This is what you get for $1 billion

Michael Rowland asks the question:

Full disclosure: I haven’t seen Gone with the Wind either.

To ask the question, “Is censorship justified in this instance?”, is beyond poor form.  In what world is the answer to this question “Yes”?

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73 Responses to This is what you get for $1 billion

  1. mh

    To ask the question, “Is censorship justified in this instance?”, is beyond poor form. In what world is the answer to this question “Yes”?

    Lefty world.

    btw GWTW is a chick flick.

  2. NoFixedAddress

    This is the start of an article by Liel Leibovitz at https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-censorship

    Mau-Mauing Mark Zuckerberg
    Facebook’s CEO is facing increasing attacks from Democrats, but the social media giant’s self-professed, high-minded motives hide a deeper truth
    by Liel Leibovitz

    I firmly believe that Facebook is a plague, a pox, an engine of illogic, and a servant of all the worst angels of our nature. As the proud holder of a Ph.D. in man-machine interfaces from Columbia University, I have studied social media platforms from their inception—and Facebook has been a particular target of my ire. There are books yet to be written on how gravely Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has injured our political process, mangled our civic society, and ushered in a new and dark era of atomized discourse, one marked by sanctimony, malice, and mistrust.

    And yet, if there’s a greater threat to democracy than a speech monopoly growing unaccountably powerful—more than half of American adults currently get their news exclusively from Facebook—it’s a coalition of political party operatives, billionaires, and ideologues launching a campaign to subdue the social network and turn it into a tool to advance their own radical agenda while stifling the speech of anyone who stands in their way.

    Think that’s an exaggeration? Consider the evidence.

  3. Peter Greagg

    Another reason why their ALPBC needs the following:
    Shut.it.down
    Fire.them.all
    Salt.the.earth.

  4. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    In what world is the answer to this question “Yes”?

    In the bizarre parallel one we currently exist in.

  5. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    No Pete G, this is it:

    Shut it down
    Fire them all
    Mound of skulls
    Salt the earth
    Nuke from orbit

  6. a happy little debunker

    I love movies, worked in exhibition for years – but couldn’t face watching ‘Gone with the Wind’ because of my mother’s nagging that it was one of the greatest films of all time.

    But what I do know of the film is that Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards – 51 year before Whoopi , 41 years before Lou Gossett Jnr & 19 years before Sydney Poitier.

    Censor that and you deny her that recognition.

  7. notafan

    It’s one thing to choose not to watch the movie or read the book because you’re a brain dead moron who rejects history but to effectively ban a pretty innocuous yet very famous movie?

    Move over totalitarians!

    I mean what will watching Gone with the wind do to people?

    Glorify war?

    Encourage the wearing of taffeta petticoats?

    Make women call black ladies Mammy?

    Encourage tight lacing, women batting their eyelids and saying ‘Oh Rhett’?

    So much horror in one little old movie.

  8. Infidel Tiger King

    It’s Year Zero.

    Everything is going to be cancelled. Hopefully the ABC too.

  9. Infidel Tiger King

    Thank god they cancelled the film the negro won the Oscar for too.

    A disgrace that darkies are winning award that belong to the White man.

  10. Squirrel

    Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn (I’ve got the DVD).

    The theme song, and the opening credits are wonderful, but it does go on, and on, and on.

    And yes, the ABC needs to have a very large broom put through it.

  11. notafan

    I took a friend to see gwtw at a now closed cinema.

    She leaned over and loudly whispered who won when they did the intro? I think there was a written on the screen bit about the state of play.

    I was so embarassed she didn’t know.

  12. I haven’t seen Titanic either.
    Crocodile Dundee was a funny filim.

  13. Bronson

    I can’t wait for the public book burnings. All that marching around a burning pyre of books in lederhosen while singing stirring marching songs or the alternative ideology just vanish the book and the author from the records as if they never existed.

  14. Peter Greagg

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3481508, posted on June 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm
    No Pete G, this is it:

    Shut it down
    Fire them all
    Mound of skulls
    Salt the earth
    Nuke from orbit

    Thanks. I was hoping you would remind me!! (yes really).

  15. Bruce

    @ITK

    “It’s Year Zero. ”

    Just like 1975 in Cambodia.

    Under the “purest” socialist government yet seen on the planet.

    “Mounds of skulls”? Maoists on speed. Yep; that went well.

    The problem is that the “spirit” of the KR lives on in the obscene desires of the ranting herds and ivory towers of totalitarian, terminally sociopathic socialists and statists, many of whom are right now slithering from under their rocks to claim their “piece of the action”.

  16. calli

    Withdrawing GWTW from HBO?

