The Woke Taliban Blacklists ‘Gone With the Wind’

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Censorship runs rampant in America, land of the free
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John Nolte
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10 June 2020
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Our American Future
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The Woke Taliban have won. HBO Max announced on Tuesday it is blacklisting Gone With the Wind (1939), and with it, Hattie McDaniel’s performance for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar of 1940.

McDaniel was not only the first black actor or actress to win an Oscar, she was the first black person ever to win an Oscar of any kind, and the first black person to even be nominated.

There’s more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.
- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

The Woke Taliban are literally toppling statues, literally rewriting history, literally creating their own caliphate, literally renaming streets, literally forcing people to their knees, so of course the destruction and desecration of art is part and parcel.

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
- George Orwell, 1984

Goodbye Casablanca (1942). We can’t have Ilsa referring to Sam as “Boy.”

Goodbye Holiday Inn (1942). We can’t have Bing Crosby singing in blackface.

Goodbye High Sierra (1941). We can’t have Willie Best doing the minstrel.

Goodbye Animal House (1978). We can’t have the black bar scene (that Richard Pryor personally approved of).

Goodbye Lenny Bruce and George Carlin and M*A*S*H and  You Only Live Twice and Big Trouble In Little China and Silver Streak and Cotton Comes to Harlem and Car Wash and Pulp Fiction and Billy Madison and Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Driving Miss Daisy and Black Hawk Down and True Lies and The Green Mile and Blazing Saddles, Scarface, Sixteen Candles, Soul Man, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Good Earth, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Loony Tunes, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons, Married With Children, Sanford and Son, Soap, All In the Family, and every one of Woody Allen’s films…

And let’s not forget Cops, which has already been blacklisted, along with Song of the South.

Buy hard copies of the art you love — books, movies, TV, music — because it is all about to quietly and not-so-quietly disappear....

You see, it’s all about terrorizing us with Kafka-esque rules, which means there are no rules, which means we’re always terrorized and therefore timid....

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