Monday, November 07, 2005

He went to get a MuthaFukkin raincoat?!?!!

"You can't tame the white supremacist power structure with cheese" –Huey Freeman
“Don’t trust them new niggas over there... ” –Uncle Ruckas

Okay – the boondocks was off the Motoflippin chain dawg! I loved it, I thought the voices were pretty good, and will develop into more individual voices as the series progresses. But, ironically, how good the show is has begun to take a back seat to all the uproar the shows existence has started.

And that is the number one reason why I love it.

It is a show for black people, and for white people. For young people and old, rich and poor. It’s a show that is designed to make people talk. That’s the whole point, and all the people up in arms about it are as ironically as the characters on the show, missing the point and proving the point all at the same time.

For instance there is a guy in LA who is trying to boycott the show with his group Project Islamic H.O.P.E. and other groups along with fellow protesters The National Action Network, The Malcolm X Movement and the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, headed by Earl Ofari Hutchinson, they are barking up the wrong tree if you ask me. … Don’t you have some Music video directors or rappers and record labels who use nigga in a manor that is way more detrimental to our society since kids can listen at all hours of the day rather than after 10 p.m? Or how about politicians or anybody more important to focus that energy on than a Cartoon designed to make people talk. THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT! Can we talk about the lack of decent grocers and produce in black neighborhoods and inner cities? How about the still Segregated schools inner city kids still attend? Disenfranchisement, High gas prices, our president, lack of black owned renovation in neighborhoods? Can’t we find somebody who is not on the same side as us? There are quite a lot of right wing, anti everything, pro just what they think people running the world that you really shouldn’t have to look to far to find one.

Aaron McGruder is not the revolution – he’s the conversation about the revolution. The Boondocks isn’t supposed to change the way you do anything, its supposed to make you think about it though. Truth of it for me is- removing derogatory terms won’t do any good, we’ll just make up new ones. We need to remove the core that causes people to need and want to used those terms in a derogatory manor.

Like it or not, The Boondocks is a part of a geodesic sphere called Truth. There are countless sides to the truth and one doesn’t negate the other in anyway. Black folks need to see what the picture looks like from different views. White folks need to see what the picture looks like from different views. And not being able to stomach it is exactly what the doctor ordered.
People are going off saying that the only people who will like and watch this show are weed smoking frat boys, I hate to point out that I am neither and no one who watched the show with us fell into that category. I can’t wait for additional discussion about this to pop off.. feel free to start it here – cause I’m ready to respond.

I find it funny so many people are saying that Huey and Riley don’t sound right. Ummm.. pardon but if Aaron McGruder says they sound like Regina King channeling a ten year old boy - then guess who they sound like?

If you missed it watch it here

“Bet You wish you had your rain coat right now.”-Grandpa Freeman


Blogger thir13teenandtheysayitain'tlucky said...

thanks for the hook up..... i was bummed sunday night and forgot about it.... we are not letting sarah go "n e ware not to no lou and not to no beach!!!" how's the fam?
love thir13teen

11:06 AM  
Blogger CousinSarah said...

Q-I didnt get to see it and my sister has dial up so I cannot watch it here. Will have to when I get home...cant believe I missed it. It's on Sunday nights right? I was ready the first date when they moved it back...then missed this one. Cant wait to see it.
Really DO wish I could come by and see it on the TiVo. Will be there for Xmas.


3:05 PM  
Blogger Copasetic Soul said...

i thought the show was funny... granpa doing Billy Blanks to the info-mercial was too funny.

just cant get into the voice of regina king as the just not feeling it!

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dont trust them new niggahs over there!!" Ha Ha I love uncle Ruckas

12:18 AM  

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