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In the New York Times:

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Journeys Into White America’s Heart of Darkness

BlacKkKlansman — NYT Critic’s Pick

Directed by Spike Lee

Reviewed by A.O. Scott
Aug. 9, 2018

In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest …

A.O. eventually sums up the message he wants his fellow white people to take home:

Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

Personally, I had always been under the impression that it was your mom and dad who made you white. But, thanks for clearing that up for us, A.O.!

Here are pictures of A.O. Scott’s parents, both of them professors, both of them white.

Here’s a picture of their son, A.O. Scott, a professorial movie reviewer and, perhaps unsurprisingly, also a white.

Did these white professors make A.O. white through some complex postmodern process by their being racist?

Or did they make their son white the old-fashioned way?

 
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  1. Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    “Us”

    Speak for yourself. His is a demonstration of self-abnegation I don’t understand.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Forbes

    Why isn’t he special.

    Progtardism really is the last refuge of old-fashioned White Supremacism.

    , @anonymous
    @Forbes

    "Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white."

    I have a more fundamental problem with Mr. (?) Scott's formulation. It doesn't make any god-damned sense.

    , @Samuel Skinner
    @Forbes

    It is status signaling. "All of us are terrible, but I am better then the rest of you for recognizing it". It also helps that people who are having their skulls beaten in by minorities don't say such things, so it also signals being a member of the elite.

    The historic solution is to realize this is heresy and to treat it accordingly.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Forbes

    Forbes, you just know that this ass wipe has been dying to get that sentence in print. Maybe, scrub Emma Lazarus's poem and put this up.

  2. “Ebony midget Spike Lee” – Jim Goad.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Anon

    I call him Black Kermit.

  3. racism is what makes us white.

    In other words, you are not white unless you are racist. This is a great message to promote in the media. What could possibly go wrong?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  4. But white people, who have more of everything, also have more opportunities for disguise.

    “More of everything?”

  5. @Forbes

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    "Us"

    Speak for yourself. His is a demonstration of self-abnegation I don't understand.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anonymous, @Samuel Skinner, @Buffalo Joe

    Why isn’t he special.

    Progtardism really is the last refuge of old-fashioned White Supremacism.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  6. @Forbes

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    "Us"

    Speak for yourself. His is a demonstration of self-abnegation I don't understand.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anonymous, @Samuel Skinner, @Buffalo Joe

    “Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.”

    I have a more fundamental problem with Mr. (?) Scott’s formulation. It doesn’t make any god-damned sense.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  7. I thought Yakub the CETA scientist made us white.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  8. Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist,

    I, for instance, am thankfully one of the Good Ones, and all my documents are in order.

    • LOL: bomag
  9. Just another case of acute debilitating Leukophobia.

    Leukophobia (from Greek leuko, “white”) is the pathological fear of or aversion to the color white or anything that is white colored.

    This specific fear can go beyond objects that possess a white color and extend to people with white colored skin.

    Leukophobia often takes the form of a fixation on pale skin. Those with the phobia may make implausible assumptions such as paleness necessarily representing ill health or a ghost. In other cases, Leukophobia is directed more towards the symbolic meaning of whiteness.

    People suffering with this phobia can grow very distraught. In some, Leukophobia causes high levels of fear, anxiety and depression which they may experience with varying intensity.

    For those in whom the phobia causes symptoms, so severe that it disrupts life and its normal functioning, seeking Leukophobia treatment becomes necessary.

    [Source: multiple medical phobia web sites]

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  10. Aw go easy on him, guys. He can’t help himself: he’s Jewish.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Song For the Deaf

    In which case, he might not be white after all.

  11. Anonymous [AKA "seaweed"] says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the “hello, fellow white people” shit from our Jewish friends has gotten a lot more blatant recently. See this (and the replies to it) for a particularly egregious example:

    I have a feeling this won’t end well.

    • Agree: Mis(ter)Anthrope
    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    @Anonymous

    It just occurred to me that if the Jews are white, then any hostility we direct towards them can’t be anti-Semitic in nature. It’s just whites hating other whites, which is totally desirable according to their own playbook.

    Replies: @Paco Wové

    , @binkyxz3
    @Anonymous

    Irrelevant Bill must be in denial. On 8 Nov. 2016, white men voiced their "disappointment" in RINOs like him.

  12. A.O. eventually sums up the message he wants his fellow white people to take home:

    I was surprised to learn he isn’t a homo, but he is the grandnephew of Eli Wallach.

    That’s right– the guy who portrayed an evil Mexican in the cultural appropriation of a Japanese story.

    • LOL: Bubba
  13. @Forbes

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    "Us"

    Speak for yourself. His is a demonstration of self-abnegation I don't understand.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anonymous, @Samuel Skinner, @Buffalo Joe

    It is status signaling. “All of us are terrible, but I am better then the rest of you for recognizing it”. It also helps that people who are having their skulls beaten in by minorities don’t say such things, so it also signals being a member of the elite.

    The historic solution is to realize this is heresy and to treat it accordingly.

