By any measure, the response to Maafa 21 has been astonishing.
It is routinely being called “stunning,” “breathtaking,” and “jaw-dropping.” Many viewers have said they were left “speechless” by what they saw and several have told us that it filled them with anger. One African-American pastor and 1960’s civil rights activist said, “I had always been suspicious about some of this stuff, but this film connects the dots in a way I never really understood before.” Another described it as “lightening in a bottle” and said that for the first time in his life has a tool to educate the African-American community about the abortion lobby’s real agenda.
It has never been a secret that one of the pro-life movement’s biggest frustrations has been its inability to effectively recruit the African-American community. Despite the fact that polls consistently show that blacks are more pro-life than whites, that reality has not translated into them joining the battle in significant numbers.
But with the launch of Maafa 21, that is changing and even though we are just getting started the message is spreading like wildfire. The internet and YouTube are buzzing with Maafa 21; one conservative radio talk show purchased 750 copies for his audience and it has been shown twice in the Capitol Visitor Center Theater in Washington. This was done through the help of Congressman Trent Franks and, after the showing, one African-American woman who works as an aid to a pro-choice member of the Congressional Black Caucus said, “I was moved to tears. I came in here with an opposite mindset and I am leaving with another. My life has been changed forever.”
Another example of the power of Maafa 21 was seen when Rev. Clenard Childress assembled a team of black street activists who gave out 400 copies of Maafa 21 to credentialed members of the NAACP at their recent four-day national convention. The response was incredible with many people taking the DVD back to their hotel room to watch at night and then returning the next day to ask what they could do to help. In fact, one of those who did exactly that was an NAACP attorney. Clenard also found strong support among the younger convention goers and one professor at a historically black college said he was going to make Maafa 21 part of his curriculum.
One thing that made Clenard’s NAACP effort so successful was a statement by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Just days before the convention began, she was quoted in the New York Times saying, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
Think about that for a moment. Here is the most radically pro-abortion member of the United States Supreme Court admitting that the driving force behind the legalization of abortion was not “women’s rights” or “privacy” or “reproductive freedom” as we’ve been told. She says that the motivation for it was EUGENICS, which is precisely what Maafa 21 documents! We could not have bought a public relations victory like that for a billion dollars and here it was being given to us for free. Clenard told me that whenever his team repeated that quote to the convention participants, even those who were the most skeptical about Maafa 21 were suddenly quite interested. It seems they were aware of who the “population” was that Ginsburg and her cronies did not “want to have too many of.”
We are especially excited about how Maafa 21 is opening doors for us into areas where the pro-life message has seldom been heard and often unwelcomed. Liberal “peace and justice” groups are starting to have Maafa 21 showings on college campuses. And some “Afro-Centric” groups who are not necessarily Christian and have generally been disinterested in the abortion issue, are now actively promoting Maafa 21.
An example of this is a California man named Keidi Obi Awadu. Keidi is the founder of Black Star Media and the Living in Black Radio Network and he has an international audience. Already, he has personally bought over 100 copies of Maafa 21 and has helped us secure someone to distribute the film in England. Keidi has also become instrumental in an effort to have it shown at predominately black colleges and universities across America. To put it mildly, Keidi and his people are on fire for Maafa 21.
Another thing we are finding is that Maafa 21 is not simply impacting the African-American community. We are already seeing whites–especially those who are high school and college aged–becoming outraged and then activated by what it documents.
Those who are familiar with Life Dynamics know that we have been responsible for some of the most explosive revelations about the abortion industry in the history of this battle. In just two high-profile examples, we uncovered the lucrative trade in baby body parts and we later exposed the abortion industry’s nationwide pedophile protection racket. But as enormous as those stories were, I can honestly tell you that I have never seen anything have the impact of Maafa 21. Although we are only at the beginning, it is clear that this film is going to grow our movement and change our image for the better. It is also bringing a fresh level of energy and excitement by recruiting the reinforcements our battle-weary troops have desperately needed for years.
So stay tuned. Like I said, we’re just getting started. By the way, if you haven’t seen Maafa 21 yet, check out the two-minute trailer for it at Maafa21.com. That website also contains some insightful comments from previous viewers.