Through cinema, we can find empathy and understanding. “Relating a person to the whole world;” Andrei Tarkovsky wrote, “that is the meaning of cinema.” In light of the political tumult and injustice of the past week, it’s easy to feel that movies are a frivolity — a way of escaping into fantasy and neglecting the problems of the real world. But as Tarkovsky suggests, the meaning of cinema exceeds mere escapism. Unlike the language of politics, cinema has the power to cut through the defenses of ideology and bring us into empathic communion with the characters onscreen. […]
I won’t always be writing about the: Cheeto-In-Cheif, but I did want to post this film because this is what the core of Trump’s America consists of. Don’t kid yourself, this is no small faction. This is the core and Kelly Ann Conway’s double talk on TV, her “alternative facts” and Dan Spicer’s outright LIES as they are commonly referred to are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. This is no small faction because these individuals are everywhere. I do mean everywhere, emboldened by a white supremacist sympathizing malignant narcissist that was elected President.
Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the following day, Women’s March on Washington protesters with far less nostalgia for America’s past – women who lived through the Civil Rights movement, who came of age in an era when abortion was criminalized, who have vivid memories of a time when gay men and women were regularly victimized – have gathered to say, We are not going back. I’m […]
– CNNPolitics.com British pop singer Rebecca Ferguson says she has been invited to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, but her response may not be the RSVP the President-elect’s team were expecting former UK X-Factor runner-up said she would only accept the invitation on the condition that she could perform “Strange Fruit” — a song protesting racism in 1930s America, made famous by Billie Holiday. Rebecca Ferguson was the runner-up of the UK’s X Factor in 2010. In a statement posted to the singer’s Twitter account on Monday night Ferguson said: “I’ve been asked and this […]
I am completely disappointed in the United States, In it’s citizens who are soo going to realize they’ve fucked themselves over, in Obama who consistently took it up the arse to appease Republicans who worked so arduously and succeeded in erasing his legacy. Even Björk understands the notion of white supremacy. She Gets It by a I’ve enjoyed her music for 20 years, and though she is often parodied, her way of thinking is similar to my own. It’s is Pensive, Reflective and Polychronic. Even Back Then She Got it. Related articles Former […]
For several years I haven’t heard the word: “Minority” bandied about as much as I have during this election deason. As a woman of colour, I became comfortable in not referring to myself or to any other person of color as a minority Oddly, through over the past several onth the word: :Minority” had been more visible and audible in the news. Whereas reporters would once refer the \African American and Hispanic” community, now I hear ‘Minority’ used in its stead. I feel as emotionally drained, as the feeling I have after watching a film […]