Comic Book films-Black Heroes,White Wealth(Part 1 of 2)

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There’s been a lot of hype about the upcoming Black Panther film. The film is set to be released worldwide on February 16,2018. Which is convenient since February is Black History Month right?  Anyone who follows my blog knows I have mentioned I grew up reading comic books as a child.  I read a lot of DC and Marvel comic books.  I used to read Spider Man,Batman,Superman,The Hulk,X Men and The Fantastic Four. Over the years I have collected hundreds of comic books.  But I was always fascinated by the black comic book characters.  Some of my favorites were Storm,Black Lightning,Steel,Misty Knight and Luke Cage.  But my favorite was probably Black Panther. Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four issue #52 back in 1966.  That issue of Fantastic Four is selling for $400-$800 on the internet.  Although after the Panther film comes out I’m sure the price will skyrocket.  I always thought Black Panther was a cool character.  Panther’s birth name is T’Challa. T’Challa’s senses and physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the heart-shaped herb.  T’Challa is a brilliant tactician, strategist, scientist, tracker and a master of all forms of unarmed combat whose unique hybrid fighting style incorporates acrobatics and aspects of animal mimicry. T’Challa being a royal descendent of a warrior race is also a master of armed combat, able to use a variety of weapons but prefers unarmed combat. He is a master planner who always thinks several steps ahead and will go to extreme measures to achieve his goals and protect the fictional kingdom of Wakanda.  Wakanda is not a real African country.  But it could just as well be Kenya,Nigeria,Tanzania or Ghana.  And this is one of my conerns about the film.  I have covered great African civilizations on this blog many times. Most of us know about The Mali empire as well as ancient Kemet(Egypt),Ghana and Kingdom of Kush. So why is Hollywood making films about fictional African empires when real ones exist?  Of course you know why right?

 

I will admit that the trailer looks really good.  The visuals are nice and it looks to be action packed.  I have watched the reaction from many black film goers on the internet.  I would say that 85% of the reaction has been positive.  And I can see why.  Talented actor Chadwick Boseman  plays the title character.  The cast has some pretty big names. The cast includes Angela Bassett,Forest Whitaker,Danai Gurira,Michael B. Jordan,Lupita Nyongo(my favorite),Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright. It’s a majority black cast.  Even the director Ryan Coogler is a black man.  So is this a black film? It seems like it.  But of course the film is being made by Marvel Studios.  Marvel Studios was bought by the Walt Disney Company back in 2009 for 4.24 billion dollars. I did a post in the past about the wicked and racist Disney company.  The Disney president and CEO is a white man named Robert Iger.  So the Black Panther film is basically a Disney film with a black cast.

Black Superheroes..

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I have done many posts on racist Hollywood and their negative stereotypes. Many black people are excited about this film.  And it’s because we want to see ourselves in a positive light.  We want to see ourselves looking glorious and majestic.  We want to see black people as kings and queens on the big screen. Hollywood has given the masses films about Roman empires for years.  Films like Ben Hur,Julius Caesar,Spartacus and Gladiator.  Not to mention fictional films/tv shows like Lord of The Rings and Game of Thrones.  They give us hundreds of films showing them as powerful kings and queens.  Then when they want to show African royalty…we get a fictional country??  That is white supremacy at it’s best.  The film looks good but I know how Hollywood operates.  I will be looking for any type of anti-blackness in this film.  And I’m sure there will be some type of black degradation in it.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some interracial love going on . Maybe they’ll slip in some lesbian/homosexual scene.  Or possibly showing African traitors in which to instill black people to not trust each other.  I could be wrong…but I doubt it.

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Wakanda is fictional but the Kingdom of Kush was real. Don’t get me wrong,I have nothing against fictional stories.  I grew up enjoying films and television shows like Star Trek and Star Wars.  I think they can be fun and entertaining.  I just think we have to be mindful who is getting our money when we pay for these films.  Black Panther looks like it will be a big blockbuster.  And I’m glad the mostly black cast is getting paid.  But the white owned Disney/Marvel company will be getting the majority of the money. We will be giving our money right back  to racist Hollywood.  They are just doing this film to throw black people a bone! But there are many black comic book artists and writers that could use our support.  That’s what I’ll address in part two.

 

Superman vs Batman(Black Man vs White Man) Metaphorical Lesson

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When I was growing up I used to love comic books.  I read most books from the Marvel or DC Comics.  I used to read Spiderman,The Hulk,Fantastic Four,Auqa Man,Wolverine,The Flash,Iron Man,Thor,Captain America and of course…The Black Panther.  As a young kid I was fascinated by this make believe world of heroes with super human strength.  As a nine year old kid it was kind of an escape from reality. I really felt like I knew the superheroes in many ways.  But two of the biggest superheroes were Superman and Batman.  They are by far the two biggest characters in the DC universe.  They both have had successful comic books and solo films. But lately there has been a lot of hype about their new film coming out on March 25,2016.

