The George Lucas produced movie, Red Tails, tells the story of the Tuskegee airmen in World War II. Lucas' first major film, Star Wars, contained very deliberate homages (Harrison Ford et al. blasting Imperial Star Fighters from the Milennium Falcon) to the Allied gunners in World War II bombers such as the B-17. Red Tails is based on the true story of the 332nd fighter group that served in North Africa and Italy in World War II.
|P-40 with Flying Tiger Markings (FHC Seattle)|
|Eleanor Roosevelt at Tuskegee|
couldn’t fly airplanes,” but after her experience “saw no reason why blacks could not fly.” She later did everything in her power to help them in that endeavor.
The US military was the first part of American society to be integrated and this was accomplished by a World War II hero and Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower. In his first inaugural Ike said, "I propose to use whatever authority exists in the office of the President to end segregation in the District of Columbia, including the Federal Government, and any segregation in the Armed Forces." Moreover, it was Eisenhower who in 1957 dispatched the 101st Airborne division to integrate the public school system in Arkansas. Double Victory, however, omits all mention of Eisenhower who was, of course, the overall theatre commander for the 332nd fighter group.
George Lucas is a self-proclaimed 1960's era San Francisco liberal. Check out this interview with Charlie Rose in which he bites the hand that has overfed him...http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505271_162-57362574/george-lucas-billionaire-down-on-capitalism/. George Lucas says, " I'm a very ardent patriot. But I'm also a very ardent believer in democracy, not capitalist democracy. And I do not believe that the rich should be able to buy the government. And that's just the way I feel." Need I point out that this is the same George Lucas who contributed $33,100 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, $30,400 to the Democratic Committee Campaign Fund in 2008 and has given exclusively to Democratic candidates. George Lucas seems to despise the capitalist system that has heaped riches upon him! It upsets his "feelings" that some would attempt to buy political influence!
Near the conclusion of the documentary Double Victory a brief shot of President Obama is flashed before our eyes. Finally, the Lucas agenda is on full display. Lucas would have us believe that Obama is the apotheosis of the dreams of the Tuskegee airmen. Red Tails, released in 2012 and screened at the White House amidst much fanfare, is an extended campaign film for Obama's re-election.
|Commander Kelly with P-51D (FHC Seattle)|
Third, Double Victory makes it clear that the Filmmakers hoped with Red Tails to inspire young black males, yet this is precisely the demographic that this administration has utterly failed to help. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Black teens have had the worst of it, with their unemployment rate rising to 41.6% in April (2012) from 29% in 2007, faster than almost any other group." Fourth, The Tuskegee airmen epitomize American exceptionalism while President Obama seems only able to offer the most tepid support for the concept ("I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.") Finally, Red Tails recalls a significant part of US military and political history; President Obama recalls "Polish Death Camps." (http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/words-polish-death-camps-cut-deep-article-1.1087670?localLinksEnabled=false)
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