by Chris Black
We just got word of yet another guilt-ridden, feel-bad flick from our enemies in Hollyweird, this time a so-called western dubbed “Hostiles. And yes, this is a progressive (as in a politically correct) Western. John Wayne rolls into his grave like a ventilator.
The movie can be described as the latest attempt from the leftists in Hollywood to edulcorate and/or falsify America’s history. In case you didn’t notice, movies about the Wild West all but vanished from the 3D silver screens due to Hollywood’s obsession with perceived mysoginism, racism and what have you which is inherent in such a genre. Set to debut next month, on December 22th, “Hostiles” explores white America’s origins, but let’s quote the filmmaker Scott Cooper himself:
“When I set out to make the film I knew there was a racial and cultural divide in America. I just didn’t realize it was as wide as it is, and growing wider by the day.”
The thing is, ‘Hostiles’ tries to depict the image of the Wild West in a progressive way, as in from a non-white, non male, non heterosexual perspective; the movie follows a veteran cavalry officer (a bad guy, as in bigoted) whose mission is to escort a dying captive Indian war-chief and his family back to their tribal lands. Let’s quote the director again:
“For me really it was about two disparate men with very different world views who come together over the course of the narrative to offer one another a bit of reconciliation and hope. God knows, we need that in America now. I hope, if anything, it sparks a conversation about how we all need to come together and understand each other a bit better and the story is truly a journey of the soul for the characters.”
The Western used to be about freedom, individuality, and the challenges of living in a society that didn’t depend on getting everything you wanted from the government. Now it’s about “feelings”. Gees.
I suppose next we can expect a movie where Crazy Horse accuses Daniel Boone of micro-aggressions and creating a hostile work environment. And obviously, this makes for yet another movie that I will never bother to watch.
Here are some interesting factoids about the Wild West, or the entire period considered the “Wild West” (late 1800s):
With literally EVERYBODY carrying weapons, there were less murders TOTAL than what Chicago, with all its gun restrictions, sees in one year. Ran by Democrats for years, thank you very much.
As with the early settlers on the East coast in the 1600-1700s, Whites first found themselves engaged in warfare with Native Americans in the West due to being caught in the middle of already existing tribal warfare on their arrival.
I know this will come as a big shock to some, but there is a reason that Indian tribes and nations existed. They existed for the same reasons nations and kingdoms were formed in Europe. People congregated into societies and those became nations and cultures. They became the Cheyenne, Apache, Sioux and all the rest. And these nations warred with one another, killed one another, and took land and property from one another, just as the rest of the world was doing.
But you know what else they did? Long before any white or brown European set a foot on this continent? Maybe you’ve guessed. Yes. They practiced slavery. That’s right. The “Native Americans” practiced slavery.
They learned how to do that all by themselves. I’m not excusing any atrocities committed by others. For instance, the Trail of Tears and Wounded Knee are inexcusable. Just trying to provide a little historical perspective on the true history of the Americas.
Pick up a damn history book, people.
by Chris Black