Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spike Lee: Another Offended Negro

Negro filmmaker Spike Lee is upset because Clint Eastwood's movie "Flags of Our Fathers" failed to represent any of the 900 black Marines who took part in the invasion of Iwo Jima. This is in no way surprising or new, since the deeply offended Negro is a constant fixture of modern America. Let's take a second to look at what is bothering Mr. Lee.

Approximately 30,000 Marines took part in the invasion of Iwo Jima. As we know 900 of them were black. If you do the math you will see that this equals 3%. So Mr. Lee is upset because a group that represents a tiny fraction of the whole, was not mentioned. In my mind this begs several questions. What about red haired Marines, were they fairly represented? What about left handed Marines? What about Marines with speech impediments, bowed legs, or third nipples? If Mr. Lee is right and the Negros have a legitimate reason to feel slighted, then so do all the other minorities that I mentioned.

It is probably a good thing that Clint Eastwood is getting old and his movie making days are numbered, otherwise the insensitive old bigot would probably go on to offend everybody in the world.

1 comment:

King Selfish said...

To hell with Spike Lee. If Eastwood had put blacks in his film, Lee or someone like him would be bitching that they weren't the proper shade of black or that they weren't portrayed with the proper dignity. Certain types are determined to be offended, and that offends me.