As America Tires of Race Hoaxes, ‘Selma’ Disappoints at Box Office

John Nolte, Breitbart, January 12, 2015

Don’t buy the hype you might be reading at places like Grantland about “Selma’s” wide release debut at the box office this weekend. The news was not good. Far from it. Especially when compared to other apples, like “The Butler,” “J. Edgar,” and “W.”

Box Office Mojo:

In a distant second place, Selma expanded to nearly 2,200 locations and earned an estimated $11.2 million. Compare that to Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which dealt with similar issues during a similar time period in U.S. history and earned over twice as much in its first weekend ($24.6 million). Selma instead wound up opening in line with disappointing political dramas J. Edgar ($11.2 million) and W. ($10.5 million).

“W.” went on to gross a measly $30 million. “J. Edgar” topped out at $37 million domestic.

Both are considered costly flops.

If there’s a perfect storm during Oscar Season, Box Office Mojo sees “Selma’s” best case box office scenario as $50 million. Yet, with an estimated $40 million budget, “Selma” will have to at least crack $80 to $90 million just to break even.

“Selma” is undoubtedly suffering a backlash created by its own historically inaccurate smearing of Lyndon Johnson combined with a country that’s been thoroughly exhausted by race-race-race-race and lies-lies-lies-lies over the last couple of years.

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  • Reynardine

    Glenn Beck was harking this the other day and said everybody should see it. I think I’ll instead watch an honest movie about the political machinations of African Americans such as D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.

    Does anyone actually believe this man to be a conservative, or is he kept on television because of nostalgia for his earlier days?

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Glenn Beck is scum of the Earth. I think I despise him more then anybody in the United States.

      • Alucard_the_last

        I only listen to Michael Savage. I love it when some animal calls him and tell him that ‘u be racist’. He explodes and proves them wrong which is actually an easy feat when the caller has an 85 IQ.

        • ElComadreja

          Probably much lower. 85 is supposedly the average but I think they’re taking a few points on.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          Michael Wiener is the actually the ‘other’ Am radio personality I can’t stand. Have ever heard what he said about Kobe Bryant or George Zimmerman? I also have his book, it almost reads like open apology to every group he may have ever offended.

          He was also Alan Ginsberg’s boy friend.

    • Birth of a Nation is actually on Netflix streaming right now. Does anyone know if it’s the original uncensored version?

      • I have it on my ‘watch list’ but have to see it yet. One I did watch on Netflix that was a ‘hoot’ was CSA – The Confederate States of America. It deals with the premise that the South won. I know…dat’s racisss.

        • Zimriel

          Wasn’t “CSA” a Spike Lee joint?

          I’m not writing off everything he’s done. “Bamboozled” was … nuanced. A character-study in black self-loathing in a country where white racism only comes out when whites are provoked. It almost could have been directed by some of us.

          • shatwood

            It is NOT a Spike Lee film.

            It’s pretty funny at times. Rented it a few years ago. You can find some clips on Youtube.

          • No, I don’t believe so. If he did do it, he did the CSA a favor. LOL

        • I saw that listed but assumed it was just some anti-white provocation made by the usual suspects. Is it good?

          • TheHBD

            It is unintentionally funny…which is a common feature of the social-activism genre of Hollywood leftists.

          • It’s hilarious!

        • Christorchaos

          One I did watch on Netflix that was a ‘hoot’ was CSA – The Confederate States of America.

          Have you ever seen 2000 Maniacs. Hoo-boy that is a doozy. Anti-southern … in a pro-Southern way. But just a great exploitation film … getting deep into the psyche of every Yankee who has ever traveled south to Florida by car.

        • Spikeygrrl

          I downloaded it onto DVD several years ago and STILL can’t get past the first 20 minutes or so (which are a crashing bore). If you want a film which is visually stunning AND radioactively un-PC, you need Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will). I have that one on DVD too. 🙂

          • Julius Caesar

            I’m thinking of buying the HD re-release of Triumph of the Will, I might just give it a go.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Thanks for the heads-up on the re-release! Is there a link I can go to for more info?

          • Julius Caesar

            http://www(DOT)amazon(DOT)com/Triumph-Special-Edition-Adolf-Hitler/dp/B00004WLXZ

            I guess I can’t say how “new” it is, but it’s supposed to be an HD version. There are also rumors of a Blu-Ray version being released early this year, but don’t fall for it. It has been discovered to be a fake. This is the closest version I could find to having improved picture quality as well as a few additional features. If I find anything else I’ll let you know.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Many thanks!

          • Reynardine

            Strange, I find Triump of the Will to be a crashing bore…

          • Spikeygrrl

            As always, chacun a son gout.

          • Speedy Steve

            The scene where they scrubbed each others’ backs made me lose interest. I saw the film right about the time I was reading The Pink Swastika by Scott Lively.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Tarantino’s hero.

    • IstvanIN

      Did Glenn Beck stop crying long enough to see the movie himself?

      • He never stops crying and slobbering over himself.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          He stops long enough to slobber all over MLK.

        • Sick of it

          He and Boehner should start up a Crybaby Club

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Kind of make you wonder were Glenn gets his hemorrhoids doesn’t it?

          • bilderbuster

            They need to start a diaper club too being as they’re both so full of it.

    • Sick of it

      He was digging into verboten subjects on Fox News prior to being canned. Since then, he has apparently embraced the official narrative.

      • anony

        My thoughts exactly. I think “they” made him a deal he couldn’t refuse.

        He actually had the author of THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND on his show, Edward Griffin, and that surely is a no-no for any establishment type.

        Now he’s totally bought into the establishment playing the den/repub game.

        • Sick of it

          I can see it now – A letter received from an unknown source. Inside the envelope is a little scrap of paper with three letters “JFK”…Glenn begins to cry and dedicates his life to doing whatever it takes to ensure he doesn’t end up the same way.

          And of course there’s always the possibility of a massive bribe. Let’s be honest, it works with most people, thus the modern world.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      Glenn Beck is just a dem in conservative clothing. I never liked him from the beginning.

    • MannyR

      Menace to Society
      District 9
      Boys N da Hood
      New Jack City
      Soul Plane

      • Reynardine

        Soul Plane implies blacks have the wherewithal to fly planes or manage an airline and is consequently highly inaccurate.

    • anony

      Glenn Scumbag Beck is about as conservative as Al Tawana Brawley Sharpton and just as duplicitous.

    • GovSlacker

      Before televison Glen Beck was fun to listen to, on the radio. He use to have a quiz each week of convenience stores proprietors to predict who would win the weekend football game. I think becoming a celebrity went to his head. Whatever happened to him is kind of sad. He is like a guy wandering the streets with a bill board saying, “the world is coming to an end – unless you listen to me.” No one is listening anymore.

    • notyranny

      Like THE BIRTH OF A NATION…..it’s on Netflix

    • Patrick Despaw

      Glenn Beck is a well intended fool. He gets caught in these sort of emotional traps because he isn’t always a clear thinking individual. He doesn’t always reason well though he intends to.

      You could say that about a lot of people. He just happens to have a TV show.

  • ncpride

    Read on another blog that black ‘business leaders’ are footing the bill for school kids to see this movie in several cities. That tells you how desperate they are. The White guilt is wearing very, very thin and they KNOW it. I couldn’t be more thrilled this movie is a total flop. White America is sick of you.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Aren’t Black “business leaders” the people Glenn Beck, Rand Paul, Herman Cain, ect. assure us are actually Conservatives?

      • Sick of it

        Some are, but, if you’ll excuse the pun, they are a distinct minority.

      • LHathaway

        Actually, I was just watching a YouTube talk show video where black women had on a black conservative woman. A woman with ties to Sarah Palin, I think. They were pointing out that MLK was a Republican. I’m not an expert on the subject, so perhaps I shouldn’t say, but I believe MLK’s father was a registered Republican and MLK himself might have signed up for Something as a Republican when he was younger.

        • JP Rushton

          I really hate that rumor. Republicans are so desperate to show how not racist they are they grasp at straws to try to “prove” MLK was a Republican.

        • Charles Martel

          MLK was a Republican and IIRC supported Richard Nixon in 1960. I think (not sure though) he may have changed his party affiliation later in life.

        • anony

          If MLK and father were ever republicans, it was because the South was democrat since Lincoln was a republican.

      • Christorchaos

        Annointed black conservatives eventually shake out in one of three categories: looney (Alan Keyes), cads (Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain) or just simply not conservative (Colin Powell).

        • LHathaway

          Alan Keyes is the man.

