We knew this was coming. The SJW’s would have to get here eventually.
Forty-five years ago, Mel Brooks made what many critics agree is the single, funniest film in Hollywood history. Blazing Saddles is not only an iconic comedy, but its social message about racism is also among the finest examples of using satire to make a serious point that you could find.
Now, four decades after it was released, the film has come under fire by social justice warriors because of its portrayal of white racism as comedy. Indeed, it’s hysterically funny.
I remember when this movie came out. We were only a few years removed from the victorious end of the Civil Rights Movement. Racism was now taboo. And Americans still had a sense of humor.
Social Justice Warriors are like Arthurian knights on a quest to slay dragons and rescue damsels in distress, long after the last dragons were dead. The struggle to end segregation and give voting rights to black Americans has devolved into protests over microaggressions and demands for racial safe spaces.
I would advise anyone who wants to ever see Blazing Saddles in the future to buy a DVD now before they are banned.