Monday, 27 April 2015
Oh dear, those nasty newcomers have caused some unpleasantness with the local Native Americans.. We must have a town meeting on cohesion.
"More 4" are warning that the 1965 Sam Peckinpah western "Major Dundee" with Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn and others....Contains Racist Attitudes!
Hmmm a film about an Apache uprising in 1865 suppressed by Union troops aided by paroled Confederate prisoners and with invading French soldiers thrown in has racist attitudes! Directed by Sam Peckinpah I would have been surprised if it had not!
History is full of racist attitudes. The world sill is. And the real problems are caused not by these attitudes but by heavy handed attempts to suppress them. particularly when only certain groups are faced with the suppression of what these groups do not consider racist, while at the same time what they do consider racist is allowed to flourish.
The still at the top of the page showing a captive cavalryman head down over a fire was not shown in today's broadcast. An edited view made a short appearance later.