Is this intentional? Is there someone at the top (no, not The Darnold, someone who actually runs things) who is a Democratic Party plant? A double agent whose mission is to put the Dems back in power permanently?
It’s a legitimate question, and I can’t come up with a lot of answers for “why are they so intent in killing their own voters?”
Do they think they can pin this on President Biden somehow, when we have to start piling their bodies in refrigerated trucks again?
Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Republican, criticized state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to deprive the Legislature of a quorum, thus the ability to vote on the GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill.
Abbott appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.
“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.
Republicans argue the contentious bill would provide greater election security, while Democrats charge it would suppress voter turnout of minorities.
The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate
“Allowsteal” “Alloysteel” wants to get medieval on their asses :
Detained and put on a “body attachment”. This is an effective, if somewhat cumbersome method of assuring the designated person WILL comply with assigned duties in connection with the demands of a duly elected or appointed office, or of an appropriate court proceeding. Draconian, but used on occasion in the past, in accordance with old English law. There were once some rather recalcitrant members of Parliament who had to be brought in, and it was often used to assure that the accused criminal was brought before the King’s Bench.
Of course, you could just dunk them in the river to see if they float…
Today a writ of body attachment is used in preference to physically attaching a manacle between the designated person and an officer of the law.
4 posted on 7/13/2021, 4:40:05 AM by alloysteel ( Cows don’t give milk. You have to work for it.)
Who the hell is advising them? It’s just plain wrong.
Oregon Senate Republicans leave the state to avoid climate bill vote The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | June 20, 2019 | Hillary Borrud
Posted on 6/20/2019, 1:05:40 PM by gundogOregon Republican senators have left the Capitol and scattered in various directions outside the state in order to avoid being rounded up by troopers for a high-profile climate bill vote scheduled today.Reached just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario said he was on his way out of the state. “In a few moments, I will not be in Oregon,” said Bentz, who spent most of Wednesday meeting with Gov. Kate Brown’s staff in an effort to negotiate changes to the carbon cap-and-trade plan, House Bill 2020.*********************************
Good. That’s the only option remaining to Republicans.
Ok – for starters, I’m a “House, M.D.” addict, even though I started watching it after the series finished.
In spite of the wonderful script-writing, and even better performances from Hugh Laurie, et. al, there was one thing that drove me nuts – the protagonists.
The network executives insisted on a protagonist to battle House, because they thought the procedural nature of the series wasn’t engaging enough. They were imbeciles.
The first one was the guy who bought his way into power (and no, big-time donors don’t start trying to run everything in the company they are contributing to), Edward Vogler. The network execs thought this was a good idea. David Shore and the writers thought it was a stupid idea. The execs won.
Fox demanded a bad guy to be added to the show, a few months before House went on a Christmas hiatus. Shore opposed Fox’s request, because he thought adding such a character would be a bad idea. Although Shore thought he managed to convince the producers not to add the character, during his vacation in Israel, he was informed that Jeff Zucker, the head of the Universal studio, had threatened to cut the season short by six episodes unless the character was added
The “story arc” with Vogler lasted about five episodes. He was just a bully, and did nothing to advance the narrative.
Did the execs learn from that spectacular flop? No.
They then introduced another antagonist, Detective Michael Tritter.
Tritter’s beef with House was that House had put a rectal thermometer in him after being told how to practice medicine (told by a cop to the most famous and highly-paid diagnostician in America), then walked off and left Tritter in the exam room with the thermometer sticking out of his rectum, and went home.
Tritter, in turn decided to follow House wherever he went, arrest him for his prescribed medication, search his house for Vicodin, threaten House’s medical team as if they were Mafia Capos, and threaten to have House’s medical license revoked and House sent to jail.
These are the actions of a Glenn Close-style revenge stalker, not a LEO.
In the show, Tritter was allowed to do these bullying tactics with no interference from anyone. Not Dean Cuddy, not Tritter’s Department bosses, not even House’s lawyer (who was only sightly less effective than a dead frog).