  14. Want to see something truly disgusting? This fawning, ass-kissing, reverential suck-up by Jimmy Fallon to Spike Lee the other night, on Lee’s new movie. (Talk about the numinous negro.) To get to full impact of the disgust it would be good to have viewed the previous 20 minutes of Fallon’s show where he continuously, hysterically mocks our great President, Donald Trump. Tools. Tools.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @Daniel H

    Charlottesville inspired Spike's work on this movie. Spike really let Trump have it at Cannes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke4KjIeUMKg

    Spike Lee's home on Martha's Vineyard is on the 18th Hole of the golf course where Obama plays. On the day of the Charlottesville riots, Spike claims he ran on to the course to inform Obama of what happened in Virginia.

    See at 2:46 in this clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C06xcLLlLY

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    , @bomag
    @Daniel H

    This clip and the NYT review inspire the thought that the proper future envisioned will be Black people... and the Whites that worship them.

    The only criticism these bootlickers offer is that the movie isn't anti-White enough: akin to a political meeting under a dictator, where the courtesans assure the ruler that he has been too kind; the purges haven't gone far enough; more oppression is called for.

    , @Anonym
    @Daniel H

    That was some very pathetic cucking by Fallon. It strikes me as something that will be looked back on in a very cringe-inducing fashion, for future normies.

    Replies: @AndrewR

  15. third-tier artists like Spike Lee should be ignored.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Meretricious

    "third-tier artists like Spike Lee should be ignored"

    Entertainers, not artists.

    , @leopard
    @Meretricious

    You are wrong.

  16. The Heart of Whiteness gives me a great idea for a remake of Apocalypse Now in the vein of the Honeymooners and Taxi remakes.

    Spike Lee would direct the harrowing first person account of a rubber boat full of Africans who journey across the Straits of Gibraltar on a top secret mission to secure European welfare and white pussy.

    It would be titled Gibzmedat Now

    …the horror…

    • Replies: @Oswald Spengler
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    "It was very simple, and at the end of that moving appeal to every altruistic sentiment it blazed at you, luminous and terrifying, like a flash of lightning in a serene sky: 'Exterminate all the whites!'"

  17. Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    Could someone respectable tear into this idea and call it out as wrong? Of course not, if that person was White. There can be no back and forth on such things. There’s only one party striking poses and everyone else remaining silent. In other words, mainstream cultural life is dead. Good riddance to it.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Cagey Beast

    A.O. Scott is not a very manly man. He looks like he has to beg for sex.

    If Spike Lee's latest diahrretic spray breaks even at the box office I'll be surprised.

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf

    , @Song For the Deaf
    @Cagey Beast

    It’s not wrong, it’s simply logically incoherent, poetic-sounding b.s., like you’d expect from a Times reviewer. It doesn’t actually mean anything beyond being a string of words with negative connotations.

  18. “racism is what makes us white”
    Trump today denounced “all types of racism” so I guess he is the total opposite of white… our first black President!

  19. @Cagey Beast
    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    Could someone respectable tear into this idea and call it out as wrong? Of course not, if that person was White. There can be no back and forth on such things. There's only one party striking poses and everyone else remaining silent. In other words, mainstream cultural life is dead. Good riddance to it.

    Replies: @JimB, @Song For the Deaf

    A.O. Scott is not a very manly man. He looks like he has to beg for sex.

    If Spike Lee’s latest diahrretic spray breaks even at the box office I’ll be surprised.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    @JimB

    It will. Blackkklansman is this year’s annual black-themed-movie-in-August, they generally do well at the box office.

    Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage

  20. Gotta love the made up Jewish character for the movie too. Wonder if that was Spike’s idea or the studio’s? Because there are so many Jewish cops on the Colorado Springs police force…

    Just like in Hidden Figures, when they transformed a Catholic Polish-American scientist into a Jewish guy with relatives who were victims of the Holocaust. And of course he is the only white character initially nice to the black women.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @S. Anonyia

    Don't get me started on Hidden Figures. This Fake History is the very definition of intellectually dishonest. To attribute the work of Jack Crenshaw, a brilliant white computer scientist with a heavily documented track record of achievement in orbital mechanics, to a complete non-entity NASA employee of dubious title and accomplishment using only a slide ruler is beyond stupid. That Obama actually thought it fitting to give a Presidential Medal of Freedom to a nonentity government employee is a perfect tribute to black megalomania. I'm surprised Hollywood didn't allow him to award all the Oscars and give out all the NCAA basketball trophies while he was president. Clearly another example of white racism.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  21. @Forbes

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    "Us"

    Speak for yourself. His is a demonstration of self-abnegation I don't understand.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anonymous, @Samuel Skinner, @Buffalo Joe

    Forbes, you just know that this ass wipe has been dying to get that sentence in print. Maybe, scrub Emma Lazarus’s poem and put this up.

  22. @Anonymous
    Maybe it's just me, but I feel like the "hello, fellow white people" shit from our Jewish friends has gotten a lot more blatant recently. See this (and the replies to it) for a particularly egregious example:

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1026119866884005889

    I have a feeling this won't end well.

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf, @binkyxz3

    It just occurred to me that if the Jews are white, then any hostility we direct towards them can’t be anti-Semitic in nature. It’s just whites hating other whites, which is totally desirable according to their own playbook.

    • Replies: @Paco Wové
    @Song For the Deaf

    Would that it would be so simple, but in truth intra-white hostility does not obey the symmetric property (if a = b, then b = a). Goodwhites hating on badwhites is correct and proper; badwhites hating on goodwhites is just, well, deplorable.

