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The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:56:06 PM »
The creators of Game of Thrones have a new HBO series in preparation called Confederate. The South wins a civil war and establishes slavery. There are people in this project who have been involved in some really great programs. The premise is getting lots of criticism from social media sources, but GoT has had its critics too over violence, rape, and slavery.

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The creators of “Game of Thrones” triggered an online uproar on Wednesday with the announcement of their next HBO series, “Confederate,” set in an alternate timeline where the South successfully seceded from the United States and slavery is a legal, modern-day institution.

...In a statement, HBO said that the show would portray events leading to a Third Civil War and follow “a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone — freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slaveholding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.”

The “Thrones” team, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will be showrunners on the series and collaborate with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“The Good Wife,” “Justified”) and Malcolm Spellman (“Empire”), who will be executive producers and writers.


‘Confederate,’ From HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Team, Is Already Drawing Fire
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/arts/television/hbo-confederate-game-of-thrones.html
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Re: The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 02:16:21 PM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

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Re: The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 10:17:08 AM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

Don't know either. It's throwing more shade toward the south.
No matter how much we may disagree, doesn't mean I don't respect your opinion nor your freedom to speak it. Doesn't mean I don't have to agree with it either.

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 10:35:18 AM »
I think you guys are right. This is designed to be provocative. I think they would like to see riots and fist fights before every episode. It starts from a very different place than GoT which was a much-loved book series before it was translated to TV. This is blatantly designed to exploit racial politics for cash. It's sick.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 11:45:14 AM »
I think you guys are right. This is designed to be provocative. I think they would like to see riots and fist fights before every episode. It starts from a very different place than GoT which was a much-loved book series before it was translated to TV. This is blatantly designed to exploit racial politics for cash. It's sick.

Agreed. It's just uncalled for. In an age where we are already having issues with civil unrest, this just throws more gasoline on the fire.
No matter how much we may disagree, doesn't mean I don't respect your opinion nor your freedom to speak it. Doesn't mean I don't have to agree with it either.

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:39:26 PM »
I bet the music sucks.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 05:34:26 PM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

Don't know either. It's throwing more shade toward the south.

the more controversial,the higher the ratings.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 05:41:29 PM »
They will probably make Chicago the safest city in the country - and that will be racist. LET THE RIOTS BEGIN!

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 06:38:53 PM »
most of the cities in the usa are loaded with crime.they would not go crazy unless people start getting killed for no reason like innocent black people continuing to be murdered.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 10:24:49 AM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

Don't know either. It's throwing more shade toward the south.

the more controversial,the higher the ratings.

There's a difference between being controversial, and then down right labeling an entire region of the US racist, which is pretty much what this show is doing.
No matter how much we may disagree, doesn't mean I don't respect your opinion nor your freedom to speak it. Doesn't mean I don't have to agree with it either.

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 03:13:27 PM »
I bet this altered history will not have illegal aliens.

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Re: The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Here are some statistics
Chicago 2016
78% of those murdered were african american
71% of the murderers were african american

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/chicago-75-murdered-are-black-71-murderers-are-black
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 08:44:14 PM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

Don't know either. It's throwing more shade toward the south.

the more controversial,the higher the ratings.

There's a difference between being controversial, and then down right labeling an entire region of the US racist, which is pretty much what this show is doing.

well,we were racists back then.we treated black people worse than awful.
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Re: The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 09:19:42 PM »
I really don't know why anyone would make this unless it's political.

Don't know either. It's throwing more shade toward the south.
the more controversial,the higher the ratings.

There's a difference between being controversial, and then down right labeling an entire region of the US racist, which is pretty much what this show is doing.

well,we were racists back then.we treated black people worse than awful.
Who? Not me.

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Re: The Confederacy wins in new HBO show
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2017, 07:18:13 AM »
I'm not 160 years old so saying I was a racist in the 1860's is illogical.