Friday, September 16, 2016

‘Tombstone’ Offers Hope

I am a cult fan of Tombstone so this post was right up my alley in several ways. ‘Tombstone’ and the Serious Side of the Corner Taco Truck | MadMikesAmerica:

...That last item in Behan’s boastful self-description, chairman of the non-partisan Anti-Chinese League probably says as much about us today it does about Behan back then. It advances the plot, establishing Behan’s credentials to modern audiences as a mean, mean man, a bigot who sees virtue in beating down a vulnerable ethnic minority. It is our distaste for that casual statement of hatred that should tell us something about the development of the American character. It should tell us something hopeful about ourselves, as well as something not so attractive about that part of American culture that was prevalent in those days...

Why Donald Trump. You look like somebody just walked all over your grave.

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