  23. According to this new map, only three states are actually American.

    And to say the least, I have my doubts about Florida.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    @Anonymous

    Take my word for it -- Florida isn't American.

    Replies: @Dtbb

    , @Flip
    @Anonymous

    I am surprised at West Virginia being German. I would have thought Scotch Irish or English.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  24. @JimB
    @Cagey Beast

    A.O. Scott is not a very manly man. He looks like he has to beg for sex.

    If Spike Lee's latest diahrretic spray breaks even at the box office I'll be surprised.

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf

    It will. Blackkklansman is this year’s annual black-themed-movie-in-August, they generally do well at the box office.

    • Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    @Song For the Deaf

    It didn't. It's headed towards a $9 million opening weekend in 1500 theatres. That's less than a third of Django Unchained and less than half of The Butler and Hidden Figures. I think the KKK aspect turns people off. Maybe it feels too dated?

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf

  25. Well at least the NYT continues to be true to its Leukophobia theme (see CCZ post), even with the Sarah Jeong controversy.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Perspective

    Stop trying to make "leukophobia" happen. It's not going to happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pubd-spHN-0

    Replies: @Desiderius

  26. So I went to this A.O. Scott’s wiki page and apparently he really is a “fellow white.” Why is it that 90+% these garbage anti-white pieces come from “fellow whites?”

  27. Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    Wow, that is an incredible thing for anyone, let alone a white person to say. Usually the kind of people who comfortably say things like that are Ashkenazi.

    Oh…

    Scott was born in Northampton, Massachusetts.[1] Both of his parents were professors. His mother, Joan Wallach Scott, is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[2] His father, Donald Scott, is a professor of American history at The City University of New York (CUNY). He is a great nephew of the married acting couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson (his maternal grandfather was Eli’s brother).[3] Scott is Jewish through his mother’s side.[4] Scott attended public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, including Classical High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988 with a degree in literature.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @Altai

    Caption: "Blondie, you know what you are? Just a dirty son of a bitch!"

    Replies: @Anonymous

  28. @S. Anonyia
    Gotta love the made up Jewish character for the movie too. Wonder if that was Spike's idea or the studio's? Because there are so many Jewish cops on the Colorado Springs police force...

    Just like in Hidden Figures, when they transformed a Catholic Polish-American scientist into a Jewish guy with relatives who were victims of the Holocaust. And of course he is the only white character initially nice to the black women.

    Replies: @JimB

    Don’t get me started on Hidden Figures. This Fake History is the very definition of intellectually dishonest. To attribute the work of Jack Crenshaw, a brilliant white computer scientist with a heavily documented track record of achievement in orbital mechanics, to a complete non-entity NASA employee of dubious title and accomplishment using only a slide ruler is beyond stupid. That Obama actually thought it fitting to give a Presidential Medal of Freedom to a nonentity government employee is a perfect tribute to black megalomania. I’m surprised Hollywood didn’t allow him to award all the Oscars and give out all the NCAA basketball trophies while he was president. Clearly another example of white racism.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @JimB

    It's Hollywood.

    Taking a few elements of history then wrapping a completely made-up story with a morality tale or a heroism ("america goes it alone") arc around to capture some particular market segment, if need be the baizuo, is what Hollywood does.

    Laughable shit has been with us forever.

    > "The Battle of the Bulge"
    > "U-571"
    > "Red Tails" (frankly insulting to blacks)
    > "The Imitation Game" (frankly insulting to Turing)

    Yeah, those.

    "Apollo 13" was still pretty good though the stupid shouting match in the Apollo Capsule was unnecessary.

    Replies: @JimB

  29. @Song For the Deaf
    @JimB

    It will. Blackkklansman is this year’s annual black-themed-movie-in-August, they generally do well at the box office.

    Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage

    It didn’t. It’s headed towards a $9 million opening weekend in 1500 theatres. That’s less than a third of Django Unchained and less than half of The Butler and Hidden Figures. I think the KKK aspect turns people off. Maybe it feels too dated?

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    @TheMediumIsTheMassage

    Huh, I just saw that. Maybe the movie just had bad timing, coming on the heels of the Jeong debacle.

  30. @Anon
    "Ebony midget Spike Lee" - Jim Goad.

    Replies: @Anon

    I call him Black Kermit.

  31. @Altai

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    Wow, that is an incredible thing for anyone, let alone a white person to say. Usually the kind of people who comfortably say things like that are Ashkenazi.

    Oh...

    Scott was born in Northampton, Massachusetts.[1] Both of his parents were professors. His mother, Joan Wallach Scott, is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[2] His father, Donald Scott, is a professor of American history at The City University of New York (CUNY). He is a great nephew of the married acting couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson (his maternal grandfather was Eli's brother).[3] Scott is Jewish through his mother's side.[4] Scott attended public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, including Classical High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988 with a degree in literature.
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/A._O._Scott_%2829424113753%29_%28cropped%29.jpg

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    Caption: “Blondie, you know what you are? Just a dirty son of a bitch!”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Intelligent Dasein

    This Blondie?

    https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rs-12977-101113-blondie-623-1381515584.jpg?crop=900:600&width=1910


    He was a Beach Boy (officially, I think) and is now an unofficial Rolling Stone.

