(NOTE: THIS POST IS NOT ENTIRELY FINISHED, SEVERAL CAPTIONS NEED TO BE COMPLETED, HOWEVER, I WANTED TO GET UP WHAT I HAD; THE POST WILL BE FINISHED WHEN YOU NO LONGER SEE THIS NOTE; I AM SORRY FOR THE DELAY, BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER).
Let's start with Hillary Clinton.
2014 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping by the terrorist organization Boko Haram in Nigeria. While Obama could have ordered an attack on the group and Navy SEALS to man a rescue operation, instead, he did nothing but launch a Twitter hashtag campaign called #BringBackOurGirls. While the tragedy took place in Nigeria, it was felt strongly here, in America, because we have a tradition of helping when terrible things like this happen; to see our president set back and act utterly helpless, compounded the tragedy and enraged conservatives that he would promote victim-hood and helplessness over the defeat of these terrorists.
That's not what happens.
But back to Obama.
Obama's shipping of guns to Mexico became known as the "Fast and Furious Scandal," and we can even cite Obama's disastrous "Iran Peace Deal" in which he gave money to Iran, a known terrorist country. But this leads us to our second point,....
"Refugees," come up in the film when T'Challa discusses what Wakanda can do to help others in the world, and T'Challa notes, "Refugees being their problems with them," and between Obama and Hillary destabilizing Syria, they sent those refugees throughout the world to destabilize other countries, just as Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) pointed out how Erik was doing what he was trained to do. "Well, then, if the CIA trained Erik to do those things, it can't be pinned on Obama, that's an American problem!" Absolutely. Nearly every country--including fictional Wakanda--has trained military and intelligence personnel proficient at such political manipulations which they employ on behalf of their respective countries, not on behalf of individuals taking over governments for themselves to achieve a greater theater for global war, which is what Erik attempts in the film, and what Obama and company were trying to do for international socialism. This leads us to our third, and perhaps, saddest point of comparison.
the Black Panther Political Party which was born in Oakland, California, just as Erik was; but the film contrasts the power-hungry and self-serving Black Panther Political Party with the self-less and pure-hearted Black Panther king and leader of Wakanda: they are meant to mirror the other in vice and virtue, just as Barack Obama was meant to be a King T'Challa for his people, but instead became an Erik Killmonger.
|Socialists will, of course, look at this first mid-credits scene and say the entire film is pro-socialist because they don't have a vocabulary reflecting reality: T'Challa says "share" not "give," meaning, that Wakanda will retrain possession and ownership of their technology, they aren't going to just give it to anyone who comes up for a hand out. It's also important to note the important details of the end of the film and this mid-credits scene: when T'Challa takes his sister to Oakland, one of the little boys wants to steal parts from T'Challa's "spaceship" to resell for his own profit, whereas T'Challa intends for Wakandan resources to be offered to help those who will help themselves, that is, teach and educate those in disadvantaged areas, don't just give them stuff the way the Left and Democrats do, and there certainly isn't anything about giving these kids weapons, the way Erik would have done. This scene, at the UN, is meant to establish that Wakanda is going to become a leader in the world, rather than, for example, Obama's style of "leading from behind," and not being a "great nation," rather, helping the world by being an impoverished nation of farmers; instead, T'Challa makes the difficult choice to become a target of people like Obama and Hillary because T'Challa wants Wakanda's greatness to be the world's greatness, that everyone will be lifted up and succeed as much as they possibly can, not--as the socialists want--for everyone to be torn down in an effort to make every person as mediocre as possible (please consider the "means to equality" in this newest update to Fahrenheit 451).|
Now, let's consider this in relation to a very specific word used in the film: redistribution. In contemporary vocabulary, when "redistribution" is used, it generally means, take from those who have a lot, and give to those who hate those who have a lot. In Black Panther, we see "redistribution" employed in a different context: energy. The Black Panther suit Shuri designs for her brother "redistributes energy": when T'Challa takes a hit, the suit organizes that energy and then allows him to recycle that energy. This is easily a Christian tenet: when someone curses you, you bless them. T'Challa doesn't fight individuals, The Black Panther fights evil, and when T'Challa is hit, his strength of character and cultivated virtue allows him to destroy the evil trying to overcome him, and this is exactly what each and everyone of us has to do. THIS IS WHY THE BLACK PANTHER SUIT TURNS PURPLE WHEN THERE IS "ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION" TAKING PLACE: THAT ENERGY IS ACTUALLY SUFFERING, BUT BY DYING TO HIMSELF (the suit is black, so that's a symbol of death) THE BLACK PANTHER GAINS GREATER POWER TO DEFEAT EVIL WITHIN HIMSELF AND IN THE WORLD.
We see this in the subtle way debts are paid back in the film. When Everett takes a bullet in his spinal cord for Nakia, T'Challa recognizes he owes Everett a debt for saving his love, so T'Challa gives life back to Everett who saved Nakia's life. Likewise, when M'Baku challenges T'Challa's leadership, T'Challa recognizes that M'Baku is a good leader and his people need him, so instead of killing M'Baku so M'Baku won't pose a threat to T'Challa's throne in the future, T'Challa urges M'Baku to yield so T'Challa can pay back leadership with a leader.
T'Challa is going to help the world by showing how Wakanda became great, so others can become great as well,... there is absolutely NOTHING socialist about that at all.
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