August 29, 2017
Way back in 2014, I urged everyone to run out and purchase a copy of Blazing Saddles, not just because it is awesome but because eventually the left will ban it, will do to the Mel Brooks masterpiece what has already been done to the Disney classic Song of the South — disappear it forever. Oh, how the Leftists pointed and laughed at my reactionary, rightwing fear-mongering.
And then, almost exactly a year later, a leftwing critic at the New York Post published an editorial calling for the banning of the 1939 masterpiece, Gone With the Wind.
And then, last week the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, launched phase one of that ban by canceling a 34 year tradition. The multi-Oscar winner that still holds the all-time box office record (when you account for inflation) will no longer be screened by the Orpheum Theater Group.
The Orpheum’s feckless explanation should sound familiar to anyone who has ever heard a cowardly librarian explain why she caved to the moralistic mob and removed Lady Chatterley’s Lover or Judy Blume from her shelves.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:34 am