3,500 Comments Later, Racist Conservatives Apparently Don't Like Jamie Foxx and Django Very Much
Ultimately, as an exercise in the politics of popular culture, Django is going to attract hostility and hatred from across the political spectrum.
Some on the Left will attack the movie because of its use of racially charged (albeit historically appropriate) language.
Those on the Right will take the film to be a projection of white vulnerability and oppression in a country where there is a black President who was elected for a second term.
Because Jamie Foxx can shoot and kill white folks in a fictionalized accounting of antebellum America, somehow white people are made imperiled by threats of mass black violence and rebellion in the year 2012.
Ironically, given the Right's love of gun culture, and obsession with the Republican Party's role in ending slavery (as well as the big lie that they were the force solely responsible for civil rights legislation in the 1960s), one would think that Django would be a movie that Newsbusters and other conservative websites would love. I guess stories about negroes with guns who righteously kill white slave owners and other racial terrorists are impolitic, and trumped by white racial anxiety at the thought of empowered black people (even they are just actors in a Quentin Tarantino fantasy).
As is my occasional habit, I dig through the sewer water and political scatology of the Right-wing media so that you will not have to. What follows are some ideal-typical examples of the racist, Right-wing mouth utterance talking point reactions to Jamie Foxx and the movie Django from the website Newsbusters. There are thousands of comments there to choose from:
Carlin, while you may be able to dig up many similar comments by white people, read the fallout from the comments when you do your digging. Should a white person make a similar comment about "killin' all the blacks, how white is that?" the outcry would be deafening.The NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Chairman Maobama, and others would immediately scream "Racist". There would be riots, looting, etc. These days, white people are to be seen, not heard, and the less seen the better. White people are the root of all evil. They are the Oppressors. Call 'em what you want, whites is jus' bad. It's the Liberal PC dogma being taught in the Govt. Indoctrination Canters (you know 'em as Public Schools and Institutions of Higher Learning) nation wide. And yes, I am white, Caucasian, a honky.
I decided that during the election, being white, I get to define for myself what racism is not a black person telling me what it is. Basically if I don;t think its racism, then I don't care what any black person thinks.
I didn't know Ali said (something like) that. I've always really admired that man. What a physical speciman, athlete and very funny, smart, charming man. He still is in his own quiet, dignified way.
A guy recently (last few years) wrote a book with this as it's central theme. It was a love letter of sorts to his great, great grandfather....to explain how appreciative he was that he got to live in America....even though his "people" had to endure horrid slavery. Looked like a good book, but I have not read it.
If I were an "African" American (I hate these groups that people put themselves in....all citizens are American)...I'd say a prayer and a big old thank you to the genetic lottery that got me delivered into this country. I'm white, and I say that prayer and thank you every day. Although, lately, our country isn't looking like America (as it was "evilllllly" founded according to Marxist Obama).....Guess nothing lasts forever. I've been reading about the fall of Rome lately. They were throwing newly born babies in trash heaps to die horrible deaths while gorging on food and wine. Sound familiar?