Q345 Transcript

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Visitor: –here until Thursday, and we’re working diligently to find all of the areas in which this uh, young man, this opportunistic human being, a person who is part and parcel with the frailties of a human being, and in what respects many of you can give us about this man. Now tomorrow night, a ma– a private investigator [Joseph Mazor] who was part and parcel of that group is going to be here. He’s going to come here at our invitation, so that he can see for himself all of the things that had been told to him are lies and perjuries. And we are hopeful that he is going to be give us– uh, give us someinformation that we’ll be able to destroy the enemy, whether this enemy should be destroyed in its essence. I would urge all of you to be courteous to this man. I have never met him. I’ve talked to him on a telephone. He has made certain commitments as to what he has observed and what he knows about Tim Stoen, that hopefully we’ll be able to find and get to the root of why a beautiful group of human beings like yourselves had been haunted and pushed around and maligned for no other reason than to be able to get together collectively and to do the things that many of us had been taught was impossible to do, many us have been taught and said that human nature is such that there’s a human greed, and I have seen for myself in October of last year, reaffirm strenuously in September of this year, that we are living amongst you an example of where there’s no such thing as sexism.

Crowd: Right. Light applause.

Visitor: Where there’s no such thing as racism.

Crowd: Right. Light applause.

Visitor: Where there’s no such thing as elitism.

Crowd: Right. Stronger applause.

Visitor: And where there’s no such thing as unemployment and hunger.

Crowd: Cheers and applause.

Visitor: You are pioneers in the field of being able to live under the golden rule and give the example, am I my brother’s keeper. You are demonstrating that, and the world is going to be able to see that. And with that I want to say, it’s nice and good to be amongst you again, I feel as though I’ve been rejuvenated again, and I hope to be able to see you again in the near future. Thank you very much.

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Marceline Jones: The chairperson of the WRSM [Women’s Revolutionary Socialist Movement], Meghan Duke, I’ve met her when I was in Georgetown, I’ve also met her husband, they’re both very, very actively involved in helping Guyana becoming self-sufficient and to become the place that we know it is and will become more of. And we would really appreciate it if you would come and say a few words to us. We–

Crowd: Light applause

Marceline: She– (Tape edit) (Pause)

Duke: Uh– Where should I begin? I’m very, very happy to be here, not only myself but all the other members who came along with me. And many more wanted to come, but because of leave and other problems, we couldn’t come. We have always heard about Jonestown from uh– (laughs) from Sharon [Amos], so we uh, affiliated to you, and when we came out here and then we saw Sharon waiting for us at the plane, we thought that we had come home again, because you know, she’s part of us, and if– if– and we tell her now that we are missing her, because she comes to every meeting and she’s very much a part of the (unintelligible word) of which we are a part of. I’d like to say that we bring greetings from all the other members of the (same unintelligible word), and uh, when we go back, we will certainly have a lot to tell them. As you know, many of our goals and objectives are consistent with what you have here, and it has strengthened what we are trying to do in terms of equality for women, having good opportunities for work, study and being a total part of the community. That is part of our objecti– our objective. We also are– we’re happy to see so many, should I say, contented happy people, that too we will have to uh, take back and we uh– I’m particularly touched to see how it is citizens– sen– senior citizens, you call them, uh, uh, take– so well taken care of. Now uh– What I would like to do now is to call the other members out, and they will talk for themselves.

Crowd: Light laughter. Applause.

Duke: I call you. Betty (unintelligible name). Now Betty– although she has a long name, think she’s Betty (unintelligible name) Savagery Terarri. There she is, a small person who is doing a lot of work, she’s a secretary for the (same unintelligible name) and she rings me morning, midday, midnight, four o’clock in the morning to find me if she can. (Laughs) She– Without her, I don’t know what I would do, so Betty, you tell them how you feel.

