Spike Lee – Meet your thoughts in Cannes! Our New American Anthem, “Make America Love Again” is Official Selection at Cannes World Film Festival
Posted on 13th April 2021
“Spike Lee – meet your thoughts in Cannes! Our New American Anthem, ‘Make America Love Again” is Official Selection at Cannes World Film Festival”
Dear Spike Lee,
We have been selected for Cannes World Film festival. You will be the official Cannes Film Festival https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/ jury President! Thank you for inspiring our song and our project. This is the most important act of a lifetime and came from that extraordinary moment of inspiration I witnessed when you spoke to the BBC.
Ron Stallworth speaks for me and millions of others when he says: “If one black man, aided by a bevy of good, decent, dedicated, open-, and liberal-minded whites and Jews can succeed in prevailing over a group of white racists by making them look like the ignorant fools they truly are, then imagine what a nation of like-minded individuals can accomplish.” – Ron Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
For me it is poignant that he mentioned the Jews because I believe that we have a shared experience and a natural alliance. Most Jews will acknowledge the innate fear of a Klan that comes in every country, in many forms, in bars, supermarkets at school, college and the workplace.
Felix Kendrickson: You are going to take this lie detector test. Take a seat. Flip Zimmerman: What is this? Is this your Jew den? Is this where you make your candles, you know, and your lampshades? Felix Kendrickson: No, you’re going to take this lie detector test. Flip Zimmerman: Open the damn door. This is some lame bullshit. Felix Kendrickson: Lame or not, you’re taking this Jew lie detector test.
So we sometimes try and hide but the fear of being called out and attacked – and the experience of these things is always present.
In the dialogue between Ron and Flip:
Flip Zimmerman: Well, I’m not risking my life to prevent some rednecks from lighting a couple sticks on fire. Ron Stallworth: This is the job. What’s your problem? Flip Zimmerman: That’s my problem. For you, it’s a crusade. For me, it’s a job. It’s not personal, nor should it be. Ron Stallworth: Why haven’t you bought into this? Flip Zimmerman: Why should I? Ron Stallworth: Because you’re Jewish, brother. The so-called chosen people. You’ve been passing for a WASP. White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, cherry pie, hot dog, white boy. It’s what some light-skinned black folks do. They pass for white. Doesn’t that hatred you’ve been hearing the Klan say doesn’t that piss you off? Flip Zimmerman: Of course it does. Ron Stallworth: Then why you acting like you ain’t got skin in the game, brother? Flip Zimmerman: Rookie, that’s my fucking business. Ron Stallworth: It’s our business.
It is all our business and these are dark times. Barack Obama said he believes in the “possibility of America”. This is the message behind Make America Love Again. It is even more important today when both Ukraine and Taiwan face possible invasion. Only the USA stands powerful enough to protect us across the world, the same as during World War 2. There is much wrong with America but much can be right, but thank goodness America is there – right now.