In reality – well, I’ll let commenter “Dilux” set it out (including the Vogler character) :
My biggest problem with this arc was how hard it was to suspend my disbelief with the whole situation. There is no lawyer worth his salt that wouldn’t have taken Tritter and his precinct apart on account of the blatant harassment and intimidation tactics that were taking place during the course of his “investigation”, you cant just seize or freeze peripheral peoples assets willy nilly either. I kept rolling my eyes every time Tritter waved his magical police wand and did whatever he wanted to do, police work isn’t like that its a bureaucracy no one gets carte blanche, particularly when that nobody’s interests are built on a personal altercation. *********************** Vogler is a control freak. Rather than just make a regular donation, he wanted to oversee how the hospital will spend it. He then begins slowly taking over and trying to get House fired, first for being unprofessional and then because he humiliated him in public for revealing a new drug he was selling was a scam. The creators of the show weren’t fond of Vogler due to the fact that the executives of Fox demanded an antagonist to go against Dr. House. They were able to get rid of him though when the show went through some ratings clout.
There you go. You go after a DOCTOR – with a Doctor’s money and resources?
You’d not only get sued for harassment by a team of lawyers that only a Doctor could afford, you’d get fired for it, and end up lucky to get a job bagging groceries in a Piggly Wiggly.
You’d also have every one from the ASU to the BJA on your ass like murder hornets.
But never mind that. The issue is that network execs thought that House needed antagonists.
One person was killed and another injured Sunday night after being struck by a car in the Uptown area of Minneapolis during a protest, near the site where Winston Smith was shot by sheriff’s deputies earlier this month.
A witness said the eastbound SUV was moving at a high rate of speed as it approached just before midnight, and that the driver appeared to accelerate as they got closer to demonstrators who had blocked off Lake Street near Girard Avenue.
The driver struck a vehicle parked across one of the traffic lanes on Lake Street, apparently positioned to protect the crowd. That second vehicle then hit people.
*potentially disturbing* Moments after the crash occurred and the driver is being choked out on the ground by ‘demonstrators’.
Additional video from the scene in Uptown:
This appears to be the driver, who was detained by people at the scene. He seemed to be yelling “I’ll take my life.”
The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his own injuries. Police have not yet released the suspect’s identity or if he currently faces any charges.
The female victim’s identity will eventually be released by a medical examiner.
D.J. Hooker is an organizer with Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and said people in the street had been playing volleyball and yard games when the crash happened later in the evening.
“A car came at us going like 70 or 80 miles an hour,” Hooker said in an interview. “There was one line of barriers and then a second barrier, and he sped up. He sped up. He went even faster as he approached us. You could hear it … start going even faster as he got close to us.”
Witnesses said the SUV hit the stationary vehicle hard enough to send it moving toward bystanders in the street.
“The car went through the air and it hit a young woman,” Hooker said.
This is a developing story. The USA Supreme will provide more details as they become available.
I hate to say it, but this should serve as a lesson to every demonstrator that thinks they can block a roadway illegally and it will be all hunky-dory. Some people will not stop for you – and you will be seriously injured or killed. That is why you are not allowed to do that.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago.
Leaving the real world, and diving back into Freeperville :
One dead? Well it’s a start.
32 posted on 6/14/2021, 11:57:23 AM by JayAr36 (My disgust with government is complete.)
How well did that work out for you assholes this time? Did the murderer get a gold star and the key to the City?
I’m sick of people saying that “Big Pharma doesn’t cure diseases”. Cures are few and far between (the most recent cure is the one for Hepatitis),because once the damage is done, it’s done.
It’s a little like saying that regular oil changes don’t fix a cracked engine block – of course they won’t, but they might have PREVENTED the hung valve that broke the engine block.
The Eliquis I take keeps me from having multiple AFIB-generated strokes like the ones that struck down my Mom and destroyed her brain, (and the ones that paralyzed her Mom and Dad and destroyed THEIR brains) It doesn’t “cure strokes”.
The Allopurinol I take doesn’t cure me from having had kidney stones, it prevents me from getting them ever again. The first time YOU have one, you’ll be screaming for that pill.
The Januvia I take doesn’t prevent me from having congestive heart failure due to the hereditary deficiencies in my lower limb circulation (my Mom lost both of her legs to this), it ameliorates it.