Betty: Oh, well, first of all, let me say good night, comrades, too. Uh– I like my chairman. We miss Sharon very much. Uh, actually, when we left yesterday morning to catch a nine o’clock flight– It was supposed to be a nine o’clock flight, we thought (unintelligible word) we spend a longer time with you, but, well, as all circumstances, we didn’t reach until last night. But uh, we were not so surprised in what we have– what we have seen (unintelligible word) today, because actually, we were somewhat already informed from the other comrades who usually go up there like Debbie [Touchette], Versi [Perkins Connessero], Sharon, what really goes on here, but it only shows us how good uh– when you are collectively, cooperatively, what can be achieved, which we are now trying to do. Uh– I don’t think I have– [Tape edit]

Crowd: Laughter. Applause.

Duke: Betty, watch it, you turned off the microphone. Come back here.

Crowd: Laughter

Duke: (unintelligible word). Now our person is uh, Ruth Raphael. Now Ruth is the person who is always there. She makes phone, she makes cake, she makes sugar cake, she makes everything that we are called upon to make. Ruth is always there. Ruth? Come and say hello.

Ruth: Good night, comrades all.

Crowd: Responds

Duke: I forget to say, she’s assistant secretary.

Ruth: Thank you. Uh– yeah, good night, comrades all. I’m indeed happy to be here with you all for the day and a half or a quarter or what it’s– whatnot. But uh, as yesterday morning we left, we were told that we could not (unintelligible word) boarded the plane until quarter to three. I was so mad that I– I just feel that uh, I can just go give them the ticket and let them refund my money and I get back home in Georgetown. (Laughs) But, if I had done so, and my other comrades had gone to Georgetown and said, Ruth, you know what a wonderful time we had at Jonestown and decided to tell me, well, I don’t know, I might’ve licked myself. I am very, very happy indeed to be here with you all. It seems as if you are one– we are one family. And I can sense the uh– the– the– the cool and warmth between you people here. You can see it. You don’t have to say yes to see it. That few hours we have spent here, I can assure you, we are going back to Georgetown with some things to tell the others. And I can assure you that, when we are coming again, it would be a whole plane or two we will charter to come too. Thank you.

Crowd: Laughter. Applause.

Duke: Don’t move. (Pause) Thank you, comrades. Now I know you would like to hear from everybody, but time is pressing on, so Doreen [Colbson], come out. I’m sorry, unless you want to get two words. Right, say two words. Susan [McAllister], two words, Gloria [DeJonge], two words, Avril [Daniels], two words.

Doreen: Good night, comrades.

Crowd: Responds.

Doreen: I am very, very happy to be here with you, and I’ll take back all the warm greetings that you all have given us. We feel very, very happy to be here with you, I can assure you that. Thank you.

Crowd: Applause

Unknown 1 (either Gloria or Avril): Good night, comrades. It’s so good to be with you. Well, it’s a pity that our stay is so short. But I hope to come back sometime in the near future.

Crowd: Applause

Unknown 2 (either Gloria or Avril): Good– good night to you, comrades all. I must say how happy, happy I am to be here. And thank you very much for your hospitality.

Duke: Thank you.

Crowd: Applause

Susan: Good night, comrades. It’s so nice to be here. I was told by my son, his name is Colin McAllister, he was here some time, when I told him I was coming, he said, oh mommy, you’ll come. I’m going to give you the money to pay the plane passage. You come and you’ll have a wonderful time. And indeed, I had a wonderful, wonderful time. (Laughs) Good night.

Crowd: Applause

Duke: Uh– I’m sure that Susan speaks for all of us when we say we’ve had a wonderful time, and as soon as we have an opportunity, we will come back again. Now, uh– We have seen your cultural presentations yesterday, and I’ve observed your high standard tonight. What we are attempting to do is just to give you an ex– an idea of what we can do if we have practice. Right? (Laughs) Uh– (tape edit) Because all are (unintelligible word) socialism, and we are working (unintelligible word), before we begin to perform – perform – uh, (unintelligible phrase) round I wanted to sing, it’s a kind of community round. The words are very easy. We’ll divide in three. I was looking to see how I can divide us up, uh– We have one set over there, the table will be another set, over here will be another set. I’ll tell you what it is. (Moves microphone) Don’t be afraid. (unintelligible phrase) Socialism is our destiny, capitalism our enemy, work, comrades, together. That’s all. (Laughs)

Crowd: Applause

Music plays.

