President Donald Trump said, “You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
In an effort to cleanse the United States of its racist past, the left has declared that anything associated with slavery and the oppression of African-Americans must be removed from federal and state property.
First, hordes of thugs vandalized and destroyed Confederate statues forcing city officials to quickly remove them in the dead of night.
Then, as President Trump predicted, they went after presidents and historical figures who were slave owners, which, was most of them considering they lived in a time of slavery. Never mind some were arguing to end slavery – they too must come down. Those that cannot, like the Jefferson Memorial in DC, must be altered to reflect their disgraceful past as slave owners.
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Gone With the Wind gone?"The Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” the theater’s operators said in a statement.
The Daily Mail reports:
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The classic motion picture revolves around the life and hardships faced by Scarlet O’Hara during the war. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book with the same title, by Margaret Mitchell.
The movie depicts the relationships between slaves and owners and has been previously criticized before for its portrayal of black slaves.
Hattie McDaniel, who portrayed a slave called Mammie, became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role.
Racial sensitivities hit a fever pitch after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, NC ended in bloodshed when a woman who was protesting the rally was killed by a car that mowed into a crowd of people.
The white supremacist groups held the ‘Unite The Right’ rally to protest the potential removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a 2,308-seat venue.
People had strong reactions to The Orpheum’s decision to pull ‘Gone With The Wind.’
One Facebook user wrote: ‘We have literally lost our minds in this country! Let’s just erase all the history so we can rewrite it! Not me. I want to see every movie, book, statue, tribute, monument, memorial, and site of every concentration camp to ensure these horrors never happen again. If you don’t teach and learn from our past you will be destined to repeat it!’
Another asked if Wizard of Oz would be next as ‘it might offend “little” people.’
The ever growing list of things that people find offensive now includes various statues of Christopher Columbus, to a statue of New York colonist Peter Stuyvesant.
President Trump said, “So, this week it’s Robert E. Lee,” he said. “I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, ‘is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?’ You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”advertisement - story continues below
He continued: “You’re changing history. You’re changing culture.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 15, 2017
To quote a famous line from the movie, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Razz the whole country of historic statues, that will not erase the FACT that the Republicans wanted to end slavery and the Democrats wanted to keep it. Nor will it erase the FACT that the Democrats founded the KKK.
The Democrats history is seeped with racism, but you won’t hear about that on the mainstream media.