June 6, 2008 – Spike Lee disses Clint Eastwood for neglecting to revise history


Nope – no bruthas here.

First off, a shout-out to those 206 people who found my blog yesterday by searching for “fat people”. Welcome. Stick around awhile. I hope you find what you’re looking for.

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.

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5 responses to “June 6, 2008 – Spike Lee disses Clint Eastwood for neglecting to revise history

  1. dannyisme

    Wikipedia can be especially problematic in a world where people are so flagrant in their disregard for historical accuracy that rewriting history to fulfill some agenda seems reasonable and even noble.

    As for Spike Lee’s suggestion, I wonder which of the heroes who actually did raise the flag he would like to write out of history to replace with some fictional biography. It can’t be Ira Hayes, because he was Native American. Maybe Harlon Block, since no one was certain that it was him or Hank Hansen who actually raised the flag.

    Of course, since the US military was segregated in WWII, we will have to stick a black platoon somewhere, and redraw all the battle maps, to show what they did. And, of course, they must have had casualties, so we will have to make up some. Alternately, we can rewrite history so that the military wasn’t segregated, but then we would have to do away with the Tuskegee airmen.

    Jeez, rewriting history can cause so many problems.

  2. Incidentally, as a follow up to this post, here’s some of the search terms driving my blog traffic today. Fascinating! Where, oh where, would I be without fat people and ABBA?

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  3. infin81

    That’s too funny! How the hell did Abba get in there?

    Spike Lee is a turd. Ok…so not an intelligent comment today but it was a long week.

  4. maikai

    It’s amazing how you focus on Spike Lee and gays, and neglect to mention historical revisionism carried out by larger institutional powers, you know, the ones that actually shaped history into the mess it is today.

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