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Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

Their word games and backtracking are amusing and are reeking of desperation.
It doesn't make any difference if they use the word "ban" or not. The bottom line is that they DID "ban" one of the best films in history from their lineup because showing it might offend someone.

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Posted by Cory901 on 08/31/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “The Circular Firing Squad

Race hustlers are always more than happy to "agitate" anywhere.
Sharpton makes his living on stirring up racial animosity. Ask Tawana Brawley. $$$

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Posted by Cory901 on 08/31/2017 at 6:59 AM
Posted by Chris Davis on 08/30/2017 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

Perhaps you'd care to show your work?

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Posted by Chris Davis on 08/30/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Real Gone: The Orpheum vs. Gone With the Wind, Social Media Roundup

If the semblance of social justice were to be put opposing the wide screen image of Vivien Leigh, I would have to go with the wind

Posted by CL Mullins on 08/30/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

A (or the) big failing of liberal or nominally progressive opinion is that control of verbiage or image is equivalent to actual progress.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/30/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

I was always under the belief that as democracy is understood today, the minority's rights must be protected no matter how alienated a minority is from the majority society; otherwise, the majority's rights lose their meaning - if true then following statements are seriously flawed-----Statements from the management of the Orpheum note that there had been a broad and often negative local response to the August 11 screening of the Academy-Award winning tale of the Civil War era South starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

The Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons, the statement reads. The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community. The recent screening of Gone With the Wind at the Orpheum on Friday, August 11, 2017, generated numerous comments. The Orpheum carefully reviewed all of them. The statement continues, As an organization whose stated mission is to entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population. As Deadline notes, the population of Memphis is 64 percent black.

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Posted by Songwish on 08/30/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Real Gone: The Orpheum vs. Gone With the Wind, Social Media Roundup

You're so right. They're not showing Harry and the Hendersons next year either. Where does it end?

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Posted by Chris Davis on 08/30/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Real Gone: The Orpheum vs. Gone With the Wind, Social Media Roundup

This has to stop What's next

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Posted by Jerry Edwards on 08/30/2017 at 3:24 PM
Posted by DaveClancy on 08/30/2017 at 1:03 PM
Posted by Chris Davis on 08/30/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

Ok, so good it's not censorship. It was just a business decision. Right, not censorship. Ok, that's a good thing. This just came out of a discussion between Orpheum Board chair and CEO Brett Batterson, Dr. Charles McKinney, associate professor of history and Africana Studies at Rhodes College, and Dr. Noelle Chaddock an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion at Rhodes College. As reported by The Commercial Appeal. The local paper that broke the story and now claims responsibility of the coverage from across the nation. Bottom line here is this is about money, not about possibility from hurting some of our neighbors feelings.
As this all came out of a fear of a movie based on a book from 1938 that became the biggest money making film of 1939 I'll close with this from another from that same year - "never mind that curtain! Don't look behind that curtain!"

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Posted by Don Christian on 08/30/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Nobody's Banned "Gone With The Wind" in Memphis — Even if the Commercial Appeal Says So

If my great grandfather used to beat his wife until he got an assault charge and had to spend a few years in jail, I wouldn't want to see a movie about it.

Why then if our ancestors used to beat their slaves until the Federal government had to take over for a few years, would I want to see a movie about that?

Gone With the Wind doesn't need to fade away because it offends minorities. It needs to fade away because it makes southern people look stupid.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/30/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “When you’re a minority in a world of majorities.

Maya,

While I empathize with your feelings and agree with your main points, theres no need to stoop to pointing out the uncouth actions of a few indifferent police officers. That does little or nothing to advance your argument. As a writer/journalist, youre better than that.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 08/29/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “When you’re a minority in a world of majorities.

Maya

It aways interest me that a lot of people who support these statues and flag's profess to be chistian's.

Not once does the Bible mention the race or color of any one race:
Some folks always try to delineate each of them, most often by race.
Shem and Japheth somehow always represent the white folks and Ham; some how represent the black folk

I've have often wondered if Noah was a black OR white man. How would it be possible that any of his sons get to be ; one or the other.

Back the day, nobody knew about DNA. Scientically, each of these people would have to be the same color/race.

Noah could not have sired one or two son's and another something else. Hardly anybody ever mentions, Noah's wife or the three boys or their women. Genetically, the same DNA would have apply to all the people in the mix.

In my college anthropology course, my teacher talked about the "theory of the continental drift". It basically talked about how "the earth' shifted plates, moving parts of land from one place to another. Then he talked about "divergence, convergence and lateral slipping and land masses moving close or away from the equator and how it react's with the sun.
When people move away from the equator -some people get either darker or less darker - who knows if they are darker or lighter at this point. Some of them might be tanning on the beach or just chilling watching Game of Thrones on a 50 inch TV-who know's.

Land move's; people go or stay; usually making idol's; killing and stealing somebody's stuff.

Not once does the Bible mentions race.

When I think about Heather Heyer and all the people hurt over statues and flags; somehow they don't matter too much.

And neither does the race of a man or women's skin.

Get rid of all of this stuff; put up nice nature art on all those mountains, military bases and House's of goverment.
Get rid of all those statues of 'dead men" gathering bird defecation; make children parks for Christ sake!
Get one flag; otherwise folk's will still fight over stuff!

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Posted by Debra Morris on 08/26/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “The Endless War in Afghanistan

Wow, Cohen has been wrong iso many times in so many directions that his columns must fall into some statistical significance. Maybe if we could record them and play them backward.
I assume his cost to the Flyer is cheaper than old Garfield cartoons, albeit less creative.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/26/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “The Endless War in Afghanistan

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

No more America soldiers should be put in harms way.

The Russians,Chinese and Iran are arming the Taliban.

Get of Afghanistan.

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Posted by Debra Morris on 08/26/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Donald Trump is no accidental hillbilly

I hear you, Vernon. So many of us in Appalachia are listening, but as you know, we need people outside to care too. I hope it gets better.

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Posted by Danielle Costello on 08/25/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Remember When Memphis Comment Trolls Wanted to Remove Public Art?

Hegel was a big fan of "Your Mama" jokes.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 08/25/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Remember When Memphis Comment Trolls Wanted to Remove Public Art?

I believe it was Hegel (another German philosopher) who said, "Es ist nicht so lustig, wenn es deine Mutter ist?"

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/25/2017 at 8:00 AM

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