Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Runaway Slave (Pritchett Cotten, 2012)

I tried my best to actually address Runaway Slave, a loathsome new piece of sub-Michael Moore agitprop, rather than simply foam at the mouth. I cannot say to what degree I succeeded. To even list the logical fallacies present in this oversimplification of disproportionate poverty, crime, etc. among black Americans as a failure of the Democratic Party and welfare would stretch well beyond my 1,000-word limit. And for a movie that goes so far out of its way to assure conservatives that they are not racist, its techniques sure are offensive, from the way it sinisterly frames any leftists black speaker to the repeated refrain of black teenagers with their pants sagging (because that has what to do with anything?). Easily the most reprehensible film I've seen this year.

My full review is up now at Spectrum Culture.


  1. Love it, or hate it, Runaway Slave is at the top of everyone's list!

    1. This all started with the New Deal and welfare was thrust upon us all, both black and white. While both colors have been victims of this pariah, it does seem to me that the black community has suffered the worst of it. Seeming to think that they are owed something akin to raparations, people may have started off as a good idea but much like other socialist agendas blossomed into something sinister. This is, so far, as I'm watching it now, spot on. The Tea Party is not racist. I am a Tea Party member and I am not racist. I could waste my time and yours talking about all the black friends that I have had and still have but your closed mind would just say that I was using that to assure myself that I'm not a racist. Grow up and take care of yourself and your babies. If you can't take care of your children then don't have any. Sincerely, a non-racist white American.