My little hometown of Woodstock, "the most famous small town in the world," can't get enough lefty propaganda. While I was buying a loaf of Pecan Cranberry at Bread Alone, I picked up this flyer for one of the features at the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival.
Apologizing for black gangsterism and blaming same on whites is, of course, at that heart of the nihilist commie left. The Panthers were a criminal gang of torturers, murderers, drug dealers, etc. Their heyday was the 60s, so they are a nostalgia act, right up there with Jefferson Airplane.
Amusingly, they advocated raping white women as the ultimate revolutionary act. Eldridge Cleaver, the Panthers' Minister of Information, wrote "Soul on Ice," which became required reading in Rhetoric 101 back in the 60s. My earnest liberal female teacher rhapsodized over this brilliant treatise on the importance of brutalizing, raping and murdering white women like her in the name of racial equality and the Revolution we all knew would arrive momentarily.
This comic self-hatred and masochism among liberal whites is now completely institutionalized in colleges.
Of course, the Panthers clashed repeatedly with the police. Nothing has changed since the 60s. The Panthers manufactured theatrical threats against the police in Oakland, sought out gun battles with the police, then played the victim when they got what they deserved, which was death in a hail of police bullets.
Commie leftists love this shit. Inciting blacks to start the race war that will ignite the Revolution has always been a treasured dream of insane, vicious commies.
The Woodstock Film festival was created as a pork barrel project by then Rep. Maurice Hinchey (Dem., of course) to further one of his re-elections campaigns. Woodstock artists and lefties want the government to pay them to produce commie propaganda and they are remarkably successful in this enterprise. The Festival has, on occasion, been little more than a campaign rally for Democratic candidates for office.
I've never attended the propaganda fest, even though I worked professionally in film and video as part of my job as a corporate multimedia artist back before I retired. Sitting through Maoist indoctrination sessions (not to mention, paying for them) is not my idea of fun.
But, there's always a market (a government subsidized market) for leaden, deranged commie propaganda in Woodstock, the birthplace of the Communist Labor Party of America. That idiocy will probably never die in Woodstock. The left, which is forever denouncing "extremism" on the right, won't rid itself of the Maoists and Stalinists who dream of inflicting genocide, misery and starvation on Americans to create heaven on earth.