Duke: Uh– We will since it twice through, so that you can catch it if you can, and then we will learn it now. Hope you don’t mind.

Crowd: No.

(Extended performance by members of WRSM, including false starts)

(Tape edit)

Marceline Jones: –Guyana, and uh, back then, it was not a country that we would choose to rear our beautiful children in, but today, uh, we’re so grateful to be a part of a socialist country. And today, we were able to adopt two children, which uh–

Jones: (off mic) Just today alone.

Marceline: Just today alone, which is a small thing that we can do. I also would like to say that uh, due to the friendship and of course the expertise of our attorney [Charles Garry], it’s due to him that this man who been with our opposition is coming down to see what’s happening here. But I think it’s a tribute to Guyana and its greatness and its potential, that we should be attacked (Pause) and the attack agin us– against us is really a way of trying to destabilize Guyana, knowing well that we have been socialists all our lives, and wherever we are, we will help build a socialist nation.

Crowd: Applause

Jones: (off mic) The interesting thing about Domingo told me personally that (unintelligible under voices closer to mike) that this man is (unintelligible word) what Domingo said, and he said Guyana was a– a major concern, they were trying to destabilize Guyana by working through us, (unintelligible) all of our Guyanese (mic comes on) comrades, they say thick or thin, hell or high water.

Crowd: Applause and cheers.

(Tape edit)

Marceline: –to live for total economic and racial equality, and I thank all of you, very, very, very much for being here. It’s been an inspiration to me, and I know, everybody here. Thank you so much.

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Marceline: –to give us service that we need to desperately, Dr. Patrick Ng-A-Fook (mispronounced), who– Ng-A-Fook (mispronounced), I’m sorry. Who is a dentist, who comes and–

Jones: And a good one.

Marceline: I’m sorry. And a good one.

Jones: And a good one.

Marceline: Exactly. And we appreciate so much your coming, and we’d like to have you come and say a few words, Dr. (voice fades)

Crowd: Applause

Ng-A-Fook: Good evening.

Crowd: Good evening.

Ng-A-Fook: First, I must thank–

Jones: (unintelligible) The microphone’s not working. Give him the microphone, please.

Ng-A-Fook: (Taps mike) Press here?

Jones: Yes (unintelligible)

Ng-A-Fook: First I must thank uh, Bishop Jones for the privilege of serving his people here. It has been a very uh, great pleasure, and I only hope that your Mighty will continue to show his blessing, by giving him strength, good health and wisdom to continue this great work. All right, thank you.

Crowd: Applause. Audience quietens. Several moments of low conversation.

Woman 1: Uh, peace. While we’re getting set up these last few minutes, I just want to explain a few things. The house that we referred to– (tape edit)

End of song.

Woman 2: I ask you– (tape edit) filled with love for thee. Is there food a-plenty or starvation? And what about the birds eaten? (tape edit) Is there caring and sensitivity or apathy and (unintelligible word)? I believe that– that sometime in our lives have lived in a house similar to the one– (Tape edit)

Jose Simon: (speaks in aboriginal language).

Man 2: He says, this is what (unintelligible word) a little boy who’s seen the white people come.

Jose Simon: (speaks in aboriginal language)

Man 2: When they came, they came and took his land– not his land, but all the poor people’s land. He said, when he first– when he first came, they didn’t bother him too much. He’s talking about the Native Americans. They– they were more land crazy. They came and took all the land, started building factories, tore up all his hunting grounds, and after that, they put him in a reservation, and this is where all the oppressed (unintelligible). Now he’ll sing one of the Native American songs.