        • Spikeygrrl

          Then please explain LEGITIMATE Negro conservatives like Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Walter Williams, Larry Elder, and probably Congresswoman Mia Love (if she stays the course). You need a fourth category for Negro conservatives who mean it AND “make it.”

          • Christorchaos

            Agree. i was just being somewhat hyperbolic.

          • Sick of it

            Actually, you’re more or less right. Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, and Larry Elder aren’t exactly anointed black conservatives, being as they say some of the same things we do. The Heritage Foundation types aren’t going to get on board with that.

          • Juggernaut3000

            I have a strong feeling, once the curtain was drawn on the voting booth, all those black conservatives, Elder, Sowell, Williams, pulled the lever for obama.

            Race trumps everything.

          • Sick of it

            I’m not sure where you are, but I can tell you that there are blacks in the State of Louisiana who do vote for white conservative men. I will also admit that they are small in number and that courting votes from the rest of the blacks is a waste of time, as they do not like us.

            Your last point is a part of the human condition and anyone who denies that race matters has obviously ignored the whole of human history as well as the archaeological record.

            Certain people on this site advocate in favor of a foreign race in obvious ignorance of history. Were the Mongols the friend of the Chinese, even if they appreciated their culture? Were the English the friend of the Irishman even after they gained mastery over him? Was the Yankee reconciled to the Southron after slaughtering his people and burning his land? Political correctness and, quite frankly, giving foreign populations the benefit of the doubt are the height of ignorance.

          • Katherine McChesney

            I trust they didn’t. They’re far too outspoken to have voted for the stench in the White House.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            They say black failier is due to Liberal policy and preferential treatment.

          • Laura Dilworth

            Like what

          • ElComadreja

            Sorry but I don’t believe any such animal exists. They’re all black first and anything else a distant second. i’m willing to bet anyone you named would stab you in the back the minute they took office.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            I’d bet you they’d stab you in the back anytime.

          • Reynardine

            Saying the things at work that Sowell and Williams do about blacks will get you fired.

            The ‘Brew are only interested in White Race Traitors.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Then I guess it’s a good thing that I’m no longer in the work force.

            But when I was, punching someone else’s time clock, I’d’ve sooner gouged out my own eyes with a plastic spork than work for a company which expected PC-Speak. And when I co-owned a business myself for about a decade, my bizpartner and I made it a “PC-Free Zone” right from the jump.

          • bilderbuster

            Four Negros hardly merit their own category.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Your inane categories hardly describe an entire population. I gave you EXAMPLES, but extrapolating from examples is clearly above your pay grade.

          • bilderbuster

            You gave the only three KNOWN Negro conservatives in the entire United States!
            What’s this about a pay grade?
            Keep your government job because you’ll never be able to afford me.

          • Spikeygrrl

            WHAT government job?!

            What the heck are you smoking, and where do I buy some?

          • bilderbuster

            The three examples you did give are good.
            Relax and have a drink on me because smoking’s bad for you.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Make it coffee; I celebrated 20 years of sobriety last August. But I do realize that having Barry Soetoro in the People’s House could drive almost anyone to drink. 😉

          • bilderbuster

            Congratulations!
            One decaf comming up! 😀

          • Bryce Armstrong

            The Republicans will grow a pair and actually take on the Democrats, thats when everybody’s black friend, Uncle Thomas Sowell (aka The Smartest Man In America) makes his appearance, scolding them for being so stupid. Watch and see he does it every time.

          • thomasdosborneii

            You’re so down and cynical on Thomas Sowell. Have you actually ever READ any of his books? Until you know what you are talking about, it would be better for you to shut your pie hole.

      • Fathercoughlin

        Black business leaders are the drunken,stumbling,sex addicted slobs who have been picked to be “minority vendors/contractors”. None of them are worth a damn,and most will try and stick their whatzis into anything with a lighter skin color than they!!

    • John R

      That’s funny. Blacks are actually raising money so this movie can be seen. Strange how back in the seventies no one had to raise donations so “Roots” could be shown!

      • MikeofAges

        Shaft and other “blaxploitation” films did pretty well in the 70s, including with white big city audiences. Those films were entertaining in their crummy, seedy way. The genre failed because the cost of bringing a film to the screen eventually exceeded what that type of film could earn.

        Interestingly, the screenwriter who created the John Shaft character did not write the screenplay as a black story. It was adapted to the purpose later. Not the last time that happened. Not the first either, probably.

        • Christorchaos

          Blaxploitation films are actually quite fun, before Blacks started taking themselves too seriously. Or rather, before non-Eskimo Ivy League professors ordered them to take themselves more seriously.

          Have you ever seen Blacula or any of the Dolemite movies with Rudy Ray Moore? They are hilarious. But they are now banned. Or shown with 5 minute long disclaimers, and creepers at the bottom of the screen warning people of the trigger messages.

          Meanwhile white parodists like Russ Meyer dont have to worry about that, and his movies still get watched.

          • Anglokraut

            Russ Meyer? I dated a guy who had a few of his movies–I still can’t figure out how those movies got made, especially in the 1960s.

          • USN Veteran

            I can think of 2 really big reasons.

          • Anglokraut

            That they are: really, really big.

          • MikeofAges

            And there were more than two of them, if you lined up all the vixens side by side.

          • Reynardine

            Russ Meyer did like 90% of the work himself, including distribution.

            If you do all the work yourself, nobody can stop you.

          • Christorchaos

            Have you ever seen Meyer’s Blacksnake, (British title, Slaves)?. I think it would be of a lot of interest to people on this board. Not sure how everybody would take it though … race realists may be as puzzled as liberal white Ivy league film professors are about what to do with the flick. Me, I think it is a hoot.

          • Anglokraut

            I don’t think so; I know I saw “Vixen”, and the sequel, but after that I decided that I’d given the genre enough of a chance, and I still wasn’t impressed.

          • Christorchaos

            There was no sequel to Vixen. Just sayin’.

            However, what the Irish Republican Army man blurts out at the end will shock and offend.

          • Anglokraut

            I just remember the story of a Canadian bush pilot being hijacked by a Jewy-looking Commie, demanding to be flown to Cuba. The there was another movie with a radio station plot. That’s all I remember.

          • Christorchaos

            It was a red-bearded Irishman, with a Lucky Charms-leprachaun brogue, doing the hijacking. Later-revealed to be working for the IRA. The radio station was Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, youre right. But it wasnt a sequel, just used the word vixen in the title. His last (1979) and most explicit/violent movie.

          • Anglokraut

            I remember the beard, but not the color. I do remember thinking that I would never get this time back. I just don’t care for the genre.

          • MikeofAges

            Blacula was a decent story. And Bill Marshall was a pretty good actor too. He was one of the leading black interpreters of Othello in his generation. He was one of many actors who failed to achieve great success in Hollywood. Who or what Shakespeare intended Othello to be is unknown. I suspect no intention. His stage used who was available. But I always have assumed North African, Spanish Moor, Turk or Arab. The American, stage most often represents the character as black, and I have no problem with a that. Not as long as people understand, there are different ways to cast and represent the character. It’s fiction.

            No problem with people looking at character critically in different ways either. In lit class, I would treat him as a black character. To me, he represents a type of black man I know from American society. I see him as being undone by his latent naivete.

            If you need disclaimers and “trigger” warnings to see a movie and can’t take blaxploitation cinema as an entertaining jest, stay home.

          • Christorchaos

            Good info, good analysis, … good reply. Where did I just read that Othello was supposed to be a dark-skinned caucasian? Was it here. Doesnt matter … I agree that a sub-Saharan works OK.

      • Lygeia

        Roots was all made up. Alex Haley stole the entire storyline from Howard Courlander, an American novelist, folklorist, anthropologist, and expert on Haiti.

        Alex Haley plagiarized Courlander’s novel “The African,” which was published in 1967.

        • Speedy Steve

          I enjoyed National Lampoon’s parody; Froots.

          • Christorchaos

            Boy they could not get away with that now, could they?

        • bilderbuster

          He plagiarized an Anti-White novel by a Jewish author.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        Why cant they “raise money” for useful things, LIKE FEEDING THEMSELVES.

        • Charles Martel

          No need. YOU pay for it!

      • Charles Martel

        It was on tv. Nobody had to buy a ticket to watch it

        • Bryce Armstrong

          There weren’t many stations back then either.

      • ElComadreja

        That pack of lies and distortions did more damage to America than most people realize.

    • bilderbuster

      All of those films (Roots, The Butler, 12 Years a Slave, ect…) get viewed by children in schools and community centers nationwide year in and year out.

