I just rewatched Cleopatra 2525
and I'm here to tell you that it's still awesome.
It's Kung-Fu Barbarella. So much wire-fighting. So much Cyberdog. Floating shape-shifting robots have chased humanity underground, occasionally attacking with T-1000s with blaster arms. Everyone has Spider-Man web-shooters, and there's an evil clown. It's got everything! But the thing that makes it work is that it's a comedy but almost every character in it fully commits to being in an action movie. They are So Very Serious.
It does, however, have a theme song that is possibly worse than Enterprise. Don't let that put you off.
It ends on an extremely frustrating cliffhanger and a final episode that seems to have stopped production halfway through. Yet Arrow gets six seasons. I would trade the entirety of Game of Thrones for one more season of Cleopatra 2525.
Here, here, watch. It looks like the whole thing is on Youtube too, but in varying quality.
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When all those Confederate monuments and statues were erected:
Yes, these monuments were put up to honor Confederate leaders. But the timing of the monument building makes it pretty clear what the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks. They were mostly built during times when Southern whites were engaged in vicious campaigns of subjugation against blacks, and during those campaigns the message sent by a statue of Robert E. Lee in front of a courthouse was loud and clear.
No one should think that these statues were meant to be somber postbellum reminders of a brutal war. They were built much later, and most of them were explicitly created to accompany organized and violent efforts to subdue blacks and maintain white supremacy in the South. I wouldn't be surprised if even a lot of Southerners don't really understand this, but they should learn. There's a reason blacks consider these statues to be symbols of bigotry and terror. It's because they are.
Wikipedia: President of the Confederate States of America: List of presidents:
"Confederate States Accidental Election, 2017"
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Defending Indiana Jones, Archaeologist
Jones is the last great monster of the treasure-hunting age of archaeology. To judge him by modern standards is to indulge the same comforting temporal parochialism that leads us to dismiss post-Roman Europe as a "Dark Age." Jones may be a lousy archaeologist as we understand the field today. But is he a lousy archaeologist in context?
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