If you want to be respected, first you need to respect yourself. A great man like Al Pacino, wouldn’t put himself into a center of controversy and ruin his reputation over Nazi or Adolf Hitler issues. The American acting legend pulled out of a stage adaptation of ’Hunger’, the dark psychological novel by Norway’s Knut Hamsun, because of the writer’s enthusiastic support for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Al Pacino, best known for playing Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, had signed up to be the narrator in the play, which was scheduled to premiere at the Bergen International Festival in May 2017, when he decides to pull out. In today’s world, it’s insane to associate or support a man like Adolf Hitler.
The man killed six million Jews, the reason there is no statue of him anywhere, because of the crime he committed, so why then Belgium has built statues and named streets after a criminal worse than Adolf Hitler? King Leopold II, killed over ten million Africans, yet African and African-Americans keep taking part in activities held in Belgium yearly. How can African-Americans be respected when they continue to show that they are valueless?
Statue of the criminal Leopold II in Brussels, Belgium.
In past Chris Brown, Beyonce, Rihanna etc; all performed in Belgium, instead of canceling Belgium tours. Again sports activities have brought hosts of African nationals and African-Americans to participate in events, instead of boycotting games over those statues of Leopold. “Don’t care where you come from, as long as you are a black man, you’re an African”- Sings the late Peter Tosh. Is it time for Africans and African-Americans to learn something from Al Pacino?
“No one drinks medicine on behalf of a sick person.” It’s the responsibility of every black man to fight the battle against racism, discrimination, disrespect and whatever system used to cripple the black man. Until all the statues of Leopold come down and the streets named after him denounced, any black man who respects himself shouldn’t participate in any even in Belgium, because they take our humbleness and respect as fools and slaves.