We’ll skip the “borrowed and “blue” parts, and start off with the “something new” stuff, if you don’t mind :
You’re probably aware, if you follow this series, that the $88,000 / quarter Freepathon beg-a-thon is a prominent part of Freeperville, and how Jim Rob and his son manage to live on a measly $160,000/ year each beggars (see what I did there?) the imagination.
It’s also no secret that the end of each one and the beginning of the next one have been slowly creeping together. Lately, though……
Woo hoo!! OVER THE TOP!! Congratulations and thank you all very much!! God bless. [FReepathon Thread]
Posted on 6/24/2021, 9:41:39 AM by Jim Robinson
Please note the date.
And now –
Woo hoo!! And our 3rd quarter 2021 FReepathon is now underway!!
Posted on 7/1/2021, 8:52:00 AM by Jim Robinson
Woo hoo indeed.
Six days between the end of one freepathon and the beginning of the next.
They might as well just leave the progress indicator pasted at the top of the page.
I used to think (and kinda still do) that Jim Rob always fudged the “end of the Freepathon” by claiming a touchdown from the 30-yard line, but now I’m not so sure. Freepers would occasionally complain about the beginning of the next bleg coming so much closer to the previous one (in olden times, they raised the money for the quarter in less than a month), only to be chastised by all and sundry for being a ungrateful commie.
I just added a second 1X12″ 120W subwoofer to The Home Theater From Hell.
Why? One word. Headroom.
Modern soundtracks make pretty heavy demands on home theater sound systems. If you have a crappy little soundbar, that’s going to get overloaded and possibly even push the amplifier into clipping (distortion) during the peaks that abound in today’s movie soundtracks. (movie soundtracks? these days even COMMERCIALS have low-end artifacts that sound like a tank coming down your street)
Nothing sounds worse than a speaker / amplifier system approaching its limit. Amplifier manufacturers even put compressors in the amplifiers to push back the wattage when peaks hit so the amps don’t crap out.
Look at it like this – you have two cars going 80mph. A Ferrari and a Volkswagen.
Suddenly, you need to be going 90mph. The Volkswagen might do it, but the motor is stressed to the breaking point.
The Ferrari? Effortless acceleration.
The amount or reserve power in any speaker system isn’t about volume. It’s about CLEAN volume.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday came as close as he’s ever been to conceding his 2020 election loss in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, also claiming he is rooting for President Joe Biden’s success on the world stage.
Trump said that although he did “much better” in 2020 than he did in 2016 in terms of total votes, “we didn’t win,” adding that the result was “shocking.”
Come on – where’s that indomitable Freeper spirit?
After approval by the states and the Congress the election is over. So says the Constitution (which many here hate obviously). Constitution says nothing about cheating or fairness. But it says it’s over.If the states base their certifications on fraud, then no it isn’t over, or at least no it shouldn’t be over.
Fraud vitiates all contracts, documents and judgements.
Fraud taints everything resulting from it. If a tree is poisonous, so too is its fruit.
That all said, our cowardly SC most likely won’t get involved, but they should.
So says the Constitution (which many here hate obviously).
Hate it all you want.
Hate it over and over.
Of course our Founders understood nothing- at least compared to a genius like you…
39 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:02:46 PM by mrsmith (US MEDIA: ” Every ‘White’ cop is a criminal! And all the ‘non-white’ criminals saints!”)
We will now hear from Senator Blutarski :
I can’t think of
Crushing a Beer can
on my Head.
A Full One.
51 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:13:37 PM by Big Red Badger (Be Still and Know that I Am God. Rev 19)
trump did nothing more than admit what he can no longer deny; that he didn’t win. there is no context you can create that changes the meaning of “we didn’t win”. it means that he didn’t win.
ok, what are you going to do when the AZ audit turns out to be a dry hole — which it inevitably will?
declare the auditors to be part of the conspiracy? call people rinos, and bravely type away on your lethal keyboard that republicans should be voted out of office because democrats are destroying the country?
