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A Proposal For Pro-Wakanda Activists

I’m sincerely glad to hear that people are enjoying Black Panther, and I’m also glad that, like Obama’s election, it seems to be giving black Americans something that makes them feel hopeful and empowered to be great and successful. Anything that gives Americans of any group that kind of positive encouragement should be applauded, and I am happy for them.

On the other hand, you’ve got the people who are using Wakanda, a fictional place created by two white Jewish men, as a reason for an attack on white people.

Uh, actually, no it doesn’t. It proves that country can be “so far advanced” if (a) it was gifted a fictional super-strong alien material by a meteorite, and (b) used magical means to hide and isolate itself from other African countries. In fact, by twisting things to make this story all about white colonialism, Mr. Kani is using the same faulty logic employed by the film’s VILLAIN to justify his evil deeds. And, to put it simply, it’s purely racist logic. White supremacists claim that America would be better off without nonwhites; black supremacists claim that Africa and its nations would be better off without nonblacks. If there’s a difference here, please tell me what it is, because I’m not seeing it.

For all the black supremacists who think the invented world of Wakanda proves that Africa would be a paradise without white colonialism (and there are plenty of them – check out #Wakanda or #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe if you don’t believe me), I have a proposal. Get together with all of your fellow pro-Wakanda activists. Renounce your American citizenship and take a one-way trip to Africa. Pool your money and buy a large, unspoiled piece of land and name it Wakanda. And just like that, the dream is real: you’ve got your own African country, completely untouched by colonialism or the white devil. It’s a perfect foundation to build the African utopia you’ve always wanted.

Yes, I know we already tried that with Liberia, a third-world country that is currently ravaged by civil war and Ebola, but that was founded back in the 19th century, when everything was racist and white-owned, before Django ended slavery by killing all the plantation owners. This is the 21st century, and you guys are woke now. You’ve made it abundantly clear that you hate America and everything she stands for, and you are absolutely sure that Western culture is terrible and African culture is superior, and that African nations would be the envy of the world were it not for colonialism. So what’s keeping you here? Put your money where your mouth is, rid yourself of this “racist” country and go build the paradise you’ve always wanted. I wish you all the best, and I have no doubt you’ll succeed brilliantly.

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Lonely cow walks near an abandoned tank and a burning oilfield during the Gulf War. Kuwait, (1991). https://t.co/uKgTE9DMrx

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The Road to Perdition...

“No civilian needs an automatic weapon! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. One mass shooting per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

“No civilian needs pronography! And to keep people safe in their homes and marriages is worth it. 500,000 divorces per year is too many! It’s ridiculous we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

“No civilian needs alcohol! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. 88,000 deaths per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

No civilian needs opioid pain medication! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. 64,000 deaths per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!

No civilian needs to gamble! And to keep people safe from financial ruin is worth it. $56.4 billion in obvious and hidden costs per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!

No civilian needs an automobile! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. 40,000 deaths per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!

No civilian needs a Bible! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. Shortened life expectancies from anti-gay stigma is too much! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!

“No civilian needs a Constitution! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. One mass shooting/500,000 divorces/88,000 alcohol deaths/64,000 opioid deaths/$56.4 billion lost, 40,000 traffic deaths/shortened life expectancies per year/ is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

This Week's Trailer Park Round-Up

Happy Presidents’ Day, Threedonia! Here are some new trailers for you to enjoy, just as George Washington would’ve wanted you to. We’ve got a beloved superhero family, a famed ’80s revival, possible Burt Reynolds and Michelle Pfeiffer comebacks, and a disturbing revenge thriller. Click the jump to see them all.

1. The Incredibles 2

A full-length trailer for the long-awaited Pixar sequel gives us more details on what Mr. and Mrs. Incredible have to deal with: a fight against the evil Underminer, a volatile superpowered baby, stay-at-home fatherhood, and worst of all, New Math. That’s right, Incredibles 2 takes a shot at Common Core. Can’t wait to see this one.


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