Jose Simon: (sings in aboriginal language)

Crowd: Applause

Woman singer: (sings one line)

(Tape silence. Edit)

Skit performance about worthlessness of God who won’t help people in need or who are poor. Preacher speaks only of Jesus. Crowd reacts and laughs.

Jones: Now, that’s good. It’s an important sidelight to take note of. Just two weeks ago, we find the opiate of religion is much more in the United States than here. A racist mayor [Dennis Kucinich] was brought up for recall, and they knew how to get to it, they called the recall for Sunday morning, and even though Cleveland, Ohio has a majority black people, they were at church, and the man was re-elected. (Pause)

Woman singer: (Sings) Tell me, Anna, what does your house look like, Anna–

(Tape edit)

Man 4: Expecting to never hear from me again. But being here only gives me more time to plan my next move. Inside these walls, there’s a whole different kind of world, a world where power is absolute, and the actions of the pigs that run this place are never questioned. No one on the outside could ever imagine the genocide of our people that goes on in here. (Pause) Remember George Jackson, remember Attica, remember the Wilmington 10. Remember all our brothers and sisters that’ve been tortured and buried inside these walls. And remember, this house is only able to exist because youdare not speak out in the face of truth. So speak out, and maybe you can (unintelligible word).

Woman singer: (Sings)

Man 3: (unintelligible under singer) –Jackson, cellblock nine.

Woman singer: (Sings) There’s a house over there on the edge of (unintelligible word) (Pause)

Man 4: Nobody cares about me. You see us (unintelligible word) lying in the streets, and you just step over and keep on going. Hey, dig, man. I got this degree in business education, right? So what good does it do me? They aren’t hiring black businessmen. So I had to work hard all my life at odd jobs, washing dishes, porter work, and now my wife left me, the children all gone, and I’m on welfare. Yes, I take a nip every now and then, but to give me uh– keep me going on. So think what you will. This is my house, and I guess I’m stuck with it.

Woman singer: (Sings) Tell me, Anna. What does your house look like, Anna? (speaks) Describe it to us, so we can find it, so we can bring news to all of you.

Man 5: (Sings)

I was born by the river in a little tent
Just like– (tape edit)
It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know, my change is gonna come.
I do believe, I really do believe, deep in my heart, a change is gonna come.
And this is the way it used to be, when I would go to my brother, I’d say brother, help me please
You know he would wind up, he would wind up knocking me to my, my, my, my, my knees.
Oh, every time it–

End of side 1

Side 2

Man 5: (Sings)

Oh, there’ve been times that I thought, ohh, I couldn’t last
I couldn’t last too long,
But I know there were change, there were change, there were change
Someday gonna come to me, someday I know.

(Speaks) A knock comes to the door. And I’m given a command that I must fight and kill the enemy, who turns out to be a human like you and me, and I’m bitter. Each day my bitterness grows deeper and deeper, as I wonder what we were really fighting for. You see, I volunteered my life to fight so that my family at home would be free and have a better life. And I am bitter. I wonder– I really wonder, who the enemy really is. It was not the Vietnamese, it was not the Japanese, it was not the communists who told my mother that they would shoot her for being one minute late for work in the fields. Hell, she had a sick baby at home to care for.

(Sings) It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know, change is gonna come.

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

[Skit mostly in Spanish, lauding the work of Cesar Chavez]

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Jones: –Mexican sister is one of our best cooks, and she can speak fluent English as well as Spanish.

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Man 6: The house that I live in is deep in Bantu country. In Soweto and even throughout South Africa, it is a house that is on fire today with revolution. South Africa will win, or we will die fighting.

