The culture wars. Two films. One film drowning in free speech. The other drowning out free speech.
While the woke cancel culture mob is out there trying to turn the world into a modernized version oft George Orwell’s ‘1984‘ perhaps they need to watch the 1974 classic ‘Blazing Saddles‘ instead.
The Mel Brooks’ film was full of shockingly overt racist and sexist stereotypes. That was the whole point. The aim was to take these social issues to their extremities and poke fun at the stupidity of them. Simple but effective.
As one of the most talented comedians of his time, Richard Pryor was responsible for writing many parts of the script for Brooks. Not that it matters but Pryor was black.
Blazing Saddles was made 46 years ago and was an icon of its time. It is probably more representative about how society frowned on racism and sexism back then. For if it didn’t, those jokes would not have resonated at all. To suggest that we aren’t even further progressed as a society in 2020 is insane.
The irony is the apparatchiks of the radical left want to embrace all of the racism and sexism they proclaim to reject.
Perhaps they should watch Blazing Saddles and get a grip instead of channeling Richard Burton and turning society into subjugated masses of Winstons and Julias.