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Posted on 04/03/2012 2:23:57 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Thank you! I posted on this thread earlier that TKAM is actually very conservative, one just has to read it more than once to really see Lee’s innuendo. I was telling my class yesterday, when one of the students brought up the Martin/Zimmerman issue, that the case greatly resembles what is happening in TKAM (we are at the part where Mayella is testifying and realizes her and her father’s huge mistake in their lie). We discussed the “lynching” that Zimmerman is experiencing, and that even if he is guilty of murder that he deserves the right to a trial by jury of his peers. My students, 50% black 50% white, have a better grasp of this tragedy than most of the media elites.
All my sisters homeschool, they don’t show their children this kind of stuff either, made during the beiginning of Hollywood’s self-righteous smug era of “message” pictures, espeically those instilling “white guilt”. My sisters and their husbands say they refuse to raise their families to feel guilt for things they weren’t even alive for. No other nation is forced to accept “collective guilt” in this way, the sad thing is, being the altruistic people we are, we’re also the ones who fixed the problems, even at the risk of life! That doesn’t get harped on. But anyway, there will be one family at
least who’s not been indoctrinated into internalising “white guilt”.
A crappy movie introduced by a piece of crap. TKAM is nothing more than white liberal feel-good PC crap beloved by females.
It’s a shame that you punish your students with such pap, but then again, I do have a Y chromosome.
Harper Lee greatly abuses, and for good reason, John Dewey and his Progressive education reforms. She also makes a profound statement about God given rights, especially the right to free speech. For example, Atticus Finch never bats an eye when somebody calls him a n***** lover. He never even suggests that those who call him such names are wrong or should be punished for what today is a hate crime. The teacher who describes the U.S. as a democracy is shown to be incompetent. I could go on but I have to put my kids to bed. I suggest you read and reread this novel. You will be quite surprised about how conservative it actually is; however, the movie unfortunately has an agenda.
Atticus tells her that when his supply line is cut off, Jem will come down from the tree house. As I mentioned in a previous post, Lee's innuendos are difficult to catch the first few times through the novel. You must read it several times before you are capable of seeing what she has incredibly crafted.
Exactly. Atticus was a good man and a good father with a strong sense of right and wrong, not afraid to stand up for true justice and to stand up against injustice.
I wont watch the broadcast on USA with Obama doing the intro. I will instead reread the Harper Lee novel.
As an increasing number of people mature in an age where Jim Crow is something that pre-dates their grandparents, and all they’ve seen is jobs, college seats, etc. given to less-qualified blacks, I assure you there are a HUGE number of people that will never experience “white guilt”. Because the internet provides access to countless unreported stories that don’t fit the race hustlers’ agenda, much of that “guilt” has already been replaced by “white indifference” or outright “white frustration” (the latter being the white liberal response, which manifests itself in fighting tooth & nail to provide abortion free of charge to any black women seeking it).
The importing of Hispanics to displace them in every facet of American life has shown how far “white guilt” has deteriorated.
I won't watch the broadcast on USA with Obama doing the intro. I will instead reread the Harper Lee novel.
My spouse had the film playing on the television and I writhed and finally took off. I have not read the book and will go down to the local library and see if they have it. I pride myself on giving it a fair evaluation. This is only fair.
I noted the novelist is still with us at 85 years of age. An explanation follows, as to why she is reluctant to get in on any public approbation, of her book.
I do bear in mind that the novel is fiction. I do not see any claim, that an actual case closely resembled this story.
White guilt and more white guilt does follow. Imho.
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