      • Who Me?

        Shown as U.S. History no doubt.

        • bilderbuster

          As educational films during Black History Month, summer day camps on rainy days, libraries and any other chance they get.
          These are propaganda films and that’s the only reason they’re made.
          Making a profit is just icing on the cake.

    • Patrick Despaw

      Indeed. I hope White America is sick of feeling bad about the way the world operates considering White America is but a tiny fraction of it.

      At some point people have to realize their own value. We’re seeing now that some people don’t fit the American label regardless of how much money or sympathy you throw their way.

      The only solution at that point is to dispense with the equality mantra and find real solutions that work. The chief solution being natural segregation. That means getting power back to communities and getting government out of community building. If someone cannot afford to live in a neighborhood they shouldn’t be given a pass to be there. That also goes for school districts. You can basically write it off at that point. People will go where they feel they belong based on their abilities.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Not good enough. Keep an eye on the diverse Fantastic Four reboot. Younger audiences prefer the super hero films, so if the new FF, with black Human Torch, flops, then you know at least some white people under 25 might have a clue.

    • We have the director’s cut of “Watchmen” here, and it was decent, told from quasi-anti-hero Rorschach’s perspective. No “skid-marks” in the movie, which is always a plus. It moved a bit slow at times, and the producers missed the opportunity to make Batman old and bitter.

      • To be fair, the prison shrink in the movie was a black. (the only black speaking role in the whole film if I’m not mistaken) But that character was black in the original graphic novel as well, so it’s not an example of “creative casting” like the new human torch.

      • MannyR

        Every time I watch the opening and the National Guardsman open fire on the left wing protestors I literally start clapping. A grown man by himself, clapping at a movie.

        • Reynardine

          I once tried to write a screenplay, but it turned into 30+ pages of hippies assaulted by a chain-flail anti-mine machine.

      • Garrett Brown

        That wasn’t Batman lol.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Well, if Selma is a flop, must be because of evil whitey and his ol racist witchery!

    If you don’t go spend $10 to $20 to see this movie you might be a racist!

    Well, I just might be…

    • Alexandra1973

      I wouldn’t pay ten dollars to see ANY movie, let alone this one.

      (That’s what Netflix free trials are for.)

      • We just got the 1930 b&w version of “All Quiet on the Western Front” on DVD for about ten dollars, including shipping. We already had the 1979 color remake.

        • Weisheit77

          Watched it a few days before Christmas as a way to mark 100 years since the Great War.

          • John R

            THAT war was a real tragedy. So was World War Two. Remember the old movie “The Best Years of their Lives”, with Dana Andrews? They got into a fight in one seen with an “unpatriotic” customer at a drug store who suggested to a disabled World War Two veteran that we were fighting the wrong people. No disrespect to any veteran intended, but frankly, that man was right.

          • One of the major problems that led toward World War One was that none of the political leaders really knew what would happen. Many of the treaties were signed in secret, and sometimes the various national leaderships didn’t understand the generals’ mobilization plans. When Kaiser Wilhelm II realized the German army would invade Belgium, he begged them not to do it. The French Plan-17 was wildly unrealistic. The uncoordinated Russian advance into Prussia in 1914 ended in disaster at Tannenberg. Austria-Hungary was short of almost everything, especially modern artillery. The Italians later proceeded to fight 11 (!) battles against them along the Isonzo River. Turkey sent an army into the Caucasus, over the mountains in the dead of winter, with very few survivors.

            Few of the military brass knew what would happen, either. Australians landed at Gallipoli in 1915, and that is hilly, full of ravines and scrub brush. It rarely gets much worse than that for infantry assaults. At the Somme in 1916, the front had a water table close to the ground, which the British artillery proceeded to shell into a swamp. After their infantry crossed the resulting morass, each carrying 60 to 70 pounds of equipment, they were supposed to ascend the slope of a mesa and fight their way through mixed forest and small towns. Nobody could do that.

          • Mike

            I saw that on TCM. It was sad as hell

          • Weisheit77

            As the years go by the more right he seems. It’s funny how time has a way of doing that. I’d rather be right in 100 years than right in 10 minutes even though the first pays a lot less and earns one much less regard.

          • Thank you. I honestly, even hesitated to make that last comment, I guess I was “testing the waters” as it were. I was afraid that either no one would have even heard of that movie, or if they did, might curse me out for my opinion on it. Well, surprise, I got a lot more thumbs up for that comment than I though! It seems that we race realists are not alone.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Aces High is on Netflix. Great one that.

        • phillyguy

          tonight I’m watching The Outlaw Josey Wales.

          • Rurik

            I’m not watching anything, I’d rather read the posts here at AmRen.

          • (Spits) “How is it on stains?”

          • MannyR

            Ha! Classic hilarious scene

        • Who Me?

          Does your daughter watch those movies with you? She must be remarkably well educated for her age. Kudos to you and your wife for teaching her real history and the things all children SHOULD be learning.

    • Magician

      I will have to be paid $10 to see this movie

      • bilderbuster

        You work cheap!

      • Bryce Armstrong

        You’ve allready seen it a million times.

  • Easyrhino

    I’d wager everyone is tired of blacks complaining about everything and have no desire to pay money to hear them do so.

    • bilderbuster

      We’ve paid them a fortune to STFU to no avail.

  • phorning

    The last paragraph says it best. Who would want to pay to sit through more racial lecturing after what we have gone through the past year?

    • bilderbuster

      And after watching it, who will admit to it?

    • MannyR

      Christ every year since 1962

  • MekongDelta69

    My AmRen ‘feel good’ article of the day.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    It’s not that the movie is historically accurate that it’s being ignored. I honestly didn’t even kinow about it till I read about it here on AR.

    I couldn’t care less about “Selma” because I am simply exhausted and beat from all things Negro. I feel like a race horse hobbling down the stretch, being whipped within an inch of my life as I struggle to the finish line.

    • Maybe it’s time to throw the jockey.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Throw it on the fire. God these things are ugly no matter how much it pees off the moolies.

        The last thing I want to see in my front lawn is anything resembling this guy…

        Bonfire of the Lawn Jockeys

        • John R

          I love those! I want to get one just to piss off my black neighbors!

          • Who Me?

            If you’ve got black neighbors you need to move! They’re likely to do a drive by shooting at your house if you put one of those out.

          • John R

            Not likely. I live in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. I live in a diverse community, but the police are all White, and frankly, don’t put up with any crap.

          • DivaEl

            I used to live in UD with my cousin, who moved there from W. Philly in the 50s after her mom had her skull fractured by a black neighbor while stealing her purse. Was riding the bus in UD one day in the 80s while a black woman was on it and was surprised when whites started harassing her just for passing through the neighborhood. Philly and suburbs must have been beautiful before the influx of blacks destroyed them. Glad I’m now near Seattle, possibly the whitest city in the country.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Put it in one of there yards.

          • Speedy Steve

            Daniel Carver says they’re the best kind. They don’t rape, rob or riot.

          • anony

            On Rt. 17 going south out of Berkley Springs, WV, I saw one of those yard Jocks in a yard , no less, that was actually the right color, black!

            I wanted to stop, go back, and congratulate the owner! That’s the first one I’ve seen that wasn’t painted white in about forty years.

    • Who Me?

      It’s called “Negro Fatigue”.

    • Basketeddie

      I believe the DSM 3 refers to your condition as Negro Fatigue, it has been spreading rapidly since around November 2008

  • Anglokraut

    Yeah, how LBJ is treated is why the movie is bombing.

    • IstvanIN

      LBJ deserves bad treatment, too bad he is dead.

      • Could we dig him up and use the body in some sort of prank? I think shipping freeze-dried pieces to Putin, Kim, Maduro and Rouhini as a sort of jigsaw puzzle might be amusing.

        • IstvanIN

          He drank enough so his body should be well preserved.

          • So did Nixon. My favorite boozehound leader was Boris Yeltsin. He was once on a stop between Washington DC and Moscow in Dublin, and the Irish president wanted to meet him at the airport. “No”, Yeltsin’s aides explained; “He’s too drunk.”

            Too drunk to meet the president of Ireland.

            Sorry: that’s not a joke.

          • bilderbuster

            I remember that one.
            LBJ’s drunk self barking out orders while sitting on the can has to be up there along with drunken Churchill walking around naked while entertaining guests.

          • Anglokraut

            LBJ also manhandled the Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson after Pearson criticized U.S. military policy while he was visiting the U.S. Doubt that helped relations, either.

