The “woke“ just keep getting......crazier:
The comedy film Kindergarten Cop has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children and compared it to the explicitly racist 1915 silent movie Birth Of A Nation.
Organizers of the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon announced this week that the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy would be pulled from the lineup and replaced with a documentary celebrating the late Rep. John Lewis. Kindergarten Cop, which was filmed in Astoria, Oregon, had originally been selected for the festival for its importance to the state's history in film making, and to honor its 30th anniversary, according to Willamette Week.
However, anti-police critics led by local author Lois Leveen said the PG-13 movie promoted a 'school-to-prison pipeline' and 'romanticizes over-policing'.
Birth of a Nation? Really????
History is usually written by the winners. But that wasn’t the case whenThe Birth of a Nation was released on February 8, 1915. In just over three hours, D.W. Griffith’s controversial epic film about the Civil War and Reconstruction depicted the Ku Klux Klan as valiant saviors of a post-war South ravaged by Northern carpetbaggers and immoral freed blacks. The film was an instant blockbuster. And with innovative cinematography and a Confederate-skewed point of view,The Birth of a Nation also helped rekindle the KKK.
It‘s funny that “woke progressives” compared “Kindergarten Cop“ to that, because “woke” are almost always ultra-left Democrats, right? They should LOVE “Birth of a Nation” because it’s about THEM riding in to save the day!
Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and Black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, African Americans and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of Black schools and churches and violence against Black and white activists in the South.
Still with me? “Birth of the Nation” is about white supremacist DEMOCRATS opposing Republicans after the Republicans defeated them in the Civil War! How in the hell is that comparable to Detective John Kimble becoming a kindergarten teacher in order to stop a killer from locating his ex-wife and her child? Seriously?!?!?!?!?
I echo John’s statement. This gives me a headache as well.
I also feel “John’s” frustration with these morons who act like children trying to cancel his classic film.
Of course, we know the real reason this movie was “cancelled“. It defied modern anatomy.