Lest We Forget is a short civil war film directed by Brandon McCormick and produced by Whitestone Motion Pictures. It’s the kind of short film I don’t see much of anymore. Very simple and well-produced. I really like its fearless punch and its call to the audience to not forget. Because we do forget. We forget everything. We want to forget. In fact, we’ve been seeing a lot of wonderful old-fashioned folk come out of the woodwork around this country to put on a country fair display of their rancid all-American racism. This film is for that guy at the town hall meeting on health care reform who decided to tear up the poster of Rosa Parks. Boy did he forget! That guy should watch this film and think about it a lot. Then put himself out with the garbage. Because I really don’t care whether a guy like that remembers or not. He’s really just a hole in the road that needs to be paved over.
But the one great thing about all this raging racism coming out, much of which is directed at President Obama, is that it does in fact come out. We see the bigots. Yes, indeed… we know who you are.