|"Logan Theatre Unchained"|
( who stated he has no planes of even seeing it) have been caustic and inflammatorily negative, outraged that a white man would dare trespass with movie cameras into the collective memory of chattel slavery to share his perspective.
|Don't, come around Redding,using the N' Word!|
|Note The" Wu Wear"|
|Timberland aka Timbz|
This "Battle Royale" caused Quentin Tarantino- who is a unique combination of cinema-graphic wizard and intellectual Wigger- to lace up his Timbz and with relish jump in the ruckus, saying among other things that his "use of the word Nigger was historically accurate". His utterance of the actual word Nigger ( in the white form) incited even more hysteria amongst the belligerents whom have now now transformed themselves into the term coined by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Niggarati".
|50 Cent sent his du-rag to Q. in solidarity|
|The Liberation of Dachau 1945|
Which is why besides for a few wealthy chiefs, most of the First Nation People are still broke, stuck on the same wretched reservations in the middle of Nowheres America. Forget pollution, If Iron Eyes and his horse were around to see this, they'd both be crying!
|Mexico before American Aggression|
|What it mean to be imprisoned inside the slave ship haul|
|The unstable Black Family originated during slavery|
|Maccellus Wallace and Bruce Willis join forces to get Medieval on Zed|
Ouentin is the only white director out there that gives black characters the complexity and depth that they have in real life and he allows them to lead.
Mostly "space" in the Ivy tower ends up being like those brotha's in the hood, putting fancy rims on hoopties and personally I'm a lot more sympathetic to the brotha's with them hoopties.
|The Ring Shout|
The space to talk about slavery is both rare and extremely difficult to create. Black folk at best have been conditioned not to process and contextualize the experience. At worse we consider it a necessary evil that allowed Black people to "escape" from a barbaric land called Africa, which of course this is both specious and insane. While many Americans continue to live in ignorance, still it's common knowledge how slavery and then colonialism stripped Africa of it's greatness living it as the wreck it is today. The actually creation of a genuine "space" is a painstakingly complexed processes, especially in America that systematically creates spaces for consumerism and violence, racism, sexism, poverty, etc.
Space also cannot exists for the sake of space, space that is not used does not exist. A shelter for abused women is not a safe space if abused women are not able to access it. Space that empowers is finite and often times the oppressed and the manipulated have to be tricked and forced inside of it, for their own good. Too often the movies about slavery do not get the Black people who need to be empowered, inside their for totally different reasons.
For instance, I'm a double fisted reader, two books at a time. But for me, movies, (also as opposed to dramatic theatre), only have entertainment value, i.e. horror, action and maybe Sci-fi. I didn't see Beloved because I read the book. The same with the Secrete Life of Bee's. Personally, most movies about the Black experience, especially slavery, are overwhelmed with catastrophic sadness, which is the Black experience. But because of the necessary shortness of movies, little time can be spent creating what necessarily goes with the catastrophic, deep dark wells of faith, love, and humor, which without, we wouldn't have survived slavery. And as fucked up as this sounds, I bet in the Hellish hauls of the slave ships some Richard Pryor mother fucker was making a joke about the food and the rats. Cause that's what Black folks do. It's in our soul. And there was prayers and songs. And on the deck when those evil whites made us dance to get circulation, we turned it into the "Ring Shout" creation a space for the ifi which is the reason why most of us were able to go back down to the Hellish hauls every time we were were brought up on deck. As oppose to the few, who for equally good reason made the decision that it was time to journey on to Orun, flinging their mortal coils sometimes with babies, into the sea for the waiting sharks who followed these boats all the way to the new world because this happened frequently.
But the visceral experience of catastrophic sadness created by movies are good for white people. They need to get these "spiritual baptisms" as well as and they need to read the books. I was born into the baptism so I don't need the soaking any more. But I need the books to be able to write, speak, and translate it.
A lot of working class and poor Blacks also need to see these movies, although, they've e also been baptized into it the catastrophic. But like most of Black America, they've never been given the intellectual and culturtual space to process it. With these movies they'd be able to both stand on the outside of themselves and see themselves as part of the Black collective. Most Black people, from the Ex cons and the street entrepreneurs, the baby mamas, the janitors, the cops and nurses aids, bus drivers, and preachers, as the poor and the working class, know very little about slavery and think it has little bearing on their lives. Again, this is the process of forgetting that began as soon as we were free. But in these movies there is no action, no sex appeal, and no graphic violence, so they don't go see them and they would be the primary beneficiaries.
|Ice Cube Before Friday(s) when he had an A.K|
Quentin changed all this. As oppose to the hero, being the Black person who's abel to suffer stoically through the most abuse, in Django as Ice Cub sang "Freedom Got an A.K"( AK-47 assault rifle). And these Blacks are not hapless victims of history but people who rose up and extracted furious vengeance and this act-ionized movie has created a wider of space.
Another part of Spike's beef with Tarantino that white male access draws major Hollywood money.
This is more Niggarati bullshit. Poor Black folks and working Black folks end up having to cry broke when they go broke. Spike Lee is Spike Lee is not broke as an artists. He's just allowed himself to be come a petulant lazy Black man who's lost his vision as a once powerful voice.
This is the problem with the Niggarati and the Black Bourgeoisie. They're suppose to our Brothers( and Sisters) Keeps. Why has Spike never attempted to organized the Niggarati? Why is it that he's quick to call out Quentin for doing what Black folk should be doing, but not quick to harangue all these Black million and billionaires, like Jay Z, Puffy, Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant, Beyonce, Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Oprah, Bill Clinton( he he) Will Smith, etc, into a collective force of good in the Black community?
What's ironic it that it was Spike Lee who popularized the concept of Black Reparations by naming his film production company and his Afro-centric clothing store "Forty Acres and A Mule".
Today we have a Black President that gives the Black community, nothing but symbolism and like the rest of our Black political leadership, he continues to us as political props, instead of advancing our interests. Now Spike wants to get all up in Quentin's face for doing something positive?
This is some Nigga Shit!
needs to join ranks under one banner and proclaim it's time for Black people to cease being "America's Problem" and that imprisoned Black bodies, will not, be the solution, to the America's economic decline as part of the Prison Industrial Complex. Therefore it's time to give Black America Reparations,
We need to rush into this space created by Quentin and expanded The Reparation's Movement based upon Three Hundred Years of Slavery and One hundred years of Jim Crow. Spike needs to request that Obama show Django in The White House. If Woodrow Wilson can show Birth of A Nation in the White House that helped codify Jim Crow into national politics, why can't President Obama show Django?
|Dave Chappelle and the "Pretty White Girl" united to address Race|
We have to be resourceful, like when a Dave Chappelle got the "pretty white girl" to sing all the true things about race that he wanted to say to America, but no one would listen precisely because he's a Black Man. Quentin can be our white voice.
Farrakhan Speaks on Django
Minister Farrakhan not only enjoyed Django but said it was a "preparation for the Race War in America" So who does white America wanna deal with the Pretty White Girl or Minister Louis Farrakhan?
And finally as to the N word. Black folks against using it, needs to let it go. It's too late. Black people have made art of nearly every thing including the N word. Out of a word that meant hate injected it with love, we made if funny and sad. It's now firmly anchored in the Black vocuabulry lexicon, so let this bone go, have enough to deal with.