  32. @Daniel H
    Want to see something truly disgusting? This fawning, ass-kissing, reverential suck-up by Jimmy Fallon to Spike Lee the other night, on Lee's new movie. (Talk about the numinous negro.) To get to full impact of the disgust it would be good to have viewed the previous 20 minutes of Fallon's show where he continuously, hysterically mocks our great President, Donald Trump. Tools. Tools.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7yOr_kFGo

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @bomag, @Anonym

    Charlottesville inspired Spike’s work on this movie. Spike really let Trump have it at Cannes.

    Spike Lee’s home on Martha’s Vineyard is on the 18th Hole of the golf course where Obama plays. On the day of the Charlottesville riots, Spike claims he ran on to the course to inform Obama of what happened in Virginia.

    See at 2:46 in this clip.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Clifford Brown

    That sweatshirt is beyond self-parody.

    What's next? "MLK had it coming". "Zebra did nothing wrong" and "I'm with the Elders of Zion"?

    It's targeted gaslighting. It must be.

    Replies: @Bubba

    , @AndrewR
    @Clifford Brown

    Spike is clearly a nutjob but there are many mentally ill, hate-filled people on this Earth, perhaps a disproportionately high number of them black people. The people we really need to be angry at are the anti-white fellow whites who fund, distribute and promote his films and then give him a microphone at French film festivals.

    This video is great because it exemplifies the utter schizophrenia that is the basis of leftism. "We are all about love and peace, maaaaan, but if we disagree with you then you're an evil motherf****r. Please clap."

  33. @Anonymous
    According to this new map, only three states are actually American.

    And to say the least, I have my doubts about Florida.

    https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5b69a17880eb351c008b4d01-600-600/here-are-the-most-common-ancestries-in-every-us-state.jpg

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Flip

    Take my word for it — Florida isn’t American.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    @TTSSYF

    Fornicate thineself!

  34. “Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white”

    Sometimes I wish they would explain what a racist is. I prefer a multiple choice type test.

    I want to see where I stand on the “Racist Scale” ?

  35. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    https://vdare.com/articles/no-william-the-conqueror-did-not-have-a-black-advisor-sjws-are-just-rewriting-english-history-sound-familiar

    Globalism is about black-worship, Jew-worship, and homo-worship.

    We can see how someone like Jeong wants to be worshiped too. Her ilk may have realized that those who are worshiped generally attack whitey, whitey, whitey. Did she find the magic spell, the Charm of Making? Or Charm of Taking. I guess hate hoaxes are the Charm of Faking.

  36. @Cagey Beast
    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    Could someone respectable tear into this idea and call it out as wrong? Of course not, if that person was White. There can be no back and forth on such things. There's only one party striking poses and everyone else remaining silent. In other words, mainstream cultural life is dead. Good riddance to it.

    Replies: @JimB, @Song For the Deaf

    It’s not wrong, it’s simply logically incoherent, poetic-sounding b.s., like you’d expect from a Times reviewer. It doesn’t actually mean anything beyond being a string of words with negative connotations.

  37. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    @Song For the Deaf

    It didn't. It's headed towards a $9 million opening weekend in 1500 theatres. That's less than a third of Django Unchained and less than half of The Butler and Hidden Figures. I think the KKK aspect turns people off. Maybe it feels too dated?

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf

    Huh, I just saw that. Maybe the movie just had bad timing, coming on the heels of the Jeong debacle.

  38. @Anonymous
    Maybe it's just me, but I feel like the "hello, fellow white people" shit from our Jewish friends has gotten a lot more blatant recently. See this (and the replies to it) for a particularly egregious example:

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1026119866884005889

    I have a feeling this won't end well.

    Replies: @Song For the Deaf, @binkyxz3

    Irrelevant Bill must be in denial. On 8 Nov. 2016, white men voiced their “disappointment” in RINOs like him.

  39. @Meretricious
    third-tier artists like Spike Lee should be ignored.

    Replies: @Kylie, @leopard

    “third-tier artists like Spike Lee should be ignored”

    Entertainers, not artists.

  40. @MikeatMikedotMike
    The Heart of Whiteness gives me a great idea for a remake of Apocalypse Now in the vein of the Honeymooners and Taxi remakes.

    Spike Lee would direct the harrowing first person account of a rubber boat full of Africans who journey across the Straits of Gibraltar on a top secret mission to secure European welfare and white pussy.

    It would be titled Gibzmedat Now


    ...the horror...

    Replies: @Oswald Spengler

    “It was very simple, and at the end of that moving appeal to every altruistic sentiment it blazed at you, luminous and terrifying, like a flash of lightning in a serene sky: ‘Exterminate all the whites!’”

  41. @Meretricious
    third-tier artists like Spike Lee should be ignored.

    Replies: @Kylie, @leopard

    You are wrong.

  42. Listen, just because Spike Lee is a radical black with stupid politics doesn’t mean we can’t admit that he’s got some skills. Yes, he put out a lot of clunkers but he’s demonstrated he can do a solid movie every now and then. ‘Inside Man’ and ‘X’ were both good, and Summer of Sam wasn’t bad either if you can forget about the talking dog.

    Stupid politics =/= bad art.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Song For the Deaf

    Spike is famous for hiring an all black crew.
    Its rumored, that when they cant do the technical work., he hires Europeans do do the fix up job, but does not give them credit.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  43. RE:BlacKkKlansman,

    Apparently a lot is made of the Jewish background of Adam Driver’s character, that he needs to realize that Jews like him have “skin in the game” when it comes to fighting the Klan. I suppose that that makes this Spike’s third pro-Jewish film, after Inside Man (corrupt Swiss bankers who profited off Jewish suffering get theirs) and Miracle at St. Anna (heroic blacks fighting the Nazis in WW2). Is this enough to make Jewish Hollywood declare that all is forgiven for Mo’ Better Blues?

