“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly; it should be thrown with great force.” –Dorothy Parker
Okay, I’ve had enough. And then some! After a week off the grid, I’m still galloping in my hamster wheel in a vain dash to catch up. So I’ve resisted posting lately, feeling short on time and energy. And this piece is trivial, albeit emblematic, with all that’s happening in the world.
But damn it to hell, people can (and do!) seriously piss me off, even when they’re not really trying. And sometimes it just feels like they’re making heroic efforts in that direction. What in hell silliness will crop up next? I don’t even like to speculate.
For the record, I admit I hate this book. Doesn’t matter to me that millions of people love the wretched thing, I do not. Millions of people also love Cocoa-Puffs and Ovaltine, apparently, but not me — if you don’t find that crap a mortal insult to chocolate, you should trade in your taste buds, immediately. The movie sucks too, all four fucking hours of it. I loathe the monstrously selfish, shallow spoiled-brat central character, and I despise the blatant pro-slavery, pro-Confederate bias of the thing. Personally, I still kind of wish Sherman could have nuked the South while he was at it! Okay folks, that’s hyperbole, I’m ** NOT ** building a time machine to accomplish any such atrocity. And … I shouldn’t give anyone ideas.)
But come on! Will banning a movie end hatred and suffering? Will blowing up a statue change hearts and minds? Does burning books kill stupidity? No such luck! Even so, I’m almost tempted to wish both book and movie could be banned. And I am utterly opposed to censorship. Why are the same folks who lie awake at night dreaming up new ways to oppress others so terrified of being persecuted themselves? Guilt? Nah, probably not. They have “all the truth”, don’t forget. Obviously. Get a grip, people! Life is short, so please try worrying about REAL stuff for a change!
Conservatives Rush To Buy ‘Gone With The Wind’ For Fear It Will Be Banned
Crooks and Liars | 6/29/15 7:00am
reposted from Liberaland
A Lou Lumenick column in the New York Post made paranoid people even more paranoid with no justification whatsoever.
As of 9 a.m. Friday, “Gone With the Wind” was the overall best-selling Blu-ray feature film on Amazon’s US website… It seems a lot of people who ran to Amazon’s virtual store are actually afraid that the film will be banned or pulled from circulation due to my column.
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