      • Zimriel

        But he got the bad treatment for the wrong reasons.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Why do you think Glenn Beck LIKES it so much?

      • Anglokraut

        I figured that whatever he replaced alcohol with, combined with religious fervor, mixed with declining relevancy scrambled his brain.

    • Speedy Steve

      LBJ and MLK make for interssting photos

      • MannyR

        “We’re about to fu€ k this country up like its never been fu€Ked up before.”

        • LexiconD1

          Until Obama comes along.

    • Charles Martel

      The Robert Caro books on LBJ are well worth a read. Although Caro is a liberal his portrait of LBJ strikes me as fair.

  • Daniel McGrath

    I wonder what kind of dung heap Selma is now?

    Essentially it’s a movie about blacks wrecking a white township. A black pogrom of a small community of whites.

    • Zimriel

      Go to SBPDL and search the archives; Kersey’s posted some good stuff on how Selma’s turned into a desert.

  • One of the co-producers is Plan B Entertainment, wholly owned by leftist freakazoid Brad Pitt.

  • Truthseeker

    The more I hear about African-Americans, the less interesting they become. How many times do we have to hear about slavery, segregation, Rosa Parks, MLK, etc.? Isn’t there anything more to their history than these tired old stories which seem to indicate that their entire identity is forged in contrast to Whites?

    I’m glad this movie is flopping, and I hope it continues to flop. Any movie where the antagonist is my race and culture is not one I want to succeed. The Utopian narrative of the Civil Rights Movement that was sold to the public has long since proven a failure, and we need to stop glorifying it.

    • TomIron361

      stop glorifying it
      ——————————————
      They can’t. If they ever stop portraying this scenario over and over it will become abundantly clear to the most simple minded person how incompetent blacks are in every walk of life.

      • anony

        Playing the same narrative over and over and over reminds me of another story coming out of WWII.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      How about pitching this to Hollywood, a white teacher goes into a failing inner city school and teaches the students to believe in themselves! Or how about this one, the first black athlete/team is allowed to complete in an organized sport, against all odds they managed to succeed and triumph over the all white team. Or hears a real original film, an innocent black man, falsely accused and convicted by an all white jury gets a second chance thanks to a crusading attorney, I’m thinking about calling that one,”Guilty Until Proven Innocent”.

      Or we could just rehash the Tuskeegee Airmen, AGAIN.

      • phillyguy

        That’s what kids learn in today’s classrooms, they are being brainwashed and taught how the Tuskegee Airmen saved the the war,,I’ll bet not one kid in America knows who Richard bong was.

        • Thomas McGuire was my favorite American Pacific ace. He routinely overstressed his P-38 Lightining, and was great in low-speed fights. Sadly, he stalled at low alt and didn’t get out. Marine Corps ace Marion Carl shot down Japanese navy ace Junichi Sasai with a vertical 90-degree deflection shot. Carl was murdered by a meth-head home-invader in 1998, Jesse Fanus, due to be resentenced in Oregon sometime this year. I hope the death penalty is reinstated for Fanus. My own favorite Pacific War ace was Saburo Sakai, who went back to combat operations missing one eye.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Eddie Rickenbacker spent a month with the rest of his crew in a tiny raft in the middle of the Pacific.

          • Charles Lindbergh flew combat missions in the Pacific, though he wasn’t supposed to, apparently scoring a few air victories. He wasn’t allowed anywhere near the ETO due to pro-German sympathies, but wound up as a consultant instructing USMC pilots in takeoff procedures with double the bomb load the F-4U Corsair was rated for. Another very unlikely combat pilot during the war was Reinhard Heydrich, who later convened the Wansee Conference, kicking off the Holocaust. He’d been in the German navy before being cashiered after breaking up with his fiancee. Heydrich flew missions for the Luftwaffe over Russia until he was ordered to cut that out. He was so ruthless even Heinrich Himmler was scared of him.

          • MannyR

            Heydrich was from what I’ve read, the most feared Nazi in the Germany military. He was a horrible human being. Hitler said Heydrich was too extreme. He was also way over confident…ie the bullet through his head as he drove around with the top down.

          • Tim

            My Old Man cut his teeth on the Oerlikon 20 mm AA cannon along the North Atlantic convoy routes. When the Kamikaze threat started they flew him and his buddies like rock stars from Naples to New York, to San Fran to Manilla as they already had 2 plus years experience in dive bomber attacks.. He always felt sorry for Pacific War veterans that they did not have the luxury of engaging an honorable, humane and civilized naval enemy…

      • John R

        I got a better one: A town watch volunteer is attacked by a violent black thug, and a racist president tries to falsely convict him because of his hatred of Whites. A heroic attorney argues his case and the man is acquitted; or, how about this? A group of college kids have a party and hire strippers. One of them-a black-accuses them of rape on no evidence. A liberal DA maliciously prosecutes the students to curry favor with a racist black community. Yep, so many ideas I could send Hollywood. You think they would like them?

        • Bryce Armstrong

          THEY WOULD LOVE IT,,, as long as you switch the races around.

          • Who Me?

            Watch Law & Order, they switch the races around on a regular basis, so does Law & Order SVU. That is part of why I don’t watch TV anymore. (We had it in the attic but had to bring it back down so the grandkids could watch cartoons and we could rent movies.)

    • jim

      Not to mention everything they harp on is from 50 or 60 years ago. It would appear that’s all they got.

    • John R

      EXACTLT! Their entire culture is wrapped up around victimhood at the hands of Whites. Same story over and over.

    • bilderbuster

      “Isn’t there anything more to their history”.
      Aside from them raping, eating and killing each other?
      No.

      • 1G25

        Retarded evolution is destiny.

    • Garrett Brown

      Well, there was that guy that made peanut butter.

      • MrGJG

        Yea, he made it, not invented it.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Peanut butter’s first patent is actually credited to a French Canadian.

        • Who Me?

          Hey! I made pecan butter by accident, (Left the pecans in the blender with it running … what a mess) Do I get a patent?

  • IstvanIN

    Hopefully “Selma” will be a huge flop.

  • connorhus

    It get’s to join all the other recent racist, Black supremacy/Historical re-writes like Red Tails, 12 Years a slave, the Butler etc. White American’s are tiring of this Hollywierd, Multi-Cult offal and staying away.

    This trend isn’t limited to the obvious Black movies either. The Lone Ranger, White House Down, Thor and other movies suffered reduced profits because they were trying to force their agenda down our throats. Even a few TV series have suffered.

    • By an amazing coincidence, Plan B Entertainment also did “12 Years a Slave”. Do you see a pattern here?

      • bilderbuster

        I’m seeing an awful lot of Oprah in The Butler and she co produced Selma.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Will the movie contains LBJs quote about how blacks will vote for the next 200 years?

    How about MLK’s plagiarism, adultery or even his real name?

    You could not pay me to watch anything Oprah is involved with.

    “Selma” is undoubtedly suffering a backlash created by its own historically inaccurate smearing of Lyndon Johnson

    Hollywood changing history?

    Never happens.

    Now, how about the REAL Selma:

    Violent crime rate in 2012:
    Selma: 754.0
    U.S. Average: 214.0

    • I think if LBJ were alive today and on fire, most people wouldn’t even urinate on him, so “smearing” a cretin who used to pick up dogs by their ears isn’t going to impact the US public. Let’s also thank him for his glorious role in establishing a just peace in Vietnam.

      • Zimriel

        A lot of that stupidity was set in motion by John Meth Kennedy, when his CIA and State plotted against Diệm.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          I thought Jack Kennedy was actually a Conservative like ‘ol Mike King.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        LBJ deserves to be urinated on for his “War on Poverty” – the effects of which we are dealing with today:

        In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution. Yet progress against poverty, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, has been minimal, and in terms of President Johnson’s main goal of reducing the “causes” rather than the mere “consequences” of poverty, the War on Poverty has failed completely. In fact, a significant portion of the population is now less capable of self-sufficiency than it was when the War on Poverty began.

        –Heritage Foundation

      • bilderbuster

        He wanted Israel to send the USS Liberty to the bottom with all hands and blame Egypt in a false flag attack. When the Israelis only murdered 34 and severely wounded 174 American sailors he covered that up tight.

    • LHathaway

      You’ll have to tune in to see. If you haven’t seen these ideas referenced a million other times in every newspaper, book, magazine, TV show and music video already.

    • Whitetrashgang

      It really is a feel good story, kind of like a Charlie brown Christmas.

