18th of May, 2013
There is this historical documentary by PBS, Slavery By Another Name, which speaks of the Southern Nigger in the period between the end of their Civil War (and the end of formal slavery) and the start of World War I. Then it juxtaposes it with the current Prison-Industrial Complex, driven as it is by marijuana and apparent racism. And the minds goes trotting to the firearm control debate and the Django Unchained movie (“Who the fuck gave a nigger a goddamn gun?”) and I think to myself … what a wonderful World.
This is the perfect Americana. Pure idealism, pure corporatism, pure glory, pure wisdom, pure intelligence, pure sin, pure failure, pure evil, pure shame.
There may not have been anything so American since the mail-order Tommy Gun stood athwart the Saturday Night Special.
If you do not have a copy, get it. And watch it.