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Afrolantica’s Haunting Conclusion: ‘Let’s Get Back to the Struggle’

Mel Gibson, Nidal Hasan, Derrick Bell, and the wages of idolatry: human sacrifice.

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Dave Swindle

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April 13, 2012 - 10:00 am

“I want to — her (Oksana) in the — and stab her to death while I’m doing it” the antisemite says to the 15-year-old son of a colleague. Mel Gibson’s snuff film fantasy has its predecessors: the everyday happenings at Sodom and Gomorrah, where worship of nature meant acting like animals — treating people like objects that exist to satisfy primitive drives.

Fox News reported on Nidal Hasan’s frequenting the modern world’s equivalent of sexual idolatry:

The Army psychiatrist authorities say killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood Army Base Thursday was a recent and frequent customer at a local strip club, employees of the club told FoxNews.com exclusively.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came into the Starz strip club not far from the base at least three times in the past month, the club’s general manager, Matthew Jones, told FoxNews.com. Army investigators building their case against Hasan plan to interview Jones soon.

“The last time he was here, I remember checking his military ID at the door, and he paid his $15 cover and stayed for six or seven hours,” Jones, 37, said.

Related: journalist and blogger Susannah Breslin collects Letters from Men Who Go To Strip Clubs:

I go to Strip Clubs because it’s about control. Isn’t it always about control? In the world we live in control is simply measured by the almighty Benjamin. I have a few hours and few Benjamin’s to pretend I am in a fantasy world where men dictate the rules. As men, we have always been a slave to this desire for control. Would a strip club even exist if it wasn’t for this false promise? In the end strip clubs are just this false promise because even through men like to think we have control, we really don’t.

“I have all this rage and I don’t know why.”

All this casts Afrolantica in a different light. What are we to make of A) Bell’s antisemitism, B) his fantasies of his political enemies in the role of sex slaves, and C) his understanding of American blacks as akin to enslaved wives? And how could this political theology connect with the Obama administration’s public policies?

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