Woman singer: (Sings)

(Tape edit)

Man 7: It’s the year 1973. Months, August, September 11. In the beautiful capital of Chile, Santiago, has been overthrown by a fascist coup, supported by CIA. In Chile, many little children were killed, after bombing, shooting, and torturing. People ran, trying to find some to eat, and instead of finding uh, food to eat, they found a bullet in their body. Victor Jara was killed the same way. He was tortured. They pulled his fingernails. They cut him in his face, but he still had that thing (unintelligible word), that good faith that socialism was going to go through. He smiled, and he gave a song to the Chileans, and he kept smiling, and the military junta kept laughing, and telling him, keep singing, poet. This song is what he sang. [Sings in Spanish]

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Man 8: –Vietnamese, and I’m proud to be a Vietnamese. What I have to say tonight cannot be taken lightly, but those who have a heart can only be taken seriously. This house that I live in is a small village about 500 people. I painfully remember the time the bomb had hit our village, the man’s bomb, the US-imperialist dog bomb that was made for people like me and people like all over the Third World countries. I remember my village– it was– painfully, I remember the village that I lived in was surrounded by the military, and the shots came in our village. (Pause) And I remember mothers and children screaming and crying all around me, horrified of this. I remember that a sergeant who gave an order to a private to shoot an innocent mother in the back (cries out) just because (voice moderates) she tried to protect her child. I remember what the man’s bomb did our people, I remember the napalm, and what it did to us, little harmless little babies. Just like the ones sitting here before you and me. How it melted the skin away from their bodies. And what for, I ask you, what for? What was the true reason of this war, this blood– this bloodiest war. I’ll tell you what for. It was because we had raw materials, it was because we had tin, the tungsten, the rubber that the US corporate elite that need it to profit by. It was– It was because of IT&T, the duPonts, the Rockefellers, and the J. Paul Gettys that (unintelligible phrase)

Crowd: Calls

Man 8: Those are the people responsible for this war, and those are the people that are responsible for wars all over this country. And what I have to– And we won our battle, and the battle’s been won all over the country. The battle’s been won in Africa, Latin America, and all over Asia, like Kampuchea and Laos, and it’s gonna be won all over, if the people stick together. And the key to this– this is the key. That as long as one person in this world is not free, we all are not free, and we have to fight that struggle.

Crowd: Calls and applause

Woman singer: (Sings) Tell me, Anna, what does your house–

(Tape edit)

Woman 3: Yeah, you say you don’t want to die because– I don’t want to die because. Now let’s think about this. You don’t want to die, because I don’t want to die. Now, what would cause you to say that? Is it because you have a fine job and a nice home in the suburbs? Or is it because you wear pink and yellow colors, and all the women that scream from a cause unknown? Hmmph. That’s no cause for you to forget who is the cause of our brothers and sisters being exploited and oppressed. Many of our people have children to die for causes, people like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, [Patrice] Lumumba, and better yet, my dear friend and my unforgotten sister, yours truly, Harriett Tubman. (Pause) I mean, I look back and I think about the cause, the cause of the neutron bomb, the cause of many things that we will never forget. What is the cause for the cause, just because. You better find a cause to die for soon, because if you don’t, you’re gonna die anyway. I hope you get right soon and find a cause to die for, and that cause need to die just because you don’t believe that there is no cause to die for? Hmmph. I still say, you better think about it. You don’t want to die. You don’t want to die, because I don’t want to die? Hmmph. (Pause)

Man 9: (Guttural sounds)

Woman 3: Listen, my people, and all my oppressed people. It is glorious to die for a cause, and may I say again, not because.

Crowd: Scattered applause

Man 9: And remember, a person would not be a person if they didn’t have a cause to die for. And you know, that cause would just happen to be freedom. I mean (stretches out word) freedom.

Crowd: Applause

Man 9: (Calls out) I said, remember. I said, remember. Remember, remember. (Pause)

Crowd: Scattered applause

Man 9: (Guttural sounds) Remember!

