December 05, 2004

The Jingoists seeks to boycott Will Smith..


Our Brother Will Smith has pissed some white folk off. Will Smith has always been one to speak his mind, even when being interviewed by the big wigs in media. I remember a few years a go Will was being interviewed by Barbara Walters on 20/20, she asked Will about the belief in the Black community that AIDS is a man made disease and without hesitation Will Smith stated that he too believed it and gave the reasons why he believed it. This interview was after many of the big movies he made and before others thus Will belief had no adverse affect on his standings in Hollywood.

Now there is this group of white folk that call themselves, Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood (PBAAH). This group has dug up an interview Will Smith gave in Germany four months ago wherein he answered a question asked of him concerning America and the attacks that happen here on September 11, 2001. Will was asked had those attacks changed anything personally for him, and he responded with:

“No. Absolutely not. When you grow up black in America you have a completely different view of the world than white Americans. We blacks live with a constant feeling of unease. And whether you are wounded in an attack by a racist cop or in a terrorist attack, I’m sorry, it makes no difference.”

The folk over on PBAAH, responded with:

“It is interesting to note that, on a certain level, Smith is comparing American police officers, those charged with protecting society, with Islamic terrorists intent on destroying America and everything it stands for. Smith implies that racism is so rampant among America’s police that it is a threat equal in magnitude to black America as that of international terrorism. Instead of seeing 9/11 as a traumatic watershed event that contributed to uniting black and white America and healing racial tensions, Smith seems to believe that the terrorist attacks have had little impact on what he sees as the poor state of race relations in the USA”

Take not of the fact that they did not offer anything that refuted what Will Smith said, they simply stated what he said implied that racism amongst American cops is a threat equal in magnitude to that of international terrorism. This is one of the many problems white folk have, they are so far removed from the day to day experience that Black men and women have with the Police in America that they would state something like this as if it is given that such a belief by a Black person is absurd. PBAAH lives in a dream world in that they belive those attacks united Black folk and white folk in America. Several Black men have been killed by the police since those attacks, thousand of Black folk have been stop for nothing more than driving while Black since those attacks. I am a firm believer that the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 had little to no impact on race relations in America something PBAAH said Will Smith seems to believe.

Will Smith went on to say:

"In the '60s, blacks were continuously the victims of terrorist attacks. It was civil terrorism, but terrorism nonetheless. We are used to being attacked. That constant state of vigilance - a sort of defensive state - that hasn't changed at all. For me, nothing has changed at all."

Will Smith is correct once again. Cornell West once called the attacks the niggerization of America, in that white folk in America were forced to live like Black folk live everyday. I am not surprised that PBAAH attacks on Will Smith is not rooted in a belief that what he said was false; they dislike what Will Smith stated because they like most republicans are nothing more than a group of savage jingoists bent on spreading their ideology throughout the world. The reason why PBAAH think something like this coming from Will Smith is absurd is because they see him as one of them, I mean he is rich, he is an actor whom persona transcends race in America thus they think he should no longer identify with the struggle of Black folk in America and forget about all that he experienced and witnessed growing up Black in America after all he is rich now and should not talk about racism. The Jingoist over at PBAAH have yet to learn that not all rich Black men and women are fooled by the amount of money they make and can still see the problems that racism cause in America. Big ups to our brother Will Smith!


At 10:31 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Thanks for pointing this out. The " Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood (PBAAH)" is obviously such a bunch of douche-bags that even Bill O'Reilly thinks they are ridiculous.

But about 9/11 Will Smith hit the nail on the head. That is why I said the only reason by Iraq was an issue for black Americans is because "Because Black Americans are a disproportionate part of the military due to historical poverty". But even then I put it as a second level issue at best, behind Education, Jobs, Housing, Home Ownership, Felony Disenfrancement and Health Care.

At 2:50 AM, Blogger Daniel Belby said...

They say that 9/11 should have healed racial divides - what they mean is using the arabs as a scape-goat so that the black race feels unable to speak in its defence.

I hate my race for the lying, treacherous bastardry it displays whenever it speaks, acts or in any other way engages.

D. Belby,


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