    For his portrayal of Jewish nightclub owners Moe and Josh Flatbush, Lee drew the ire of the Anti Defamation League, B’nai B’rith, and other such Jewish organizations. The Anti-Defamation League claimed that the characterizations of the nightclub owners “dredge up an age-old and highly dangerous form of anti-Semitic stereotyping”, and the ADL was “disappointed that Spike Lee – whose success is largely due to his efforts to break down racial stereotypes and prejudice – has employed the same kind of tactics that he supposedly deplores.”[2]

    Lee eventually responded in an editorial in The New York Times,[3] alleging “a double standard at work in the accusations of anti-Semitism” given the long history of negative portrayals of African-Americans in film: “Not every black person is a pimp, murderer, prostitute, convict, rapist or drug addict, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from writing these roles for African-Americans”. Lee argues that even if the Flatbush brothers are stereotyped figures, their “10 minutes of screen time” is insignificant when compared to “100 years of Hollywood cinema… [and] a slew of really racist, anti-Semitic filmmakers”. According to Lee, his status as a successful African-American artist has led to hostility and unfair treatment: “Don’t hold me to a higher moral standard than the rest of my filmmaking colleagues… Now that young black filmmakers have arisen in the film industry, all of a sudden stereotypes are a big issue… I think it’s reaching the point where I’m getting reviewed, not my films.”

    Ultimately, however, Lee refuses to apologize for his portrayal of the Flatbush brothers: “I stand behind all my work, including my characters, Moe and Josh Flatbush… if critics are telling me that to avoid charges of anti-Semitism, all Jewish characters I write have to be model citizens, and not one can be a villain, cheat or a crook, and that no Jewish people have ever exploited black artists in the history of the entertainment industry, that’s unrealistic and unfair.”[4]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo%27_Better_Blues#Anti_Defamation_League_controversy

    • Replies: @bomag
    @syonredux


    Ultimately, however, Lee refuses to apologize for his portrayal of the Flatbush brothers: “I stand behind all my work, including my characters, Moe and Josh Flatbush
     
    Gotta give him props for that. Echoes of Al Sharpton, who, when pressed to apologize for one of his usual over-the-top statements, said that it does no good to apologize.

    There's a lesson there.

    the ADL was “disappointed that Spike Lee – whose success is largely due to his efforts to break down racial stereotypes and prejudice – has employed the same kind of tactics that he supposedly deplores.”
     
    From what I've seen of Lee's movies, they are straw man and stereotype-fests. What was ever broken down? The message is that Blacks have permission to misbehave because they have been treated unfairly. In another time, the message was that if we treat Blacks better, they will reward us by becoming better citizens; that message has been dropped.
  44. Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

    Wouldn’t that also mean that it makes Blacks Black? Better not tell Spike; if he ever learned that his very identity as a Black man was a product of racism….

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @syonredux


    racism is what makes us white
     
    You mean to say the author's intended meaning is that racism creates non-color-blindness and noticing?
  45. @Intelligent Dasein
    @Altai

    Caption: "Blondie, you know what you are? Just a dirty son of a bitch!"

    Replies: @Anonymous

    This Blondie?

    https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rs-12977-101113-blondie-623-1381515584.jpg?crop=900:600&width=1910

    He was a Beach Boy (officially, I think) and is now an unofficial Rolling Stone.

  46. @Clifford Brown
    @Daniel H

    Charlottesville inspired Spike's work on this movie. Spike really let Trump have it at Cannes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke4KjIeUMKg

    Spike Lee's home on Martha's Vineyard is on the 18th Hole of the golf course where Obama plays. On the day of the Charlottesville riots, Spike claims he ran on to the course to inform Obama of what happened in Virginia.

    See at 2:46 in this clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C06xcLLlLY

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    That sweatshirt is beyond self-parody.

    What’s next? “MLK had it coming”. “Zebra did nothing wrong” and “I’m with the Elders of Zion”?

    It’s targeted gaslighting. It must be.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    @El Dato

    You're right - but I think it is targeted flatulence gaslighting from that racist intellectual fraud. No one can take a clown like him seriously in a suit, much less wearing some lame delusional political statement on a t-shirt.

  47. @syonredux

    Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
     
    Wouldn't that also mean that it makes Blacks Black? Better not tell Spike; if he ever learned that his very identity as a Black man was a product of racism....

    Replies: @El Dato

    racism is what makes us white

    You mean to say the author’s intended meaning is that racism creates non-color-blindness and noticing?

  48. Anonymous[142] • Disclaimer says:
    @JimB
    @S. Anonyia

    Don't get me started on Hidden Figures. This Fake History is the very definition of intellectually dishonest. To attribute the work of Jack Crenshaw, a brilliant white computer scientist with a heavily documented track record of achievement in orbital mechanics, to a complete non-entity NASA employee of dubious title and accomplishment using only a slide ruler is beyond stupid. That Obama actually thought it fitting to give a Presidential Medal of Freedom to a nonentity government employee is a perfect tribute to black megalomania. I'm surprised Hollywood didn't allow him to award all the Oscars and give out all the NCAA basketball trophies while he was president. Clearly another example of white racism.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s Hollywood.

