Will political correctness kill classic movies? | TheHill

One highly controversial film, and its collective shunning, predates the current PC mania. The 1915 drama “Birth of a Nation” glorified the KKK and dehumanized black slaves, among other revolting elements. Cultural critics marvel at some of its artistic achievements, given the technical constraints of the era, but its content makes any public display cultural dynamite.

Source: Will political correctness kill classic movies? | TheHill

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If we forget our “history” — both good and bad — aren’t we doomed to repeat it?

Every mature person should see the horrors of slavery, the Holocaust, the “War of Northern Aggression”, the Japanese internment, the Tuskegee experiments, the Trail of Tears, the bombing of Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.

Sorry if it “hurts”, but it’s “history”.

We need it to remember.

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3 Responses to Will political correctness kill classic movies? | TheHill

  1. Indeed.

    There are a few lessons we must learn ourselves, but most of them? We can learn from other people.

  2. reinkefj says:

    Agree. The phrase “doomed to repeat it” comes to mind and “You don’t have to pay tuition for every lesson. You can learn from other people’s mistakes!” — Anon

  3. Interesting post.

    As they say, history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

    I think that we ought to understand who we used to be, and what that cost us. How people used to think, so we don’t fall into the trap of believing that a certain course of action was wrong or that it didn’t solve any issues for us.

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