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The entire comic book world has been waiting for his match up a very long time. There’s supposed to be a great fight between them in the film.  And many comic fans are picking sides. As a kid I always believed that the X Men seemed very familiar to me.  They were mutants with super powers and the world hated them.  It seems as though the whole premise was based off the struggle of black people. It seems my instincts were right.  X men creator Stan Lee admitted a few years back that they were based off of the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. It always seems quite obvious to me. Which brings me to Superman and Batman. There’s been many debates  about this but I think Superman represents the  black man. And Batman is supposed to be a white man. I did a post in the past about Superman.

https://kushiteprince.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/the-real-superman-was-a-black-god-heruhorus/

This post showed how Superman was based off of an African God.  Even the term “hero” comes from the ancient God Heru or Horus.   But anyway I wanted to go a little deeper on this subject.  For starters anytime Superman loses his strength in a battle he goes to the Sun.  The Sun rejuvenates his strength.  Considering that black/African people need vitamin D from the Sun this coincidence seems obvious to me.  Due to our dark melanin we need more vitamin D than other races.  Too much sunlight can cause skin cancer among whites. As author Carol Barnes once said,

“Melanin is responsible for the existence of civilization, philosophy, religion, truth, justice, and righteousness. Individuals (whites) containing low levels of Melanin will behave in a barbaric manner.” Melanin gives humans the ability to FEEL because it is the absorber of all frequencies of energy. Since whites have the least amount of Melanin, this is why they are perceived by People of Color as generally being rigid, unfeeling (heartless), cold, calculating, mental, and “unspiritual.”

The central role that melanin plays in the body has been “suppressed” to maintain the mythological lie that Blacks are “inferior” thus promote’n the “clinging” to whiteness and the lie that white is “better.”

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Other facts on melanin:

Melanin refines the nervous system in such a way that messages from the
brain reach other areas of the body most rapidly in Black people, the
Original People. Black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than
whites, and demonstarte more advanced cognitive skills than their white
counterparts because of their abundance of Melanin. Carol Barnes writes
“…your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same
chemical that gives Black humans their superior physical (atheltics,
rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical… is Melanin!” The
abundance of Melanin in Black humans produces a superior organism
physically, mentally and spiritiually. This why all the founders of the
world’s great religions are Black. Melanin is the neuro-chemical basis
for what is called SOUL in Black people. In the same way Blacks excel in
athletics, they can excel in all other areas as well (like they did in
the past!) once the road blocks are removed! After considering Melanin to be a “waste” product of body-metabolism which
“served no useful function,” Western (white) science has now discovered
that Melanin is the chemical key to life and the brain itself! All
studies and facts about Melanin suggest that after 400 years of
attempting to inferiorize the Black race, “Western science is facing the
sobering reality that, by its own self-defined standards, Black people
are probably superior to whites in both intellectual potential and muscle
coordination. The central role Melanin
plays in the body has been “suppressed to maintain the mythological
inferiority of blacks…and the defensive clinging to whiteness as some
token of superiority.” (Dr. Richard King) The “superiority complex” of
white people is a defense mechanism and a mas for their deepset
inferiority complex which they project onto people of color.
Psychologists say insistent denial means readlity in the opposite way.

In this video(below) is a great breakdown from Mentellect TV. He breaks down how even the Superman symbol is an ancient African symbol. As you can see the powers that be steal everything from African people then claim it as their invention. Stealing ideas is something they have been doing for hundreds of years.

Superman is also from another planet.  He is not from Earth.  Much like black people are seen as foreigners in America. But I noticed that in the comic book he always lost when he fought Batman.  As a kid I never could understand it.  Superman had super speed,super strength and was made of steel. Batman was just a man in a batsuit with a utility belt. But he always tricked Superman somehow. He would set up traps or get some Kryptonite(Superman weakness) and make him lose his power. That’s when I started to think that Batman was the White man. In a metaphorical sense they’re telling us that Superman has awesome brute strength but he’s not very intelligence. It’s like when they say that black men are superior athletes in most sports. Be it basketball,baseball,boxing and football BUT he’s not as intelligence as the white man.  This is where Batman comes in. I remember an old episode of Batman from the sixties that had Bruce Wayne(Batman) talking about his father Thomas Wayne. He spoke about how his father was a member of the secret society known as Skull and Bones.

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It’s a secret society at Yale university started way back in 1832.  I thought that was interesting that the Batman creators made this a part of his history.  We all know that Europeans are behind these secret societies we always here about.
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In the comic book Batman would hide out in his “batcave ” a lot. Living in caves is clearly a European thing! Living in caves is not a part of African history.  Whites are always showing us movies and cartoons of them as Neanderthals living in caves.  Even in cartoons like the Flintstones, so Batman hiding out in a cave should not be too shocking.

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Anyone that’s done some research knows that homosexuality was normal in ancient Greece. It was socially accepted to have sex with young teenage boys. Now we know where the term “Greek freaks” comes from. I mention this because I always got a gay vibe from Batman’s sidekick Robin. Who was known as the “boy wonder”.

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Makes me wonder what he and Robin were doing in that “dark cave”.  It’s clear to me that Robin is a nod to the ancient Greek and Roman practice of having sex with young boys.  So in conclusion,I believe that Superman is supposed to be a black man and Batman represents the white man and European culture at large.   Just a little observation I’ve always had. Some of you may disagree. But I think the signs are there if…..your third eye is open.