|Sun. 3 July 2016|
The year 2000 was pre-mainstream internet, which made the release of this sickeningly subversive whitey-be-bad film "Men of Honor," perhaps possible.
And when they say men of honor, believe me they do NOT mean white men of honor, they are referring to the african american "men of honor" who participated in the 1966 US Navy operation to recover the atomic bombs lost on the ground and in the Atlantic ocean after a B52 bomber collided with a refueling tanker over Palomares, Spain.
Curiously enough, the only reason I know of this event, was because of a front page NYT article on the subject published above the fold on June 19th, 2016, entitled "Decades Later, Sickness Among Airmen After A Hydrogen Bomb Accident."
I was super-suspicious when I first read this Times article about the alleged Navy cover-up of the radioactive contamination its sailers supposedly suffered on this nuclear bomb recovery mission, because it tries over-zealously to make the Navy look like a bunch of incompetent, evil, racist white men who care nothing about the common man, whether on the ground in Spain or in the ranks of the recently-desegregated Armed Forces.
In "Men of Honor," Cuba Gooding is depicted as a magical Negro lovingly advised by his perfect-in-every-way sharecropper father (whose costume in the film looks like something that came off the racks of Bergforf Goodman - not a smudge) to try hard to overcome evil white man's oppressive Matrix.
The white sailors on Gooding's ship are cartoon-character racists, while Gooding's character is the very definition of moral rectitude and superiority.