Skip to comments.‘Black Panther’ Brings Hope, Hype and Pride
Posted on 02/09/2018 10:45:52 AM PST by C19fan
I suppose neither of us is used to the spotlight, a dapper TChalla, the prince of Wakanda, says upon meeting Natasha Romanova, a.k.a. the Black Widow, in Captain America: Civil War. A few scenes later, a recently orphaned and vengeful TChalla, swapping his bespoke blue suit for a full-body bulletproof one, reappears as a new Marvel movie superhero.
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For Frederick Joseph, a marketing consultant who created the #BlackPantherChallenge, a GoFundMe campaign to buy tickets so youngsters can see Black Panther in theaters, the complexity of Wakanda takes on new meaning in our current moment. Compared with President Trumps disparagement of Haiti and African nations, he said, You have Wakanda as a place of Afro-futurism, of what African nations can be or what they could have been and still be had colonialism not taken place.
ROTFLOL! Blame whitey for everything. As if Africa was some lost Atlantis ruined by whitey. Europeans were a major presence in Africa for only 70 years.
I like how the NY Times had to send their black reporter to cover this.
I’m already burned out on superhero movies in general. I’ll take a pass on this one.
If colonialism had not taken place, I hate to think what those countries would be like today. They all seem to start declining once evil whitey’s influence is jettisoned.
Sticks and mud huts
At best, this might be worth a view on Netflix, but I won’t risk my person going to a theater with a film that plays to black supremacist fantasies.
I think the movie will be a good one and I am not burned out on superhero movies. I will still pass on it and not take my kids. I am sick of the lectures and programming.
I’ve been to Africa, it is NOT A JOKE to say the high point for most of it was when they were Colonies....
When the europeans pulled out, the locals just destroyed everything built for some quick cash, and their countries quickly reverted to little more than what they had been before the colonialists arrived.
The stupid mythos that some blacks want to believe, that whites came and raped africa and ran away when the wealth was gone is NONSENSE!
Who build the railroads? the highways, and all the other things? The colonialists did... and when they left, the natives for the most part tore up the tracks and sold it for scrap.. not understanding that those railways brought opportunity, jobs and growth.
Same thing happened in the west bank and Gaza when the Israeli’s pulled out. The locals ransacked the places and all the infrastructure that had been built was destroyed.
IF you believe Africa would be this grand place had it not been colonized, you have never ever been to Africa.
Its an amazing continent full of immense resources and wealth, run by tribal mentalities, large swaths captive to Islamic beliefs that keep them repressed and broken.
Its not coincidence that South Africa, the place that was made a pariah due to apartheid is still one of the wealthiest nations on the continent. Had the Dutch just fled, and all moved back home in the 60s, it would just be another Chad or Congo...
Africa is not a mess because whites colonized it... its a mess because it hasn’t gotten past its tribal inclinations.
So he's seriously asserting that had European nations not colonized Africa, the people of that continent would have discovered deposits of a fictional element (Vibranium), and used it to build societies more advanced than any on Earth?
I’m a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I’m put off by the huge amount of racial virtue signaling this film is apparently steeped in. I won’t see it in the theater, unlike all the others.
Instead of Django unchained it's bound to be more of a Django in spandex tights.
As a fan of many Blaxploitation Movies of the 70’s, it really pizzes me off that the SJW’s have managed to make me hate this movie before I see it...
Um...Belgian Congo. Some horrible things were done to Africans by Europeans.
That having been said, your point about it taking Europeans to bring Africa into the modern world stands.
> If colonialism had not taken place, I hate to think what those countries would be like today. <
I wonder. One of the sins of the colonial powers is that they drew boundaries without regard to tribal lands. So now we have African countries where different tribes are forced together. Sort of like forcing 1900 Germany and 1900 France into the same country. Not a good thing.
And that’s not the fault of the Africans.
He does know that Wakanda doesn’t exist, doesn’t he ?
The Europeans did not hurt Africa by colonizing.
They hurt it by abandoning their colonies.
I never said Europeans did no wrong while in Africa, i said the mythos that whites came, raped Africa and ran away is nonsense.
Africa is by natural resources to this day probably the richest continent in the world, it remains poor and broken due to the fact that, like it or not, for the most part as a culture it hasn’t evolved past tribalism. Same reason the middle east doesn’t have a thing.. If it weren’t for oil, other than Israel, the entire middle east would have the GDP of a few dollars a year per person.
Add to this, huge swaths of Africa are dominated by Islam and you get the double whammy of advancement to nowhere.
What is it about Blacks that they go for Socialism and despotism so easily?
Overdoses of “gonnagitmesumdat”?
Islamic colonialism has much to blame for Africa’s current condition.
Well, one can only imagine the outrage if they had sent a white reporter to cover it!
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