HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING THIS FILM (Especially "Stuff Black People Don't Like/VDare")
|PRAISE||I will take this - a documentary film about the "Civil Rights Movement" - ANY DAY over the dramatic reenactments that we are now being treated to ("Selma", "Hidden Colors", "The Butler", etc)
THE ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE BLEW ME AWAY. There were many films and Black actors from the past that I had never heard of. The legacy "Birth Of A Nation" was merely the marquee - "Slanderous Black Characterization" film.
James Baldwin proved himself to be head and shoulders above today's self appointed "Black Public Intellectuals". His use of the "Dick Cavett Show" to make his case about how "The White Man's THEORY" about "Divisiveness In 'All This Talk About Race' " was worthy (for the time).
This movie (unlike today's genre ) had more SUBSTANCE that stood taller than their "Propaganda" agenda.
I plan to purchase the DVD and use it as my "Mix Tape" as I borrow several scenes for the messages on this blog.
|COMPARISON||RAOUL PECK IS THE "GO TO SOURCE" For Black Historical Documentaries / Dramas.
He is 2 For 2 In My Book.
"Lumumba" was an excellent work.
Today's film was equally enlightening.
Raoul Peck - a Haitian - has a very different world view than many of the popular "Black American" cinematographers.
If Peck would make a film about "Frantz Fanon" this would seal the deal.
MONEY AND MARKETING SUPPORT (FROM OPRAH) ARE NOT ALWAYS DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE WHO ARE MORE WORTHY
This is a horrible clip of the entire conversation. The poster on YouTube should have included THE WHITE MAN'S claim that WE CONGREGATE AS AMERICANS on ATTRIBUTES beyond RACE. (They had more in common as FELLOW AUTHORS than Baldwin has with an illiterate Black man)
CREDIT James Baldwin for setting up a PROPER FRAMING OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN THE 1960'S as a means of DISMISSING the FOOLISH claims by this show guest.
|A SHORTFALL UPON TODAY'S REALITY:
James Baldwin - 1950's or 1960's: "After watching John Wayne As My Hero As A Child As He Killed Indians - Once I Grew Up I Noticed That MY HEROES IN AMERICA WERE NOW MY ENEMIES. I AM THE INDIAN THEY WANT TO KILL"
(Note: I acknowledged that I just botched what James Baldwin actually said. He mentioned two other characters [not John Wayne] but there was so much rich archival content in the film that I forgot.)
|CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: JAMES BALDWIN'S MODEL OF 'RACIST AMERICA' DID NOT LIVE UP TO TODAY'S TRUTHS (2017).
Beyond what I posted about 4 years ago with James Baldwin's debate with William F Buckley"
PARAPHRASE: "BLACK EQUALITY IN AMERICA is NOT a matter of BLACK PEOPLE agreeing that THEY ARE EQUAL TO THE WHITE MAN.................it is a matter of WHITE PEOPLE TREATING BLACK PEOPLE AS IF HE WERE WHITE - and needed to SHARE THE EXPECTATIONS that a WHITE MAN is expected to shoulder"
JAMES BALDWIN SAID: "HE REALIZED THAT HIS FORMER HEROES (From The Cowboy Movies) ARE HIS ENEMIES IN AMERICA AS A BLACK MAN SEEKING HIS FREEDOM".
CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY Noted That Today "THE WE ARE IN THE WHITE HOUSE NEGRO" Became THE ENEMY OF "AFRICAN SOVEREIGNTY" / "JUSTICE" / "NO DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE" / "BLACK STUDIES AS A CREDIBLE HISTORICAL RECORD TO INFORM US ABOUT THE 'BIG PICTURE OF TODAY" - WHEN THE NEGRO ALLOWED "HISTORICALLY WHITE CONTROLLED NATIONS" TO ATTACK "NATIONS OF COLOR" - BECAUSE HIS "PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST NATIONALIST HOPES" THAT THE NEGRO VESTED IN BARACK OBAMA AS THE VESSEL THROUGH WHICH THEY WOULD DEFEAT THE "AMERICAN WHITE RIGHT WING ENEMY' - JUSTIFIED THIS GRAND COMPROMISE THAT WAS SO MURDEROUS AND DESTRUCTIVE TO "REST OF WORLD BLACKS"
The Film Focused On US ATTORNEY GENERAL BOBBY KENNEDY'S ALOOF COMMENTS In Which He Presupposed That "IN 40 YEARS AMERICA MIGHT HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT".
The NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS should make note - BOBBY KENNEDY showed how to go from an ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO "DID NOT GIVE A DAMN" about BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS (because he needed his party's Southern Support) over to a DARLING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.........but ONLY AFTER BECOMING A "PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST".
HOWEVER for Attorney General Jeff Sessions - he has what Kennedy did not have: A 50 YEAR LEDGER of how THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN HARVESTED BY 'PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST NATIONALISM". IF Sessions and other White Conservatives could learn to STEP AWAY FROM THEIR "WORLD VIEW" and start thinking in terms of BLACK COMMUNITY VALUABLES INVESTED and the RETURN ON INVESTMENT being the EVIDENCE OF THEIR "ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT " - they would then start asking the "AMERICANIZED CONTAINERIZED BLACKS": "COULD YOU SHOW ME THE PORTION OF 'YOUR BLACKNESS' THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO PROGRESSIVE MANIPULATION? As members of the 'WHITE RIGHT WING', though you do not like us - WE HAVE NO SUCH ACCESS to your INNARDS as do the PROGRESSIVES - and YET all of your PROGRESSIVE NARRATORS have YOU believing that WE ARE ATTACKING BLACK PEOPLE - when in truth WE ARE MERELY STOPPING PROGRESSIVE NATIONALISM TO GO UNCHECKED.
GO ASK YOUR AFRICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS how it feels to be BOMBED when PROGRESSIVISM IS ALLOWED TO BECOME SELF INDULGENT INSIDE OF AMERICA"
SUMMARY: THE MOVIE FAILED TO DISCUSS HOW BLACK AMERICANS COULD BE MADE TO "LIVE VICARIOUSLY" THROUGH ELECTED OFFICIALS - WHO SELL THEM ON 'HOPE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE' - BUT SYSTEMATICALLY MOLEST THEIR ABILITY TO "OPERATIONALIZE" THEIR OWN UPLIFT THROUGH THE "HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS" THAT THEY MUST RETAIN CONTROL OVER IN THEIR OWN DAMNED COMMUNITIES - LEST THEY BE PERPETUALLY LEAD AROUND "THE WILDERNESS"
NOTE: I WAS NOT SURPRISED TO SEE ONE CHARACTER DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN THIS EDITION OF "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: BOBBY KENNEDY" ----- JOHN LEWIS.
It just dawned upon me that IF I still believe that the GREATEST ATTACK UPON "BLACK COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY" by an elected official in the past 60 years CAME FROM SENATOR TED KENNEDY - that REP JOHN LEWIS is a "Black Ted Kennedy" in that regard. NAME ONE SINGLE "BLACK COMMUNITY INSTITUTION" that you can point to that JOHN LEWIS HAS STRENGTHENED - while keeping THE GOVERNMENT away because POLITICS as a POPULARITY SCHEME would injure the INSTITUTIONS which must "Do What Is Necessary" to produce the desired results AMONG THE PEOPLE?
THE FILM FAILED TO GO BEYOND LOOKING AT THE "ELECTORAL COLLEGE TALLY IN 2008 AND 2012" AND FOCUS ON HOW THE "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE" COULD SET UP A GRAND FRAUDULENT NARRATIVE AND INFORMATION FILTERING SCHEME DIRECTED TOWARD THE "AMERICAN CONTAINERIZED NEGRO" - IN WHICH THE NEGRO IS MADE OBLIVIOUS ABOUT WHAT THE "US GOVERNMENT IS DOING" - IF SUCH INFORMATION WOULD DERAIL PROGRESSIVE NATIONALISM THANKS TO THE RESULTING BLACK AMERICAN PROTESTS