I was pretty fed up after a week of this, and the next time there was a Supervisors meeting, I went to his machine, unlocked it with my Admin password, and replaced that event sound with one I had brought from home – the sound of someone violently projectile-vomiting. It was in stereo, and so well-recorded that you could hear the secondary splatter and chunks falling from the wall after the initial – um, surge.
Then I turned the sound card volume up all the way, and removed the volume control icon from the systray. I went to several of the techs on the floor and had them prepare innocuous emails to the Supervisor and not send them until they saw him come through the door to the floor after the meeting.
He did, and they did. Puzzlement on his face turned to revulsion which turned to anger, which turned to horror when he realized that the puking and splattering that filled the air was coming from his machine. Panic when he was unable to mute the volume, and desperation as he yanked the speaker leads out of the back of the computer.
As Tech Sargeant Chen from Galaxy Quest always says:
Good morning, everyone! Get your ISO suits on, because not only are we doing a deep dive into stupidity, we’re going into a highly infectious COVID-19 zone.
If you weren’t already aware of it, there’s been a frequent series of threads entitled “Flubros and flubras” aimed at COVID-19 deniers, even as the pandemic has slain Americans by the hundreds of thousands It follows the former guy’s dictum of :
Finally, after deciding that he’s beating a dead horse (another Freeper started a mocking series of posts entitled “The Butcher’s Bill(it’s just the flu, bro)“, the “Flubros and flubras” originator, “impimp” (insert your own joke here) is giving up, but is still a disbeliever.
There are a few TBD items with the Coronavirus: 1.Will they resume the lockdown in the fall/winter when flu season picks up? 2.Will there be a vaccine passport in any way? 3.When will laggards like churches, schools and hardcore blue states finally see the light?
I will post a Flubro thread if anything related to these items, or something else interesting pops up. But the daily thread is over now that the CDC has relaxed somewhat. It’s been great fun and I have enjoyed discussing Coronavirus items with Flubros and Flubras over the past 15 months. I like to think that we influenced many Freepers, who are, of course, more influential politically than the Illuminati. I also like to think that in some small way we made things better and freer here in America. Well done FRiends!
Then, the author of the “Butcher’s Bill” posts just has to ruin “impimp”s fun :
+39,095 NEW CASES
***599,314** TOTAL DEAD
31 posted on 5/15/2021, 10:20:11 AM by Kozak (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TV)
Fortunately, it’s just the flu.
TED NUGENT ON COVID-19 FIGHT: ‘I DIDN’T THINK I WAS GONNA MAKE IT’ UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 28, 2021
Posted on 4/29/2021, 1:56:38 PM by nickcarrawayTed Nugent has revealed that he feared for his life during his recent battle with COVID-19.”Five or six days ago, it was really bad. I didn’t think I was gonna make it,” the guitarist declared during a live webcast tonight. “I literally couldn’t function for about 20 hours… I’ve never been so scared in all my life.”He described his symptoms as a “six-foot-two, 225-pound headache, like nothing I have ever experienced. I mean, from the tip of my toes to the top of my hair I literally was dizzy and weak and struggled to get up to go to the bathroom.”Nugent then explained that a group of doctors came to his aid, with one even paying for a private plane to take him to a hospital. “They came from around the world, they go, ‘Uncle Ted we got the stuff, Uncle Ted don’t worry we got you covered, Uncle Ted we’re sending a plane and we’re taking you to the UT medical center and we got ya, man!’ I could literally cry, it was so powerful.”
Facebook on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform for two years, a decision that has been watched closely for signals on how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.
And of course, dozens and dozens of posts about Freepers cancelling the Facebook accounts they never had, in protest…
I will never be on Facebook.
39 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:59:23 AM by webheart (I already had COVID disease and 2 vaccine shots Can I take the mask off now?)
The world thanks you.
Oh the horrors! Meanwhile, Trump is happily creating his own social media platform, from what I’ve read.
15 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:51:36 AM by Lucky2 (Biden or Harris are NOT my presidents.)
Yeah – about that….
Trump scraps short-lived blogNBC News ^ | June 2, 2021 | Jonathan Allen Posted on 6/2/2021, 10:48:10 AM by deport
Former President Donald Trump has discontinued his short-lived blog.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have [been] and are working on,” Trump adviser Jason Miller said in confirming the decision to scrap “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” The news was first reported by CNBC.
