Days away from a bi-racial American, Meghan Markle, becoming a real-life princess as her African-American mother is expected to walk her down the aisle, black entertainers are picking away at America’s scabs to keep racism alive and well in our culture.
As if the election of the first black president never occurred, those who have built their careers (or are looking to build that career) on highlighting our racial differences are looking for a strong comeback based upon the false narrative that Donald Trump and his voters are secret racists.
In particular, Spike Lee, who, in this author’s opinion, is an amazing storyteller and filmmaker, has made many millions exploiting racial differences on the big screen.
While many of his films are light-hearted takes on American culture, others are bruising reminders of our past.
Lee’s latest release, BlacKkKlansman, retells the true story of Ron Stallworth and Flip Zimmerman. Ron and Flip were detectives in Colorado Springs in the 1970’s and worked to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
Stallworth is black and Zimmerman is Jewish.
The real life story was first written by Stallworth and printed in 2014 as the book, Black Klansman.
The moment in history involving Stallworth and Zimmerman is one worth remembering, however, Spike Lee, ran past the finish line in his version of the story to tie those days in 1979, to our current president and recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lee’s movie was reportedly wrapped up when the vehicular attack occurred at a rally in Charlottesville in May of 2017 and the director made the decision to re-open BlacKkKlansman to tie the racism from America’s past to Trump.
Lee spewed to reporters, “That motherf—er [Donald Trump] was given the chance to say we are about love, and not hate, and that mother—er did not denounce the mother—ing Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi motherf—ers.”
Looking back on Trump’s statement after the violent rally, the President stated, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country . . .”
The words by the newly elected president were probably the most honest words about current race relations in America . . . and Trump was talking about both ignorant white racist and wealth-building black racists like Spike Lee, Al Sharpton and many others.
Trump’s “many sides” reference directly refers to the counter protesters in Charlottesville whose behavior echoed planned violence instigated by Democrats at Trump rallies in 2016.
They were not innocent bystanders, but that’s what liberal (and racist) revisionists will want our children to know.
Telling reporters in Cannes, Spike Lee recalled watching the attack in Charlottesville from Martha’s Vineyard and decided the violence, “had to be my . . . coda for the film.”
Now Spike’s hatred for America isn’t solely focused on Donald Trump as he went on to say that, “genocide of native people and slavery” was “the fabric of the United States.”
The country, history and culture that Spike Lee despises is ironically the reason for his $40 million net worth.
It’s very likely that the black director is very well aware that the more hate he verbalizes, the more fame and income he acquires.
Racism is a monster that must be fed by hate. Without regular feedings, that monster slowly starves and fades away without anyone noticing or caring.
It takes man like Spike Lee, to feed the beast and drum up hate among the black and liberal community – who just like the counter protesters in Charlottesville, will degrade and vilify enough of White America that they will be successful in converting a small percentage of Americans into actual racists.
Whether Lee, Sharpton, Farrakhan, or even Hillary Clinton and the liberal tactic of identity politics, they manifest hate by pitting one side against another: black against white, gay against straight, men against women, rich against poor, etc.
They drum up hate on one side while requiring the other side to repent and shame themselves with guilt. “White privilege” and “metrosexuals” are some intended outcomes.
For most Americans, the real effect is that the hate breeds resentment.
They don’t hang their heads in shame, the majority of Americans realize they have never taken part in a racist act in their lives, yet have sat idle for decades as Affirmative Action and other race-based privileges are bestowed upon others based on the color of their skin while they are villainized for being born with a light complexion.
And that’s how racists are created.
So thanks, Spike Lee with his new film, BlacKkKlansman. Here’s to a new stock of racists in America and a few more million bucks in your bank account.