Nope – no bruthas here.
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Anyway, there’s a catfight going on in Hollywood between directors Clint Eastwood and Spike Lee. Turns out that Lee doesn’t like the fact that Eastwood didn’t have any bruthas included in the legendary “flag raising” scene in his Flags Of Our Fathers movie.
Eastwood responded by pointing out that no bruthas were, in fact, involved in the flag raising. To quote the UK Guardian piece:
“As for Flags of Our Fathers, he says, yes, there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, “but they didn’t raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn’t do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people’d go, ‘This guy’s lost his mind.’ I mean, it’s not accurate.””
The problem with liberals and activist types like Spike Lee is that they want to revise history to suit themselves and their pet causes. The gay rights movement, for example, wants you to think that Abe Lincoln was gay. The Wikipediotards over at the Marxist/anarchist haven, Wikipedia, have even made an entire article about it, which starts off with (not surprisingly): “The sexuality of Abraham Lincoln is a topic of debate.”
Um, no it aint. Or at least it wasn’t until the gay rights movement started looking around for it’s “heroes”.
Here’s yet another example.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love my gays. I really do. They’re far more fabulous than I could ever hope to be. I’m just not a fan of historial revisionism. I’d prefer than when people look back on our history 100 years from now, that there are actually a few straight people left.
As for Spike Lee and his takes on blacks in the military – they typically gravitate to support service roles, rather than military combat ones. Don’t take my word for it – ask this professor of strategy and war planning at the Naval War College. Of course, it doesn’t mean that they still can’t get themselves killed – you know, while delivering a package or something. Sh$t happens.
And here’s the same phenomenon with the Canadian deaths in Afghanistan – complete with photos.