(Tape edit)

Prokes: How could I ever do this thing that I’m being asked? What false figures and doctored statistics must I feed into this computer so that it will give the generals the answers they need to carry on a war that not only can’t be won, but should not be won? What is the morality of trying to destroy a brave people, the Vietnamese, whose belief in their cause is so strong, that they fight back harder with firmer resolve each time their land and their babies are blown up by America’s bombs. Beautiful land. Precious babies. I’ve seen them. Human beings so proud, so bold, and yet we call them “gooks” because it’s so much easier to drop napalm on “gooks” than it is on human beings. (Pause) What kind of vicious inhumanity is this? What kind of sick and depraved minds would look at persons as if they were thingsThis is racism, like the world has never seen before! And you want me to tell you that this war can be won? It’s already lost. It was lost, America, when you told that poor young black man whom you wouldn’t provide a job for, that you would pay him to fight. You gave him no choice! And then you lied to him. You told him that he was going to fight for someone’s freedom, when he did not have his own!

Man in crowd: That’s right.

Prokes: And now he’s dead. You killed him, America. (Voice climbs) And you don’t even care. Damn you, America! And damn your system, your abominable war, and your men who created it! Damn you, Secretary Rusk [Dean Rusk, Secretary of State] and Secretary McNamara [Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense] for lying to the people to hide the death and destruction you’ve caused! Damn you, General [William] Westmoreland and General [Maxwell] Taylor for the premeditated murder of innocent babies whose blood drips from your hands! (Voice drops, then climbs) And damn you, President [Lyndon] Johnson! You who could’ve stopped it all, but kept it going because you didn’t want to look weak or admit you were wrong! (Voice moderates) You blinded yourself to the tortures and the pain, all because you wanted to perpetuate your immoral and corrupt power! And you want me to feed your statistics into this computer? I’ll feed it all right, but I’ll feed it with the truth, and I’ll take the truth that comes out, the truth which reveals America’s committing one of the greatest atrocities in the history of mankind. I’ll take that truth, and expose it to the world!

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Two women alternate voices, the first spoken, the second with the same words in song: Flowers won’t grow. Bells won’t be ringing. Who really cares? Who is willing to try? To save a world that is destined to die. When I look at the world, it fills me with sorrow. Little children today are really gonna suffer. Oh what a shame, such a bad way to live. Who is to blame, when we can’t stop living? Live for lying. But let’s live, everybody.

Woman 1 speaks, woman 2 croons: Live life for the children. Who really cares? Save the children. Save the babies. Save the babies. Who really, really cares. Who is willing to try, yes, to save a world, a world that’s destined to die. Save the babies. Save the babies. (Both sing) Save our babies.

(Tape edit)

Woman singer: (Sings)

–To all of us
Guyana is so beautiful, to me
Yes, I see
It’s everything I’d ever hoped for, and it’s everything to me
Guyana is so beautiful, to me
Guyana is so, so beautiful, to me
Guyana is so beautiful, to me
Yes, I see
It’s everything everything everything I’d ever hoped for
And it’s everything everything everything everything to me
Guyana is so beautiful, (Calls out) I want to clap my hands
Guyana is so beautiful, (Calls out) I want to say it again
Guyana is so beautiful, (Calls out) Can you say it with me
Guyana is so beautiful, (Calls out) Come on, clap your hands
Guyana is (Calls out) One more time, one more time, one more time, one more time,
Guyana is so beautiful, to me, yeah.

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Jones: – is better under Carter, and I shall never forget him stroking his beard, and saying, now Reverend– Now Reverend, people come and go, but institutions remain the same. (Snorts) And that’s what we have to remember. It’s socialism, and only socialism that will solve the problem.

Crowd: Enthusiastic applause

Instrumental music.

(Tape edit)

Jones: –in the Pegasus, when she’s our generator builder, she [Deanna Wilkinson] made a generator with scraps and parts, one of our generators. That’s how effective she is. She made a whole generator herself. Also, when she was a child, white racists threw acid in her face, and our group did cosmetic surgery, and it’s never spoiled her spirit. She’s got life, zest, and inspiration, and the knowledge that all we have, in closing, socialism will win one day.

