Black Panther and the propaganda continues…

First of all, Black Panther was needed as a film for the black community, because it shattered all the myths that the national and international communities are not ready to support an all-black cast film. Now, maybe they can seriously think about considering Idris Elba as the next James Bond? He’ll definitely be the coolest. In addition, Ryan Coogler has also opened the door for black directors to have film budgets over 7 million dollars, which is what’s offered to most black films made in Hollywood. My degrees are in film and television writing and production, so I’m always happy when a brother breaks the glass ceiling. It gives hope to black filmmakers. There’s a difference between real filmmakers and the jokers who call themselves filmmakers. Bad filmmakers don’t realize they are also closing the doors for up-and-coming filmmakers when they make a crappy film. Ryan Coogler is a very talented young cat. I noticed a few errors with the editing in the movie, but overall, it was great. The movie earned 201 million dollars in the US, which is the highest grossed film ever for the month of February, and 5th overall for all films. We’re making progress. The film earned an additional 169 million dollars overseas, which makes it profitable from its 200 million dollar budget.
Having said that, I also have issues with this film. the underlying message that black people are evil for wanting to help other black people, is endless propaganda in Hollywood. Some of you may not be aware of this, but Ryan Coogler, as a director and co-writer of the film, had to cave in to Hollywood’s demands by making Killmonger’s character (Michael B. Jordan) evil for wanting to help the black folks around the world that Africa has turned its back on. No African leader ever made any demand for slavery on behalf of our forefathers, and no African nation built a strong enough armed forces to prevent slavery from happening again. I digressed. Otherwise, that film wouldn’t have been made without the compromises. The resolution is always the same; build centers, invest in the community, while white supremacy stays intact, and destroys everything we have done to make our community better. White supremacy does not want to see black progress, because it defeats the purpose and reasoning behind white supremacy. Black Wall Street was no coincidence when it was destroyed. Anyway, let’s move on… We continue to sell this bullshit narrative to black people, keeping them hopeful, without accomplishing a damn thing to ease the burden of poverty, injustice and inequality worldwide. This movie was a representation of black people worldwide, not just in America. How many centers are people like LeBron and many other black philanthropists going to build, before realizing white supremacy is the real problem? The point is, we’re not supposed to stand up to white supremacy, because white supremacy controls all that we do. At the end, we must revert to hope and philanthropy, instead of training and developing our own line of defense against them. The actual story is based on true events about the kingdom of Zimbabwe prior to slavery. The fictitious natural resource they’re referring to is actually Gold in real life. Zimbabwe is rich in gold. They used it to trade with some of the world’s most advanced countries back in the day. The female warriors actually existed as they do in the film. It’s always easier to write a great story when it derives from reality. Funny enough, the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, did exactly what Michael B. Jordan’s character wanted to do, but they somehow managed to defeat him at 96 years old.
Black people are just happy with anything that’s given to them, without demanding their just dues. 40 acres and a mule were not delivered, because black people made no such demand. They waited for white people to decide what they were going to do for them. Meanwhile, Obama was green lighting millions of dollars for the victims of the Holocaust. And we’re not even in Germany! I’m not telling people not to be proud of the film, but please keep your eyes open as to what these people are forcing down our throats, and the compromise that black filmmakers have to make, in order to please Hollywood, and attain success at the same damn time. There will never be a Wakanda, because white people have made sure of that, but what we can do, is stop being a pawn in their chess game, and peel the layers to understand how white supremacy works and how we can defeat it.

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