Friday, October 21, 2016

The cult of Black and white Cinematic Symbolism (Part 10)...What do Nate Parker and Freddy Krueger have in common?


Nate Parker was born on November 18th, 1979 to a 17 year old single mother, Carolyn Whitfield, in Norfolk, Virginia. Even though Nate’s biological father didn’t marry his mother, he was still in Nate’s life until the age of 11. Shortly thereafter, Nate Sr. died due to complications from his cancer.

After Nate began having problems with the second man his mother married, at age 14, he went to live with his maternal uncle, Jay Combs. Jay was a former wrestler, who turned young Nate on to the sport. And after placing all his youthful passions into wrestling, Nate was awarded an athletic scholarship for his grappling endeavors in 1999. With it, he attended Pennsylvania State University that year. Amongst the turmoil of a rape allegation, Nate left Penn State and went to Oklahoma State University, the college he’d graduate from in 2002.

Shortly after graduating college, Los Angeles talent manager, Jon Simmoms, noticed and discovered Nate while he was with a model friend, and suggested he move to L.A. to pursue an acting career. Nate followed the advice, after Jon put together a press packet for him.

From there, Nate went on to act and star in several movies. But the one putting him on the map most officially, was his role as ‘Henry Lowe’, in the Denzel Washington directed film, ‘The Great Debaters’. For this role, Nate attended a debater’s ‘boot camp’ to make his portrayal more authentic. One of the main reasons behind this was, the character Henry Lowe was based on the real-life debate champion, Henry Heights from Wiley College.

Now, I’d be remiss if I just skipped over the rape allegation charges filed against Nate In 1999. So let’s delve into that. Nate and another wrestling student, Jean Celestin, were said to have taken advantage of a young white female at Penn State University, while she was drunk and unconscious. Long story short, Nate and Jean were able to hire a private eye to look into the matter, and this P.I. provided the evidence that convinced a nearly all-white jury (one juror was non-white), that Nate was innocent of ALL the charges filed against him.

Now let me say this, right off the rip—you have to have some incredibly powerful evidence supporting a Black man’s innocence, to get him acquitted of any rape charge. Especially when it’s a white woman doing the accusing. Cause any sane person knows, once a white woman says any Black man raped her, cops will assuredly put that brotha behind bars first, and then see if he’s innocent or guilty later. Also, in addition to filing rape charges against Nate, this woman complained to Penn University administrators, that she was being harassed by Nate’s private eye. This harassment allegedly included the showing of this woman’s photo to other college students. And Penn State settled the matter by rewarding this woman $17,500.

And in light of that, I’ll say this: If a woman is going to press rape charges against a man and have him sent to jail, I think she’d have bigger concerns than a P.I. showing her photo to students on a college campus. Oddly enough, white women feel it’s their right to file such charges in complete anonymity, when they’re in effect, putting someone’s life at risk by sending them to prison.

But before I go any further, let me make one point emphatically clear, and that point is this: No woman (or person) deserves to be raped. That is one of the most heinous, if not the most heinous crime someone can commit against anyone. However, if you wanna’ send a man to jail for this, or any other crime, you should be prepared to identify yourself as the one, who’s in effect, starting the process by which he might wind up behind bars.

And let me add this as well, the Black actress, Gabrielle Union, wrote an article in the Los Angeles Times about Nate’s rape charges. In it she says: “As important and ground-breaking as this film is, I can not take these allegations lightly. On that night, 17-odd years ago, did Nate have his date’s consent? It is very possible he thought he did. Yet by his own admission, he did not have verbal affirmation. And even if she never said ‘no’, silence certainly does not equal ‘yes’.”

Mind you, Gabrielle stars in Nate’s film.

So here’s the question everyone should be asking themselves: If Gabrielle thought in her heart of hearts, Nate was a rapist, WHY THE HELL WAS SHE IN HIS FILM?!