The move comes as Trump is set to return to the campaign trail in an effort to help Republicans win control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms as he considers whether to mount a third presidential campaign.
“He’s pretty consistently said that he’ll make a decision after the midterms,” Miller told NBC News last week. “I wouldn’t hedge it one way or the other.”
Of course, pretty much everything about Trump supporters makes them look bad, so that’s some low-hanging fruit for sure.
Some who appear to support President Trump are also trying their hardest to drive rational supporters away from him with crazy conspiracy theories, wrong medical advice, name calling, false accusations and demands for sane people to go away.
Or in other words, any day on Free Republic ending in an “y”
The left is taking that gift and running with it.
2 posted on 5/28/2021, 7:44:20 PM by familyop (Natural born slaves are easily led to distrust and hate their intellectual benefactors.)
Why, thenk yew. I do my best.
And then :
I think Trump is a big, dumb idiot,
How dare you insult big dumb idiots by comparing them to The Darnold? And here, especially. Prepare for incoming fire!
but 95% percent of the Crazy conspiracies, bad Medical advice, false accusations and other things he never said were Rupars, taken or edited out of context by a dishonest media.
Bush/Romney republicans are even BIGGER idiots, because they think the media is their friend.
You see, I spent an incredible amount of my lifetime in live music clubs – almost always to play.
I have inhaled enough cigarette smoke to kill a hundred healthy men (in case you never noticed, most club stages put the musicians’ heads pretty close to the ceiling, where the smoke pools up) – sometimes I’d have to bend down to be able to see.
My Rickenbacker 4001 was snow white when I got it in 1977 – it’s nicotine ivory-coloured now. Sometimes I wonder if the inside of my lungs look like that. (it’s the second one from the left in the pic below)
But the worst part?
If I’m not performing, I feel like I’m on break. I sit at the table with fingers drumming, one eye on the clock, subconsciously waiting for my 15 minutes to be up. Decades of playing live music in clubs has conditioned me to feel like this, and it doesn’t lend itself to enjoying the evening.
If I’m there, I’m there to play – and I give it every fucking thing I’ve got, because it’s all about you.
So – if you invite me to your gig and I don’t come, this is why. It’s just too much like going to your place of work, then just sitting there instead of working.
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon revealed some massive news on Monday about Rudy Giuliani and his upcoming efforts.
During a segment on his podcast War Room, Bannon said it is “not by accident” that the deep state announced a probe on Giuliani for “FARA violations just as the investigations into the theft of the 2020 election are about to hit pay dirt.”
I was staying with a (platonic) girlfriend overnight and head the doorbell ring. Thought
“who could it be this early in the morning?”
Heard a conversation at the front door, so I got up from the couch, dressed, and went to see.
My very nice host had opened the door to a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and she was trying to be nice and still get them to leave. Wasn’t happening.
I came up beside her and slipped my arm around her shoulders, saying “Who are these fine people, sweetheart?”. She looked at me and advised me that they were informing her about the Lord Their God, Jesus Christ.
I chuckled gently and told them “I’m terribly sorry. You see, we worship The Dark Lord.” – smiling all the while.
They left a hole in the air from their sudden departure.
Apparently, a site called Patriot Takes got a video, the info was picked up by RawStory and then by DroolinDog. I know RawStory is hard left; I never heard of the other two sites.But, regardless of the source, there’s a video. It sure seems that Wood is making this wild assertion about the military chain of command. I can’t imagine that the military would actually bypass Biden and phone up Trump for orders. I also can’t imagine how, even if that were true, Lin Wood would know it.
Go ahead, dump on RawStory all you want, but I think Lin Wood has just totally lost it.
DJT signed the Insurrection Act on Jan 10 of this year. We all know the election was stolen, and Biden is, if anything, an illegitimate POTUS. Taking the oath of office is Treason. With the Insurrection Act, Civilian government is temporarily on hold. The military is in control. A covert operation is now engaged to restore the Constitutional Republic, from the current insurgency.
