Reasons why any self respecting person should hate X-MEN FIRST CLASS :)

“Along with me I’m gonna need a scientist, an engineer, and of course, a black person to sacrifice himself in case something goes wrong.”
- Eric Cartman, SOUTH PARK, season 9, Cartman’s Hippie Exit Strategy 2006

I don’t even like/watch South Park but that quote is funny and sad because it’s true.

Here it is 21st century and writers/filmmakers from Frank Miller (SIN CITY) to Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman (X-MEN FIRST CLASS) are still crafting films that still perpetuate this bigoted vaudeville/black-face denigration of minorities, particularly Blacks as either victims/sacrifices, hors, criminals, or comedy relief or some effed up combination of the four.

I hear all these people saying X-MEN FIRST CLASS was the best movie of 2011. Are you effing on crack?! This goes to prove what Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka said in an early age… if you live all your life with lies it becomes hard to see anything that has nothing to do with those lies.

I’m saying a population that watches American Idol and thinks X-MEN FIRST CLASS is a good movie and that their country is a democracy, the cowboy on the white hat, has perhaps lived with lies too long. And therefore can’t see the concentration camps paid for with American Tax dollars, and the 24 hour propaganda machine, and how many of us are being herded into new millennium Dachaus.

I’m saying that twisted facts are easy offshoots… of twisted fictions. The dream being father to the reality.

So needless to say Matthew Vaughn’s new X-MEN FIRST CLASS movie will get as much theater money out of me as his first one, which is to say none. I’m drawing the line in the effing sand, I refuse to pay theater prices for any movie made after 1970 (revival films being excluded) that a/ has less than two characters of color and/or b/has characters in boring, tired stereotypical roles.

Which means I’m not going to see effing DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN or PRECIOUS either. I don’t need that crap. Give me instead more OBSESSED and more TAKERS and more BLACK DYNAMITE and more BLOOD AND BONE. Any of those movies are worth a dozen times predictable crap like X-MEN FIRST CLASS (I caught it on DVD from the library, if anyone was wondering).

And what makes me the maddest about that movie is it plays lipservice to liberty and inclusiveness, using Kennedy’s speeches for God’s Sake, and invoking the age of the 1960s, while presenting a completely 50s based message of ethnic characters ‘get in the back of the bus’. And the horrible thing is so many eyes can see this film, and not see it, not see its messages, its bigotry, its failings. Can honestly crank out odious crap like that and think they are somehow being liberal??? Absolutely amazing.

It concerns me that a whole generation is growing up, somehow blind to how off the beam America isn’t just getting… but is. Even to shows like COMMUNITY (see my discussion of) which is dazzlingly bigoted. And the onus isn’t just on the creators, it has to be on the stars. Seemingly the ethnic actors these days are devoid of the social conscience of a Poitier or a Belafonte or a Williamson, and this new generation just takes roles without any larger conversation/consideration about being used as a modern step and fetchit.

Sure you risk being fired if you speak up, but you risk something worse if you don’t. Your soul. You risk walking around like all these sheep, raised and reared on lies, and unable to see anything… if it has nothing to do with those lies.

Here endeth the rant.

And still she rises… Haiti and the 1st and 2nd occupations… And the turning of the world

My blood boils.

Mostly because beyond the bullshit in the media, it is the stupid things people say to me about Haiti.

“This Earthquake could be a good thing for Haiti because it will let America come in and set her up, and organize her.”

Here’s the thing.

The world isn’t a mess because bad people make bad choices.

The world is a mess because good people, accept bad choices and bad reasoning as gospel, accept lies as truths without examining them. And then pat themselves on the back for being openminded, and liberal, and helping the less fortunate.

When the truth is, everything about your life has led Haiti to her crucifixion.

Haiti doesn’t need your pity.

Haiti needs for you to read a book.

And know what the heck you’re talking about before you fall pro or against on an argument.

America and the UN, the West, has been “in” Haiti’s business since that lone island state changed the face of the western hemisphere in 1804, by giving a black eye to slavery.

Haiti has been repaid for that temerity of standing up, by bloody American occupations, to make Nazi Germany flinch, 1915-1934. Followed by period of UN economic “help” that left the most fertile land in the western hemisphere an arid desert through destructive farming procedures that raped the land. So now a country that prior to UN intervention could raise it’s own food, had to import food in order to keep its population alive.

And that leads into Papa Doc regimes, funded by US dollars, and crushing loans by the World Bank designed to keep poor countries poor, and years of nightmare dictatorships, which finally, finally after generations with the 2000 elections and a candidate, Aristide, poised to get them off the disastrous US/UN foreign “aide” that has kept the nation crippled, a candidate who is overwhelmingly voted in by over 90% of the population, when US elections can barely get over 50%, and what does America do, do we applaud this show of true democracy?

No.

It’s a non-US candidate.

We Invade.

We INVADE!

Where were all the ads to help Haiti then?

Hmmm.

Where was Dell? Where was the RED CROSS? Where were the marines? I can tell you where the marines were, the marines were in Haiti killing Haitians. And they’ve been there ever since.

They ousted a duly elected government, and they repeated the bloody occupation of 1915.

And like the war of 1915, no one said a word of it on mass media.

So the war didn’t exist.

Here’s the thing.

Nothing is forgotten.

Nothing is ever forgotten.

The occupation/holocaust of 1915 to 1934 happened, and the occupation/holocaust of 2001 is continuing to happen.

So no, I will not buy America as the cowboy on the white hat riding in to do Haiti any good. All America is riding in to do, is to finally after 200+ years make the island that first spoke to the western hemisphere of being free, give up… even the hope of freedom.

And that, my dear liberal, my dear conservative, my dear hypocrite… is a defeat for true democracy, and more… it’s a defeat for humanity.

And… it will not stand.

The spirit of Haiti will rise again, even if she must do so in the sons and daughters of her tormentors. Haiti will rise, through occupation, through holocaust, through mass murder, through acts of man and science, Haiti will rise. Be it in a year, be it in scores of years… Haiti will rise.

Just as surely as the turning of the world.