Monday, June 22, 2020

New film portrays whites as slaves and blacks as owners, but there is no need for fantasy world

A European woman being sold in an African slave market
    In the spirit of the times a new movie, called “Cracka,” features blacks as slave owners and whites as slaves. I rarely watch movies but do get a bit of sad amusement out of the crap that is being produced these days.
    What I find odd is that the movie is based in the United States instead of Africa, where more than a million whites were enslaved by Africans. In comparison, approximately 388,000 Africans were brought to the American colonies or later to the United States. Although the slavers were North African, many were what we would consider today as black.
    The bulk of the kidnapings began in the 1500s and continued until the United States, tired of its citizens being kidnaped and sold into slavery, defeated the Barbary States in our nation’s first war, fought from 1801 to 1805. The defeat of these slaver states ended with the American flag being raised over Tripoli, a fact commemorated by the Marine hymn which includes the phrase “to the shores of Tripoli.” The United States again used military force against the pirates in 1815.
    There is no need for some masturbatory fantasy flic about whites being slaves to blacks. White slavery is a historical fact. Stories based on or incorporating true facts almost always have more impact than made-up fantasy films. We need a film showcasing the lives of white slaves and their black owners, but “Cracka” doesn’t pass muster at all.