Spike Lee has ignited a controversy by questioning why Clint Eastwood did not cast black actors in the Iwo Jima movies he directed. Eastwood responded by saying that black servicemen did not participate in the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima and he also said that Spike Lee should shut his face. Let us examine both sides of this debate:

The US military was racially segregated during WWII and black servicemen did not, in fact, participate in the raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima. If Clint Eastwood had chosen, he could have depicted black servicemen in the movie but he chose not to. That is all good and fine. If Spike Lee wants to make a movie focusing on black Americans in World War II or in racial segregation, he is perfectly entitled to.

I think it is fair however, since Spike Lee has tossed down the gauntlet in this case, to question why there is a complete lack of cowboys in Spike Lee’s movies. Is this part of a nefarious plan on Spike Lee’s part to re-write the history books so as to disenfranchise American cowboys? Does “different” in worldview necessarily mean “evil”? And if so, isn’t the cowboy question a completely valid one? What is up with that, Spike? That by which you judge shall also be meted out to you, you cowboy-phobic bitch!!!

4 Responses to “Cowboy-phobia”

  1. That’s because Spike is a Giants fan

  2. Jenn says:

    Save a horse, ride a cowboy?

  3. Phelps says:

    “Some high society lady said/
    ‘is your horse outside’/
    No ma’am he’s between my legs/
    but you’re too fat to ride

  4. Spike Lee doesn’t feature cowboys in his movies because he is afraid of them. He is afraid of them because they talk funny.

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