There were those who thought the political correctness police would be satiated after getting Amazon to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise and Apple to pull Civil War video games. They were wrong. Very wrong. Sure, Warner Bros. stopped selling things like “The Dukes of Hazzard” model cars and lunchboxes, but even that wasn’t enough. In pure Twilight Zone fashion, TV Land has decided to stop airing episodes of “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
The New York Post reported Wednesday:
The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
The network declined to comment on why the episodes were removed, but the South-set show has come under fire recently for its use of the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the Duke Boys’ signature 1969 orange Dodge Charger.
Not only did the network cave into political correctness, but then it added insult to injury by going with the cowardly “no comment” route. Maybe Turner Classic Movies can ban now the movie “American History X” because Edward Norton’s character was initially a neo-Nazi…
As I mentioned when Apple began pulling Civil War games that feature the Confederate flag, all of this started because a lone racist killed nine Americans in a South Carolina church. The reaction to America’s totalitarian mob of lemmings, however, has been quite interesting. Peruse any number of left-leaning political websites and you will see an acknowledgement that what is happening is absurd, but a complete refusal to pin any culpability on the preferred ideology of Social Justice Weenies (I refuse to call them “warriors”).
Take Mediaite’s comments section, for instance. When faced with the poison fruit of the SJW’s ideology, the reaction is to blame “maybe one or two” individuals or to essentially say, “Don’t blame me!”
This is just like the time that Chris Rock said he no longer liked to perform on college campuses because the political correctness is a sign of how “conservative” kids have become. The liberal kids listening to liberal musicians while reading liberal books assigned to them by liberal professors are “conservative.”
Chris Rock’s total immersion into Orwellian doublethink is, on some strange level, worthy of admiration. Likewise, the ability to advocate for a warped ideology on a daily basis and then absolve oneself of any culpability when it bears bad fruit is fascinating. It would be like yours truly talking about how awesome Mike Huckabee was for years on end, and then when people started to buy into the “let’s just ignore Supreme Court rulings we don’t like” mentality, suddenly saying, “Where did this madness come from? Don’t blame me.”
The “Dukes of Hazzard” story may seem silly, but anyone who is concerned about the future of the country should be able to rattle off a handful of similar incidents at a moment’s notice. American culture has influential men and women who are simultaneously erasing U.S. history they don’t like while ascribing their own totalitarian behavior to the very people trying to stand up for individual liberty.
If you do not define yourself, then powerful people (like politically correct network executives with deep pockets) will do it for you. The U.S. is being culturally bled out by the “death by a 10,000 paper cuts” method, and while its consciousness begins to wane its murderers are looking for ways to frame the innocent.