    Now that’s what I call a Golden Flounce!

  17. chrism

    is he someone who ‘didn’t inhale’?
    sounds like bravery level “Bill Clinton”
    still , I guess it means they’ll be pulling Woody Allen’s shows too
    so it’s not all bad

  18. notafan

    Calli

    Did you make that?

  19. Ziffchips

    Censorship is when the government does it. Private entities can do whatever they want. I’m pretty sure you wrote a blog entry about this a few weeks ago. Be consistent.

  20. calli

    No, nota. I have a collection of Stupid. And Pithy.

  21. Damon

    What’s next? Battleship Potemkin?

  22. notafan

    I better not say I think it’s funny 😂

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    I thought it was a Civil War flick. Haven’t seen it.

    Except for (I think) the last scene, where Rhett tells the chick he’s finally sick of her shit.

  24. Hodor

    Wonder how embarrassed Candace Owens feels about her people!

  25. Roberto

    The must appalling thing about GWTW from the lefties’ point of view is that the house slaves are portrayed as happy with their lot, and are fiercely loyal to their white masters.

  26. wal1957

    Well, the SJWs did try to ban “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – one of my favourite songs sung by Dean Martin.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–2Mwp7X-X0
    Mind you, when asked why this particular song was chosen and not one of the RAP songs so popular today, nobody suppled an answer. I guess lyrics such as “kill the bitch’, “suck it bitch” and “fuck the pigs” is okay by their standards – if they do have standards.

  27. liliana

    Wonderful movie. Hattie McDaniel was just brilliant and deserved an Oscar. Back when all that mattered was the quality of your performance.

  28. Infidel Tiger King

    Wonderful movie. Hattie McDaniel was just brilliant and deserved an Oscar. Back when all that mattered was the quality of your performance.

    Hattie is cancelled.

    No blacks.

  29. liliana

    is it justified?

    A 1939 historical romance? Seriously, who is this flog? Is there any one at the ABC who lives outside the Marxist woke bubble?

  30. Infidel Tiger King

    A 1939 historical romance? Seriously, who is this flog? Is there any one at the ABC who lives outside the Marxist woke bubble

    Maybe the cleaners.

  31. liliana

    Maybe the cleaners.

    I bet they are POC.

  32. duncanm

    I don’t care about GWTW, but this is a real problem:
    https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/little-britain-netflix-bbc-iplayer-britbox-blackface-1234629078/

    ‘Little Britain’ Removed by Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox Amid Blackface Concerns

    what’s next? The League of Gentlemen ?

  33. duncanm

    Pappa Lazarou has to be next..

    You’re my wife now!

  34. liliana

    Imagine is Al Jolson were still alive. He would be in jail.

  35. notafan

    Yet no-one cared about Justin Trudeau’s blackface.

  36. Joanna Smythe

    There are thousands and thousands and thousands who have all these so called banned films on DVD and video. They will be in circulation for years to come so middle finger to the banners.

  37. Annie

    Full disclosure; I’ve never seen Gone With The Wind either.

  38. Siltstone

    Welcome to the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution”

  39. AC

    Just waiting for the book burning ceremonies to begin.

    Rowland is such a lightweight. His mind is a fact free zone.

  40. NuThink

    I have seen Gone With The Wind at least 2 or 3 times. If Michael Rowland is truly woke he can just think he has seen it then he can safely say he has seen it. That is as I understand it the way things are now, if you want to change reality just think reality is not reality and voila, it is so. I do like historical movies. I can actually understand them. No CGI, people spoke clearly and I can understand what was said and this was before Dolby. Now too many in the acting business mumble their words – not paid enough to speak clearly I guess. Tried to watch a Geoffrey Rush movie yesterday evening, but could only understand a little of what was said, so watched something else.
    Michael Rowland thinks he must be the only person who has not seen GWTW. How arrogant – he thinks he is the only one – I would hazard a guess it was not top of the charts in Russia, in Saudi, in Yemen, in Afghanistan, in Chile, in Nigeria, in the Congo, in Lesotho, and Rio. Need I go on? Usual exaggeration from the ‘trusted’ ABC.

    And as Squirrel mentioned this phrase, which was shocking at the time for the use of “Damn”.

    Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn (I’ve got the DVD).

    It had lots of diversity, the North vs The South, and black women in conversation with a privileged white woman, the same privileged white women who made her clothes out of her drapes. Did I mention it had carpetbaggers too. Or do I misunderstand what diversity is all about?

    But worst of all it was written by a woman. Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell. It ticks a lot of boxes in the multiple choice diversity check boxes.

    Maybe Michael Rowland thinks it has too much diversity.

