Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Barry O's Favorite Topic" went up yesterday and so did Hillary is 44's "The Drunk Between The Trees." One of them is worth noting. (Hint: Isaiah.)
So Spike Lee's calling out Quentin Tarintino's "Django Unchained." Good. E notes that he's calling it out because slavery wasn't a "spaghetti western:" "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them." Agreed.
And you won't catch World Can't Wait calling it out. They don't call out racism. They embrace it. They embrace it like with "Lincoln" which is about as racist as you can get and demonstrates that a lot of White people on the left just don't get it.
We are not props. We are people. I'm so damn tired of films that refuse to tell our stories but want to be seen as some sort of breakthrough for tackling 'racism.' And can someone tell Spielberg that we don't need him covering slavery. Except for Quentin Tarantino, I believe almost everyone today can agree that slavery was wrong.
Like Spike, I'm bothered by Quentin's use of the n-word. I'm bothered by it in movie after movie. I don't think it's cool. I don't enjoy sitting in a theater and hearing the n-word over and over. Especially when I hear people -- White people -- in the audience laughing.
He may not mean it to be funny. He may be using it to be authentic. I don't even think Quentin's racist. But I do think he needs to lay off the n-word.
I also think that World Can't Wait looks like an idiot for protesting Kathryn Bigelow's film after ignoring so many other films featuring torture and so many films featuring racism.
They won't join in Spike Lee's call to call out Quentin.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"