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We NEED Socially Conscious TV/Film

We NEED Socially Conscious TV/Film

A couple days ago on my day off I was scanning through the channels and a classic movie that I haven't watched in a long time came on, 'Tales From the Hood'. Released in 1995 I remember watching this young and really wasn't scared by it, I actually found it fucking hilarious in some aspects, but that's what the movie was, a horror/comedy, of course there's scary elements throughout the film that makes you go "oh shit" and there's the comedy for example, 3 gang members go to a funeral home to pick up some drugs, 1 of em is scared as shit, another guy is in a hurry while the 3rd man of the crew is talking bout some refried beans, it's all stupid and hilarious BUT, as I watched this film recently I really REALLY paid attention and realized all 4 of these stories relate to what's going on in society today, I did when I was young but now the shit really hits home, but I wanna discuss and connect only 2 stories for the moment.

The 1st story of the beginning of 'Tales' really relates to shit what's going on in the world right now, police brutality on African Americans, 4 cops (1 rookie black, 3 white) pulls a black man over already knowing who he is except the rookie, the black man's name is Martin Moorehouse, a city councilman and black rights activist who's is trying to eliminate police corruption in the city. Black rookie cop Clearance is told to stay in the car and look up who Martin is without noticing him before, and before you know it the 3 white cops beat up Martin with Clearance coming to the rescue too late. Clearance suggests to 1 of the cops he should turn them in but the cop gives him the "he reached for the gun, what if that was you?" talk, then he tells him to never break the code and rat out the officers, after the other officers lie about taking Martin to a hospital they shoot him up with heroin, puts cocaine in his trunk and drives his car into the lake killing Moorehouse. Clearance quits the force a year later, becomes a drunk, all of a sudden he hears the voice of Martin's spirit telling him bring the cops to him, Moorehouse's zombie corpse gets his revenge on all 3 cops and Clearance is out in a asylum. How does this relate to today's events, easy, in the past 72 hours 2 black men have been killed by the police for nothing, one in Minnesota and another in Baton Rouge, and it's fucking sick, it's a damn shame these murders have occurred and we as black people have to fear for our lives every time we step outside, it's really disturbing, it's days where I don't even want to go the gym, work or even get gas because of this shit. The first story relates to what's going on today just by police brutality alone, yes this is racism and it's sad, I've come to a lot of deep thought and realized this isn't gonna stop till God turns the lights out on this small planet. Black Lives Matter.

This one is going to be so simple to connect its actually crazy. Another story is the 3rd of the film, Duke Metger is a racist southern senator and former member of the KKK, he's running a campaign inside a plantation where Jewish and African American protesters warn him about the plantation being haunted through dolls by souls of tortured slaves. Now if you watch this movie right now and figure out who this guy reminds you of, it's about as easy as Sunday morning, this is Donald Trump in character like a motherfucker, I couldn't believe when I recently watched this movie, I was like damn that's Trump and this really could be our next president and I hope not, it's unbelievable we have to vote for Hillary just to keep that jackass out of office, I’m not surprised though, Hillary fooled the hell out of people with her "hot sauce in my bag" jive talk, but the game is the game and like Jay said, it's politics as usual. Back to the story, after Duke really exposes he racism from being haunted by the dolls, the dolls finally get revenge and the souls can have freedom. I just wanted to connect some dots from this movie to today's world news so I hope I didn't disappoint, I don't wanna talk about the Crazy K story in the film because fuck that right now, yes that's an issue but I don't wanna hear shit about black on black crime, especially from my people who too blind to see what's going on now, "what about black on black crime?" No, what about a big fuck you and get the fuck out my face, save that jive for another day and go watch Fox news, but I also wanna say this, why the fuck are we anticipating and expecting words from celebrities?, especially from the ones you hate, yes I know they hear and see what's going, if they say something, donate, show support, good, that's cool, but if they open their mouths on some dumb lost off the wall shit, that's their bozo thoughts and it'll bite them in the ass eventually, Dave Chappelle told us about celebs speaking on issues in his stand up years ago, YouTube it got dammit. Peace.

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