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    But people like FDR and Woodrow Wilson are still worshipped.


    The “First Lady of American Cinema” Lillian Gish has had her name removed from a university theater and it’s not sitting well with many movie buffs. More than 50 film industry leaders ranging from Martin Scorsese to Helen Mirren to James Earl Jones are protesting the decision of Ohio’s Bowling Green State University to remove the name of actress Lillian Gish from a campus theater because she appeared in the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation.

    The letter accuses the university of making “a scapegoat in a broader political debate.” Lillian Gish is considered a pioneer of film acting. Her career spanned 75 years, beginning in 1912 in silent film shorts. The Whales of August in 1987 was her last film. She was called the First Lady of American Cinema, and for more than 40 years, the theater at Bowling Green has honored Ohio-born actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish with its name.

    Outrage as University Strips Name of Lillian Gish from Campus Theater
     
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    This crap is getting old
     
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    The Left and the Taliban are identical.
     
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    Wow..That remark didn't make you sound bat shit crazy at all. Trust me.
     
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    Maybe, but do you agree with all this re-writing of history and art?
     
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    Bowling Green is a hoppin' place, for sure.

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    I just couldn't leave that one laying on the floor. But that said,

    More screechers who apparently never read or watched the books/movies they are attempting to black list.

    Lillian Gish's character Elsie Stoneman was a northerner in the film, a "radical abolitionist." And lest we forget, it was a CHARACTER she was paid to portray. Even actresses have to pay rent. Yes, the film was UGLY and it has been objected to since the day it premiered in 1915. I'm not defending the movie, but I am defending Lillian Gish being able to keep her honor and reputation, at least as far as her acting in one movie goes. This is absolutely insane.

    In this half of the film, the northern Stoneman family become radical abolitionists hellbent on putting the noble south under the boot heels of the vengeful black armies flexing their new power after the abolition of slavery.
    THE BIRTH OF A NATION: Racist Lies of 1915 Shed Light on Racist Lies of 2018
     
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    The Marxists are trying to rewrite history.
     
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    I didn't really care about Lillian Gish yesterday, and so far I haven't see any reason to start being concerned about her today. Exactly what part of history or art do you think has been rewritten?
     
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    Is it in the water or maybe it’s the new weed...
    iI hear it’s not the weed of yesteryear.
     
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    In 1915 we were a racist country
    Birth of a Nation was entertainment for the masses
     

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