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Liberals are “Green Book” With Envy January 12, 2019

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Liberals are simply insane. I pray that this insanity will be their ultimate demise but that is for another post.

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I just saw “Green Book”. It’s a period piece that tells the story of a white, Italian mobster wanna-be who’s hired to drive and protect a black musician while on a concert tour of the deep south.  The movie is based on the true story of pianist Don Shirley’s eight- week concert tour leading up to Christmas in 1962.

I had never heard of Shirley or the Green Book, an actual publication for blacks, that advertised where it was safe for them to eat and sleep in towns throughout the segregated South.

The movie begins by establishing the characters through well-crafted scenes and dialogue. Both characters are revealed to be deeply flawed but on such different levels.  Short of doing a full-blown movie review let me just say when a movie can enrage me, make me laugh and force a tear all inside 130 minutes, it was well worth the price of admission. But it was far better than that. (and the musical scenes were awesome!)

The movie’s subject touched the third rail in American culture, racism. Through this exquisitely acted feature, the tragedy of racism was exposed through the eyes of both its victims. That has set off the Libs in an attempt to destroy this movie from achieving the accolades that would corrupt their narrative.

From the movie trailer: Viggo Mortenson plays Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Mahershala Ali plays Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist in need of a driver and protection. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

At the end of the movie (which BTW has a very “It’s A Wonderful Life” feel) we are refreshed by the knowledge that while white America sinned horribly against black America in the past, like Tony Lip, her heart has changed. Unfortunately, there are those who don’t acknowledge that.  

To reward “Green Book” with an Oscar will be rewarding what is good with humanity.

To ignore “Green Book” will be to continue hating and living with a closed heart.

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