seems his liberal, white guilt is getting the best of him, as a poll by yougov.com in September 2014 found 73 percent of black Americans rate the film as “one of the best” or “good/very good.”
This attempt by liberals to whitewash, no pun intended, an entire portion of history as if it never happened is akin to an old-fashioned book burning.
Once they realized they were winning the battle to remove the flag, they moved on to street names, high school mascots, monuments, names of parks and then pop culture like the “Dukes of Hazard” and “Gone With The Wind.”
Make no mistake, the fire of this burning will keep growing as long as it is being fed.
The call to ban “Gone With the Wind” had some Twitter users — like conservative radio host Laura Ingraham — likening the libs’ attacks to Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 459,” the novel that showed a future world where books are forbidden. “Book banning next?” Ingraham tweeted.
Now Libs want”Gone with the Wind” destroyed as well as Jefferson Memorial due to some notion that changing history is ok. Beyond wrong #TCOT
— KattCountry (@TrucksHorsesDog) June 25, 2015
@TrucksHorsesDog Libs are mimicking ISIS except without the explosives…yet. Trying to eradicate everything that a nation is built on.
— James Ritchie (@JamesRitch1) June 25, 2015
— Tony Powers (@PowersToPeeps) June 25, 2015
@TrucksHorsesDog Marxist PC like Soviet Communism. They destroyed freedom of thought, speech & expression. They censored history.
— I am freedom. (@PoliticoVoice) June 25, 2015
Book Banning Next? Movie critic urges end to showing ‘Gone with the Wind’ http://t.co/HmWwOldRqW
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 25, 2015
@IngrahamAngle More proof liberals are simply facists in disguise..
— Tony Bacic (@tonybacic76) June 25, 2015
@IngrahamAngle Freedom of choice is under attack…
— Larry L Williams (@_LarryWilliams_) June 25, 2015
@IngrahamAngle Sounds like pre-WWII Germany.
— Mildred Garner (@cmgarner_garner) June 25, 2015
@IngrahamAngle History lesson: it was the Huns , then the Nazis, then ISIS , now the Democrats.
— biff steal (@biffsteal) June 25, 2015
— David Cole (@dbc603) June 25, 2015
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