Since the beginning of this year, I saw many people, especially pro blacks, bragging about how empowering the movie Black Panther is. When I watched the Black Panther retailer, the seemed to be quite interesting. But there is something I noticed about the meaning of the movie. The movie shares identical values with the alt-right. I wonder if these pro blacks realize that they are somehow endorsing the alt-right by supporting this movie? Panther and its role in endorsing the alt-right is what I would like to discuss in this post. I will also discuss how pro blacks and the so-called progressives share the same values with the alt-right.
Many pro blacks and the progressives hate the alt-right yet they support Black Panther. In American, pro blacks see the movie as black empowerment since they believe that they live in a racist society that keeps black people down. The movie black panther takes place in a fictional country called Wakanda. Wakanda is a black ethnostate located in Africa. Just like the alt-right ideal ethnostate, the country is a black homogeneous state that does not allow immigration from any country, including other African countries since Wakanda see other African countries as third world countries. It is also the most successful and technologically advanced country on the planet.
If the alt-right is so racist and evil then why the progressives and pro-blacks support Black Panther? Why would they support a movie that endorses the alt right? You would be surprised that the leader of the alt-right, Richard Spencer, considers this movie to be a perfect example of the alt-right ethnostate. Here is the video of the alt-right where Richard Spencer discusses Black Panther and Wakanda.
This movie is nothing more than a fantasy to me. Why don’t these pro blacks take a red pill or accept the reality and try to solve their problems by fixing their communities? Is it not better to accept the reality that living in a fantasy? Of course, the USA is far from being perfect and racism still exists there but the country has changed compared to its dark past. The abolition of slavery, civil rights movement, and protection of human right is found in the same country that is considered to be evil and racist.
To sum up this post, this movie should not be taken as black empowerment. It should be taken as any other fictional movie. Having a discussion about what to do to solve black problems is real empowerment, not a movie like Black Panther. There is a lot that can be done to help blacks folks rather than creating a fantasy.