Aiight, due to technical difficulties I am hitting yâ€™all with the one-two punch this week. As I am sure you loyal â€œBoondocksâ€ fans know last night was the season finale. But, since I was a week behind I thought I would tackle the last two episodes in my final post for the season.
Letâ€™s kick things off with last nightâ€™s episode, â€œThe Passion Of Rev. Ruckus.â€ Now, I am sure some people were offended by last nightâ€™s episode, but like Dogma (shout out to Kevin Smith) and my new favorite flick V for Vendetta, the intent of last nightâ€™s showâ€"in my opinionâ€"was to offend in order to spark debate. That said, they wasted no time and got right into in the first scene when Ronald Regan greets Uncle Ruckus at the gates of White Heaven.
â€œ[White Heaven] is for decent, good God-fearing Christians who just happen to hate everyone and everything related to Black peopleâ€¦.Turns out that God doesnâ€™t really have that much of a problem with racism. He doesnâ€™t even remember slavery, except in Februaryâ€¦. Personally, I hate Black people, Ruckus. Thatâ€™s why I did everything I could to make their lives miserable. Crack, me. AIDS, me. Reganomicsâ€¦ come on, I am in the name.â€
As ridiculous as Reganâ€™s monologue may seem to some, I have to believe there are a certain group of people who either firmly believe this or pray for it every night before they lay their blond-haired, blue-eyed heads down to sleep. And let me not get into â€œThe Duke.â€ Letâ€™s just say Regan getting Alzheimerâ€™s almost seemed ironic. A man who pushed a racist elitist agenda for eight years only to have no memory of it two decades later. Makes you think doesnâ€™t it, George?