For details on the tasks that have been performed, are being performed, and will be performed to complete the transition and return to civilian control, see sections 11.3 and 11.4 of The DOD Law of War Manual:
Uh, no. That is nonsense and disinformation. Trump isn’t secretly running the military. No cavalry will riding into restore anything anytime soon. Trump is a private citizen residing in Florida with as much control over the U.S. military as a guy bagging groceries at a Wal-Mart in Cedar Rapids…
When SDNY gets through with him, he’s going to WISH he was a guy bagging groceries at a Walmart.
Woody pecker does still have some fanboys in Freeperville :
Yep. You got it.
This appears as a facet of Eisenhower standing orders kept out of view in the background.
Since that era there are whispers of a generation to generation contingent ready to activate to save the Republic no matter what circumstances emerge.
The Mission is to ensure the United States will never be conquered.
Insiders report all that has been revealed had to happen for ordinary Americans to understand the consequences of an attack from within. It is asserted there is simply no other way for people to become aware other than to directly witness history unfold before their eyes.
Those accusing Lin Wood of being ‘crazy’ conveniently ignore the ‘crazy’ history of 2020. If ‘crazy’ connotes “insane”. “sociopathic”, ‘bizarre’, ‘out of mind’ and so on, then Lin Wood is a model of mental fitness compared to the events of 2020 and the behaviors of so-called ‘elites’.
33 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:44:50 AM by Hostage (Article V)
Most of the Freepers, however, are of a different opinion :
To: Eagle Forgotten
2 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:02:19 AM by the_daug ( )
To: Eagle Forgotten
Guy is a kook or a saboteur or both.
6 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:05:50 AM by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
“Lin Wood has been a consistent Democrat donor all his life. He is purposefully throwing conservative concerns into disrepute in order to make it impossible to challenge the Democrats.”
Yep, Lin Wood is a DemocRAT serving as a saboteur. I think no one on our side believes his silliness except for the low-IQers and the most gullible in our ranks.
I see a lot of embarrassment and attempts to hide (NOT “cancel”) movies, shows, even music from the past – just because it doesn’t jibe with modern sensibilities.
When I watched “Birth Of A Nation” for the first time, I didn’t think “Wow – I want to go out and join the KKK!”. I thought “That approach was obviously acceptable back in 1915.” It was a window into the past. Not the past of 1865, but the past of 1915.
After I read “Snow White”, I got the original version (I don’t think Mom and Dad knew exactly what was in the Grimms’ Fairytales volume when they gifted me the Collier’s Junior Classics set) .
You know – the one where the evil Queen is forced to wear red-hot iron shoes and dance until she’s dead? With her sweet daughter Snow White (another little tidbit excised from the original story) watching in glee.
Because it was written in the middle ages, and people in power tortured their enemies by putting red-hot shoes on them. It’s how they did things back then. Allow me to display an example :
And the other original Grim Grimms’ fairy tales were worse. Rape, cooking children and feeding them to their father (Holy “Game Of Thrones”, Batman) – it goes on and on.
Sure, these stories were sanitized in 1825, and more so in later years, but a simple trip to the library would have revealed the horrendous original versions of these delightful “children’s stories”. Trying to hide it doesn’t work.
When I watch “Gone With The Wind”, I don’t cringe at the “Mammy” character, because it’s a pretty good representation of how things were back then. I just enjoy Hattie McDaniel’s performance, and move on.
When I see Caucasian actors playing Asians or Africans in old films, I shrug and remind myself that men played all female parts in Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe Theatre. The real “Lone Ranger”? A black guy. And so on…that was then.
This brings us to NOW.
I cringe when I see real diversity dishonoured by casting POC as historical figures who were white as milk. This doesn’t undo anything, and comes off as pandering at best. Picture Jackie Chan playing Benjamin Franklin. And I’m still waiting for the version of “Hamilton” where the Congressmen from the North and the Congressmen from the South have it out over slavery.
That would be quite a bit of fourth-wall-breaking, no?
And I’m also still waiting for the movie starring Neil Patrick Harris as Nelson Mandela. Or Ed Begley, Jr. playing Shaka Zulu.
“Whitewashing”, and sugar-coating bad people are (for the most part) things of the past.
And we need to remember the past.
All of it.