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Amazon Developing Progressive Revenge Porn

Written by Joe Scudder

How can the show about Blacks being given the Southern states as reparations not be racial revenge porn?

A fictional presentation about the Southern states being put under a racist Black regime as a form of reparations for slavery would not have to be Leftist, race revenge porn. It could, in theory, show that the idea is cruel, unjust, and doesn’t help any race. That would be accurate.

But what are the chances that Silicon Valley or Hollywood would produce such a story. Amazon is both those groups when it comes to video. This will be a new attempt to make the deplorables feel guilty.

It won’t work.

Anyone who thinks for himself can figure out that Americans of all races inherit this country–and should not use past grievances as an excuse to disenfranchise others.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “‘Black America’: Amazon Alt-History Drama From Will Packer & Aaron McGruder Envisions Post-Reparations America.

A century and a half after slavery was abolished in the U.S., the wounds left by one of the darkest periods in American history are far from healed, as evidenced by the controversy surrounding the recent announcement of HBO’s upcoming drama series Confederate, from Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, which explores an alternate timeline of seceded southern states where slavery is legal and has evolved into a modern institution.

Another alternate history drama series, which has been in the works at Amazon for over a year, also paints a reality where southern states have left the Union but takes a very different approach. Titled Black America, the drama hails from top feature producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man franchises, Straight Outta Compton) and Peabody-winning The Boondocks creator and Black Jesus co-creator Aaron McGruder. It envisions an alternate history where newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny. The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming “Big Neighbor,” both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance.

 

Ultimately, Black America “will speak to where we are now and the mistakes this country has made and things we should do going forward,” Packer said.

Read the entire Hollywood Reporter story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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