So I saw the Black Panther movie tonight (warning: some spoilers ahead) and based on the early reviews from fanboys, the 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes etc., I had high hopes for this movie. I really did. But by the end of the movie, I felt disappointed and highly offended. I will explain why later.
First, let me tell you the good about the movie. From a technical standpoint, the movie was top notch. I saw the movie in IMAX 3D and the special effects were fantastic. Wakanda is a beautiful, technologically advanced African nation for black audiences to go fake visit for a couple of hours. The women are beautiful and tough, African people are kicking ass everywhere. What’s not to like?
How can I put this? By the end of the movie, I felt like somebody fed me a fresh turd covered with 3 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, sprinkles and a cherry on top. A shit banana split. If you are like me you are a strong believer in the underlying messaging that you get from the media, programming, and entertainment. Especially, from media propaganda that your people don’t own and control. And that is exactly what Black Panther is a two-hour homage to black complacency, forgiveness and giving away your most precious resources so colonizers (white people) will finally like us.
Hell, I was looking for a tribute to Rodney King in the credits; “Can’t we all just get along?”
No wonder so many white people seem so comfortable with this movie. The evil “thuggish” Americanized black man wants to reverse the centuries of domination that African people have suffered under global white supremacy. But no African people you are supposed to better than that. Liberation is for suckers. Good blacks are supposed to forgive and forget and find an as comfortable place as they can as global second-class citizens.
And while you’re at it African people why don’t you share your most precious resources with the world for free, and save us colonizers, the trouble of coming to Wakanda to steal it. Of course, we Europeans would charge you an arm and a leg for anything you got from us.
They even threw in a random white guy to use African technology to shoot down an African warship (Can’t have any wayward niggers leave Wakanda to go harm any good white folks and liberate the planet!). And black people in the audience were cheering for him. The movie was very good at trolling black people too. Superior weapons technology is how the global system of white supremacy was created and how it maintains itself to this day.
If only you darkies had the fancy weapons the Wakandans have, white supremacy couldn’t dominate you the way it has. Ha, keep dreaming you silly negros.
Demark Vecsey, Harriet Tubman, Toussant L’Ouverture, Nat Turner etc., this movie makes a big, beautiful, high budget mockery of every one of our greatest liberators who stepped up to break the neck of white supremacy and black people have swallowed the bait en masse.
Well, why do so many black people love the Black Panther movie so much?
Black people are so starved for validation, acceptance and our version of equality that we are easily hypnotized by the feel-good visuals and stellar production. It feels good to see attractive black people on the big screen, who aren’t slaves, shucking and jiving or otherwise compromised for the entertainment of a worldwide audience. But I’m afraid the big beautiful spectacle of a movie is just a Trojan Horse for an insidious subliminal message; Hey black people, no matter how much oppression, harm and destruction we cause to you, you must always, always extend an olive branch to us and keep the revolutionaries amongst yourselves in check.