Understand, this is more of that Black feminist/womanyist non-sense that says you can have your cake and eat it too. But ultimately, Gabrielle’s belated moralizing just shows you exactly who she, and her fellow feminists/womanyists really are—a bunch of anglophilic opportunists.

Moving on…

Robert Barton Englund, was born on June 6th, 1947, in Glendale, California. He’s the son of mother, Janis McDonald, and father, Kent Englund, who made his living as an aeronautics engineer.

Robert (pictured left) caught the acting bug at age 12, while attending a children’s theater program at California State University, North Ridge. And after attending an arts high school, he went to Michigan’s ‘Oakland University’, where he majored in theater. He spent five successful years acting in regional stage plays, where he performed Shakespearean and other ‘classically’ drama-themed roles, before returning to California, where he started looking for acting jobs.

In the midst of Robert’s auditioning, he was actually considered for the role of ‘Han Solo’ in ‘Star Wars’. At the same time, he convinced a friend who lived with him, a young Mark Hamill, to try out for the role of ‘Luke Skywalker’. And I think we all know how Mark’s audition went.

Long story short, Robert would go on to appear in several movie and TV shows like: Eaten Alive (1977), Galaxy of Terror (1981), V: the mini-series (1983), but all these roles had him typecast as a nerd, or a redneck. So Robert decided to go against this stereotype and play the insanely menacing and murderously claw-fingered, ‘Freddy Kreuger’ in Wes Craven’s movie, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.

Unbeknownst to Robert, A Nightmare on Elm Street, released in 1984, would be so widely successful, that it would not only give him a career-defining role, but it would make him one of the most recognizable genre film icons in movie history.

But now, let’s get back to Nate…

Nate Parker’s movie, ‘Birth of a Nation’, was written, produced and directed by him. And after he announced his initial plans to make this film, the first person to invest in it, was retired basketball player Michael Finley. Mind you, Mike also invested in the film, ‘The Butler’. Now that fact alone, should let you know what kind of ulterior motives are behind this film’s mainstreamed distribution.

Also, after this movie was made and had its debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 25th of this year, it was reported that before the movie was shown, the viewing audience gave Nate a standing ovation when he was introduced to speak about his film (hint, hint). Additionally, following the film’s screening, ‘The Weinstein Company’, ‘Sony Pictures Entertainment’, and ‘Netflix’ created a bidding war for this film. Finally, Fox Searchlight bought worldwide rights to this film for $17.5 million dollars, which stands as the ‘richest acquisition deal’ in Sundance’s history.

Okay, let’s stop here.

Now, ask yourself this question: Why would these elitist, lily-white movie studios, create a bidding war over a film about Nat Turner killing scores of white folks?

And finally, let’s ask the question posed at the top of this post: What do Nate Parker and Freddy Krueger really have in common?

Welp, to find out, let’s flip the script and answer the second question first…

What Nate and Fred Krueger have in common is this…they both starred in horror films.

Now, you may be sayin’, bruh…that don’t make no kinda’ sense. Nate was never in no horror flick. But it makes absolute sense if you realize one truth, and that is…

america’s Black ‘slave movies’ are the new horror films.

But before you dismiss my categorization of flicks like, ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Django Unchained’ as the new horror films for this generation, let’s take a look at some old ones, so we can compare and contrast methods of white fascist social engineering, as it pertains to the Black american psyche.

The Shining (1980), The Evil Dead (1981), Halloween II (1981), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Re-Animator (1985), The Return of The Living Dead (1985), and Hellraiser (1987).

When I was a teenager, these were just a few of the horror films that were as popular then, as super-hero movies are now. It seemed like every month, there was a new grisly 'slasher' flick with some maladjusted and/or formerly slighted soul who had super-human powers and decided to use them to get some payback on humanity. And in the last couple of years, I was thinking back to when I frequented my local Cineplex to watch these gore-fests with friends. That’s when I asked myself this question: In the context of white fascism, what purpose did these films serve?

