Today is the beautiful and talented Hattie McDaniel’s (the 1st African-American to win an Oscar) birthday. Happy Birthday! You’ve been ‘culture canceled’, as has been the Civil War, by asinine HBO …
As @JerryDunleavy noted Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in Gone With the Wind. The woke race mafia is **actually** erasing social progress, right in front of us.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 10, 2020
John Nolte: HBO Max Blacklists ‘Gone With the Wind’
The Woke Taliban have won. HBO Max announced on Tuesday it is blacklisting of Gone With the Wind (1939), and with it, Hattie Daniel’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. Other than Merle Oberon, who was both Asian and Polynesian, McDaniel was the first racial minority ever nominated for any category.
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…
All my life I’ve loved any movie the warm and beautiful Hattie McDaniel was in, especially “Gone With The Wind”. Yes, she played the part of a house slave. But if you go into the movie again without preconceived prejudice about the history of that time, you will see she was the only person who could successfully take a strong stance with “Miss Scarlet”. Her heart and soul, and backbone, were unmatched by any of those southern white slave-holders. “Mammy” always had to keep her head and heart because the spoiled white family she worked her ass off for where mere children mentally and emotionally compared to her. If she couldn’t do something because there was nothing but reality after the war, she forced those pampered elites to think and do for themselves… the survival and rebuilding ahead was now on their shoulders and backs. This is a very important aspect of slavery that the SJWs are burying with everything they ‘cancel’. You cannot simply cancel things like movies and books without erasing the important history that was more than earned by African-Americans, yet, the SJWs insist on pointing out that this nation was built on their backs. They cannot have it both ways, no matter how twisted they try. Erase the things you find offensive by today’s standards, and you’ve completely obliterated the full context of your own history. If those yelling right now that we have ‘systemic racism’ in this nation, which is bullshit, are serious about addressing it, well, that task is impossible if you insist on erasing context and ignoring bits of our history in movie depictions and in those participants who made personal achievements not only for themselves but for their race, even during very imperfect times in history. Should we now remove and do away with any/all inventions and innovations achieved by African-Americans because they were done so during our nation’s eras of non-civil rights?
Charlie Sperling: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Number One Best Seller at Amazon After HBO Blacklist: Americans rushed to snatch up physical copies of the movie Gone With the Wind after HBO Max announced it was blacklisting the film from its streaming platform. The film was the number one bestselling film on Amazon early Wednesday morning, even though both DVDs and Blu-ray discs were sold out.
I am reminded, at time such as these, of a regional radio talk host, Jim Quinn, who said…
QUINNs FIRST LAW: Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent.
QUINN’S SECOND LAW: Liberals never understand that what they’re doing is wrong, only that they haven’t been allowed to do enough of it yet…
And Jim’s never been proven wrong.
On a sidenote, TCM did a fantastic original production documentary, “Blackface and Hollywood – African American Film History”, where some of the ‘black’ film historians explain the history of African-American depictions in American film. They believe it is important not only to film history, but history itself. It is worth the watch for that very important “context” everyone throws aside in favor of feelings.
Breitbart: ‘Cops’ Cancelled: Whatcha gonna do when the woke mob comes for you? … After 32 seasons we can no longer see raw video of the daily toils our police go through.