    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American novelist and journalist. Mitchell wrote only one novel, published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. Wikipedia

    Perhaps Michael was not paid to go see it. It was probably showing during one of his Well Earned Breaks.

  41. MatrixTransform

    Gone With The Whinge was a great film

  42. Al

    The world (well, some of it at least) looked on in horror as ISIL/ISIS destroyed historic artefacts (eg https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/09/150901-isis-destruction-looting-ancient-sites-iraq-syria-archaeology/). We are now doing the same to our history. Evidently the great unwashed cannot be trusted to view such artefacts and be able to put them into context for today.

  43. Dean Gardiner

    One of he greatest novels ever written. Although it is set in the Civil War it was written in the 1930s and it reflects war from point of view of the vanquished. Margerett Mitchel’s family all fought on the side of the Confedracy and she knew many veterans. The movie itself was released in May 1940 as war raged in Europe but before Pearl Harbour dragged America in.
    There are many themes and ideas in this work, but the core theme is conflict. The Civil War is an allagory for the war between men and women. Civil rights and racism are part of the conflict narrative, but only a minor part.
    Mitchell herself would probably have been a civil rights advocate, she donated part of her fortune to Morehouse College to help educate young black men where Martin Luther King Jr was educated. There is a Martin Luther King museum as part of the Mitchell House museum in Atlanta.
    It is a complex book written in a complex time, by a white woman in living memory of the carnage of the Civil War. It was the worst period of race relations in the most divided ciy in America. In those times authors let their work speak for itself, and Mitchell never talked much about the ideas behid the book. The book is important because it captures the transition between eras, from a unique perspective from an educated woman in the heart of the old south.
    So sure, let’s ban it. Even though no liberal arts major has ever read the book (it is over 1000 pages!) or botherd to wath the movie (it is four hours!!).

  44. Roger

    In what world is the answer to this question “Yes”?

    In our world it would seem.

    I note protesters are planning an orgy of iconoclasm on the weekend, with a number of public statues being slated for removal.

    Next will be actual attacks on white people, as we saw in the US riots.

  45. sfw

    League of Gentlemen. It was the last real comedy to come out of Britain. We’ll never see great comedy again in our lifetimes.

  46. Entropy

    I hated that annoying, endless chick flick. I didn’t like any of the characters except mammie, who should have clocked that spoilt brat.

  47. Tel

    Great quote here.

    https://www.theorganicprepper.com/playbook-step/

    This was my instruction: try to get into large-circulation, established conservative media; really filthy-rich movie makers; intellectuals, so-called ‘academic’ circles; cynical, egocentric people who can look into your eyes with angelic expression and tell you a lie. These are the most recruitable people: people who lack moral principles, who are either too greedy or too suffer from self-importance. They feel that they matter a lot. These are the people who KGB wanted very much to recruit.

    …They serve purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed anymore. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course.

    They will be lined up against the wall, and shot.

    Very credentialed guy who said that.

    Hat tip to ZH for linking the article.

  48. Roger

    We’ll never see great comedy again in our lifetimes.

    They’ll have to pry my DVD of ‘Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby’ from my cold, dead hands.

  49. Ellen of Tasmania

    I note protesters are planning an orgy of iconoclasm on the weekend, with a number of public statues being slated for removal.

    Religious extremists.

    I’ve watched the movie – I’ve even read the book. I loved Melanie and it was a terrific read.

    It seems to me that if thousands of people can be so easily manipulated to believe the narrative of their masters, they’d better look to their own enslavement.

  50. Des Deskperson

    Don’t Marx and Engels have – at least – some explaining to do when it comes to expressions of racism?

  51. Up The Workers!

    The Demtiacrats ban “Gone With The Wind” because of the manner in which slaves are portrayed.

    The Dementiacrats/Confederates themselves, murdered the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, because he emancipated the slaves and did the Dementiacrats/confederates out of their cheap labour.

    Whenever Leftard policies are shown to be a load of garbage, they always have recourse to outright racism as a fallback.

    Leave “Gone With The Wind” alone and ban the Dementiacrats, instead.

  52. Leftists hate Gone with the Wind Because Rhett Butler is red pilled AF.

    1. The scene where he tells the Southerners they’ll lose…*all we have slavery and cotton*.

    2. He leaves the manipulative bitch.

    Such an allegory is unacceptable to shrill feminist divorce attorneys who need to buy another Maserati!

  53. A Lurker

    They’ll be burning books next, oops I spoke too late, they already have.

  54. Dr Faustus

    Cultural revision is a thing everywhere:

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (June 9) announced a commission to review and improve diversity across London’s public realm to ensure the capital’s landmarks suitably reflect London’s achievements and diversity.

