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Friday, March 6, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

So the Buckaroo watched Slumdog Millionaire and agrees that the movie is worth the hype. Something closer to home that struck me this morning, there are more "Slumdogs" than we realize. Meaning the sytem of injustice is so intricate that folks from poorer backgrounds no matter how honest and hardworking they are, someone will still want to oppress them. Trying to block their progress in life for no apparent reason.

I heard a frightening story this morning of an illegal immigrant in some country on this continent. He works illegally and his boss, coincidentally originally from the country the movie in question was made beat him to a pulp with a sjambok yesterday for not showing up for work. He can't report this to the police, it seems, because as soon as he does so he risks deportation. He's been in the particular country for years but constantly fears beatings, irregular pay etc. It used to be Blacks complained about Whites mistreating them, now it's our fellow dark-skinned folks from Asia. It's a pity.....

pix The Huffington Post online

1 comment:

Otumidwa said...

so now you rub it in our faces that you live in a place with CINEMAS hey ;-)

Anyways - I have the film on my Amazon wishlist, waiting, hoping, praying that one day it will turn up in box 30485...

What would happen if just for a day we were all colour blind? That was my mid-sleep thought sometime between last night and this morning...

Loving you all the way to ZA, friend x