In my last post I asked “who will be cancelled next?” Well, it didn’t take long to get an answer. In the past week several people have been cancelled – most notably Pepe Le Pew, a character who might never work again thanks to the cancel culture militia.
More relevant to me, however, are the many films that have now been placed on a conveyor belt to the furnace. Big studios and film distributors have decided (after consultation with Leftist social justice warriors) that some movies are not fit to be seen by decent people. These pictures will now carry a warning label or a taped introduction condemning the works for what George Orwell would call the crime of “wrong think.” The films don’t live up to the current standard of Leftist morality.
You might be wondering, if the movies are so bad, why are they being shown at all – why aren’t they just destroyed or placed in a vault forever like the Oscar winning film “Song of the South” from 1946?
Well, there’s an old joke – a bad joke – that might explain it. It goes like this:
A travelling salesman goes to a farm and notices a pig with a wooden leg limping around. He says to the farmer, “what’s up with the pig?”
The farmer says, “See that pig – that pig is amazing. Last month there was a fire and the pig woke us all up and rescued us from the flames. We’d all be dead if it wasn’t for that pig. He’s a hero.”
The salesman says. “Wow. But what’s up with the wooden leg?”
And the farmer says, “well, a pig like that – you don’t EAT all at once.”
But it illustrates why the movies are not being destroyed or buried right away.
You see, these are Classic films, prize winning films, films that have been enjoyed by audiences for generations and are consistent money makers. Even soulless studio executives pretending to be “woke” don’t want to go broke. They’ll milk these cash cows for a few more years and hope there will be a change in the political climate before they have to enact a final solution. Slapping a warning label on them, advising that no one should actually approve of these productions, is a wishy-washy way of virtue signalling.
Anyway, here’s a list of a few of them you might want to check out or check up on before they are gone forever.
From Disney Studios:
Dumbo – 1941
Peter Pan – 1953
Lady and the Tramp – 1955
Swiss Family Robinson – 1960
The Jungle Book – 1967
The Aristocats – 1970
Aladdin – 1992
From Turner Classic Movies:
The Jazz Singer – 1927
Tarzan, the Ape Man – 1932
Swing Time – 1936
Gone with the Wind – 1939
The Four Feathers – 1939
Gunga Din – 1939
Stagecoach – 1939
Woman of the Year – 1942
Dragon Seed – 1944
Sinbad, the Sailor – 1947
Rope – 1948
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – 1954
The Searchers – 1956
Psycho – 1960
The Children’s Hour – 1961
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 1961
My Fair Lady – 1964
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – 1967
I’m sure many more classic movies, TV shows, books, art works and people will be joining the ranks of “the damned” very soon.