  • dd121

    Who thought this movie was going to be a blockbuster? Almost all these fictional anti-white propaganda movies fail.

    • LHathaway

      I thought that is what every other movie ever made in Hollywood was, a fictional anti-white propaganda film. You have to admit, we’re the best at making them.

      • dd121

        The usual story line is: Oppressed blacks bravely face their wicked white oppressors and triumph in their moral quest. Makes me want to puke.
        I didn’t watch Roots, or Ken Burns’ Civil War, either.

        • The Ken Burns documentary was actually pretty good.

          • Who Me?

            My daughter’s high school U.S. History teacher had the students watch all the installations of the Civil War documentary. Naturally took several days.
            She came home one afternoon and I had it on the TV. She was, “Oh NO! That voice! I have to watch that at school, now I come home and YOU have it on!”
            The same teacher showed them the old news clips of the water hoses and dogs turned on the marchers, (Birmingham, wasn’t it?) and she came home and asked me if I knew about that. After telling her that yes, I’d seen it when it happened, (even though I was only 7 yrs old) we had a great little discussion that provided a slightly different perspective than she got at school.

          • bilderbuster

            Do you mean his classic The Old Negro Space Program?

          • MrGJG

            I have it but have been leery of watching it because of Ken Burns usual leftist spin on everything. His Baseball documentary constantly made u-turns into the poor victimized blacks. If he could do that with baseball, I can’t imagine how he’d portray the Civil War.

          • dd121

            The Sons of Confederate Veterans confronted him with 50 pages of inaccuracies in the series. Of course he didn’t answer.

      • Uncle_Dan

        In my day, we were proud to make patriotic American films. My boss used to say, “The only ism, Americanism.”

  • ejXinMI

    I hope the perpetrators of this cinematic trash lose every penny they put into it. Maybe that will alert them to: 1) there aren’t enough solvent, black customers to support the thing; 2) they cannot expect to earn a living insulting the people who are able to toss a few shekels their way.
    On another note: Beck should do us a favor and start drinking again.

    • Caucasoid88

      Brad Pitt co-produced it. He’s probably realizing stock is diminishing in the racial grievance industry, and he will never again spend another time on historical revisionist propaganda.

  • George Costanza

    Just another “feel sorry for the negro” flick….PASS!!!!!!

  • benvad

    Anything involving Harpo Films, Oprah, Danny Glover or anyone who majored in Humanities Courses just take a pass on it.

    They’ll lose money on it and you’ll save yourself indigestion. I’ve said F You to Hollywood by streaming everything. They loose money and I’m still entertained

    Music industry hasn’t recovered the effects!

    • See The Future

      Why is the tribe supporting those that will ultimately nuke Israel?

      • benvad

        Metaphorically nuked?

  • Bryce Armstrong

    As America Tires of Race Hoaxes, ‘Selma’ Disappoints at Box Office

    Or could it be Martin Luther King’s life wasn’t interesting enough to be turned into a feature film?

    • His “fambly” would be suing each other like mad monkeys over the money if anyone made a film about that communist whoremonger.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Alex I will take communist whoremonger for 100.

    • Mason Gull

      I personally think that this the result of civil rights education backfiring. I can only speak for myself, but in elementary school we were saturated with MLK related lessons, books, and movies. Of course, we believed it because we were kids, but I really think there comes a time when people just get sick of hearing the same old stories about Rosa Parks and Bull Connor and everyone else every year. I’m reminded how thankful I am that we never really covered it in High School.

      • phillyguy

        when I went to school we learned about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson , boy how times have changed.

        • Zimriel

          I lucked out. Texas taught Texas history, where the history that mattered involved Spain-and-Mexico on one side, the Comancheria on another. The consensus on the Civil War was that Sam Houston was right, Texas should have seceded but left the South to fight its own battles.

          Remember: Texas is another country . . .

          • Capn Dad

            “You can all go to Hell….I will go to Texas.” – David Crockett, Tennessean

          • I liked Texans quite a lot. I never imagined I would someday go to federal prison in Texas, but those folks are OK. They reminded me a lot of Australians.

          • bilderbuster

            It’s going to be Mexican again if Texans don’t get their racism on soon.

          • Tim

            “Remember: Texas is another country” Reminds me of what my Chicano sidekick said about SA`s Southside.. “Dude! Roosevelt and Steves is like Vietnam….THEY own the night!”…

      • Bryce Armstrong

        I can honestly say, and I’m not looking through rose tinted glasses here , that I NEVER liked, admired or respected MLK. From the very beginning I always resented the IMAGE of the social crusading peacenik do-gooder he was presented as AND I resented him constantly being shoved down my throat. Even as a child I could see this ideal of self sacrifice and non-violence as a ineffectual dangerous concept that couldn’t work. I was absolutely indignant, not just over being forced to idealize King, but being forced to idealize someone so UN-heroic. My heroes were people like the guys out on the battlefield or playing ball, people who actually accomplish something and I’m being told a glorified coward is what I’m EXPECTED to aspire to (to be fair they said the same thing about Gandhi).

        As a child I could not think of anything more morally offensive then being told your supposed to allow yourself to be killed instead of fighting back.

        As an adult what I learned validated everything I ever suspected. Neither Kings public persona of a selfless activist nor his tactic are moral. His actual CHARACTER of a brutal revolutionary aren’t moral. Self-sacrifice is not only immoral but goes against everything Western Civilization stands for (which is probably why they advocate it). And the actual definition of hero is not someone how act’s in the service of others but someone who acts in his own self interest.

        • LHathaway

          You’ll be glad to know. the world is full of heroes now.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Who knew a welfare state could produce so many?

        • Spikeygrrl

          I’m assuming you’ve read Rand…?

          • Earl Turner

            You mean Alysa Rosenbaum? That “Rand”?

          • Spikeygrrl

            Thanks for playing, but I was not addressing you.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            A little bit, the fact of the matter is that the historical definition of Hero is someone, good or bad, who excels at any given endeavor. Anybody who studies Classical Civilization knows that Its only in modern times that hero has been bastardized into meaning ‘service’.

      • Uncle_Dan

        In my day, Jackie Robinson’s well-earned success (with no meddlesome government interference) was yet further evidence that our country was fair and just. They don’t make movies like that anymore.

    • jim

      I’ll bet his life will be very interesting when we get to see what’s in the FBI documents.

      • bilderbuster

        Do you think we’ll ever see them?

        • toldev

          If we do see the documents, they will be heavily redacted.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          Why aren’t we making it an issue?

          • bilderbuster

            I could be wrong but I believe in the eighties when congress was going to make MLK Day a national holiday Sen.Jessie Helms and others wanted the files released before there was a vote and the FBI wouldn’t release them. When Helms wanted to see them in private they also refused.
            Everyone knows King had handlers, and I suspect that he had handlers or coordinators inside the government too.
            Also, some in Kings “posse” believe there was an FBI informant very close to him and fingers have been pointed at one Jessie Jackson his own bad self.
            That, or MLK liked boys and we can’t have that made public (yet).
            To put it bluntly.
            We’re not seeing MLK’s files and we’re not seeing Barry’s birth certificate either because it’s not our government.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            We need something to rally behind and this would be my first pick. Its close enough to be doable but still controversial enough to be important. Remember even libs like John Kerry supported realising them.

          • bilderbuster

            The only organization that’s good at suing the government and getting records released that I can think of would be Judicial Watch.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            If there’s enough support, it can happen. Just look at how much has been unsealed about the JFK assassination.

          • bilderbuster

            I’m on board my friend.

    • Who Me?

      If they showed the REAL life of MLK all the blacks would think it interesting and go to see him–chasing the “white wimmens” getting it “over the man” by plagiarizing his papers, etc.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        You forgot to mention peacefully starting a bunch of race riots.

  • Zimriel

    Not expensive enough. I really want all involved to lose their shirts. (Well, not literally, in the case of Oprah…)

    • phillyguy

      especially that lying racist negress director, who went on a Twitter rant, condemning anyone who said the movie is all lies. I hope she even loses the horse hair wig on her head.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Stedman has bigger jugs then she does.

      • bilderbuster

        Stedman has had more boyfriends than Oprah too.

    • Who Me?

      Oh Gawd! That’s enough to give a person nightmares. You really have a way with words!

  • LHathaway

    “a country that’s been thoroughly exhausted by race-race-race-race and lies-lies-lies-lies over the last couple of years”.

    Last couple of years, are we talking biblical years?

  • Lee_CPA

    Don’t forget that this B-grade work of fiction received tens of millions of dollars worth of free advertizing in the weeks leading up to its release. Probably couldn’t view a newspaper anywhere that didn’t feature some story about this movie.
    .