    Taking a few elements of history then wrapping a completely made-up story with a morality tale or a heroism (“america goes it alone”) arc around to capture some particular market segment, if need be the baizuo, is what Hollywood does.

    Laughable shit has been with us forever.

    > “The Battle of the Bulge”
    > “U-571”
    > “Red Tails” (frankly insulting to blacks)
    > “The Imitation Game” (frankly insulting to Turing)

    Yeah, those.

    “Apollo 13” was still pretty good though the stupid shouting match in the Apollo Capsule was unnecessary.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Anonymous

    But that's not the point. Our president played the fool by not recognizing this flapdoodle for what it is. It would be like Richard Nixon giving the Congressional Medal of Honor to John Wayne for his role in the movie, The Green Berets. Or the Fields Prize committee giving a medal to Matt Damon for his portrayal of a math genius in Good Will Hunting.

  49. @Anonymous
    According to this new map, only three states are actually American.

    And to say the least, I have my doubts about Florida.

    https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5b69a17880eb351c008b4d01-600-600/here-are-the-most-common-ancestries-in-every-us-state.jpg

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Flip

    I am surprised at West Virginia being German. I would have thought Scotch Irish or English.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Flip

    My grandfather was 100% German and was born, raised, and lived a very productive life in West Virginia (chemical engineer with DuPont, fifty-some descendants and counting).

  50. Sadly this really isn’t going to end well.

  51. @Daniel H
    Want to see something truly disgusting? This fawning, ass-kissing, reverential suck-up by Jimmy Fallon to Spike Lee the other night, on Lee's new movie. (Talk about the numinous negro.) To get to full impact of the disgust it would be good to have viewed the previous 20 minutes of Fallon's show where he continuously, hysterically mocks our great President, Donald Trump. Tools. Tools.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7yOr_kFGo

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @bomag, @Anonym

    This clip and the NYT review inspire the thought that the proper future envisioned will be Black people… and the Whites that worship them.

    The only criticism these bootlickers offer is that the movie isn’t anti-White enough: akin to a political meeting under a dictator, where the courtesans assure the ruler that he has been too kind; the purges haven’t gone far enough; more oppression is called for.

  52. @syonredux
    RE:BlacKkKlansman,

    Apparently a lot is made of the Jewish background of Adam Driver's character, that he needs to realize that Jews like him have "skin in the game" when it comes to fighting the Klan. I suppose that that makes this Spike's third pro-Jewish film, after Inside Man (corrupt Swiss bankers who profited off Jewish suffering get theirs) and Miracle at St. Anna (heroic blacks fighting the Nazis in WW2). Is this enough to make Jewish Hollywood declare that all is forgiven for Mo' Better Blues?


    For his portrayal of Jewish nightclub owners Moe and Josh Flatbush, Lee drew the ire of the Anti Defamation League, B'nai B'rith, and other such Jewish organizations. The Anti-Defamation League claimed that the characterizations of the nightclub owners "dredge up an age-old and highly dangerous form of anti-Semitic stereotyping", and the ADL was "disappointed that Spike Lee – whose success is largely due to his efforts to break down racial stereotypes and prejudice – has employed the same kind of tactics that he supposedly deplores."[2]
     

    Lee eventually responded in an editorial in The New York Times,[3] alleging "a double standard at work in the accusations of anti-Semitism" given the long history of negative portrayals of African-Americans in film: "Not every black person is a pimp, murderer, prostitute, convict, rapist or drug addict, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood from writing these roles for African-Americans". Lee argues that even if the Flatbush brothers are stereotyped figures, their "10 minutes of screen time" is insignificant when compared to "100 years of Hollywood cinema... [and] a slew of really racist, anti-Semitic filmmakers". According to Lee, his status as a successful African-American artist has led to hostility and unfair treatment: "Don't hold me to a higher moral standard than the rest of my filmmaking colleagues... Now that young black filmmakers have arisen in the film industry, all of a sudden stereotypes are a big issue... I think it's reaching the point where I'm getting reviewed, not my films."
     

    Ultimately, however, Lee refuses to apologize for his portrayal of the Flatbush brothers: "I stand behind all my work, including my characters, Moe and Josh Flatbush... if critics are telling me that to avoid charges of anti-Semitism, all Jewish characters I write have to be model citizens, and not one can be a villain, cheat or a crook, and that no Jewish people have ever exploited black artists in the history of the entertainment industry, that's unrealistic and unfair."[4]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo%27_Better_Blues#Anti_Defamation_League_controversy

    Replies: @bomag

    Ultimately, however, Lee refuses to apologize for his portrayal of the Flatbush brothers: “I stand behind all my work, including my characters, Moe and Josh Flatbush

    Gotta give him props for that. Echoes of Al Sharpton, who, when pressed to apologize for one of his usual over-the-top statements, said that it does no good to apologize.

    There’s a lesson there.

    the ADL was “disappointed that Spike Lee – whose success is largely due to his efforts to break down racial stereotypes and prejudice – has employed the same kind of tactics that he supposedly deplores.”

