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The Aliens Have Come for Our Black People [fictional essay/film Derrick Bell's "Space Traders"]
Slate.com ^ | March 8, 2012, at 9:19 AM ET | By David Weigel

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:47 AM PST by fight_truth_decay

When he unveiled the Derrick Bell video on Hannity last night, Breitbart.com's Joel Pollak labored to explain why the late professor was so offensive.

Derrick Bell got into serious trouble when he wrote an essay, a fictional story, called Space Traders, positing that Americans, white Americans would sell black Americans to space aliens in order to pay out the national debt and that Jews would stand by and let it happen. This is a kind of background Derrick Bell had. This is true. "Space Traders" was actually turned into a short film, as part of the 1994 black sci-fi anthology Cosmic Slop. Named after a Parliament/Fundadelic song, hosted by the disembodied head of George Clinton, the movie dramatized what would happen if aliens (the leader of whom looks and talks like Ronald Reagan) offered eternal prosperity in exchange for America's population of black people. The entire clip is on YouTube.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cosmicslop; derrickbell; joelpollak; satire; spacetraders
This film is 33:29 in length
1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:58 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Might explain the line in the song “Space lord”

“If I don’t get my bath I take it out on the slaves”


2 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Actually, I would pay space aliens to take Obama off our hands! That would do more to reduce the deficit that selling otherwise innocent black folks.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 8:04:27 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
It is easy to visualize the young Hussein smoking dope while watching that movie, and hear him mumbling “right on, right on”.
4 posted on 03/08/2012 8:04:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I read that story, a long time ago in college. What Bell and others don’t get, is that it is the Liberal/Statists who would sell all the black Americans to the aliens in exchange for all they offered.

True Conservatives believe in individual rights and that the state exists to preserve the rights of the individual, rather that in the individual existing to serve the good of the state, and would find such a deal abhorrent, and unconstitutional.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 8:08:10 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: cripplecreek
"the chickens come home to roost" [film]
6 posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:58 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

7 posted on 03/08/2012 8:15:42 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak labored to explain why the late professor was so offensive”...and that critical problem made the whole segment look lame and made the Breitbart people look lame...I sure hope they can get their act together before releaseing more videos.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 8:18:36 AM PST by BarneyCrush
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To: fight_truth_decay

Whitey on the moon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5smPcN8AoE


9 posted on 03/08/2012 8:20:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarneyCrush

True dat. They be earnest young guys but they don’t be Breitbart.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 8:21:23 AM PST by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

One of the most interesting stories regarding ‘blacks’ and space travel is in the MARTIAN CHRONICLES, called ‘The shoe on the other foot’.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:13 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JRios1968

ditto


12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:31:21 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: fight_truth_decay

It’s a little known fact that the aliens actually provided blues artist Huddie Leadbetter with the idea for one of his most well known songs.

When Leadbetter asked the aliens where they were taking all the negroes, they answered “to them old cottonfields back home”.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 8:32:04 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: cripplecreek

“Whitey on the moon.”

Good one!.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 8:36:48 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: RoosterRedux

We don’t have to pay them, all we need to do is to send him back if he has a warrantee.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:59 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RoosterRedux
Actually, I would pay space aliens to take Obama off our hands!

You know, you'd only get half-price.

16 posted on 03/08/2012 8:51:54 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

plus he was a lazy juicin’ baseball player...


17 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fight_truth_decay
I thought this was going to be about the Old Negro Space Program (some raunchy language). It's a much shorter film.
18 posted on 03/08/2012 10:30:07 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

LOL, never thought I’d see “Buffalo Butt” turn out to be an astronaut.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:13 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sell Blacks to the aliens?

Hey, the aliens aren’t stupid; they wouldn’t take ‘em at any price.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 1:31:24 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: cripplecreek

..it does have a ring to it..


21 posted on 03/08/2012 3:40:45 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

A rat done bit my sister Nell, cause whitey’s on the moon.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 3:42:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I always thought they’d go for the fat people first, in which case, the first real alien invasion will probably be a WalMart parking lot.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 3:43:12 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: JRios1968

That guys hair looks like he spends his free time introducing Mr. Fork to Miss Wall Outlet.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 6:01:14 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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