Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait…
During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for people to subscribe to it. HBO’s subscription service secured the exclusive rights to “Gone with the Wind,” which is widely regarded as one of the best films of all time.
The film was controversial in 1939 for its honest and open portrayal of plantation life before, during and after the Civil War. It offers a historical perspective that is completely absent in modern discussions of “slavery” and the invisible miasma of racism that supposedly permeates the air all around us. For on thing, the film portrays how incredibly badly business owners were treated in the South after the Civil War. Plantations were shattered during Reconstruction, but so were many small business owners and small family farms. No one could afford the taxes imposed on Southern business owners at the time.
“Gone with the Wind” tells this story honestly. Hattie McDaniel became the first black Academy Award for her portrayal of “Mammy,” a house servant at a plantation. She won Best Supporting Actress in 1940 at the 12th Annual Academy Awards – back in the days when the Oscars still meant something and were more significant than just a night of cocaine and public Republican-bashing like they are now.
Black Lives Matter decided that “Gone with the Wind” is a movie that “enforces racial stereotypes” and therefore must be canceled. HBO eagerly complied. So, now that HBO owns the exclusive rights to the film for who knows how many years, you will be unable to watch it on any online streaming service. The movie quickly became the number one selling DVD on Amazon as a result of HBO willingness to burn American history to the ground, in an attempt to appease the mob.
McDaniel was born in 1893, the youngest of 13 children. Her parents had been slaves in Kansas before the Civil War. Not to put too fine a point on it, Black Lives Matter, but a child of slaves became the first black Academy Award winner – and you just canceled her most significant film.
Watching her acceptance speech on YouTube (which hasn’t been taken down yet), you can tell that she was delighted. It was her proudest moment, to be recognized for her work in the film. Now that “Gone with the Wind” has been canceled, her entire career has pretty much been canceled. Most of the other films that she starred in – and there were many – were not as historically significant or as well done as “Gone with the Wind.” That’s truly sad, because Hattie McDaniel was a pretty neat lady. There have been documentary films made about her. Guess we’ll have to cancel those as well.
McDaniel almost always played a maid in Hollywood movies, because that was one of the only jobs that black women were worthy of in the eyes of progressive, liberal Democrats in Hollywood. She bought a two-story, seventeen-room house in 1942 with her earnings. For her hard work, liberal newspaper columnists called her an “Uncle Tom.” The NAACP labeled her an “agent of black repression.”
“Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn’t, I’d be making $7 a week being one!”
You go, girl!
After Democrats in California heaped scorn upon her for her film career, the Richard Nixon gubernatorial campaign offered to send her placards to distribute to her neighbors. She politely declined, saying that she was a “friend to everyone.” Can you imagine any entertainer alive today who would have the courage to be that polite to anyone?
That’s who the Democrats and Black Lives Matter just canceled. You can no longer enjoy Hattie McDaniel’s performance in “Gone with the Wind,” at least not on the streaming service that owns it. If they’ll cancel Hattie McDaniel, is any historically significant work of art safe?