    From what I’ve seen of Lee’s movies, they are straw man and stereotype-fests. What was ever broken down? The message is that Blacks have permission to misbehave because they have been treated unfairly. In another time, the message was that if we treat Blacks better, they will reward us by becoming better citizens; that message has been dropped.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  53. @Daniel H
    Want to see something truly disgusting? This fawning, ass-kissing, reverential suck-up by Jimmy Fallon to Spike Lee the other night, on Lee's new movie. (Talk about the numinous negro.) To get to full impact of the disgust it would be good to have viewed the previous 20 minutes of Fallon's show where he continuously, hysterically mocks our great President, Donald Trump. Tools. Tools.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7yOr_kFGo

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @bomag, @Anonym

    That was some very pathetic cucking by Fallon. It strikes me as something that will be looked back on in a very cringe-inducing fashion, for future normies.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Anonym

    He was subjected to an immense amount of hatred for his choice to treat then-candidate Donald Trump in a friendly manner a couple years back, so he has committed his life to revving up the anti-Trump propaganda as much as he can.

    Replies: @Anonym

  54. @TTSSYF
    @Anonymous

    Take my word for it -- Florida isn't American.

    Replies: @Dtbb

    Fornicate thineself!

  55. @Flip
    @Anonymous

    I am surprised at West Virginia being German. I would have thought Scotch Irish or English.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    My grandfather was 100% German and was born, raised, and lived a very productive life in West Virginia (chemical engineer with DuPont, fifty-some descendants and counting).

  56. • Replies: @syonredux
    @MEH 0910


    Spike Lee vibrantly,
     
    Beyond parody....

    persuasively explains the present through the past in BlacKkKlansman.
     
    What was the line from Faulkner? "The past is never dead. It's not even past." That seems to sum up the SJW mindset pretty well.....
  57. white people…have more opportunities for disguise.

    It seems like A. O. Scott knows alot about disguise.

  58. The SJW-Lumpengentsia weighs in :

    During one of the lengthier sequences in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, we sit in on the speech delivered by a fiery, impassioned Ture (Corey Hawkins), as he urges the all-black crowd to value the color of their skin and define beauty through their own heritage. Ture illustrates his point through snapshots of his youth, when the leader would go to the movies every Saturday to catch the latest Tarzan picture. At these screenings, he’d cheer on a white Tarzan as the vine-swinging hero berated and abused the black “savages” – primitives who’d he’d beat back into their caves.

    Presumably, he’s talking about the Johnny Weissmuller films, which strikes me as a tad off. Tarzan spent most of his time fighting European bad guys in those films. Heck, he even went up against the Nazis:

    It wouldn’t be until years later that Ture realized – whenever he clapped for the Caucasian King of the Jungle – he was essentially applauding his own people’s brutalization at the hands of the white man. Ture’s adult imagination then conjured up new versions of these films, where the natives revolted and sent Tarzan’s “lilywhite ass back to Europe where he belongs”. All the while, Lee juxtaposes the lecture against gorgeous tableaus of black faces; portrait-ready pictures of minds being molded in the moment by Ture’s rejection of pop cinema.

    In this instance, Ture is conveying what it means to see one’s self – or, in the case of Tarzan, a perversion of one’s self – onscreen, and how those images can either support or injure one’s own sense of identity. For a young Ture – who obviously hadn’t yet taken up the Black Power movement – the fact that the only black actors in his favorite Tarzan movies were being forced to portray mindless caricatures was okay, because they were being presented as obstacles for his white “hero” to overcome. Yet once he revisited the movie with a more educated mind, it became clear to Ture that this was simply the way Hollywood viewed his black skin. In their eyes, he wasn’t supposed to be the “hero”, and it enraged him. For all those years, he was being subliminally taught to fear and obey white supremacist masters, thanks to a silly piece of serialized pulp he gobbled up at matinees along with nickel popcorn and sodas as a boy.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/08/12/the-mirror-spike-lee-cinematic-racism-in-blackkklansman

  59. Anonymous [AKA "Freyda"] says: • Website
    @Song For the Deaf
    Listen, just because Spike Lee is a radical black with stupid politics doesn’t mean we can’t admit that he’s got some skills. Yes, he put out a lot of clunkers but he’s demonstrated he can do a solid movie every now and then. ‘Inside Man’ and ‘X’ were both good, and Summer of Sam wasn’t bad either if you can forget about the talking dog.

    Stupid politics =/= bad art.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Spike is famous for hiring an all black crew.
    Its rumored, that when they cant do the technical work., he hires Europeans do do the fix up job, but does not give them credit.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    As I always say, Spike is slightly to the right of Shaka Zulu.

  60. @Anonymous
    @JimB

    It's Hollywood.

    Taking a few elements of history then wrapping a completely made-up story with a morality tale or a heroism ("america goes it alone") arc around to capture some particular market segment, if need be the baizuo, is what Hollywood does.

    Laughable shit has been with us forever.

    > "The Battle of the Bulge"
    > "U-571"
    > "Red Tails" (frankly insulting to blacks)
    > "The Imitation Game" (frankly insulting to Turing)

    Yeah, those.

    "Apollo 13" was still pretty good though the stupid shouting match in the Apollo Capsule was unnecessary.

    Replies: @JimB

    But that’s not the point. Our president played the fool by not recognizing this flapdoodle for what it is. It would be like Richard Nixon giving the Congressional Medal of Honor to John Wayne for his role in the movie, The Green Berets. Or the Fields Prize committee giving a medal to Matt Damon for his portrayal of a math genius in Good Will Hunting.

