The other day, I watched the movie 'Flight' starring Denzel Washington.
For the uninitiated, this movie is about Denzel being a drug-addicted, drunk of an airplane pilot, and how a botched flight he was at the helm of goes down and crashes. After surviving the accident, Denzel's character is hospitalized and told by his airline's officials that not only is everything alright, but because only six people out of 109 perished, Denzel's character, will be hailed as a hero (or Heru--the word 'hero' comes from our ancient Black deity 'Heru').
Moreover, when Denzel is piloting the plane, his co-pilot is portrayed by some emotionally constipated looking white guy. Now, this fellow not only looks like the poster child for sobriety, but his starch-pressed, ultra-bright, white shirt, is used to symbolize how whites have a higher moral standard than us dastardly Black people (Cinematic Symbolism).
Unfortunately, the Heru/hero worship is short lived.
The cocaine and drinks in Denzel's character's system, shows up in a toxicology report before Denzel has a chance to fully convalesce from his wounds, and he sees the public's hero worship turn to hatred for his having flown impaired.
Now, I'll admit that I haven't seen this flick in it's entirety. So maybe some set of circumstances redeems Denzel's character and he gets his good name back, but I wouldn't bet on it. And in the first two minutes of this film, we see Denzel in bed with a woman while talking on the phone with his ex-wife, about child support payments. This is meant to cast him from the gate as an unscrupulous low-life.
Now, there's another scene in this film where Denzel is in a hospital robe, and he literally shows his ass. This inevitably reminds us, or is meant to remind us, of when Denzel was shot in the ass in the movie 'Training Day'.
You see, for the white elites, Denzel was a little too virtuous for a Black man. So his image had to be tainted.
When Denzel did such a fantastic job in Malcolm X, which is my favorite role of his (and it's my favorite Spike Lee film, by the way), Denzel was seen as much too morally upstanding.
The fact that he was also on People magazine's cover as the 'Sexiest Man Alive', meant his image had to be soiled, less he makes white guys look less desirable.
But beyond these things, here's what really made Denzel so abhorrent to white elites:
1.) Denzel is a rich Black man who married a Black woman.
If for no other reason, this is why the elitist inbreds had to assassinate Denzel's character. 'Cause white fascists definitely don't want the Black diaspora sharing resources with themselves. They want EVERY rich Black man to share his wealth with a white woman, so eventually, that money goes back to their community.
2.) Denzel was a Black father who produced Black children and stayed with his kids.
White fascists really don't want Black men and women producing any more pure bred, or pure-bred looking, Black children, cause they'd have the most genetic power to breed whites out of existence.
3.) In the movie 'Pelican Brief' where Denzel starred alongside Julia Roberts, he said he wouldn't kiss Julia, because he didn't want to upset his Black female fan base.
THIS WAS BEYOND RIGHTEOUS!
'Cause not only was Denzel saying he was completely down for Black women, he was also making white women look less desirable to Black men.
And you know white fascists can't have Black men looking at white women for the pale-skinned, stringy-haired, flat-assed, less curvaceous, superficial, and less intelligent women, they really are. Black men have to be kept doting on white women, less a trend starts where every rich Black man would want to marry a Black woman. Heaven forbid.
And notice how in the majority of his films, Denzel's love interests are usually white or fair-skinned women. Again, these inbreds don't sleep when it comes to their agenda.
So films like 'American Gangster' are being used to criminalize Denzel's once squeaky clean image. And linking him to an infamous drug peddler was a win-win as far as white fascism goes, 'cause it not only knocked Denzel off his moral high horse, but it kept a Black face on drug dealing. Cause any sane person should know how Black people don't own or operate the planes and boats that fly and float these drugs into the country.
American Gangster's Frank Lucas character also portrays a Black man going to southern asia to get a more potent drug product. So this makes it look like Black men are the ones who actually have a strong hold on the international trade. But if you wanna' find out the truth about the people who mostly run the drug trade, you might wanna' rent a documentary called 'Cocaine Cowboys'...and I'll give you a hint about the people in it...they're not Black.
You could also reference another of this Blog's posts, 'Frank Lucas, Nicky Barnes and the cult of american patriotism'. There, you'll hear about Jean Jehan, the real life inspiration for the movie 'The French Connection'. And if you're too young to remember this flick, google it.
This man was said to control the largest heroin dealing monopoly in the world from France...thus, the 'French Connection'.
So, that real question still stands, you know, the one I keep posing over and over again...and that's: How do we heal the rift between the Black man and woman? 'Cause whether we realize it or not, we're under constant attacks and pressure to hate and hurt one another. And this is the question no one wants to answer in the diaspora.
The solution involves the Black Diaspora reconditioning ourselves out of the self-hatred bred into us, by white fascists. And as far as making Black people hate themselves, this is especially true of every book Black people are mandated to read in pre, middle and high schools. These books are meant to keep us in a perpetual self-loathing, by fomenting boatloads of shame in the Black psyche.
Now, doing this is gonna' be a long, arduous task, but it's one we MUST undertake if we as Black people are going to survive and thrive, globally or locally.
So again, let's get to work.
You can read the Blog post where I mention Jean Jehan here.