are you a mod? i don't think so. i was agreeing. i'm trying to be nice but your on my butt about everything.
And try out that nifty shift key some time. ;)
Chill just a bit.
One of my biggest pet peeves is intolerance. Everyone here is just trying to have fun and be part of a community they are passionate about. I completely understand where you're coming from, but he's just a kid. And he's just trying to make conversation.
Pardon me. When a 12 y.o. kid is trying to tell somebody more than three times his age what American culture was like in the 1940's, you're a little beyond the point of "just trying to make conversation".
So that's your problem? You're upset because a 12 year old doesn't know as much as he thinks he does? And so you thought the best way to handle this was to pick on him?
Way to be, guy.
My main objection to any movie like this is the portrayal of blacks as some how "liking" or "happy" with the conditions. While my family survived segregation and I 100% had a happy childhood, please believe me that never for one second did we "like" the situation or never were we not accutely aware of the degredation.
Now, would I boycott disney if they released the movie? NO not at all but remember disney is not stupid. It is estimated that Blacks spend roughly 7 billion with a B dollars a year on vacations, that's a huge opportunity. why tick of a large group of potential visitors with a film that's not even one of your best?
Now as far as GWTW goes, personally I can't figure out why anyone white or black likes this movie. Let see the heroine spends the movie trying to stab her supposedly best friend in the back by stealing her husband, then she lies to steal & marry her sisters fiancee and at the end of all this she marries a man just to keep a roof over her head. Not what I would call a flattering portrayal of southern women. :-D
All very nicely said, Eliza. I also have no idea what people see in GWTW. I always thought it was a snoozer.
Excuses can be made that Song Of The South was made in a different time, but that doesn't excuse it. Just because white people were callous enough to think Jim Crow was perfectly justified at the time doesn't mean we should simply accept a product from that age for "what it is". I simply can't agree with that.
If that displeases you, then after you're done drying your hanky I would highly suggest you put me on ignore.
I don't tend to sugar coat things.
What I'm saying is rather than picking on a little kid on a forum, and blasting him about things that were completely unrelated to his offense, you should be a bigger person and trying to educate him with all the different "situations and scenarios" you have delt with.
I sincerely doubt he would've told anyone on his own to, get over something because "that's the way it was". He was parroting someone else's point of view. If you're going to get upset with someone point yourself to the older people on this thread who originated this opinion dispite of their greater knowledge of the times.
So you agree we should just overlook the fact that black people lived under the oppression of Jim Crow, and simply accept that that's how it was? And that they were perfectly happy and content to do so?
Sorry, I'll never go down that road.
Not to mention that I'm fairly certain you haven't the slightest idea what Jim Crow was.
what no me? i was saying all that stuff about you. oh and. The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965.
So why not answer my questions?
I'll ask them once more.
1. So you agree we should just overlook the fact that black people lived under the oppression of Jim Crow, and simply accept that that's how it was?
2. And that they were perfectly happy and content to do so?
well yes it was just a movie.