Posted by: yoyo52
The Butler - 08/31/13 06:51 PM
OK, the movie ends up being a tear jerker. And OK, the movie has a political slant. But I liked it. It's remarkably clear on the horrors of American apartheid, some of which I lived through although not with the savagery that blacks experienced. It's easy to forget that only 50 years ago (and I realize that the "only" there makes me clearly a codger--as does the word "codger" ) horses ran down people on American streets exactly as camels ran down people in Cairo just a couple of years ago. It's easy to forget that only 30 years ago it was expected that black employees in the White House would be payed 60% of what white workers were paid. Anyway, like I said, I liked it.