Wednesday, August 29, 2018

#BlogElul 2018. Day 19 Speak

Speak Truth to Power

Tonight we went to see Spike Lee’s new film —BlacKkKlansman. This isn’t a review save to say this film is important and needs to have a large viewing audience. The Klu Klux Klan figures prominently in the story and their hatred of Blacks and Jews is palpable — spelled out by the Klan members.
Then all time collapses and instead of a story taking place in the 70s we catapult into present time and footage of Charlottesville. White supremacists march— their lit torches form a serpentine pattern. With each step  they spew hate filled rhetoric into the night.

The film clip shows fighting and a car running amok. Heather Heyer died after a car drove into the crowd of people protesting this intrusion of hate. 

Then Trump appears giving the speech where he said that there were good people on both sides...

We all need to speak out. Our country is almost unrecognizable. It isn’t ok to remain silent.


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