Crowd: Enthusiastic applause and calls

(Tape edit)

Woman singer:

It feels good, to rise with the morning bird,
It feels good, to look at the setting sun,
It feels good, to see all the work we’ve done,
It feels good, to sing to the rain.

The sun, the moon, the two can fly
The painted clouds caress the sky
Socialist vision fills ours eyes
As we build, our future is now.

It feels good, to work in the eddoe fields
It feels good, to eat what our labor yields,
It feels good, to work with you side by side,
It feels good, to sing to the rain.

Our cutlass shining in the sun
Swing it ‘til our work is done
The young and old unite as one
As we build, our future is now

It feels good, to watch all the children grow
Like healthy banana trees in a row
It feels good, to watch little children smile
It feels good, to sing to the rain.

To all of our distinguished guests
To welcome you to this land so blessed
We’re proud to stand as socialists
Come now, and share our new home

La la la

It feels good, to work in the eddoe fields
It feels good, to eat what our labor yields,
It feels good, to work with you side by side,
It feels good, to sing to the rain.

Our cutlass shining in the sun
Swing it ‘til our work is done
The young and old unite as one
As we build, our future is now

La la la

Crowd: Applause

(Tape edit)

Jones: –If you’d like to look at our list of movies, and there’re some very good ones, I don’t know whether you’re late owl folk or not, but the theater is yours. You can look at our list, and we have a good list, if you feel staying up a little bit later than usual, we would uh, welcome any film we have, and there’re some very, very good ones. Now I wouldn’tsuggest Roots, or you will not get any sleep, because it’s nine hours long.

Crowd: Scattered laughter

Woman in crowd: Too soft

Jones: Well, that– that’s their business. Every hour, particularly the first part, is so realistically done. Of course, at the last, they sort of have to make it appear like the white man helped us get through, but otherwise– otherwise it is excellent. They tampered with the book a little at the end, but it’s an excellent, excellent film. I’ll name some, and if you would like to– We have one, with Cuba [Fidel Castro] being inter– interviewed by Barbara Walters, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, she was a black woman in her hundreds that took on racism. It’s a true story. The Klansman, with Richard Burton, a– an increasing dangerous phenomena in the United States these days. I don’t know what The Magnificent Sevenis. What’s that?

Voices in crowd: Too soft

Jones: Cowboy. Little– Little Big Man. Little Big Man is a remarkable movie. It’s a Indian, a chief and uh, all the experiences around– I don’t move to tears easily, but it moved me to tears. Then there’s Soul Train, (speaks under breath), Rollerball, Sleeper. Network is also a very uh, revealing way that the press is manipulated in USA, but good actors. The Sting. The Front is only an hour and about 20 minutes. This was about the McCarthy Era, and how the Cold War went after all those in Hollywood, and it’s an actually true story. And who is that good actor in it? Woody Allen. You might like that. What– whatever. It’s your choice. I could go on and on and on and on. The Hospital is a revelation on how US hospitals are, and believe me, I tho– I’m remembering everything like it, it almost seemed like my own experience. The Chase is just one of them– one of those kind of, you know, shoot-‘em-up mu­– movies, I guess. Citizen Kane is really a uh, takeoff on William Randolph Hearst and the power he wields in the United States over the– the people’s minds, through the media. Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, sorta shows how people would respond if they ever were to meet extraterrestrial beings. I don’t know– I don’t know what else I could uh, mention to you. There’s a number of other things here. You can look at it, and if there’s any one or whatever vote you take, the night’s yours. We’re so happy to have you, there’s no way we could express the joy that you brought us. You brought the joy with you. We love you very much.

Crowd: Applause

Originally posted on January 30th, 2022.

Last modified on February 1st, 2022.
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