  • Capn Dad

    Made by The Oprah. That automatically makes it trash.

    • See The Future

      Oprah is living proof that there is NOT a single product or method to control weight loss available anywhere in the world at any price!

      She has clearly demonstrated that all the money in the world can’t make skinny!

      • bilderbuster

        Or make Black beautiful.

  • Capn Dad

    I have a great idea for a black movie: Black kid grows up around communists, comes to USA and peddles himself as an American, goes to college on other peoples dime, grows up and becomes President. Oh crap….already been done. Damn.

    • Michael Whalen

      It’s too far out. Nobody would believe it. Nice try though.

      • Capn Dad

        Hell you may be right…I still can’t believe it!

        • See The Future

          It is easy when you have the media in your pocket.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Sounds like a horror film.

      • LexiconD1

        It is. Sadly, one we’re all living through.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          It’s called “The Obama Nation” directed by Quinton Tarantino.

  • Simonetta

    I have no idea about what this movie says about LBJ. I only know what I’ve read about the man. He was basically a Texan politician of the mid 20th century who wanted to be a Huey P. Long-style quasi-dictator on a national scale. And that he was a very complex man, who could be extremely vulgar and at the same time, very humanly compassionate. He was a race realist, but he sincerely wanted to help all Americans escape from bone-crushing poverty. He was very good at what he did, but felt ultimately defeated by the way that his country changed during his presidency.

    MLK, or St. Martin-of-the-Field’s (apologies to our English readers) appears to be rather overrated in his historical importance over time. Blacks in the USA consider him to be a quasi-messiah, a semi-divine prophet. But he seems to be an ordinary black baptist preacher who was at the right place at the right time, saying all the right things that the right people wanted to hear spoken.

    Almost nothing is said about the importance of the US State Department and the CIA in Civil Rights questions of the times in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a time when dozens of African countries were obtaining independence from Great Britain and France. It was also a time when there were two super-powers and each demanded every country to ally themselves with one power or the other. The Soviets went to the anti-colonial leaders in each new African country and said that they should side with the USSR because as Africans, they faced extreme discrimination in the USA regardless of their education or status in Africa.

    The Soviets were successful enough with this that the State Department and the CIA demanded that Eisenhower and Kennedy end segregation. Eisenhower sent troops to Little Rock to integrate the high schools, which was basically symbolic. Kennedy was politically ineffectual, despite his personal charisma.

    LBJ however was the most powerful person in Congress before becoming politically neutered as vice-president. When he became president, he attempted to in-effect combine the executive and legislative branches under his command. The only way that he could do this was to blackmail and force into his influence Congress by using the one issue that nobody believed that he actually cared about, which was civil rights. LBJ used civil rights to pass the 1965 law that put everyone who voted for it into his pocket, But he over-reached in his power grab and by 1968, had lost most of the influence that he had in 1964.

    Whether the Selma movie shows LBJ in this light I don’t know. If it hints at this, and that is what making people angry, then that’s a shame. Because this is pretty much how LBJ was. It was a crazy era filled with lunatics like Mao, Khrushchev, J.Edgar Hoover, Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, Sukarno, Marcos, all the new African president-for-life cannibals, the Shah of Iran, and hundreds of other psychos in their own little realms of power. People came close to burning the Earth on more than one occasion. In comparison, MLK must have been seen to be reasonable and human at the time.

    • JohnEngelman

      Simonetta,

      That is an excellent essay that you seem to have written yourself. Please post on American Renaissance more frequently.

    • bilderbuster

      You forgot Israel making nuclear bombs and attacking American ships and launching wars of aggression.

    • Who Me?

      “It was a crazy era…”
      ——————————–
      Not to mention another assassination every few years, (JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and who all else) riots over civil rights and the Vietnam war and every other damn thing, helicopters on the nightly news, Timothy Leary and the rise of the drug culture, long-haired youths running the streets (a new thing back then), hippies and flower children, and the whole “sex, drugs and rock n’ roll” thing going on just in America. Then we got Nixon… People my age (the younger half of the baby boomers) watched the nightly news in “shock and awe” as it looked like the world as we were just getting to know it was going to disintegrate.

  • John R

    Well, seems that in this Internet age, the “peasants” (us) can not be kept as happily ignorant as in the past. No longer is it as possible to spoon feed history to people and tell the same narrative over and over: “The black people were treated so bad; whites are so racist; segregation was so wrong; wasn’t the civil rights movement so great?; we all benefit from ‘equality’…” and so on. I am so glad that this is becoming a flop. I am just so sick and tired of being told the same story over and over, that MY race is responsible for all the ills in the world, when the opposite is true: All the GOOD things in the world are caused by Whites.

    • See The Future

      Whites are doing a pretty good job of destroying the west. That is not GOOD.

  • Speedy Steve

    How tall was Michael King? He was 5’3″

    • Who Me?

      Are you kidding? He was only 5′ 3″?
      He looks taller in all the photos I’ve seen–not that I ever paid any particular attention to his height, just usually expect most adult males to be taller than myself…

      • Speedy Steve

        Wikipedia lies when it says he’s 5’4″ they must have measured him in elevator heels.

  • JohnEngelman

    Perhaps the market for the white liberal guilt complex is declining. If this is true, Tim Wise better start looking for another job.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      I think he played the gig well enough to be able to retire.
      It’s the latecomers that will have to scramble.

  • Speedy Steve

    The best part is that Hollyweird accountants will be sure to cheat the African actors out of any back end.

    • benvad

      Their favorite color is green. Did they film this in an area with low taxes or with film subsidies?? It most assuredly wasn’t California.

  • MikeofAges

    Getting the comprehensive civil rights bill through Congress was a defining feat of political heavy lifting. No one could have done it except Lyndon Johnson. Typical that those who benefited most from its passage refuse to give Johnson credit. People see Johnson as a man without principle, but he did have some. Especially, he was true populist. The things about him was, once someone was in the “game”, meaning that they were in the game of business or politics, the gloves came off and the principles went out the window. I thought it was a irony that the Lyndon Johnson Centennial passed unnoticed during the 2008 Democratic Convention, when it was Johnson’s populist program, not the New Deal, that the Democratic Party was seeking to preserve and expand. I give a lot of weight to symbols and symbolism. I knew that this arrogant oversight would doom Obama’s presidency, if he did manage to get elected I don’t think I was wrong.

  • Funruffian

    Box-Office disappointment? I’m not disappointed. I’m elated that this hate YT flick is a bomb.

  • Lygeia

    It was Lyndon B. Johnson who pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    I for one, am glad that “‘Selma’ is undoubtedly suffering a backlash created by its own historically inaccurate smearing of Lyndon Johnson.”

    These black filmmakers who hate all whites, even (especially?) their benefacors, deserve to fail at the box office for spreading untruths and inaccuracies (otherwise called lies).

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Time to get our heads out of the clouds here. It sounds to me like the only reason this movie is flopping is because of its treatment of LBJ. It has nothing to do with whites “waking up” or getting tired of racial grievance mongering. It’s only because the film dared to criticize the Great God LBJ.

  • A Freespeechzone

    I have no desire to see a White guilt movie….

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Who would pay to be scolded?

    • Spikeygrrl

      Leftists would, because they would not see it as scolding THEM. It’d be more like “See how bad it used to be before WE [white leftists] rode in, complete with shining armor, to save the day!”

      • benvad

        They never get that they are seen as “The Man”. I work in the same office as 3 Bantus, I never utter a word of recognition to them except hello and only if they commence.

        I make sure to ignore the white newbies, just so they don’t get wise.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Untrue. Trust me, radical anti-racism does everything it can to nurture self-loathing and emotional masochism in whites.

        • Spikeygrrl

          Your reply has nothing to do with my post.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            …? It has everything to do with your post.

            You said, “Leftists would [pay to see the film], because they would not see it as scolding THEM.” The latter part is wrong – at least in my experience as a leftist. The entire point of the exercise is to be scolded for being white, and most white leftists accept that’s the point because they’ve been verbally beaten into believing that they should remain in constant awareness of how “evil” they are for being white.

            There are very arrogant people to whom your statement DOES apply. If you look to whoever manages to end up in some sort of position of authority (intellectual or otherwise) in lefty circles, that’s probably them. (See: Tim Wise.)

  • bubo

    A movie solely for the black church lady demographic has failed to set the box office on fire? That’s unbelievable.

