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Review: Lee Daniels’ The Butler serves up civil rights mash

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  • John Flanagan posted at 9:32 am on Tue, Aug 20, 2013.

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    "The Butler" is another movie in a long line of stories designed to keep the racial sores bleeding well into the future. Perhaps, it might be said that some of us are just plain tired of the continuous cycle of inaccurate and historically superficial treatments of white people as villains, except for liberals, who were the only enlightened Caucasians in a nation of bigots.
    Millions of white people were not, are not, and do not espouse racist views, but Hollywood's need to reclaim white guilt as a frequent theme, will continue to keep the racial wounds open and festering. After all, even most of our presidents, except Lincoln, harbored psychological and even subliminal forms of racism, according to race baiting intellectuals. So, no matter how much progress is made, there is no end in sight. Recriminations will go on, and where racism is a shadow of the old Jim Crow days, Hollywood and those who make a living from racist situations, real or imagined, will plumb the news for any indication of America's collective guilt and ostensibly unforgiven past.
    Hollywood, in continuous partnership with legions of American Democrats, will also use movies with racial themes for political purposes. The labels of racist will continue to be affixed to the Democrat's mortal enemy, the GOP and the white corporate class...don't you know how important it is for Hollywood to keep the division of classes in the public consciousness? Even subliminal messages will they help keep passions and class warfare, perceived by most liberals, alive and well.
    I will not see the movie, "The Butler." As I am tired of Oprah Winfrey and her racial politics, and even more tired of Hollywood's political movies, which many of them have become. The stench of social propaganda is emitted from Hollywood, even in cartoons and comedies, in serious drama and in parodies. There are few movies I wish to see anymore, since the vehicle of expression is usually tired accusations of racism, profanity, promiscuity, and values which Hollywood seeks to spread here and abroad. People want family friendly movies where a child could actually sit beside you in a theatre, but Hollywood will find even a benign way to use an acceptable theme for social engineering disguised as entertainment.


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