[Marxism] Gone With the Wind

Charles Brown cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Tue Aug 1 15:04:30 MDT 2006


Carrol C.

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Not so with _Birth of a Nation_. That movie works its racist magic
_only_ on an audience that is already overtly and self-consciously
racist -- as was Woodrow Wilson, who showed the movie in the White House
in the same spirit as the late Pope showed Gibson's slime in the
Vatican.

But for an audience that is _at all_ consciously anti-racist, BofaN can
deepen understanding of the role of racism in u.s. history. In other
words, in the right context, the right audience, and the right critical
guidance Birth of a Nation is one of the most powerful and effective
ANTI-racist films ever made.

^^^
CB: This sounds like a dialectic.






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