And then, the answer hit me…

white fascists used these films to not only desensitize a younger audience/generation to steroidal amounts of gratuitous violence, but fascists knew that repeated viewings of these flicks, would make audiences almost completely indifferent to other people’s suffering. Thus, these movies would make us more ‘individualistic’. And a person/population that’s mostly self-involved, is easier for white fascists to control.

On top of that, we need to remember that america is the enforcement arm of the western powers. Meaning, we’re the designated trigger-persons for the white fascist agenda. And that’s even more of a reason for white fascists to desensitize us to violence. Cause a country of men who’ve been conditioned to be indifferent to the suffering of others, can be more easily sent abroad to kill whoever we’ve been told is our enemy.

Now, with all that said, let me tell you why these slasher films were specifically aimed at programming the Black american psyche.

I think every Black man and woman has heard the African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. Well, this is indicative of Black people’s inherent communal sensibilities. Meaning, instinctively, Black people think more about the collective, than the individual. Mind you, we do this instinctively, if we haven’t been conditioned out of melanated common senses. So in order for white fascists to keep us in perpetual states of disunity, we were fed study diets of horror films so we’d continuously focus on ourselves and not care about the suffering(s) of our community (common-unity).

Mind you, in the 80’s, Black americans were also facing the dreaded troika of ‘Reganomics’, ‘crack’ and ‘AIDS’. Meaning, in that decade, more than most, Black americans were facing an all-out assault on our senses.

Now, let me expound on how all this plays out in america’s ‘slave movies’, and especially, in ‘Birth of a Nation’.

But before I do that, let me make another fact emphatically clear…I haven’t seen this movie, and I won’t go see it. So my opinions of this flick are coming from others who have. Meaning, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you wanna’ make the sojourn to see this film. Cause the only thing I’m endeavoring to do here, is let you know why you should guard your mind if you do decide to take that trip to the Cineplex. But what I will absolutely advise is this: If you’re a mature Black man or woman reading this post, PLEASE DO NOT take a Black child to go see this film. Here’s why…

First off, reports I get from people who saw this film, say they endured an hour and a half of watching Black men, women and children, being tortured by whites, before any Black slave revolted. And truthfully, this is the ‘bait and switch’ technique employed by white fascist freemasons, like Nate Parker, on our people, time and time again. Meaning, before we have a chance to see any redemption or revenge our people exacted through fighting for freedom, the mental triggers activated by watching the gruesome tortures of Black people have already done their job. In other words, as a Black man or woman watching this film, your subconscious has already been severely impacted by these horrific scenes, and what they do is reinforce reasons why you should hate yourself and everyone who looks like you for being Black. And this is the true agenda of ‘Birth of a Nation’. Whether it be the original movie, or Nate Parker’s version.

Mind you, the original ‘Birth of a Nation’, was a propaganda film/tool used to extol the virtues of the KKK. And its main message was how Black people would destroy the united states once we were released from the bonds of america’s slavery. So in keeping with this theme, Nate’s movie was created to keep Black americans in perpetual states of self-hatred, so we'd be bound in a mental slavery.

The other side of the game white fascists are runnin’ on us with this flick involves its christian mores. Ya’ see, Nat Turner was taught to read specifically so he could preach bible verses to fellow Black slaves. And this film tries to impart the message that the bible is what provoked him to revolt.

But let’s see what the bible really says about slavery, so we can understand why it had nothing to do with Nat’s righteous indignation.

Ephesians 6:5
Slaves, you must obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey christ. 

Now, doesn't this run counter to the first of the ten commandments saying, I am the lord your god, you shall not worship any gods before me? Here, the bible says you should respect and obey earthly masters just like they were 'christ'.

Moreover, why would 'god' endorse anything to do with slavery? And why would the 'good book' endorse it? 

Here's more...

Ephesians 6:6

Obey them (slave masters) not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of christ, doing the will of god from your heart.


Slaves of christ?!

Again, why is the 'good book' promoting slavery?

One side note: the first slave ship to wash up on american shores with Black people on it, was called the 'good ship jesus'...google it if you don't believe me.

Ephesians 6:7:
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.


