Guy Gibson's dog tries to work out
how to a black power salute
I imagine everyone reading this is aware of the controversy concerning the 1955 film The Dam Busters. The military action is not the issue. The problem is the fact that character Guy Gibson’s dog is called, and referred to as, ‘Nigger’. Now, there has been much talk of taking the name and reference out of the film.
This is an interesting tale from a gentleman on Facebook;
'We went to watch the 4K restored version at the cinema on the 75th anniversary of the raid. There was live broadcast from the Albert Hall presented by Dan Snow and various other talking heads. He went to great lengths to say that in this day, the use of such names was unacceptable but for the sake of historical accuracy the name was not to be changed. There was a loud roar of approval and subsequent applause from the Albert Hall and in the packed cinema we attended. Now the left would say that proves that we’re all vile racists but I am sure that the audience most likely were not. They’re just sick of being told what to say and to think by the left. I expect that there is more pushback to come against the whole PC culture.'
A curious scene. I have written some possibly ill-judged words about blacks and black culture in the past, but every day is a schoolday and we learn, or we ought to learn. Now, I can see that what has become known as the ‘N-word’ is problematic. The history of slavery is exaggerated and warped, but there is no doubt that the US Democratic party had slaves and there was objectionable behaviour. If the word is a throwback to that, I accept that it may be unacceptable, although contemporary ‘people of colour’ make far too much of it, often to excuse their actions. Candace Owens is particularly vocal on this, asking why blacks want to be oppressed, why they seem to need to victims. The answer is simple. There is money in it. She, of course, as an educated black woman, has been crucified by black culture for daring to point out the glaringly obvious.
But to return to The Dam Busters, and my Facebook friend’s experience at the Albert Hall.
The ‘loud roar of approval and subsequent applause’ is significant. It indicates that people, real people, not the political, media, academic and SJW class, are beginning to throw off their own shackles of oppression that were forged over two decades ago. I will never forget drinking in a south London pub 15 or so years ago. Myself and my friends were brooding on the increasing influence of Islam on Britain, and particularly London. A guy on the next table was watching us from the corner of his eye. I thought he might be going to start something, as he looked tough enough, so when he came over our table I kept a weather eye on him. He leaned over conspiratorially and said,
‘I think you lot are right. I didn’t know you could say that stuff now’.
Fast forward 15 years to now. You can’t say that stuff. It would lose you your job, it would lose you your online accounts, and it may even lose you your liberty.
It is rather horrible that it has come to this. A burst of applause over the name of a dog in a movie becomes a symbol of how free speech has been closed down. The name of a dog in a film made under differing societal norms in terms of reality is not an insult to black people now, even though it may have been an insult then. The word is curious and so are the shifting of moral tectonic plates. My grandmother, who adopted my mother, once announced that she was having her radiators painted in ‘nigger brown’. Her husband was a policeman.
It has always struck me how thin-skinned the black community’s leaders and their white enablers are. This is partly, of course, because outrage and offence garner results and, ultimately, money. But one thing needs repeating.
White Liberals don’t like black people. If they did, they wouldn’t believe – or pretend to believe - that a black James Bond, skewed quota systems at the Oscars and just about everywhere else, lots of black news anchors, black sportsmen, adjusted SAT scores, the talk, Dear White People videos, and all the other humbug, fluff and jiggery-pokey they indulge in, would help young black men to stop killing one another and selling drugs in Democrat-run US cities. These things are crumbs from the white man’s table.
Racism does exist, and not just the faddish throwing around of the word by SJWs today should anyone voice the slightest doubt about Islam or immigration. If you want to see some real racism, get on to GAB and watch how some of the posters get their dopamine hits.
But, as everyone aware of the facts knows, no one has been allowed to talk about race for so long that the discussions have been forced into underground ideological beerkellars. This is why there is a roar of approval at the showing of a movie when a dog’s name is kept in the film.
Every dog has his day. We may be about to find out if he bites.