I was jonesin' for a movie yesterday, and I was stunned to see at our local cinaplex Black Klansman, the most recent Spike Lee Joint. I had read that this film that is really based on a true story. It's hard to believe that this actually happened, but it did. In 1978, a black man, Ron Stallworth, became a member of the Ku Klux Klan. You need to see the movie to see how he did it, and it's worthwhile - seeing the movie. I really liked this one. Spike Lee has always done some excellent films, and he does here too. The story is so relevant to what's going on today, that this film really needed to be made. Since Barack Obama was elected president, the degree of racism has become more and more pronounced in America. It's my belief that this is how Trump got elected. After all he was the guy who pushed Birther"ism", and it made him the darling of the right - at least enough of a darling to get elected president.
So to take a deep look racism is exactly what we need to be doing. This is not an easy film to watch. The liberal use of the N word is hard to listen to, and the situations that the cops get into scared me - I kept thinking about how scary the Klan folks were, and as witnessed in Charlottesville, still are. But it's worth watching, and it's really well done. 4 paws.
This was a mildly funny movie about a couple of girls who are buds. Seems that one of them was dumped the year before, and now - out of the blue, she gets a call - or message, or something that she needs to go to Europe and deliver a small trophy to somebody in a cafe, or restaurant or something.
I was a bit confused by it all - we get no back story at all. These young women seem to have access to enough money to buy tickets to Vienna and dine at a 3 star restaurant in Vienna. I don't know it was just too hard to follow all the insane stuff that's going on.
I have to admit - I laughed a fair amount, but they sure could have done a lot more with the idea - 2 paws.
This summer, we had group after group of young people come to Two Poles to help us in our ongoing work projects. The groups came from Youth Works, a mission project that the Lutheran Church does around the country. It was wonderful to have all of these young people come in groups of 8 to 15 to our little homestead and help us complete our work.
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