    The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will focus on increasing representation among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, women, the LGBTQ+ community and disability groups.

    London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken every day, yet statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain – as highlighted by recent Black Lives Matter protests.

    Who knew diversity could be improved?
    London will not be whole again until Trafalgar Square is renamed Suq Kabul, to complement Julian Clary’s Column.

  55. Robbo

    Gone With The Wind is a classic movie and over the years I have seen it 14 times and I still remain entranced at the story it tells and the magnificent acting by its plethora of stars. Anyone who decries it and wants it banned simply diminishes themselves, not the movie. If you think that it should be banned then what is your next step? Perhaps The Merchant of Venice or all the movies that Shirley Temple made? If you answer the question with a Yes then you are the problem and you should seek immediate help.

  56. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course.
    They will be lined up against the wall, and shot
    .

    An inevitability these pathetic fantasists are too stupid and ignorant to contemplate.

  57. Pyrmonter

    @ DuncanM

    I can only assume PL has survived thus far from the ignorance of the mob.

    It’s a relief these people never read Waugh – Brideshead will surely go (thought it was an ITV, not BBC production) if any of them ever read Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies or Scoop.

  58. pbw

    On matter GWTW, I recommend, if you can find a copy, A Late Encounter With the Enemy, a short story by Flannery O’Connor. It’s in her collection A Good Man Is Hard To Find.

  59. stevem

    No matter how delicate and offended the sensibilities of these morons get, I thought they claimed to be better educated and more enlightened than the rest of us. How than can they forget the quote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana).

    Surely constructing their own Ministry of Truth must ring some alarm bells?

  60. Tim Neilson

    They’ll have to pry my DVD of ‘Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby’ from my cold, dead hands.

    They will. Especially when they see the episode where Mr Gormsby takes over production of the school concert. Unless maybe you tell them that Justin Trudeau is in the chorus.

    [Greatest line of all time, when Mr Gormsby is shown hip hop dancing – “That’s not dancing. That’s epilepsy.”]

  61. areff

    “Mississippi Mud” will have to go too

    What a dance do they do
    Lordy how I’m telling you
    They don’t need no band
    They keep time by clapping their hands
    Just as happy as a cow chewing on a cud
    When the darkies beat their feet on the Mississippi mud

  62. Iampeter

    To ask the question, “Is censorship justified in this instance?”, is beyond poor form. In what world is the answer to this question “Yes”?

    What part of this story is censorship?

  63. areff

    And Lady and the Tramp will need pulling too.

  64. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    The world has gone mad. I have just finished reading an article on Yahoo news where some brain dead moronic woman is whinging because she bought two packets of prepackaged pecan nuts from Woolworth and one had a slightly bigger plastic bag than the other and weighed 0.1 gram more. The whole point of the article was to expose the extra plastic waste this slightly larger plastic was going to introduce into the environment. Doesn’t this f#$kwit realise that pecans are available loose and no plastic bag at all is required? The world is becoming overpopulated with useless, worthless idiots.

  65. Speedbox

    Many years back I purchased Enid Blyton “The three Golliwogs”. I thought then, as I do now, that eventually the book will be banned.

    The censoring of GWTW is the continuation of the march through our society by those who see themselves as our betters. Statue removal, censoring film and TV series – what’s next, book burning?

    I have my copy of Enid Blyton and you can have it when you can pry it from my cold dead hand.

    I’m going to buy “’till Death us do Part” series starring Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell) and put that into cold storage as well.

  66. Herodotus

    And yes, the ABC needs to have a very large broom put through it.
    As Corporal Jones might say:
    “They don’t like the broom up them.”
    … oh, wait a minute.

  67. Herodotus

    There’s a story going around that the “Autonomous Zone” idiots had their food stolen by some homeless people. Tribalism usually ends up going down a path like that.

  68. Crossie

    And yes, the ABC needs to have a very large broom put through it.

    The only thing they would use it for is to fly around.

  69. notafan

    Golightly

    Effects of covid19.

    All the loose stuff at supermarkets has been packaged.

  70. Lee

    I have seen Gone With The Wind at least five times.
    The first occasion was as a cinematic reissue, circa 1973 as a 12 year old with my mother and one of my sisters. So I can say I have seen it on the big screen, even though I am under 60 years of age.
    My mother saw it as 12 and then 13 year old several times when it first came out, although unfortunately I doubt she remembers much about it at all now.

  71. vlad

    I saw it on re-release in the seventies in the cinema too. And I’ve watched it a couple of times since.

    You need to see it, Sinc.

    Buy a physical copy while you still can.

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