Sorry this is long, friend. Tap out when you get tired of me :)
I get that. Nobody thinks he’s Man of the Year. The premise isn’t whether he’s a good guy or not (spoiler:he’s not). It’s whether his motives/plans were preposterous. We can hate him for being a bad person, but being a dick doesn’t make his plan automatically stupid.
Where did I say he was a hero? And why in the world have you set up the premise ‘he is not a role model’? Where did anyone say he was?
They are indeed scared and I’m in my feelings about it. Movies are supposed to be escapes, and folks are afraid to sympathize with a *pretend* revolt against oppression. It makes me sad. We can’t even get free in our dreams.
Maybe. Probably. No one would mistake him for a good person. And that presumption has no impact on the evaluation of whether or not his plan was ‘ridiculous or not.
Way to start in the middle of the story. Every legal construct designed to oppress and disenfranchise Black people and every civil right systemically stripped from Black people was made possible by that same ol overwhelmingly white group of Congressmen, Senators, Judges and Presidents.
Is Syria also the name of a place in the Marvel universe? Is it close to Sokovia? We are clearly talking about a fictitious war in a movie centered on magic metal so . . .
Don’t forget, the Avengers are busy beating the Avengers ;)
You have to be kidding. He took an artifact he was ‘feeling’ from an institution that stole it and it’s people and it’s resources. So how good are YOU with murder? You think people who murdered, raped and stole from entire nations over generations, and people who had resources to help but chose to be silent, inactive …
Of course you of all people would speak out of turn.
I’m not a character in a movie so I don’t have a plan, that’s why I never said I did, but I’d imagine they’d receive the same level of indifference and apathy they’ve given the Black community for all these years.
I thought we might be able to have a conversation but I see you’re just talking to yourself. I said nothing about the theme of the movie being pacifist No, I did not buy a ticket to a Marvel movie with the hope of seeing a simulated slaughter of White people you. And again you are putting things in the movie that were…
I guess I just realized I’m a villain because I don’t understand this second wrong you’re speaking about. On an individual level, the king of Wankanda killed his father, a prince of Wakanda, leaving him unprotected in an unsafe place and without the family and privileges of royalty and technology that were his…
Whoa, now I’m like an African warlord? Y’all are so much more serious than I am about this movie. But if it’s that important, I’ll keep playing.
How’s that non-violent politicking going for the Black community? Have they stopped using our taxes to pay cops to kill out children yet? Does Flint have clean water?
Whew. That was a long way to say you’ve never read a book about how land is secured for governments and kingdoms. Murder our enemies is pretty much the mantra of manifest destiny and it’s alarming that you’d believe anyone moral would build a country on slave labor after raping and pillaging to steal the land.…
Firstly, I don’t think what I said would lead you to believe I in any way think Native American people are our enemies. I do not, however, think our debt to them is on the same planet as what White people owe them. We are not complicit here. I do not believe deference to their situation should prevent us from doing…
I get wanting to be respectful to our Native peoples. Friend- real question, I’m not being cheeky-on who else’s land would you suggest we’re repatriated? Our abduction, relocation, rape and forced tribal intermixture makes it impossible for us to simply go back our original land. Many of our ‘origins’ were themselves…
As a Black woman, I never expected someone flinging around wildlife refuge comments to call me a hotep, but here we are. What a unique box to check on my bucket list, so thanks for that.