i went to sleep thinking about “black panther”.
i fell asleep watching most of the interviews from it.
the soundtrack was lightly playing within the background.
i think that’s why it was all in my dreams.
something i realized tho.
played by michael b jordan,
wasn’t really a “villain”.
this will include spoilers,
so don’t go past this point if you didn’t see it…
in my opinion,
killmonger represented black males within america.
even gay ones.
he represented the oppressed who wanted to fight back.
being black is one thing,
but being black AND gay can feel like hell on earth.
we are oppressed by our own as well.
even the gays oppress each other,
but thats a whole nother story.
so after hearing stories of this magical place called “wakanda” from his father,
he felt betrayed when he assumed he was murdered by them.
“i saw the claw prints on his belly”
killmonger was left behind and was running on hurt.
in some shape or way,
most blacks feel left behind too.
as he lived and trained out here,
this is why he saw more harmful things to black folks than the rest.
he felt they were living prosperous in wakanda,
while blacks all over the world were suffering.
he saw things and wanted war.
i find it funny he used a snow jackal the way they use us to get power.
so i had to wonder,
besides the killing and the robbing…
Was Killmonger really bad?
he didn’t “kill” t’challa on some random shit.
it was a fair battle as with m’baku.
killmonger was well within his rights,
although his motivations for power were more aggressive.
i do think his circumstance would have different if they took him.
the whole movie is deep and has so many layers within it.
ryan coogler didn’t play when it came to giving it straight up.
i often wonder how the white folks felt watching?
even with like slave movies,
they are often painted as subtle villains and not “heroes” to us.
they have and continue to hurt us.
these movies are like a mirror and we get to express our pain in art.
like i said,
i’m so glad to see blacks in a whole new light.
we are deeper than a drug dealer or crackhead.
black vixens are not just brainless eye candy and sex slaves.
wakanda represented a better life and i’d move there in a heartbeat.
i don’t even care if i had to feed and raise those rhinosauruses.
just get me the fuck outta here!
lowkey: i would love to see a gay black “villian”,
targeting straights for feeling oppressed.
that would actually be pretty interesting.