by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online
I watched The Amazing Spiderman 2 again this week and I thought it was “amazing”! Great story, great effects, good acting! I loved it. But something struck me as I watched it the first time and after the second time, it hit me? I think the hoodie wearing villain played by Jamie Fox is a subtle tribute to the deceased Trayvon Martin.
You will remember no doubt that Martin, a 17-year old black youth from Florida was gunned down by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman two years ago in a tragic struggle that most likely could have been avoided. Martin was crossing through a neighborhood not his own on the way home when Zimmerman spotted him and called police. What happened next is anyone’s guess now, but at some point Martin confronted Zimmerman and there was a fight. Zimmerman shot Martin dead and the rest is history. In hindsight, Zimmerman would have been better if he never got out of his car and Martin would have been alive today if he had just kept walking and ignored his wannabe law enforcement stalker.
Whatever you think about what happened between Zimmerman and Martin, what is not debatable is how the left has embraced Martin as a hero and a martyr and they are not over it two years later. Fast forward to the Hollywood release of The Amazing Spiderman 2. Did I mention that it’s a great film?! The main villain is played by Jamie Fox, an angry black man whose idea for a new source of renewable energy is stolen by the evil corporation he works for. (Why Jamie’s character remains in their employ and doesn’t pursue a lawsuit for patent infringement is anyone’s guess!) Nonetheless, Fox’s character continues to work at the Oscorp firm doing grunt labor until an accident that would kill anyone else transforms him into Electro! A shiny blue villain with power to control electricity who incomprehensibly switches from loving Spiderman like a puppy loves his boy to a evil anti-hero who wants nothing better than to kill his former idol.
Believed to be a corpse on a slab, the Fox character revives himself and dons jeans and a hoodie that just happen to be there for him in a bin and goes down town seeking destruction. He’s miffed that the cops just don’t want to leave him alone to play with the power cables and becomes even angrier when they shoot at him, even though he absorbs bullets better than people absorb sunlight. Spidey tries to console the angry young man in the hoodie but Fox will have nothing to do with it and tries to kill the man in the blue and red suit and so the plot thickens.
When you watch the movie again, look at Fox’s character in costume the first time he emerges and compare it to popular image of Trayvon. I think this is a subtle hat tip to the deceased martyr. Hollywood is still trying to revive the idea that a young black man died for nothing in an evil white society dedicated on keeping the black man down. What a bummer. We are made to feel sympathetic to the Fox character as the media tried to make us sympathetic to Trayvon. Whatever the origin of Electro and the sympathy we have for him, he still emerged to become a homicidal maniac who sought random destruction to get his evil satisfaction. I mean, listen to the threats that come out of his mouth at the Oscorp scientists trying to study him later, evil as they are depicted to be.
The left will never be over the slaying of Trayvon even though, had he been successful in doing what he attempted, he would have been imprisoned anyway, for assault and battery at the very least and at most capitol murder. We feel badly for Electrode, but at the end of the day he is still just a murdering thug in a hoodie.
Elliot Rodgers a product of a failed leftist ideology!
Which takes me to my next point, Elliot Rodgers, the left’s new anti-hero. Poor Elliot, forget that fact that his parents named him badly and then neglected him to his own devices: like nonstop vidoegames, private concerts and a $40k BMW car now in a junk heap. He is a product of his time. If only he had bided his time and pursued an education in propaganda film, political science and leftist activism. He could have been the next Che Quevara, Bill Ayers, Fidel Castro or any number of other leftist heroes. Really, after reading his so-called manifesto and viewing his You Tube vids I don’t see anything different that what you would expect from a Taliban Sheik or Che Guevara. Indeed, in such company he would have been right at home. Sadly he was less interested in the hard work of the cause and more interested in fulfilling the desires of his own narcissistic state, burning his candle at both ends until he snuffed out six other lives as well as his own.
The left will still use him though. Instead of a leader, they’ll have him as a symbol with which to champion their second most sacred sacrament, the desecration of the right of self-defense. (The holiest sacrament of the left is the murder of the unborn, especially the little dark skinned ones, if you weren’t sure.) Indeed it’s already begun. The blood on the pavement hasn’t been hosed away yet and already the left is decrying how this could happen in a modern society and blaming vile politicians and the NRA. If only the legally registered and purchased semi-automatic handguns weren’t available to this mentally deranged young man. Then he might have sought out a pawnshop that sells cheap samurai swords, and that would have made his carnage harder to achieve, maybe. (Forget the fact that exactly half of the people murdered that day was killed with a knife no longer than six inches! Or that he attempted to mow down pedestrians and bicyclists with that $40K BMW!)
Oh the progressive left, when will they stop being so predictable?! They’ll never blame their own failed ideology for anything, whether it be economic policies that kill jobs or social policies that actually kill people, i.e. gun violence and abortion. I saw an interesting statistic on Facebook this morning. I don’t know if it is true, but it feels true so by the left’s own admission it must be true. Who cares if it isn’t, it’s all about symbols. The statistic says that the US rates number one in gun violence and murder, but if you take away the cities and states like California, New York City, Chicago and Detroit, the US would rate second from the bottom in those areas. Keep in mind that those cities and states have the most strict gun laws. Why is the violence so high in those areas. Simple, if you’re going to go on a murdering rampage what better way to do it than find an area where you know no one else is armed. No one ever goes gunning for a police station full of cops. The mall however, with the no guns allowed sign out front? That’s a different story.
So what is the solution to this problem of horrible violence in our society. I humbly submit that it is the same as it has always been, don’t give in to the temptation of modern secular society that says you can have it all, because that doesn’t bring happiness. Curtail your kids usage of violent video games and movies, let them know it is just fiction and never how you should actually act in real life. Buy them bikes and sports equipment rather than those games and kick them out of the house once in a while. Make them participate in social events not hosted on the Internet. Discipline them. Don’t be like a Hollywood film maker like Peter Rodger, who ignores his son while pursues his career in filming violent shows and photographic womens’ butts in exotic locals. Don’t be the absentee parent.
And buy guns and teach your loved ones the proper way to use them. Carry them with you. Hopefully there won’t be cause to do so, but a gun is like a parachute. If you don’t have it when you need it, you never will get the opportunity to need it again.
Here’s a thought. What is more dangerous: guns in the hands of a few deranged maniacs, or guns only in the hands of a totalitarian government? Which has killed more?The 20th century carnage of atheistic Nazis, socialists and Communists should be answer enough.