(So, here I am coming back here again. I figure that it just makes sense to be ignored in as many venues as possible.)
I watched The United States vs. Billie Holliday last night. Terrific film. Andra Day should have won an Oscar for her performance as Billie.
But it was literally a terrific film because of the horrifying story it tells about an America so deeply steeped in race hatred that the stain remains uncleansed sixty-three years after the FBI hounded her to death.
Simple racism doesn’t begin to describe the racial rift that divides America, a rift that is embedded in our two-party system in which one party still clearly represents people of color while the other clearly represents the forces of racial hatred and the repression of human rights, fueling the racial warfare that is becoming ever more apparent.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the fundamentalist-fascist-racist regime that now controls the Republican party is in the process of re-fighting — and winning — the Civil War all over again, as Ulysses S. Grant predicted in 1876.
As a Jew who spent half of his life living and working in the black community, I am sickened by what I’m seeing in the news…and if you’re not sickened, there’s something deeply wrong with you.
But, wait, as the saying goes, there’s more.
The growing movement to repress a woman's autonomy over her own body is clearly linked to race hatred because any perusal of the available statistics clearly documents that, when abortion was illegal, a…