Monday, August 04, 2008

Morgan Freeman injured in car crash. Solzhenitsyn

Who will provide us with wise, knowing, black men on the silver screen? The people Freeman, who I hope isn't really hurt that badly, plays are the flip side of the coin of trivialization of the "Driving Miss Daisy" type of happy black servant.

Sort of like Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who recently died. Solzhenitsyn became a self stereotyped fist waving reactionary after his emigration to the U.S., railing for God, Orthodoxy, and conservative moral principles. Unlike Freeman, Solzhenitsyn was little heard from in his last years, possibly because folks had become sick of his denunciatory bullshit.

*on edit: he died in Russia, with this informative picture possibly giving an indication of his beliefs:

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