Sunday, December 06, 2009

How To Win an Oscar

I have until now refused to watch the 2004 movie Crash, which won three oscars, because of its blatant anti-white bias, but may rent it this week for research purposes.

According to Wikipedia, Crash creator Paul Haggis was inspired to make the film following an incident in 1991 when he was carjacked in his Porsche. For some reason he then chose to make a film largely exonerating his attackers. Wikipedia gives an excellent plot and character summary so I won't waste time repeating it.

The central character, who gets hijacked, is a lawyer who represents black victims, but of course being white, he only does so to advance his career. The movie is full of racial stereotypes - of all colours, incidentally - and whites are portrayed as having essentially no redeeming characteristics. A pathetic attempt is made to make one Latina character "seem" racist, when she "criticizes an Asian woman's driving after being rear ended by the Asian woman in a car accident".

Even before it won any awards, the film was being screened on campuses throughout the United States as a tool to teach students about racism. This essay, while sympathetic to the movie, gives a good summary of its reception.

The message of the movie is simple and cartoonish - whites bad, everyone else good - and would be laughable if it weren't so serious. If you don't agree with the premise of the movie you are a racist, says Hollywood, and if you think "racism" is about individual judgements rather than "institutional structures of oppression" you are part of the problem and helping to perpetuate racism.

Hollywood fawned over the film, awarding it three oscars, and its star-studded cast lent further credibility to the ideas portrayed.

With this in mind, I wonder would it be worth attempting to make the most virulently racist, anti-white movie ever made in order to scoop up a few oscars as well as millions in Hollywood cash?

It would clearly be set in South Africa, although some fictional country could be divised, perhaps Palistinistan, where murderous whites torture and massacre the helpless and noble brown natives. Plot ideas on a postcard please. .....

13 Opinion(s):

Vanilla Ice said...

You do the research, mate. I felt my blood starting to cook, as I read your article.

Viking said...

I hear ya.
It seems the Libs actually love racial stereotypes - when they show whitey as the bad guy, of course.

Black Coffee said...

You missed the point of what I thought was an excellent movie. Its point was that racial and ethnic stereotypes are nothing but lies that we grow up believing because it gets ingrained into people. The movie is not about bashing whitey, but who was that historically built up the most stereotypes?

Vanilla Ice said...

@BC. I took the tentative step of allowing your comment, which I may have to go back on, given that we continue to make collective decisions. That said, it seems you may still be stuck in your one dimensional view of the world.

According to you, the point of the movie was that stereotypes are lies. Really? An interesting observation, because it is contrary to the evidence. It has become popular to suggest that stereotypes are lies; a myth created by liberals to suggest that anybody that holds a stereotype is a bigot. This myth is just another leftist oppression tool.

Let me draw your attention to an earlier article called Stereotypes: Are They True?

The gist is that stereotypes are based on observation. They may be incorrect when it comes to arriving at an opinion regarding an individual, but as regards groups, they are largely correct; and give rise to what we call gut feel.

Viking said...

@Black Coffee

I quite enjoyed this review:
http://www.fortheretarded.com/?p=105

As it says everything I wanted to say, but much more eloquently.

It confuses 'racism' with the perpetuation of stereotypes - and that's not the same thing.

Islandshark said...

I fail to see the purpose of attempting to expose the truth about a criminally corrupt ANC governed South Africa when we then allow this site to be befouled by the never-ending, one-track minded, leftist liberal Marxist indoctrinated tripe spewed by Black Coffee.

He only worms his way into discussions, on occasion under the pretense that he is objective, to always end with his warped view of whites and South Africa.

Somebody else might think this serves any purpose - I tell you every time I see his or that brain-dead Rooster's name on this site, it diminishes what we attempt to do.

Allowing opinion is one thing - allowing opinionated fools to distribute their warped messages here, quite another...

FishEagle said...

Islandshark, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Say Black Coffee, why you not lead the way and show us how "equal" these races are. Marry a Black woman or a palestinian and show us how convince3d you are of your own beliefs. No, you want all other races to mix, but your own to stay pure. Why?

Pensioner said...

Islandshark, I agree with your assessment of BC, please guys, let's get this guy off ILSSA again.

Viking said...

Ok guys and girl. done deal.

Exzanian said...

This BC is a like a damned trojan worm! Probably submitting comments left and right all the time, waiting for a crack! Jakkals! voetsek...

Islandshark said...

@ Exzanian: LOL! Very accurate.

Anonymous said...

Write your own blog BC, showing your cleverness.