The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 9
My story is not for exploitation. I am who I am. I existed and still exist with an authentic piece of perception. No man can take away my personal perspective and no person can tell my story like I can. It is my choice to place my life experiences on record and to give my assessment on the lifestyles I'm familiar with. I gave you my religious background in Chapter 8 not to exploit myself, but to give you an accurate perspective in interpreting my writing. I'm part of a whole. If you're reading this I've now become a part you and vice versa. Our fates have bound my thoughts to your thoughts and reactions thereof, have engaged you or eschewed you by now.
I learned something profound about translating different languages this week. I studied the poems of Frederico Garcia Lorca and read the different English translations from Spanish. What was profound is that some translations seemed to be poor and almost incomprehensible. I'm not going to exploit anyones lack of skill, but there was the same poem in English and it took more than the letter of the word to translate it. It took a reader to discern the subtle cadences in lines and measure to articulate Frederico's emotion. The emotional aspect is of vital importance to deciphering real meaning in poetry. When I read the translation that I could relate to then I understood Lorca's overall premise in his poetry. Then I had to check my attitude toward the other translation. I prematurely labeled it poor because the translation sung something not relative to my experience. If it sings something different to someone else then who am I to say that it is poor altogether. After all, it is my perception only that leads me to believe that Lorca's poetry is a masterful work. Who is to really say that if Lorca was alive, that I wouldn't favor his work over an unauthenticated revision of the form. Therefore, I observed the schisms in the American English language and cultural lingo. Spanish also has schisms in their language that divides peoples respective lingo. The great writers are aware of their own voice, but are equally aware of the potential misunderstandings that may befall the authentic perspective in their artistry. Leaving components such as demographics, culture, socioeconomic influence and technique, to decide that a piece of art is suitable for mass proliferation.
One of my favorite directors Spike Lee claims that the film industry doesn't lend money to Black Americans who do not promote "Coonery and Bafoonery." A stigma frowned on by Lee because he believes that it's thematic in black American films made with studio capital. The African American community in large believes that this is dones purposefully to keep Blacks submissive to white rule. Others believe that it's a misunderstanding of the real culture of black people and this misconception and bad perception is innocently a Caucasian artists perspective of African Americans. He released a film in 2000 Bamboozled who satirically portrayed blacks in the modern day television industry as they've been traditionally portrayed by whites Hollywood since black cast racially charged films emerged in 1927. In a very humble way the film was very educational. It revealed another side of the entertainment industry that reflected the ugly views in which white America viewed people of color. Spike Lee's work on this film among other remarkable documentaries about the Black experience have not been nationally embraced. Any intellectual can see that the subjects that he exploits give a more proper perspective of race and culture. He uses his art as a filmmaker to proliferate what should be taught in the American education system much more often then it is currently in Appalachia and abroad.
The later chapters will deal with African American history in retrospect. American history will be concluded by Chapter 15 and we will observe history from a global perspective. I personally believe that we must make peace within our own country before we can spread peace abroad. The key in having good foreign affairs is in having good domestic affairs. We must put our differences aside and meet common ground; lest other countries begin seeing a divided nation crumbled with indifference and simply enable it to crumble to the ground.
Chapter 10 will be on the topic the history and corruption of American healthcare. No, you are probably not ready to hear what I have to discuss with you about this subject! Till next week...peace and love!
Causes Doug Brooks Supports
Freedom Writer's Foundation, NAACP, Freedom of religion