Monday Open Thread | Spike Lee calls on America to mobilize for the 2020 election

Filmmaker Spike Lee gave a short history of his ancestors’ rise from slavery to him standing on the stage at the Academy Awards, accepting an Oscar, during his speech. But it was his call for mobilization that drew loud cheers from the audience.

“For 400 years, our ancestors were stolen from Africa and brought to Virginia and enslaved,” Lee said. “They worked the land from ‘can’t see’ in the morning to ‘can’t see’ at night. My grandmothers — who lived 100 years young, a college graduate even though her mother was a slave — my grandmother, who saved 50 years of Social Security checks to put me through college. She called me Spiky-poo.”

He recalled that it was her who put him through film school at NYU.

“Before the world tonight, I give praise to my ancestors who built our country, along with the genocide of our native people,” he continued. “We all connect with ancestors, to regain our humanity. It will be a powerful moment. The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. let’s do the to get that in there.”

This was the first Oscar for Lee, winning in the screenwriting category for his latest film “BlacKkKlansman.”

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85 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Spike Lee calls on America to mobilize for the 2020 election

  1. rikyrah says:

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    Notice how Babs didn’t introduce the remake movie she and Kris Kristofferson co-starred in.

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    Thread. LMAO. I haven’t seen Green Book but I guess I’m going to have to.

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    Duh…

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    • Liza says:

      Interesting. I haven’t seen The Green Book yet, but I do strongly object to filmmakers tampering with truth and history and presenting a distorted version. Many people tend to believe what they see in movies, unfortunately.

      The white savior movies really do bother me. I grew up in the Deep South,spent the first 23 years of my life there. I didn’t know any of these white saviors.

      I know from history and not personal experience there were some courageous white people. I just don’t think that stories about fictitious courageous white people is a good idea.

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  35. rikyrah says:

    Trump’s ambassadors are the least qualified among modern presidents. But they’ve given more money to his election than any group of ambassadors in recent history. https://t.co/LyCWS8tnG2— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 25, 2019

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  36. rikyrah says:

    Hayes always giving these muthaphuckas the benefit of the doubt 😒😒

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    Uh huh 😒

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  38. rikyrah says:

    (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) Tweeted:
    @realDonaldTrump Below is Spike Lee’s speech. Nothing racist in it. What upset Trump was that Spike encouraged blacks to mobilize and vote. That’s a threat to Trump’s white supremacist power structure:

    https://t.co/bXaREFcsRk https://twitter.com/DeanObeidallah/status/1100017886415015936?s=17

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    Only 8?

    Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) Tweeted:
    The Justice Department cannot take the position that a sitting president can’t be indicted, and at the same time withhold evidence of any wrongdoing.

    That would amount to immunity.

    We will do what is necessary to make sure Mueller’s report is made public. https://t.co/EE1qjQ2iQk https://twitter.com/AdamSchiff/status/1099796503659347970?s=17

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    Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) Tweeted:
    The Justice Department cannot take the position that a sitting president can’t be indicted, and at the same time withhold evidence of any wrongdoing.

    That would amount to immunity.

    We will do what is necessary to make sure Mueller’s report is made public. https://t.co/EE1qjQ2iQk https://twitter.com/AdamSchiff/status/1099796503659347970?s=17

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  46. rikyrah says:

    He don’t know it, but don’t come for Spike Lee unless he sent for you.

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    Ava DuVernay (@ava) Tweeted:
    For anyone who may be interested in what the Green Book actually was, here is a link to more information about this act of resistance and source of love and survival for many African-Americans. It started with Victor Hugo Green. #OSCARS https://t.co/gdFp1mekub https://t.co/9WkeInv2fd https://twitter.com/ava/status/1099888686286594049?s=17

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    Robert Samuels (@newsbysamuels) Tweeted:
    I am so glad I read this Rhonda Calvin story about the actual Green Book so I learned about its unbelievable history; and not from some typical, hackneyed film about interracial friendship. Here it is: #oscars2019
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  64. rikyrah says:

    Prayers and positive thoughts going out into the universe

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