  • DivaEl

    Why would whites want to go see a film that glorifies an era that destroyed white political power and gave blacks the upper hand to abuse whites as they please today? I’d much rather see a film about what life would be like today for U.S. whites if the 14th & 15th Amendments were voted down and replaced with mass deportation of blacks after the Civil War. That’s a delightful fantasy film I’d pay good money to see on the wide screen.

  • whatodopeople?

    Even if I were to go and see this flick, I’d probably pay for a ticket to another flick at the cineplex and sneak into the ‘Selma’ theatre….would that be a wrong thing to do?

    • Katherine McChesney

      I’d do the same.

  • DivaEl

    Attended a library lecture and film clip screening on Civil War films a few months ago. Even saw part of that evil racist film Birth of a Nation that “obsessed” about blacks sexually harassing and raping white women. Like that never happens every day now (yeah, right). What a waste of white life and limb the Civil War was! Especially considering that slavery would have died out soon enough on its own as slave labor got replaced by machinery — and considering how ungrateful today’s blacks are to whites for the sacrifice!

  • Luca

    Let’s see. The blacks are heros and victims and the Whites are racists and villains.

    Ya, know, I think I’ve seen that movie before. Too many times.

    • LHathaway

      How about a movie named ‘Thelma’ showing all the black women abused and tormented since? The bonus would be that it would actually be true to life.

    • jayvbellis

      Well said. Please go to rottentomatoes and share this review.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I guess white people are tired of being falsely potrayed as racist. I walked out of the theater when i watched James Brown movie and even thought I liked ‘The Butler’ I was dissapointed that it was 99% fabrication just to make the white man look like he was the cause for the Butler’s problems. I am glad that it did not win the oscars.
    I am glad to see that white people are not taking anymore of that racist nonsense. I wish they had woken up when ‘The Help’ came out when the black maid Minnie served her feces to her white mistress in a chocolate pie. I was shocked that everyone laughed. If the races were reserved, everyone would say it was racist.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      You know, even as a liberal, I was really shocked and upset by that part. Not funny at all. I wonder how many people are laughing because they don’t want to be caught NOT laughing, if you know what I mean.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Yes I do.. How come you are a liberal???

        • BlueSonicStreak

          WAS a liberal, sorry for any confusion.

          Ferguson cured me.

          • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

            good. Sad it took so long

  • Christorchaos

    The movie is on track now to be an expensive flop.

    Lol .. that’s a surprise. Because the movie was only released a day or two when the title was already changed to “The Acclaimed Selma”. If you Google “acclaimed selma” you already get 4000 hits for that phrase. And of course failure to so acclaim puts one under suspicion of “racism” (definition undefined as always). In the good old days BR (Before Race-paralysis), it would take a generation before a movie would become “acclaimed”, i.e. considered great by “acclamation” without even needing to take a count. (But it looks like the count is in and it is not quite matching up).

    Today, a non-civil-rights movie in its 1st weekend of release might be said to be “getting good early reviews”, at best. But any movie involving civil rights is “acclaimed on arrival”. “Acclaimed” is a required prefix on a civil rights movie just like “Reverend” and “Dr.” are required prefixes on blacks with diplomas from tiny Bible colleges or PhD.’s in Phys Ed.

    So the fact that the box office is not matching the “acclaim” can be chalked up to just another example of institutional racism in America, from movie studios all the way down to the popcorn sellers.

  • Caucasoid88

    I find it suspect that Selma has a 99 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Anyone have any theories why this is?

    • Charles Martel

      Because movie critics who dare to criticize it are fearful of being branded as racists

      • Caucasoid88

        That’s definitely one of the factors.

    • Kenner

      Most leftist movies/docs get massive up votes on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m guessing leftists use social media to encourage group voting.

    • Garrett Brown

      Pretty positive you already know why.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Because movie critics get paid to write positive reviews.

  • Caucasoid88

    Personally, every time I’ve seen an preview for Selma at the theater, I can’t even watch it because I’m embarrassed for blacks, most of all. That, and the fact that it is so glaringly revisionist I can’t even bear to watch. I put my head down and hum to myself.

    • RationaliseThis

      Nothing wrong with revisionism of history if new information is added. For instance MLK hiring and beating up White prostitutes. That would help us understand the content of his character.

      • Caucasoid88

        Yep. But I guarantee Selma’s version of MLK is one of complete and utter virtue rivaling James Caviezel’s performance in The Passion of the Christ.

  • Christorchaos

    As risable as it is that yet another Southerners Bad/Blacks Holy movie is being “acclaimed”, it is all just “yuk-yuks” unless you eventually get around to asking the question “WHY is this story being peddled over and over?” Is it because Blacks are just so darn powerful?. To find the answer to that question you need to read the Leo Frank chapter in the E. Michael Jones book that cannot be named.

  • Zimriel

    Interesting stuff. But.

    If John Kennedy wasn’t in command of his own Executive staff – and the CIA falls under that category – then my overall claim, that the guy was a (drug-addled and) ineffectual buffoon, doesn’t seem to be refuted here. And if Diệm was so obvious an idiot, how come JFK didn’t see it all coming?

    • anony

      You need to do a little more reading; you’re wrong about JFK. No one “controls” the CIA. Kennedy wanted to” smash the CIA into a thousand pieces”, but was killed before he could accomplish that.

  • Zimriel

    Not from Texas’s educational system. That dropped off around the 1850s. I had to teach myself beyond that.

    But Texans of my generation didn’t take the Plan of San Diego seriously. The Zimmerman Telegram, yeah, we heard about that, but that was also deemed stupid. Texan Hispanics aren’t like California Hispanics. The criminal class is for Aztlan, sure, but most Tejanos are pretty happy not to be dealing with Mexican crookery, or with that criminal class in general.

  • Anglokraut

    Hey, a fellow rail-bird! I like Texas Red, too, but I have a firm rule about the Derby trail: do not pick a horse until the post parade. That way I know who is going in that gate, how they have fared in the preps, how they look right now, and the track conditions. Ever since I started doing that, I’ve picked two winners in a row (Orb and California Chrome). Sure it’s not as romantic as following a horse as a fan, but it hurts less when they retire after the Breeder’s Cup.

  • Anglokraut

    Their Plan B is abortion. That is why I support abortion on demand, and have no issue with taxpayer funded clinics.

    • Diana Moon Glampers

      Said it before, but bears repeating…

      Abortion clinics should be free-of-charge and while-you-wait in every KFC parking lot in the world. (Church’s too, for ya’ll southerners). I believe abortion is murder. I just don’t mind a bit if ghetto sows murder their unborn.

  • Garrett Brown

    Negro film failed you say? No problem, Hollywood will nominate it for multiple Oscars/Golden Globes and force feed it to non interested viewers of film and television.

    • Christorchaos

      Not to mention thrown on the DVD player by lazy teachers in high schools for generations to come… on days they do not want to teach

  • bilderbuster

    They’re going to have to change it from Black History Month to Black Film fest Month soon enough.

  • LHathaway

    Someone pointed out that the old TV show, Kung Fu (the original one) was blatantly anti-white. I have very fond memories of the show from when I was a kid.

  • Ed

    Just another example of how the media elite are out of touch with most Americans.

    • RationaliseThis

      It’s organisations like Amren and people like Jared Taylor that keep the truth out there. This effort among others things stops the race baiting professors from fabricating history unchallenged.

  • Spikeygrrl

    …and its author never again wrote anything significant.

    • anony

      I don’t consider that one significant.

  • Charles Martel

    I watched 42 last summer on Netflix, mostly because I am a baseball fan. What a piece of trash. The story was twisted to hammer home that point that whites are evil and blacks are hardworking and virtuous. Talk about an alternate universe!!

    • Speedy Steve

      I put those puff pieces under the category of science fiction.

    • Tim

      I was watching the original, “The Jackie Robinson Story”. In it, the manager berates a player of Italian immigrant parents who doesn`t want to play ball with Negroes. He says, “How dare you be fresh off the boat and look down upon a man whose ancestors have been here four hundred years!” And I went, “Hey!! They cheerleader immigrants all the time except when it suits THEIR agenda…”

      • benvad

        You could never say that about a WASP though?

        “His people founded this country and you a fresh of the boat immigrant is looking down on him?”

        Bizarro world to say the least.

  • Charles Martel

    Also a Baptist preacher who apparently did not believe in the Resurrection. He thought it was “allegorical.”

    • Sick of it

      Got to love Baptist “preachers” who are not even Baptists.

  • 1G25

    Superfly.

    Ludicrous.

