Infamous director Spike Lee, who just recently directed “BlacKKKlansman” is being criticized by fellow film director Boots Riley for portraying police officers in a positive light in the movie.
Yes, this is the type of culture we live in now. The good guys are now the bad guys simply because the left needs some sort of boogeyman they can pin the blame for racism on and make it appear like they care about the issue. In reality, these folks are using individuals like Riley to keep them in power, oppressing them right under their noses and they don’t see it.
Fresh off his success among critics (not so much at the box office or among viewers) for his film about a black telemarketer’s discovery of the secret to success (“white voice”) which leads him to uncovering a capitalist plot to enslave people, director Boots Riley penned a three-page letter denouncing Lee for producing “a made up story in which the false parts of it try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression.”Advertisement - story continues below
Riley begins by underscoring that he deeply respects Lee and even crediting the director for inspiring him to go to film school. That said, he then explains why believes Lee has sold out to police.
“First, BlackkKlansman is not a true story,” he writes. “A story not being ‘true’ is not necessarily a problem for me. I have no interest in telling them myself at this time, but this is being pushed as a true story and it is precisely its untrue parts that are making a cop into a hero against racism.”Trending:
“It’s a made up story in which the false parts of it try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression,” he writes. “It’s being put [out] while Black Lives Matter is a discussion, and this is not coincidental. There is a viewpoint behind it.”
The real-life officer at the center of the story, Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), gave his account of his infiltration of the KKK in his 2014 memoir “Black Klansman.” In the film, his partner, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) helps him to get inside.
Riley has accused Stallworth of “sabotaging” a “black radical organization” back in the late 1970s.
“The real Ron Stallworth infiltrated a Black radical organization for 3 years … where he did what all papers from the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program (Cointelpro) that were found through the freedom of information act tell us he did—sabotage a Black radical organization whose intent had to do with at the very least fighting racist oppression,” says Riley.
“Without the made up stuff and with what we know of the actual history of police infiltration into radical groups, and how they infiltrated and directed White Supremacist organizations to attack those groups, Ron Stallworth is the villain. For Spike to come out with a movie where story points are fabricated in order to make a Black cop and his counterparts look like allies in the fight against racism is really disappointing, to put it very mildly.”
Ok. Here's are some thoughts on #Blackkklansman.
Contains spoilers, so don't read it if you haven't seen it and you don't wanna spoil it. pic.twitter.com/PKfnePrFGy
— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) August 17, 2018
This is identity politics at its finest, being played out by a radical member of the leftist Hollywood crowd. They don’t want art. They want propaganda. It’s sad and tragic that this is what the film industry has become these days, which is to say, a platform for the spewing forth of violent ideas that are packaged as progressive, but in reality, hinder said progress.
Being a cop is a tough job, and thanks to guys like Riley, that jog gets tougher and more dangerous every day.
Source: The Daily Wire