by Ruby Henley
I have to say I saw this coming, when I previously compared the cultural cleansing of the South by the Alt-Left to what ISIS did to the ancient city of Palmyara in Syria. Palmyra was symbolic in importance and a part of Syrian history. ISIS pillaged the ancient city destroying more and more sites as they invaded. priceless artifacts have been destroyed by the Islamic State in the ancient city, including the Roman amphiltheater and the four-column “Tetra-pylon” structure. The terrorist group did this in even more cities than Palmyara. In fact, the first act they performed in each city they invaded was a cultural cleansing of the city. Genocide of Christians followed, as ISIS demands all Christians convert to Islam or be beheaded.
— Irina Bokova (@IrinaBokova) January 20, 2017
ISIS would be proud. t.co/5MC4NzSN8o
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 25, 2017
This my favorite line from Gone With The Wind: “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s the only thing that lasts”…..Gerald O’Hara, Gone With The Wind.”
And I will never forget the moment her father said this to Scarlett…it was the moment she made her young mind up to fight for her plantation home “Tara.”
When I was young, and even today, my favorite movie was/is GONE WITH THE WIND. It is not only a part of Southern culture, it is one of the most poignant and beautiful movies ever made. The book itself was written by Margaret Mitchell. I read the book first, and later I went to see the movie with a date at the local theatre.
It was snowing that night, but I was set on fire by that movie. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh stood together in Atlanta, Georgia as the fires burned around them. They played the most beloved characters of all time, and they became the most beloved Hollywood stars of all time. I have both the book and movie, and now I am so glad I do.
Not only was GONE WITH THE WIND my favorite book and movie, but COLD MOUNTAIN is my second favorite. I can see Cold Mountain from my porch, and I am full of pride and awe of its beauty. I have that book written by fellow Southerner Charles Frazier. Some of the passages that came from that book, I will never forget.
The two most precious books and movies in my life are GONE WITH THE WIND and COLD MOUNTAIN. They are a part of my culture and a part of me, and they forever will be.
GONE WITH THE WIND will be gone from The Orpheum’s summer movie series, the theater’s board said Friday. The Orpheum Theatre Group decided not to include the 1939 movie about a plantation in the Civil War-era South in its 2018 Summer Movie Series after feedback from patrons following the last screening August 11.
“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,” the theater’s operators said in a statement.
Memphis’ population is about 64 percent African-American.
The historic theater in Downtown Memphis has shown the movie for decades, but this year’s event “generated numerous comments,” leading to the decision.
“While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” the Orpheum group said.
The theater’s 2018 movie series will be announced in the spring and will contain classic films and more recent blockbusters.
I have a poignant quote of my own after reading this. “She was a part of two worlds now, as she gazed back at her Southern home, and stepped into the void she knew not. They wanted to wipe her beloved places from her memory…places she could see from her own front porch. She was born on the mountain, and she knew she would forever be the mountain…even as the they tried to bury her in the void of a world gone mad.”
They will have to take my books from my cold hard dead hands, even as they destroy my cultural heritage. I will always be proud of who I am, and I will always respect the history of my Country. There was a movie that I watched years ago called the “War Between The North And The South.” I loved that movie, too. Maybe they will rename it to the “War Between The Invaders Of America And The American Patriots.” No way is this going to end well.
I am taking this seriously, as the movement to culturally cleanse this land is gaining momentum every day. The takeover is almost complete, as the Far Left and the haters of the Patriots are moving swiftly ahead in the dark of night while American sleep. Time has speeded up, and it is overwhelming me. I strive to stay strong and focus ahead on stopping this assault on American history…on the past that is a part of all of us. We would not be who we are today without the past. It is just I thought we were more noble than this. I don’t understand, as it seems we are going backwards instead of forwards.
We don’t need another civil war to destroy this beautiful land or bring agony into the hearts of men. We don’t need to be raped and pillaged. We need fellowship and love between every human being on this planet. I am sick of this evil that is pulsing from the hearts of those power mongers in charge of this world. Just because I do not seek to control another does not mean I will ever let them control me.
Evil flourishes when good men do nothing. We just do not know what to do yet, but we will figure it out soon. I promise you.
As I was finishing up with this article, I just found this:
GONE WITH THE WIND should go the way of the Confederate flag. By Lou Lumenick
“Gone with the Wind” isn’t as blatantly and virulently racist as D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” which was considered one of the greatest American movies as late as the early 1960s, but is now rarely screened, even in museums.
The more subtle racism of “Gone with the Wind’’ is in some ways more insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery — an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes.
We now know better, even if there are many other great things about “GWTW” — among them its sweep, its gorgeous Technicolor photography and its unforgettable performances by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and the film’s emotional center, Hattie McDaniel, the first black performer to win an Oscar as the subversive Mammy.
But what does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the same things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the “GWTW” intermission?