PeterUK wrote:There was a report in yesterday's Guardian of a theatre in Memphis withdrawing a showing of Gone With The Wind from its summer movie series after 33 straight years of showing it because of the objections of people offended by its romanticising of slavery. This is the kind of PC nonsense that irritates the hell out of me. Comparable to the word nigger having to be removed from Mark Twain's books before they could be accepted in schools. Sensible people view or read widely acclaimed works of art with an understanding that they are of their period and can deepen our insight into those periods. It is not for us to alter or ban them simply because they offend the precious, entitled, humourless sensibilities of noise-making pressure groups. Goodness me, it's enough to turn one into a Trump supporter (well, okay, not quite that...)
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/a ... h-the-wind
But this situation is not dissimilar to what is happening with historical monuments. For decades monuments did not bother anybody and now they need to go? Why? People who do not remember the past may not have the future. Obama was touted as "transformational President". And my question was: transformational into what? America may need certain changes, certain corrections but not "transformers" (transformators?). Many people, I would dare to say majority feels this way. Hence, a backlash in the form of Trump (pendulum swung too far, I think).