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Yes, Gone with the Wind was swallowed by a crack in time. All traces of it erased from history. Lucky Amazon was able to travel to a parallel dimension and bring it back, so all can bask in its greatness.
It's not that good btw
Then they went to a conference room to review the facts.
> For those who may prefer a fuzzier, less accurate portrayal of plantation life, “Gone with the Wind” is streaming on Amazon and iTunes for $3.99 — a low price but still higher than the average slave’s wage, which was $0.
That's exactly what they want it to be like. Black people and slavery in the background with tales of the gentile Southern aristocracy in the foreground. Look at that beautiful architecture...nevermind who made that possible and how.
> I doubt they will tear down the pyramids any time soon.
The looting and destruction of the pyramids began almost immediately after one was finished. Many of the Old Kingdom pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, were looted during the construction of the Middle Kingdom pyramids.
Over the course of history, many of the smaller pyramids were outright destroyed. Even the Great Pyramid is a shadow of its former self - many of the surface blocks have been removed between the 14th and 19th century to construct fortresses, mosques, and other buildings.
> History museums don't destroy the old exhibits, nor do they change exhibits because there's a mob outside requesting a change.
This isn’t even remotely true. Protests have been very successful in having exhibits removed or altered to provide more context. It’s a common theme because we rely on museums to represent history accurately and sometimes the curators get it wrong or forget to add necessary context to understand the significance behind an event.
> The stuff they take down is then stored until it's put on exhibit again, or it is shipped off to another museum.
Of course. No one in their right mind would destroy priceless historical artifacts. However, much of the supporting structures of the exhibits, the placards, signs, set pieces, etc., do often find their way into the garbage. The Fields Museum even briefly touches upon the issue by noting how much waste is generated by new and temporary exhibits.
The fact of the matter is that many of Confederate statues are simply set pieces. They are often placed in public spaces, not historical spaces, and they rarely provide context. Most of the statues are mass-produced from 20th century foundries; they’re not unique. This is often why the museum argument simply doesn’t work - most museums don’t want these pieces because they have little to no historical value.
> Gone with the [Wind] has been around for decades, but someone decides [that no one] should see it so it gets [pulled].
Ultimately, businesses are in the business of making money. They’ll do whatever they believe is going to benefit them the most financially. HBO Max has never been the sole platform for viewing the movie. They temporarily removed it to add an informational introduction, which is their right. It is not permanently removed. You can buy or rent it from Amazon, you can probably find the entire thing on YouTube, or have a physical rental mailed.
> Personally I don't know why there are confederate statues up and I think they should be moved to a museum or sold to those who want to have them for their historical or artistic value.
Most of the Confederate monuments were funded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the early 20th century and around the 1960s Civil Rights Era. I can elaborate more if you’re interested, but suffice to say that their intentions were not pure.
> Not people outside the community coming in saying no, we are gonna decide and we are going to damage it in the process so no one has it.
I agree that they should destroy the statues. Better to remove them and action them off to recoup some money. However, I think it’s wrong to assume these people aren’t members of the communities. Just like in Minneapolis, most people protesting around the country are protesting within their communities. Sure, there’s efforts around the nation to remove the statues, but the people on the ground protesting them and pulling them down are still likely members of the community.
Gone With the Wind was criticized way waaaay before current events. I remember having a whole discussion about this in middle school over a decade ago. The criticism isn't wrong either, it does romanticize the slavery-era south. While understanding that it was a product of its time, that doesn't change the fact that we should still be critical of it.
Lastly, it's not like you're suddenly not allowed to watch Gone With the Wind, you can still rent and watch it whenever you want. Here's a link for it on Amazon Video. https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wind-Clark-Gable/dp/B002W7DSLW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=21FWQ48WOAW5D&dchild=1&keywords=gone+with+the+wind&qid=1591837408&sprefix=gone+with+the%2Caps%2C222&sr=8-2