Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Dukes Of Hazzard Canceled (Again), Empire Returns In September

I’ve seen more episodes of Dukes of Hazzard than Empire

One of these programs encourages antiblack violence in support of White Supremacy and will remain on the air for the foreseeable future. 

The Dukes of Hazzard, which was canceled when Madiba was still in prison and before Dylann Storm Roof existed, has been expunged from the TV Land lineup. No reason was given, but it's suspected that the Confederate flag dispute prompted the removal.The show's featured getaway ride is named “General Lee” and brandishes a Confederate flag. 

Much like Ferguson 2014, White Supremacists have done a masterful job framing our understanding of the most recent illustration of white pathology. We’re groomed to accept Roof as a “unique” White man. Told Racism will be stifled by removing a symbol of “turmoil for African Americans.” 

They were referencing the Confederate battle flag, but… black people are being EricGarnered with shrines to Racism and White killers. 

The removal of Dukes creates space for an infinite number of viewing options that invariably sanctify identical concepts of white power that guarantee American Snipers like Roof. 

The manifesto attributed to the Charleston Terrorist quotes a
pivotal scene from the 1998 film, American History X
I see all this stuff going on, and I don’t see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off. 
This is part of the Hitleresque tirade Derek Vineyard presents to a troop of White Supremacists before a Roof-like assault on a non-white business. Edward Norton earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Vineyard. Roof’s muse goes on to kill two black people, rejoices after stomping through a black male’s skull. 

This film – and Empire – will have more broadcast time now that Dukes has been banished. 

Many reports acknowledge that the former CBS series was "one of television’s highest rated shows" in the early 80’s. They do not suggest that flagrant appeals to white power were an integral aspect of the show’s charm. In edition to invoking the Confederate general's spirit and the flag of white defenders of black enslavement and treason, they made “Dixie” a hallmark element of the production. 

The song's opening verse tells all: I wish I was in the land of cotton. The theme song of the Confederacy, "Dixie" has become an exalted white power hymn that Whites defend and coalesce to sing on campuses and sporting events across the land. Campuses including the University of Mississippi and South Carolina's The Citadel.

"Norman Seabrooks, The Citadel's first African American scholarship athlete, disliked hearing 'Dixie' as a fight song, and he would sit down or walk away when he heard the tune. As captain of the football team, he would leave the locker room early and step on the field before the band started playing. Other black cadets exhibited similar protests, and Seabrooks' classmate Larry Ferguson faced a severe backlash for refusing to play the song as a member of the Regimental Band. Ferguson's academic scholarship was threatened and one night, he and his roommate returned to the barracks to find their room trashed, racial threats painted on the walls, their books shredded, and a doll hung from the ceiling by a noose."

The stars of Dukes are white delinquents who habitually #CrimeWhileWhite. The show’s signature moment features “General Lee” and the Dukes evading authorities while the car horn blares the secessionist ditty that yearns for the "bondage, beatings and rape" of the plantation phase of White Supremacy. 

In 2015 Washington state, one of my White “neighbors” has the very same Dukes Of Hazzard, “Dixie” melody for his car horn. White Supremacy memorabilia transcends region and time because collective devotion to White Terrorism is unbounded. 

Irrespective of recent events, it’s unlikely my “neighbor's” car horn will be prohibited.