Serve a slave master like you were serving the 'lord' and not (just regular) people? 

And if you’re a Black man or woman reading this, you should also know the reason suicide was made a sin by the christian church, is so america’s Black slaves wouldn’t kill themselves, so they could be worked to death.

So, every Black man and woman reading this should understand that it wasn’t the bible that gave Nat his revolutionary insight, it was his Black spirituality, masculinity, and common sense, that got him to cut ole’ Massa’s head off.

Now, with all that said, hopefully you can decide whether or not you wanna’ buy a ticket to see this crap film. 

And in closing let me say, as of late, Birth of a Nation is reportedly doing poorly at the box office. So the white media says. But if you peep the game being played on Black americans, you’ll realize that white fascists are making this known, regardless of this film’s real box office numbers, so more Black people will feel obligated to go see and support this trash flick.

Always remember, the most powerful tool you have to combat the social engineering inherent in every white fascist social order is your melanated DISCERNMENT. And with it, you’ll realize that the ONLY force powerful enough to defeat white fascism isn’t our money, or an education…IT’S OUR UNITY!!

And with his horror flick, Birth of a Nation, that’s exactly what Nate Parker is trying to keep us out of.

Later…

MontUHURU Mimia

3 comments:

  1. My opinion about movies like Django and birth of a nation(2016),is that the new Jason and Freddy Krueger are Django(Jason),and Nate turner Nate parker version (Freddy Krueger). Now Jason his story is that he died(bound) in the lake by drowning. His mother was killed(taken away),then he was resurrection by a white boy name tommy by cemetery fence that act as a lighting rod giving Jason superhuman strength to get revenge. Now Django he has his wife Broom Hilda was taken away and he was in slaved(bondage). He was freed(resurrection) by a white man named Dr. King Schultz and was taught how to shoot(super human strength) to get revenge( go on a killing spree). If you look at both movies Friday the 13th Part IV and Django you see the similarities in the two SMH. I'm going to talk about Nate parker version of Nate turner and Freddy Kruger in the next comment I'm about to make. p.s this one is going to be shorter lol

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    1. Now for Nate turner(Nate parker)/Freddy Kruger. Nate parker Allegedly rape a white girl, Kruger rape two white girls. Nate rebelled at night. Freddy attack you in your dreams which happens at night. and to top it all off the pic up show of Nate parker lookin like Freddy was on point when it comes to comparing the two lol.

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    2. 'Sam'...

      Here's why I love your comments...

      One, the analogy of Django being the new Jason from 'Friday the 13th', and Nat Turner being 'Freddy Krueger' from 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', makes me think of a comic book series I read as a youth titled: 'What if?'

      'What if?' comics posed these sorts of scenarios, and mashed up heros/villians with their particular super-human powers. So your comment made me think of a 'What if?' title that would read: 'What if Nat Turner and Django joined forces?'.

      But how Django, and Nat Turner especially, also fit into the 'horror film' narrative is, they represent the 'Nightmare Negro' who's not only endowed with the super-human powers to breed every kind of person, and white people most especially, out of existence, but they physically represent the kind of man with the most (potential) power to obliterate any and every whiteboi who dares challenge him. And this is who Black men REALLY are to the white elites. Especially citing the fact that white birth rates have been falling below replacement levels for the last quarter century plus. And this, more than any other reason, is why we're incarcerated unjustly, executed by cops disproportionately, and made out to be 'boogie men' in every media platform known to mankind.

      Lastly, I must say, I didn't notice 'til you pointed it out, how much Nate Parker resembles Freddy Krueger in my post's picture. Originally, I was gonna' use that pic for this post's header, but it didn't work out aesthetically. The pic was so bad-assed though, that I had to use it somewhere here. Then, when you made the comment comparing Nate and Freddy, I looked at Nate's facial expression, with his hat and tattered cloths and said: "Hell yeah, Sam's right!" (lol!)

      I'm glad you enjoyed this post Sam, and thanks so much for your continued support!

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