The most fundamental impressions that one carries around in life seem to center around the notion of ‘firsts. This holds true for fundamental instinctual pursuits like love and aggression. In more traditional cultures, the first love and the first kill are celebrated equally as a rite of passage that will henceforth define that individual. For those that grew through adolescence in the sheltered incubator of the suburbs of the Midwest actual danger to life and limb and bodily harm was a covert thing. Malevolence had to hide within dark basements and garages or the latest offerings at the local cinema. One film in particular during my own adolescence had particular resonance. Called, “The Naked Prey”, the film was set in the Velt of South Africa where a party of white hunters are captured and brutally murdered one by one by a hostile tribe of Africans committed to the glories of hunting. The leader of the white safari is stripped naked and sent off running to act as bait for four warriors to prove their manhood by spearing him before he can get too far. But the hunter manages to turn the tables on one of them and thus begins a saga where he is relentlessly pursued for hundreds miles, barely escaping death at the juncture of every plot point. The climax has the prey barely reaching the civilization of a Boer fort as the last spears of his hunters barely miss their mark.
Considering that the country at large was in the midst of the Civil Rights era, this little tale was somewhat shocking by the standards of the weaker “Black Like Me” cinema offerings that relied upon the usual moral imposition of a Stanley Kramer style scathing social inequity saga. The idea of one earning respect by sheer survival on terms other that your own coming to the public consciousness in those years with the personal struggles of same in the unfolding debacle of the Vietnam war. No doubt this film was conveniently lost because its equality was not based upon the usual inequity and guilt that became the gold standard of racial politics and social re-engineering of the sham ‘Great Society’ kicked off by Lyndon Johnson. The idea of moral infamy being explored in every sense of the word and tasked eventually to the boundary mentality of borderless Globalism.
The current era offers such gems as “Django Unchained” whose raison d’etre appears to be to create further social insurgency based upon the stale themes that have long ago run their course in actuality. The political message seeming to be that the audience should abandon their own ‘white’ identity in order to cheer on the ‘black’ avenger’s bloody vengeance on the behalf of the prevailing climate of assigned social guilt. What is offered is not a life lesson in the essence of the ‘law of the jungle’ but a gaudy revenge tale that only serves to put non-Globalist’s in their assigned place within a sub-section of the underclass. The ‘hero’ is purposefully deceitful as his director in surrendering the audience to a immoral slaughterhouse of cardboard absurdities based trumped up Spielberg style cinema here say history. The larger irony of course the highly dubious event staged in Connecticut based upon the convenient martyrdom of anonymous innocents. The two experiences curiously joined at the hip.
The ground level urban experience in the interim since both events characterized by a rising lawlessness by a African American demographic against what is cinematically portrayed as ‘white’ society. This phenomena no more evident than in major rust belt capitols like Chicago, where shoppers in what were considered ‘safe zones’ are routinely set upon by flash mobs and various collections of ‘hoodie-headed’ thugs who seem intent upon unsolicited violence ala ‘Django style’. While the internationally embedded news media nightly playing the dual deception of both coverup and apologist for the growing number of egregious incidents, the call being answered in the outlying areas bordering the gun free zone of Cook County Illinois by record sales of all manner of tactical and self defense style firearms. The patent immorality of the larger personages supposedly tasked with the public trust being to stoke the fires of divisiveness under the clarion call to, “Never let a good crisis go to waste, especially if it allows you to do what you never hoped you could get away with before.” Not surprisingly, the publicly stated mantra of the current mayor of politically embattled Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel and his soul partner Michael Bloomberg, both past masters of destabilization through the employ of racial politics. The ‘prey’ inthe modern sense being the general population who is being steadily brought along into a state of ever greater paralysis by the nefarious ongong Global agendas of these scoundrels and their many fellow associates in the halls of high government.