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  •  My Diary On "The Birth Of A Nation" Never Gets Old (11+ / 0-)

    The classic 1914 silent film about how the KKK fights against racism. These Klan fairy tales are dished up many times an hour on Fox news:

    Negro militia going door to door and confiscating guns!
    Lazy blacks refusing to work because they get "relief!"
    Whites terrorized by marauding bands of Negroes with guns!
    Whites chased from the voting booth by black thugs!
    Negroes stuffing the ballot box!
    Whites being hauled away in wagons (to FEMA camps?)
    Mulatto politicians and their white radical puppetmasters!
    Banjos, tap dancing, and leering at white women!

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 11:01:34 PM PDT

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    •  I bought a banned movie. (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge

      Well, I also like gay X-rated movies, but this one was 'Birth of a Nation.' It includes a supplement called 'Making of Birth of a Nation.' That tells of a Supreme Court decision upholding the banning of 'Birth of a Nation' in Ohio. The opinion denied that motion pictures were part of this country's press. Well, that has been overruled.
      I have heard the title explained. The movie is about the South years after it failed to become an independent nation.

      Censorship is rogue government.

      by scott5js on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 03:57:52 AM PDT

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      •  And 'Night Force' is a better movie ... (0+ / 0-)

        than 'Birth of a Nation.' Rex Dexter is a DJ at a pirate radio station, probably in the Los Angeles area, with a music program called 'Night Force.' One listener named Rick is passionately in love with him and calls every night.
        Rick does some asking around and finds his way to the studio.
        At the end is an account of where everyone has gone. Rick is still looking for Mr. Right.
        "Welcome to Night Force. We are taking back the airwaves."
        As far as I know, 'Night Force' was never banned, although it could be if it got attention in some communities. It came out in 1992.

        Censorship is rogue government.

        by scott5js on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 08:51:54 AM PDT

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