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Thomas Woods
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Thankfully Minority Report isn`t real, or we`d all be in
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You know, he could have told all this and left the racial element out, too.  If he did feel some need to unburden himself, he could have just said that after his friend was raped, for several nights he hung around outside of pubs hoping violence might break out and he could vent his rage.

Had he framed it in that way, I think the reaction would have been very different.
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Posted: 06 February 2019 at 3:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Or if he wanted to start a conversation on how easily one can be caught up in racial animosity, he could have addressed head-on how painful his revelation would be to black people and what steps he has taken to make amends. 
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He was talking about how terrible things happen with revenge and how it ruins everything. Using it as an example, and he was clearly ashamed of it. Since it is the theme of his upcoming film. 
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Posted: 07 February 2019 at 6:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

There is no way to talk around his stated intent to target an innocent, random Black person.
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Saw a headline that Men in Black fans are insisting he
be digitally removed from the upcoming movie.
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It was forty years ago. Shouldn't people be calling for him to be digitally removed from just about everything he's been in?

Is it just that Orwell coined the phrase, "unperson," that makes this process (has it recently been carried out against some actor?) seem sinister rather than silly?
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Removing him from a movie would be purely a market issue.  If the studio is worried about the movie being boycotted due to his presence, they'll remove him.  If they think there's no threat of boycott or that his presence will benefit box office despite the controversy, they'll leave him in.

This isn't a new thing.  Hundreds of actors have been left on the cutting room floor in the history of cinema for a variety of reasons.


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It was forty years ago.

Is there a statute of limitations on hate?

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Is it just that Orwell coined the phrase, "unperson," that makes this process (has it recently been carried out against some actor?) seem sinister rather than silly?

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There's all this concern about celebrities being 'blacklisted' or banished as if they're somehow being oppressed.  Liam Neeson has made untold millions of dollars playing pretend on film.  He's been paid that rather ridiculous sum of money because people have enjoyed watching him do it, and have voluntarily paid money to go see him on screen.  If he says or does something that causes people to not want to see him on screen anymore, then that's that.  His movies won't do well at the box office, and so studios will stop casting him.  And he can go retire on his pile of money.

I mean, those who are so worried about him becoming an 'unperson' for saying the wrong thing...what...should movie studios be forced to cast him?  Should people be forced to pay to see his movies?
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40 years ago

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I don't know what age that puts him at, but I will agree
that things I was doing in my late teens and early 20's
was completely out of ignorance.
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