RE: The Fantasy That is Black Panther
To me it's just a fantasy superhero movie. It doesn't even follow the laws of nature or physics, so I refuse to see it as anything but idealistic yet unrealistic sci-fi.
But it's the first movie ever to give black audiences a super high-budget, high quality piece of entertainment where they own the whole stage and narrative. And I can understand how this is eliciting emotions in a group of human beings who have been fucked over for centuries and are still getting fucked over all the way into the 21st century. Because Africa is still colonized and raped this very second.
Black American? Best possible scenario for a black person to be born into. Freedom and justice for all, lol. Yet the systematic oppression is clear for all to see around the world.
But Wakanda is fantasy. Not even Jeff Bezos plus Bill Gates together or any of the insanely wealthy white fat cats could establish a Wakanda. It's a fantasy like Avatar was a fantasy and it's affecting people in the same way emotionally.
Who do you think financed and made an absolute killing with this film? Africans? Black Americans? No, white people just sold you an impossible dream and took your money because this was the perfect time for this movie to blow up.
Racial tensions, fed-up black people the world over, the current overtly politically correct fashion by the white kids to try and play saviour to the blacks from behind their iPads and $2 000 laptops but achieving sweet fuck all.
Don't be fooled. Let the movie make you feel good in the moment. But it is not a what-if scenario and there can be no link between Wakanda being a viable prospect just because colonization hadn't taken place.
They have colonized your wallets long before " the decolonization". This movie was carefully engineered to affect people like this for the sake of profits.