  • HJ11

    I try to avoid movies with Black characters or themes, and I’ll do he same with this stupid propaganda anti-White film.

    Hey Beck, you shouldn’t watch Selma to learn about Blacks. Just read about all the murders of Whites by Blacks that the Internet is finally revealing (because you, Beck, and the MSM try to hide Black on White violent crime).

    The real story about Blacks isn’t in the movie Selma. It is propaganda to drive Whitey down.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Everyone except negroes and white leftists, are sick and tired of this subject matter. We are pelted all day, every day on the divinity of blacks. We cannot take it anymore. The negro Annie hasn’t even made up the cost of the film (65 million brought in 40 million so far). Family Feud even has a negro family on every show. The riots, looting, the eternal whine, murders, rapes, gang violence, multi-generational welfare bums, magic negroes in every film, tv show and commercial…..we are SICK OF IT!! Day in and day night, we cannot escape these people and their antics.

    • Charles Martel

      Not to mention the racially balanced composition of nearly every ad on television. I especially
      Ike those featuring a group of 20-somethings out on the town (usually a beer ad) with at least one black member. I’ve spent a lot of time in sports bars over the years and can’t recall seeing this even once!

      • meanqueen

        THAT is driving me crazy. It’s every kind of ad, not just on television. A space alien would think almost the entire world’s population was black, judging from ads in magazines or on diaper boxes or on television. It’s nauseating.

        • benvad

          It’s pretending that whites have black friends. It’s clearly not true but the media constantly pushes it.

          • Who Me?

            The white seniors at a café getting lectured about AARP or some such by the black waitress, who sits down with them just like she’s their best friend….

          • Tim

            I saw a senior center ad where the Black retiree is waited on by a pretty White nurse in her 30`s. I went, “Don`t they have this backwards?!?”…

      • See The Future

        Every well to do party has a bunch of blacks. Even sony in their camera advertising features a three year old black with a three year old white. Boycott sony just as well.

    • Tim

      I read somewhere that a revolution will come, not because of real life, but the fact that Whites want, need and demand a media stream that looks like them…

      • See The Future

        The media is getting blacker every day.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          And pinker.

    • meanqueen

      But do you ever see black folks on Jeopardy? I didn’t think so! 🙂

      • WR_the_realist

        There was a computer in Jeopardy, and it played damn well.

        But no blacks.

      • benvad

        That’s so true I, it never dawned on me to notice that.

    • benvad

      Well put.

  • RonanTheLibtardian

    Oprah tossing a very expensive race card.

    • See The Future

      Belongs in Africa in a grass hut wearing a grass skirt with either a neck stretcher or nose ring.

  • Nevsky

    Coming soon in a theater near you:

    “I didn’t do nuffin”
    “Yo rasizz craka”
    “I ain’t yo slave”
    “I didn’t do nuffin’ again”

    • Speedy Steve

      Y’all gotz da wrong mayun n sheet.

  • Charles Martel

    Hellhound on his Trail, about James Earl Ray and the assassination of MLK, gives a lot of interesting insights into MLK.

  • anony

    I recommend those two books to just about everyone I know. Perpetual War by Barnes is an outstanding read!!

  • jayvbellis

    Please go to Rotten Tomatoes web site and give this latest hate Whitey movie “Selma” a negative review.

    • WR_the_realist

      I don’t review a book unless I’ve read it. I don’t review a movie unless I’ve seen it. I haven’t seen “Selma” and don’t plan to, so it would be dishonest for me to review it.

      • jayvbellis

        Rotten tomatoes has another option which isn’t a review. You can post that you don’t want to see the movie and then explain why.

  • Reynauld

    Beck is a phony just in it for the money

  • Hy Alldredge

    I was also thrilled to see that the horrendous remake of Annie was a massive box office flop. Of course, they’re blaming it on the hackers.

  • JJCULLEN

    The whole black race is a expensive flop

    • Evette Coutier

      Best post of the day.

    • Speedy Steve

      How many trillions have we squandered trying to make 65 IQ dunces into clever leaders?

  • Evette Coutier

    It’s apparent that our liberal schools no longer teach the fable of the boy who cried wolf, and now it’s finally working against them. The new version of it should be “The president who cried racism.”

  • Speedy Steve

    Magic? Didn’t she mean voodoo? Or perhaps juju?

  • TheMule61

    Someone ought to run an experiment in college towns and in progressive enclaves. Video people walking down the street. Then have a cop walking on one side of the street, and a group of black teenagers walking on another side. See how many of the locals cross the street to the cop’s side.

  • FozzieT

    It has been 50 years since the black residents of Selma threw off the shackles of white oppression. Since then, Selma has been an example of what blacks can collectively achieve.

    A gleaming, high-tech futuristic city, with great universities, a world-class symphony, a thriving arts and literature scene? Of course not. Like every other black-majority city – with NO exceptions – they have wildly high crime and unemployment rates. In a city of about 20,000 they have over 100 registered sex offenders!

  • Canadian Friend

    The public is fed up with blacks playing victims and making movies of blacks being victims, especially when history is re-written in such movies to paint white people as evil or worse than they actually were.

  • Bryce Armstrong

    The Sham Wow guy directed a movie only somebody like Mike King would enjoy.

    If you want to be truly revolted sometime look up Vince Offer.

  • Bryce Armstrong

    I wonder what happened to the nudie pictures he kept in there?

  • Bryce Armstrong

    Remember Billy Jack? That guy turned out to be a REPUBLICAN politician.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Add “The Making of a Quagmire” by David Halberstam.

  • Anglokraut

    I think Texas Red is too big to have reached his full potential, yet. I don’t think Calculator wants two turns–at least not against top competition. American Pharaoh hasn’t raced in a while, and I’m not impressed by Pioneerof the Nile’s get–they ARE precocious, but done by March of their third year. No thanks.
    I’m watching Take Charge Brandi, to see if she stays sharp, or tails off in form.

  • MikeofAges

    Good take, maybe even a defining take. Johnson is getting a little recognition, but today’s liberals and leftists remain uncomfortable with his basic nationalism and belief in national development. If you want, look at my book on JFK “New Frontier Culture” available on Amazon or Smashwords. You seem a capable writer. Maybe you could do the same thing for LBJ. The 1964 Civil Rights Act more than anything solved for the South one of its major political problems and spared the region a lot of disorder and even death. Most of the Great Society and the rest of his program was just basic reforms for a contemporary mass society. The absurd aspects get the most play, but these were not the biggest part of his program. One of the biggest parts of his legacy, I think, were the expansion of higher education and providing access to higher education to all classes of society able to undertake it.

    Strange, isn’t it, that after one branch of government appropriated huge amounts of money to expand and provide access to higher education, another branch, the judicary, endeavored in the name of civil rights to make those degrees as worthless as possible. That, too, could become part of the LBJ story.

    • Christorchaos

      Don’t know how the 1964 Civil Rights Act was good for the South. I don’t know how any mass act like that would be good for any political subset, on the principle of subsidiarity alone.

      • MikeofAges

        It solved a political problem because local segregation in public accommodations, school segregation, and segregation in employment were beginning to die out in any case. We have the benefit of hindsight in seeing that this would have occurred anyway. But absent the Civil Rights Act there might have been a lot of disorder and even deaths. You might want to know, the tenets of Southern Republicanism were the acceptance of the Civil Rights Act as the law of the land, the acceptance of school desegregation, and regional economic development. The white South left the Democratic Party because of the cultural and political elements which had taken it over, i.e. the counterculture and the New Left, not because of racial issues. That is my historian’s take on it anyway.

  • Jacobite2

    He plagiarized his doctoral dissertation at BU. He did white women 2 at a time — sessions the FBI recorded. The Holy Spirit was moving that night. I hear the movie version claims the tapes were fake. Witnesses have testified that at the time the tapes were supposedly recorded, he was working on a new Pyramid in Alabama.

  • Christorchaos

    “DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND,
    NEW CITIES HAVE BEEN ADDED” selmastudenttickets [dot] com

    <theyre begging for people

  • CaneRVa

    Sick of it, tired of it, not going to see it. Out.

  • Jim

    The movie going crowd, which is mostly 14-35 years old, is not real interested in this ancient history. No car chases or super heroes. They don’t like to be preached at, and they are tired of being beaten over the head with how horrible white Americans were in 1960.

  • StupidAmericanVoter

    Selma is a flop. Glenn Beck is the most watched in Radio and has millions of followers. Not many going to see Selma tell its lies. Anyway Al Sharpton liked Selma.