I’m in New York. Some good people recommended that I go see I Am Not Your Negro. A documentary on the African-American rights struggle of the ‘60s, featuring the thoughts of James Baldwin, a most eloquent play-writer and witness of the events.
Word goes that the film is breathtaking even if your American and “used to” the history. As an outsider and freshman to the phenomena, keeping some level of proportion, it feels as if learning history by watching The Act of Killing. We don’t know shit about the world we live in, and the goddamn worldwide acceleration we’re caught in won’t help a bit.
One thing stuck. Baldwin called out the nation for living in a state for “moral apathy”.