American Gods Ep2 - Anansi speech "That the story of black people in America!"

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Philip Randolph : Anansi is a Ghanaian name that means Spider, Ananse was a trickster in Ghanaian folklore, he was smart and witty ❤️

Michael Mar : Orlando Jones knocked it out the ballpark with this monologue.

Ben Wasserman : I feel like Asani is an even more pissed off version of Samuel L. Jackson. That’s scary

PopularNobody : "Y'all still think you're just people" Powerful statement.

Chris Coombs : "Angry gets shit done" Legendary

EMAN67 (Movies,politics,commentary) : Wonder if they will have the Polynesian gods in this series. And Mayan gods,

Marc Anthony Holmes : When they call us black they’re being nice. Mic drop.

cyke33 : This guy gets it, I like him.

Fred R. : The best scene of the whole season

Pam pee : It's that one slave on the ship like "I'm not black, I'm OJ. ....ok."

Mellowcanuck33 : "You think you just, people." Every minority can relate to that one.

merykey : the show needs more anansi...

rasheedqe : All the white people mad because he told the truth and they can't accepted it.

MrHan : Came back here after black panther. Death is better than bondage.

brandin welch : killmonger brought me here...............

Zero P : This scene is so powerful on so many levels. Love this show.

Grubiantoll : ''Angry get's shit done'' is probably my most favorite quote of the whole show

Theo Smith : Orlando Jones is the shit. This is an awesome scene.

Ruan Jacobs : Let me be the first to tell you, you are all BLACK

Mark bolt : Anansi!!! I can't believe they used a west African God on this show, they really went far and wide

Ricky Griffin : You don't even know you black yet....Wow..

Prince Silungwe : why is there less comments on this video. when anasi is clearly speaking the truth. people cant handle the truth huh...

Marcel Wolke : I swear, I felt so sad when I heard that man's prayer to Anansi... The best scene in the series

valar : I like how, as a trickster god, he tells them the truth, but not the whole truth. He doesn't actually lie, he misleads by leaving out anything about things getting better eventually.* He wants the offering of their deaths by pissing them off enough to burn the ship. (*With a long way yet to go, just to be clear, added in response to the comments below.)

Felicia Gary : PeterDivine Trickster God he is and he also speaks truth. What he said did happen and still is happening. The Dutch slave traders tricked those African slaves on that cargo ship into the "American Dream" when in fact, it wasn't a dream for those enslaved. It was for those Dutch slave traders dealing in human trafficking and those good ole plantation owners in North America, South America, and the Carribbean. For those enslaved, it was a tormenting nightmare. Death before bondage I say. I die, I die free and on my terms I say. As far as it being lost on American audiences, it is not on those of us that identify, relate, and understand exactly what Anansi is saying. Of course it will be lost on those not affected by the very true historical account Anansi gives. And what happened during the Dutch and Mid Atlantic slave trade affected generations of Africans and African Americans. Just because one does not like the manner in which the message was delivered, does not mean the truths in the message aren't valid and credible. Also the Gods and Goddesses are just as flawed in their behavior as we humans. It is we humans that like to dictate, define, label, categorize, and assigned hierarchies to the Gods and everything else on this planet. I do hope this message is not lost.

HEZEKYHWH : Anansi was being completely logical and I would have torched the shit outta those boats!!!. If they killed the dutch and burned the boats they would be sacrificing their lives so that that same boat would never be able to return and pick up more of their people for countless trips... This is basic mathematics.. Its fairly easy to understand. There is no trick, the trick if there is one is actually that many didnt kill the people that enslaved them. And millions suffered for centuries. If reek warriors of old could torch their own boats to guarantee that they would fight hard, how in thee hell are people wrestling with us torching boats to save our people from mistreatment? ALL TOO OFTEN people will not think logically if something doesnt involve them prospering. Like the guy that was angry... "HE GOT IT" He understood plain and simple. The other guy was simple looking at this from a way that he would be okay. That somehow he would make it out unscathed. He even stated if we burn the boats "we die" He was told the truth... you are already dead. RAPING(YES MEN WERE RAPED BY SLAVERS), Watching their future wives be raped, beaten, watching their children, raped, beaten and lynched, watching their descendants for centuries mistreated and starved to death etc. Beaten to death, impregnated. Dead to a knowledge of self that without google many in america wouldnt even know who ANANSI even was. You need a smartphone or computer to link you to your past. Then to see how in harmony those blacks were in the bottom of that boat to how now cities are being renamed based on the trauma that we experienced. CHIRAQ? Ring a bell? Planned parenthood aka abortion killings and clinics in our neighborhoods, police brutality of killing us.... If you cant see that "YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD " from that, then you have simply lost your mind and are being a coward. Thats what ANANSI was telling them. Think about it. You live and die, all within the span of a hundred years anyway. Why would you NOT ban together and sacrifice yoru life for those that may be enslaved after you? When america was supposedly attacked (9/11) it sent americans to die for its cause. For "freedom" and "equality" and "justice" and the white way of life.... How can we not see everyone understand sacrifice except us?

????? ????? : When you think about it he makes sense. Tobacco was the only karma that those slavers get. And I'm talking about the slavers of old not the our fellow humans of today.

