Friday, August 14, 2009

Birth Of A...Hey!

So, Hot Air links to an L. A. Weakie Weekly piece citing the President-as-Joker image (The Mr. Obama one, that is, and not the Mr. G. W. Bush one) as evidence of the Republicans employing Birth of a Nation imagery....

Gee, Birth of a Nation...political party...President.... It reminds me of something.... Let's see here:
However, President and former history professor Woodrow Wilson viewed the film at the White House and proclaimed it not only historically accurate, but like "history writ with lightning."
Or, you know, with a blazing cross. Mr. Wilson, of course a famous Republican Democrat, is also warmly remembered (in the "deserves a seat right close to the sulfurous fires of Hell" sense) as the President who segregated the Federal government.

Feckwits. IMO, the GOP has an awful lot to answer for but I've yet to see 'em -- them, mind you, the actual Party, not some posturing radio chat-show host -- go all D. W. Griffith on Mr. Obama.

(Wilson was too long ago a Democrat, you say? How about LBJ?)

5 comments:

D.W. Drang said...

Because, of course, it was the Democrats who lead the abolition char...
What? What's that you say? The Democrats weren't for abolition? Lincoln was a Republican? The Democrats were against even fighting the Civil War?

Oh...

mts1 said...

I'm surprised someone mentioned imagery in a 100 year old movie. Most leftists don't know past 10 years ago, and probably did the RCA Victor Dog head cock and had to do a web search on Birth ... to see what the author was referring to.

Nathan said...

Wilson was the proto-Fascist. He actually influenced Mussolini.

In my book, Wilson has long tied FDR for "worst antebellum pre-Carter president".

CGHill said...

And after that Nipper impression, they find that D. W. Griffith did not actually treat Klansmen like pond scum, and they reach into their pockets for the nearest race card. It's never far away.

Roberta X said...

...I am of the opinion that Klansmen, then and now, are pond scum. It is vaguely possible that the very first such organization, in the very first flush of its existence, was an actual Confederate-veterans outfit, but that did not last; gen 1 became so bad, in fact, that Nathan Bedford Forrest the former CSA General who was its first Grand frikkin' Wizard and one of the men who observed it could be a tool to re-establish white dominance, ordered the Klan to disband in 1869, stating that it was "being perverted from its original honorable and patriotic purposes, becoming injurious instead of subservient to the public peace."

The Klan are now and have always been a bunch of murderers, operating outside the law and initiating force against persons and property. Such men are to be dealt with as wolves are. If, from time to time, the forces of the other other side included corrupt politicians and the like, it still does not excuse the Klansmen's actions.

If any reader has a problem with that, they can get the hell out. I won't put up with it.