  61. @Song For the Deaf
    @Anonymous

    It just occurred to me that if the Jews are white, then any hostility we direct towards them can’t be anti-Semitic in nature. It’s just whites hating other whites, which is totally desirable according to their own playbook.

    Replies: @Paco Wové

    Would that it would be so simple, but in truth intra-white hostility does not obey the symmetric property (if a = b, then b = a). Goodwhites hating on badwhites is correct and proper; badwhites hating on goodwhites is just, well, deplorable.

  62. In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — …..

    What is it with this “joint” stuff? It’s a movie. Spike Lee makes movies. Why do reviewers go along with this pretentious affectation?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    A.O. wants to signal that he's down with how blacks used to talk on the street when Spike was a lad.

  63. @Perspective
    Well at least the NYT continues to be true to its Leukophobia theme (see CCZ post), even with the Sarah Jeong controversy.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Stop trying to make “leukophobia” happen. It’s not going to happen.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Harry Baldwin

    McAdams has aged extraordinarily well.

  64. “Here are pictures of A.O. Scott’s parents, both of them professors”

    I think I finally understand white privilege. I’ll be these two assholes really do think they are privileged since they work in the only place one can be the worst at your profession and still keep your job.

    not that, is, some mother fucking privilege!!!!!

  65. @Mr. Anon

    In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — .....
     
    What is it with this "joint" stuff? It's a movie. Spike Lee makes movies. Why do reviewers go along with this pretentious affectation?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    A.O. wants to signal that he’s down with how blacks used to talk on the street when Spike was a lad.

  66. @Anonymous
    @Song For the Deaf

    Spike is famous for hiring an all black crew.
    Its rumored, that when they cant do the technical work., he hires Europeans do do the fix up job, but does not give them credit.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    As I always say, Spike is slightly to the right of Shaka Zulu.

  67. @Clifford Brown
    @Daniel H

    Charlottesville inspired Spike's work on this movie. Spike really let Trump have it at Cannes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke4KjIeUMKg

    Spike Lee's home on Martha's Vineyard is on the 18th Hole of the golf course where Obama plays. On the day of the Charlottesville riots, Spike claims he ran on to the course to inform Obama of what happened in Virginia.

    See at 2:46 in this clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C06xcLLlLY

    Replies: @El Dato, @AndrewR

    Spike is clearly a nutjob but there are many mentally ill, hate-filled people on this Earth, perhaps a disproportionately high number of them black people. The people we really need to be angry at are the anti-white fellow whites who fund, distribute and promote his films and then give him a microphone at French film festivals.

    This video is great because it exemplifies the utter schizophrenia that is the basis of leftism. “We are all about love and peace, maaaaan, but if we disagree with you then you’re an evil motherf****r. Please clap.”

  68. @Anonym
    @Daniel H

    That was some very pathetic cucking by Fallon. It strikes me as something that will be looked back on in a very cringe-inducing fashion, for future normies.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    He was subjected to an immense amount of hatred for his choice to treat then-candidate Donald Trump in a friendly manner a couple years back, so he has committed his life to revving up the anti-Trump propaganda as much as he can.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    @AndrewR


    He was subjected to an immense amount of hatred for his choice to treat then-candidate Donald Trump in a friendly manner a couple years back, so he has committed his life to revving up the anti-Trump propaganda as much as he can.
     
    Definitely. But at this stage of his life he probably has FU money. So could afford to resign or be fired if push came to shove. This grovelling seems to be his penance though.
  69. @El Dato
    @Clifford Brown

    That sweatshirt is beyond self-parody.

    What's next? "MLK had it coming". "Zebra did nothing wrong" and "I'm with the Elders of Zion"?

    It's targeted gaslighting. It must be.

    Replies: @Bubba

    You’re right – but I think it is targeted flatulence gaslighting from that racist intellectual fraud. No one can take a clown like him seriously in a suit, much less wearing some lame delusional political statement on a t-shirt.

  70. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/inkookang/status/1027618411759583232

    Replies: @syonredux

    Spike Lee vibrantly,

    Beyond parody….

    persuasively explains the present through the past in BlacKkKlansman.

    What was the line from Faulkner? “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” That seems to sum up the SJW mindset pretty well…..

  71. @Harry Baldwin
    @Perspective

    Stop trying to make "leukophobia" happen. It's not going to happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pubd-spHN-0

    Replies: @Desiderius

    McAdams has aged extraordinarily well.

  72. @AndrewR
    @Anonym

    He was subjected to an immense amount of hatred for his choice to treat then-candidate Donald Trump in a friendly manner a couple years back, so he has committed his life to revving up the anti-Trump propaganda as much as he can.

    Replies: @Anonym

    He was subjected to an immense amount of hatred for his choice to treat then-candidate Donald Trump in a friendly manner a couple years back, so he has committed his life to revving up the anti-Trump propaganda as much as he can.

    Definitely. But at this stage of his life he probably has FU money. So could afford to resign or be fired if push came to shove. This grovelling seems to be his penance though.

  73. His university prez fully endorses his worst sentence

  74. @Song For the Deaf
    Aw go easy on him, guys. He can’t help himself: he’s Jewish.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    In which case, he might not be white after all.

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