Acacia Camael : You all realized anansi intentionally did this to get his sacrifices cause the man praying to him didn't have any offerings and like the slaves anansi was forced to come to America just like the slaves too

Nina Luv : Someone needs to show this to Kanye If you need people to say "what you really mean was....." then one of two things is happening. You either don't know how to convey your thoughts as you truly mean them or you regret what you said. . It's not a hard thing to say exactly what you mean. He said what he meant to say. He really thinks that slavery was a choice. Word for word what he said not an interpretation of what he meant to say. Having a victim mentality is a separate thing all together. He could have just said that from the start.....but he didn't say that. He made a very stupid comment. What people fail to see is the intention and meaning of what he said. The same people that defend him fail to see he does not relate to you or care to do so. He thinks he's better then the people that pay for his music and buy tickets to see him. So if you want to support such a poor moral role model who glorifies dropping out of college and hatred to his own fan base that's your right. Just like its other peoples right to not fall for such BS. When people have to interpret the meaning of your words you are not effectively communicating. As a fully functional adult people should be able to take your words at face value. Not decode what you really mean. As children most people are taught to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Felicia Gary : Helmut Ouzo, your comments are filled with hate and bigotry, a colonial and colonizer tongue, and yet you speak of it. What do you know about us Black Americans and Africans or Africa for that matter? You know nothing of our struggles, hurt, and pain. How we live each day, what odds and circumstances we endure, overcome, and survive each day. You speak of us supporting, or our wanting, to continue being victims, yet it was our ancestors that were made targeted victims by those with the same hate filled, ignorant mentality, attitude, and comments you now spew. What do you know about being a Black American? Let me tell you something you apparently don't know, Laws were made for us Black Americans, the daughters and sons of the African Diaspora, to keep us underfoot and from being who we are, remembering and honoring from who and whence we came. And these actions both direct and indirect are still going on in this country and other countries, whereby people of color are still being looked down upon, mistreated,mishandled, mutilated, and murdered. You say send us back to Africa. I ask you why? The same thing happening to us in this country and the way we are treated here, is replicated in Africa. We are lost descendents to our home, which has been colonized and demonized. Furthermore, since you are unaware, Black Americans have and we still do make great contributions to the country we were born in and our ancestors and ourselves help to build everyday through blood, sweat, and tears, working from sun up to sun down and can't see. Living in and contributing to a country in which we are NATURAL BORN AMERICAN CITIZENS, and we love, but doesn't love us back because of the color of our skin. What we teach our children is how to survive, live, and thrive in a place and among hate mongers like you and Peter Divine. It is YOU and those like you that are incapable of understanding. So, until YOU and others like you walk in my/our shoes, sing our blues, live in our neighborhoods, witness and experience our children and loved ones harassed, mishandled, mistreated, called out their names discriminated against at every turn, and murdered. When you fear someone hurting your son, daughter, brother, sister, grandchild,mother, father, and other family and loved ones because they don't like the color of their skin, or they feel they are walking in the wrong neighborhood or side of the road. Until, YOU experience all these things and more, then you can't tell me one damn thing, NOTHING and speak on what we Black Americans should do and shouldn't do, what we are capable and incapable of, and where we should live and go. And what we should and shouldn't teach our children. And don't bother to send me a response because you are off my radar and incapable of understanding who I be (and yes who I be is a powerful statement in the Black American community, for which I am sure you are incapable of understanding and I'm willing to bet don't care to understand) Enjoy your self proclaimed victory.

Malware X20 : The thing is this is all true

Angry Nerd Bird : "This guy gets it."

Teufel Wulf : I like that the speech brings up that it was not just americans who engaged in slavery, but the "nice" europeans like the Dutch. Europeans have managed to weasel out of a lot of their role in slavery.


RaizanMedia : People, you do realize he's a trickster God, right? These people aren't just being saved, they are being tricked as well.

zero king : They need to make so that Orlando Jones gets more screen time... This scene spits facts 💯

ansonwatkins : One of the best speeches I've ever heard

Kadian Edwards : I thought anansi was I spider

dBOTHERER : never realized he can act this good.

Ashoikie Saunders : Anansi is a Spider in West African and Caribbean Folklore . Very cunning and smart , he is believed to be the first Spiderman. Sometimes he looks like an ordinary spider, sometimes he is a spider wearing clothes or with a human face and sometimes he looks much more like a human with spider elements, such as eight legs.

John-Daniel Munoz : I love this scene. He acted the fuck out of this scene.

Clarence McClaim : Let me paint a picture...

Zohra H : Best scene ever so true in fact ! American history is about genocides, slavery, war so on ... American dream really ?! 🤨🤢

D Jay Adrmu : He raises a good point.

Andon Christian El : Some real stuff he saying and true

Con Bon : From reading the book, I never saw Mr. Nancy as this kind of guy. I thought of him as an older Jamaican esque Scat-Man Crothers type of dude

crofoegbu : #KillmongerHadAPoint, yo

PeterDivine : The sad part is that most people are going to take Anansi at his word here and not realize he's a fucking TRICKSTER GOD, deliberately spinning a narrative to make these marks _literally_ his own personal sacrifices. This character is wasted on American audiences.

Darrin Harris : Everything he said was true

michael acquah : Anansi is a Ghanaian (African) folk character, so why is he having an American accent?