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Everything posted by babygumm13

  1. History repeats itself. Those things that are depicted in those films did not occur in a vacuum, and if the circumstances present themselves again, those events WILL happen again. I could point to numerous historical events that have done so--witch-hunting, for example. That's why it's so important to have record of the consequences--be it in film, books, or otherwise. We can't just eradicate history and pretend it didn't happen. Burning evidence is the worst kind of denial.
  2. The prospect of banning films, not to mention the shocking image of burning films, is very, very disturbing, and harks back to the days of book burning and dictatorship. If we are to learn anything from the past, it is that the censorship of certain materials leads to disastrous consequences. We cannot hide our heads in the sand and pretend that events like the ones taking place in "Birth of a Nation" never happened, we cannot pretend that there was no propaganda filmmaking for the Third Reich. If we were to destroy these films, we would be denying our children (and ourselves) the evidence of
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