'Gone with the Wind' – Latest effort to ‘rewrite American history’ hits Memphis theater
It is a sad thing… It is really odd, if you think about it. Over here our artistic community…is fond of pushing the envelope of what is culturally acceptable, what is the norm, trying to break taboos, trying to get people to think differently about life. We are not going to change history. We have in our country this sad legacy and for many decades slavery was lawful in the US. I don’t think we can wish that away. I don’t think we should cover it up. I think we should learn from that mistake. - political analyst and writer Charles Ortel, to RT.
And indeed if we going to care about slavery in 2017, it still exists in parts of Africa, in parts of the Middle East, maybe in Asia. Instead of doing something so silly as to barring a play, we ought to decide how much of America’s resources and our allies resources might be dedicated finally to wiping slavery out from the face of the Earth once and for all. This is a kind of story that will get airtime and attention in the mainstream media, though I suspect it deserves criticism rather than adulation. - political analyst and writer Charles Ortel