Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Gone With the Wind" Goes to HBO Max Re-Education Camp

The announcement that "Gone With the Wind" will return to HBO Max once it can be accompanied with appropriate examination of its racism is troubling.

I first saw the film when I was in elementary school and knew then that it was racist. Its depiction of the Old South/Lost Cause was pretty much a joke. Since then, you would have to have existed in a time capsule not to be able to spot the racism.

[Mammy, the strongest and most appealing character in the film, is black. She stands in contrast to Scarlett O'Hara, the main white character, who is a borderline psychotic.]

The message I get from this HBO Max announcement is: "We'll let you ignorant bumpkins see the film once we have drenched the experience in our Approved Social Commentary. We cannot, of course, let you watch it without the benefit of our immense wisdom. You cannot be trusted to think for yourself."]

Good times ahead. Wait until the Re-Education Police get their hooks on "Citizen Kane" and "It's a Wonderful Life."

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