Saturday, November 5, 2016

Some Important Lessons From the Film, "State of Jones," About Tuesday’s Election

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Some Important Lessons From the Film, State of Jones, About Tuesday’s Election

By Bathhouse John for Vox Populi | November 5, 2016 at 12 PM (“High Noon”)

The film is based upon a true story and centers around a southern man, Newton Knight, from Jones County Mississippi, during the Civil War. (See: Newton Knight) He comes to a realization while forced to fight for the South that the rich want the war to maintain their wealth but the poor must fight it and die. Newton deserts and through various happenings, creates a guerilla force of disgruntled regular folks and runaway slaves. This makeshift army causes havoc for the South but the North refuses to recognize their efforts.

What does this have to do with the upcoming election?

At the height of the film, Newton (played by Matthew McConaughey) makes a public announcement to his band to the effect that they are on their own and as a result will create a new state, The State of Jones. He states, “If we’re willing to die for something, we sure as the devil outta be able to say what it is out loud.” Newton then lists what his guerilla army, everyday, hardworking people, and their new State of Jones stands for:

1/ “No man will stay poor so another man can get rich.”

2/ “No man outta tell another man what he’s gotta live for or what he’s gotta die for.”

3/ What you put in the ground is yours to tend and harvest and no man outta take that away from you.”

4/ “Every man is a man. If you can walk on two legs, you’re a man. It’s as simple as that.”

Interestingly, later in the film during what’s historically called the Reconstruction Period, the supporting character, Moses, a former slave, tells his fellow newly freed Black Americans, “You need to vote Republican. You need to vote for Black folks.”

Now, the Democratic Party of today wants all of us to believe that the Republicans were the “evil doers” who promoted slavery, fought to preserve it, and tried to maintain segregation. False! The exact opposite is true. An historical irony which is pointed out in the film is that, once Lincoln died, his successor, Andrew Johnson from Tennessee, allowed the disenfranchisement and economic misery of Black Americans . . . and he was a former Democrat.

Now, given this mini history lesson, which candidate will live by the four principles of The State of Jones: Hillary Clinton or Donald J. Trump? The question really boils down to this . . . Which candidate and their party enslaved and will continue to enslave the hardworking taxpayers, like Newton Knight and his people? Let me give you a hint: Abraham Lincoln was not a democrat.

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