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#1225817 - Fri May 18 2018 08:34 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Captain Sammitch]
the G-man
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 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch
The above was entertainment. Media-relevant. Wondy, if you can't stay on topic, maybe you should head back over to the politics forum ...


Isn't the whole point of that video to elicit a political reaction?

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#1225820 - Fri May 18 2018 08:57 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: the G-man]
Captain Sammitch
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 Originally Posted By: the G-man
 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch
The above was entertainment. Media-relevant. Wondy, if you can't stay on topic, maybe you should head back over to the politics forum ...


Isn't the whole point of that video to elicit a political reaction?


I dunno, is it?

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#1225822 - Fri May 18 2018 11:20 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Captain Sammitch]
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#1225826 - Sat May 19 2018 08:30 AM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: K-nutreturns]
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 Originally Posted By: K-nutreturns
 Originally Posted By: Wonder Boy
Taking shots at "white racist" America, and dwelling on a level of racism that is at least 50-plus years in the past, if it even still exists.



\:lol\:

Wow...



Last time I checked:

[] There weren't separate "white" and "colored" water fountains and bathrooms.

[] We had a black president for 8 years, two black secretaries of state, and blacks in every professional field.

[] Race-based discrimination was either a crime, a fire-able offense, or both.

I could cite other examples, but you get the idea. I didn't say racism no longer exists. But it certainly isn't even close to the days of Jim Crow or Emmett Till or Mississippi Burning. And as I've cited often, race-based black-on-white violence occurs at a rate of 50-to-1 of the reverse (U.S. Justice Department annual statistics). Racism is a two-way street.


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#1225827 - Sat May 19 2018 08:37 AM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: the G-man]
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 Originally Posted By: the G-man
 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch
The above was entertainment. Media-relevant. Wondy, if you can't stay on topic, maybe you should head back over to the politics forum ...


Isn't the whole point of that video to elicit a political reaction?



Thank you.

Sammitch himself sees this message:

 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch


There's a shit-ton of messages crammed into this, though I'm not sure there'll be much agreement as to their meaning and import to the nation. Still, I figured it was at least worth a shot to see what anyone had to say about what Glover's doing here.


And then he had a hissy fit that I commented on those messages.


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#1225828 - Sat May 19 2018 09:39 AM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Captain Sammitch]
the G-man
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 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch
 Originally Posted By: the G-man
 Originally Posted By: Captain Sammitch
The above was entertainment. Media-relevant. Wondy, if you can't stay on topic, maybe you should head back over to the politics forum ...


Isn't the whole point of that video to elicit a political reaction?


I dunno, is it?


Come on now:

  • Verse 1
    Verse one of “This Is America” is a combined effort of Gambino, Young Thug and 21 Savage.

    Gambino goes on talking about how police turns a bling eye towards the injustices happening, mostly because they, too, are responsible for a lot of it. He also speaks about the very lose rules and regulations being practised when it comes to gun control in the country. Most people are trying to glorify the owning of a gun. Slang such as being ‘strapped’ often soften the image of the real threat of guns.

    Getting ‘the bag’ could be a reference to getting a bag of money from rapping, and he says if he doesn’t, he will hit back to his pad and paper and continue writing until he cashes out.

    Refrain
    This section is a huge slap to the social injustice prevailing in the country.

    Black man has no way out of this oppression unless he makes himself a fortune and buys his respect. So, we hear Gambino screaming at the Black man to go make their money. However, the last two lines turn into an even worse cringe as “get your money” outcry transforms into “get your black man” chant. This is a very strong hint at the slavery memories upon which the country has been built on.

    Verse 2
    In verse 2 of “This Is America,” Childish Gambino says how easily people are manipulated and distracted by popular culture that they fail to see or completely ignore the real issues at hand. Some people geek out, some people focus on getting fit, a few others on luxury products, a lot more fixate on their looks, and a whole lot more focused on making it. So, artists such as Gambino and Kendrick Lamar try their best to not let these harsh realities bury down the dunes of time.

    Drugs, illegal weapons, and even human trafficking some of the things being sold to the highest bidder, oftentimes in open market as well.

    Outro
    The outro of this song is completely performed by Young Thug. This solemn cry is about being a Black man in white country and the harsh realities of it. You could probably be a big dog in the country, but there still will be a bigger dog biting you down.


Any more "political," and that video would end if a voter registration hotline number flashing on screen.

Don't be pretend naive and don't be a troll. Even if we accept every negative thing you have to say about Wondy above (and God knows WB is easy to bait), you chose to post a video that you knew would bait him on a board where he's practically the only regular poster left. You knew exactly what you were doing.

So let's not clutch our pearls and feign shock and dismay that someone started discussing politics in response to this video.

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#1225831 - Sat May 19 2018 01:30 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: the G-man]
Captain Sammitch
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Oh, I'm being facetious as all shit. It's manifestly political as hell. I'm just not interested in hearing the same worn-out conspiracy horseshit from the Gary Busey-crazy schizocons propping up this shitshow of an administration.

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#1225834 - Sat May 19 2018 02:29 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Captain Sammitch]
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Insults.

Vs. the facts right in front of you, that you refuse to process.

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#1225847 - Sun May 20 2018 12:43 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Wonder Boy]
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YouTube Is Now Censoring Criticism Of Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Music Video


The surest sign that the video has a leftist political message is the censorship of conservative criticism of it.

The ironies just pile up.



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#1225848 - Sun May 20 2018 02:16 PM Re: I'm surprised nobody's brought up the Childish Gambino video yet... [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Private companies do have that right. Seeing anything with Alex Jones name on it makes me think whatever they've cut was probably just garbage anyway.

Fair play!

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