'All my life I had to fight.'—Review #203
Alice Walker is a vile antisemite and conspiracy theorist who believes that the world is being secretly run by Lizard People. These are her actual beliefs. Whatever art she has created in her life is overshadowed by her sick hatred. She deserves to be mocked and ridiculed, not lauded. Any discussion of her books should include discussion of her hatred towards Jewish people and paranoid conspiracies. I say don’t give her or Roald Dahl, HP Lovecraft, or other hatemongers a free pass just because you enjoy their writing. Shame on Alice Walker.
The film is also glorious. Highly recommended.
This is an important book, but Walker’s legacy is tarnished for sure. I’m always kind of fascinated when venerable artists adopt bizarre ideas. Idly wondering how much of Walker’s antisemitism is rooted in her divorce from Melvyn Leventhal?